AKADEMIK VAVILOV

Designed and built for scientific reserch purpose in Finland, the Akademik Vavilov (sister ship of the Akademik Ioffe) is a Russian-flagged vessel that was refurbished in last five years to give a better expedition expirience. The ship is particularly stable due to a sophisticated stabilisation and trimming system built into the ice-strengthened hull. She is also manoeuvrable, quiet and fast with a maximum cruising speed of 14.5 knots. Although she can carry a maximum of 110 passengers she will only carry 96. On board there is also a theatre-style presentation room, small gym, sauna and swimming pool, lounge, bar, dining room, library and infirmary.
The ship's bridge is located on Deck 6 and is open to passengers virtually 24 hs a day. It is also the best location to sightsee and view the wildlife with bonoculars and wildlife identification guidebooks at your disposal.

Cabins & Amenities

  • All Cabins have exterior views
  • Cabins have either shared, semi-private or privative facilities
  • One dining room with unreserved seating
  • Theater-style presentation room
  • Lounge and bar with 180-degree views, open late afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits
  • Library with excellent outdoor viewing and a collection of polar-themed books
  • Ship-to-shore communications via satellite
  • Clinic with licensed doctor
  • Gym, sauna and swimming pool
  • Wellness center with registered massage therapist, fitness trainer and yoga instructor (on selected departures)
  • One elevator between passenger deck levels and to the Bridge level
  • Expedition Jacket, Waterproof pants and rubber boots on loan for the duration of the trip

Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew: 65
  • Passengers: 96
  • Built: 1988, Rauma, Finland
  • Length: 117m
  • Breadth: 18.2m
  • Draft: 6m
  • Power: Twin engine, 5,000Kw diesel, twin propeller
  • Max Speed: 14.5 kts

Notes

  • Voyages commencing/ending in Stanley (Falkland Islands) or King George Island (Antarctica) include flights from Punta Arenas (Chile).
  • Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.
  • All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Adventure Options 2017/2018:
Sea kayaking program is an additional $795 per person - available on all departures (must be pre-booked, maximum 16 participants).
Photography: Free of charge, Snowshoeing: Free of charge, Camping: Free of charge.
Please note: camping is less likely to happen on the longer voyage to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica itinerary or on March voyages. Camping not offered on South Georgia In Depth voyages.

Special Discounts 2017/2018

SAVINGS: See pricing chart for details (prices in red).
Prices and availability subject to change without prior notice.
Offer expires May 31st, 2017
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DECK PLAN

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DATES AND PRICES

1. ANTARCTICA 2017-2018

The prices display below are expressed in US dollars per person. If you would like more information or book the trip of a lifetime, please CONTACT US..

TRIP Embark Disembark Start date Finish date Triple Twin Semi-Private Twin Private Superior Shackleton Suite One Ocean Suite Adventure Options
South Georgia in Depth
(14 nights / 15 days)
21-Oct.-17 04-Nov.-17 $8,745
Available
$10,745
Available
$11,945
Available
$12,745
Available
$14,545
Available
$16,245
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Snowshoeing
South Georgia in Depth
(14 nights / 15 days)
04-Nov.-17 18-Nov.-17 $8,745
Available
$10,745
Available
$11,945
Available
$12,745
Available
$14,545
Available
$16,245
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop
South Georgia in Depth
(14 nights / 15 days)
18-Nov.-17 04-Dec.-17 $0
Available
$0
Available
$0
Available
$0
Available
$0
Available
$0
Available
Antarctic Peninsula Explorer (USH-PUQ)
(11 nights / 12 days)
04-Dec.-17 15-Dec.-17 $8,945
Available
$11,245
Available
$11,945
Available
$12,645
Available
$13,945
Available
$15,245
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Snowshoeing, Camping
Christmas in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands (PUQ-PUQ)
(16 nights / 17 days)
14-Dec.-17 30-Dec.-17 $14,795
Available
$16,995
Available
$18,995
Available
$20,295
Available
$21,995
Available
$23,795
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
(11 nights / 12 days)
30-Dec.-17 10-Jan.-18 $10,195
Available
$12,195
Available
$13,195
Available
$13,895
Available
$15,295
Available
$16,895
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping
Epic Antarctica
(21 nights / 22 days)
30-Dec.-17 20-Jan.-18 $14,795
Available
$17,695
Available
$19,395
Available
$20,395
Available
$22,495
Available
$24,695
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping
Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & the Falkland Islands
(11 nights / 12 days)
09-Jan.-18 20-Jan.-18 $10,995
Available
$13,195
Available
$14,795
Available
$15,695
Available
$17,395
Available
$18,995
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
(11 nights / 12 days)
20-Jan.-18 31-Jan.-18 $10,195
Limited
$12,195
Full
$13,195
Full
$13,895
Full
$15,295
Full
$16,895
Full
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping
Epic Antarctica
(21 nights / 22 days)
20-Jan.-18 10-Feb.-18 $14,795
Available
$17,695
Available
$19,395
Available
$20,395
Available
$22,495
Available
$24,695
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping
Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & the Falkland Islands
(11 nights / 12 days)
30-Jan.-18 10-Feb.-18 $10,995
Available
$13,195
Available
$14,795
Available
$15,695
Available
$17,395
Available
$18,995
Available
Quest for the Antarctic Circle
(11 nights / 12 days)
10-Feb.-18 21-Feb.-18 $10,695
Full
$0
Full
$0
Full
$0
Full
$0
Full
$0
Full
Antarctica Deep South - Polar Circle (PUQ-USH)
(11 nights / 12 days)
20-Feb.-18 03-Mar.-18 $11,495
Available
$13,695
Available
$15,295
Available
$16,195
Available
$17,895
Available
$19,495
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
03-Mar.-18 13-Mar.-18 $7,545
Available
$9,545
Available
$10,545
Available
$11,545
Available
$12,645
Available
$14,545
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
13-Mar.-18 23-Mar.-18 $0
Available
$0
Available
$0
Available
$0
Available
$0
Available
$0
Available
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
23-Mar.-18 02-Apr.-18 $7,545
Available
$9,545
Available
$10,545
Available
$11,545
Available
$12,645
Available
$14,545
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping
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