Introduction

Scandinavian-built for the Russian Academy of Science, the Vavilov was designed to travel quietly during hydro-acoustic research. This ship is maneuverable and yet exceptionally stable, due to external stabilizers and a built-in trimming system. Akademik Sergey Vavilov has an ice-strengthened hull and a cruising speed in open water of 14.5 knots. This expedition ship is designed for polar adventure trips in Antarctica and the Arctic.

Chuck's Comments:

"The Vavilov and it's sister ship, the Ioffe, are 2 of the most advanced research vessels afloat. The Vavilov is impressive and neat as a pin,..which is refered to as 'Bristol Condition' in sailing terms. The ship is operated by one of the largest and oldest shipping companies. Polar Cruises have sailed on this ship many times and are always impressed with the service and the ship."

Ship Specifications:

Staff & Crew: 53
Guests: 110
Length: 117.04m
Breadth: 18.28 m
Draft: 6.09m
Propulsion: 5,000 KW diesel twin engine
Ice Class: KM*L1(1)A2, Canadian Type B
Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots in open water

Cabins and Amenities:

All cabins have exterior views.
Cabins have either shared, semi-private or private facilities (See deck plan).

One dining room with unreserved seating.
Theatre-style presentation room.
Lounge and bar, open late afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits.
Library with a collection of polar-themed books.
Ship-to-shore communications via satellite.
Clinic with licensed doctor.
Gym, sauna and swimming pool.
One elevator between passenger deck levels and to the Bridge level.

Departures

Length

From USD

ULTIMATE ANTARCTICA:WEDDELL SEA, ANTARCTICA AND THE FALKLANDS
VAVILOV
Salida Departure: KING GEORGE ISLAND, 2018-01-09
Arribo Arrival: PUNTA ARENAS, 2018-01-20
12 days 11495/19495USD
SOUTH GEORGIA IN DEPTH
SOUTH GEORGIA IN DEPTH
Salida Departure: STANLEY, 2017-10-21
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2017-11-04
15 days 9495/16995USD
SOUTH GEORGIA IN DEPTH
SOUTH GEORGIA IN DEPTH
Salida Departure: STANLEY, 2017-11-04
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2017-11-18
15 days 9495/16995USD
ANTARCTICA OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
IOFFE
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2017-12-04
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2017-12-14
11 days 9695/15995USD
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula – 18 days
Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula – 18 days
Salida Departure: KING GEORGE, 2017-12-14
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2017-12-30
17 days 15295/24295USD
QUEST FOR THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE ( 11 DAYS )
VAVILOV
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2017-12-30
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2018-01-09
11 days 15295/24295USD
EPIC ANTARCTICA
EPIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: STANLEY, 2017-12-30
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2018-01-20
22 days 15295/25195USD
QUEST FOR THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE ( 11 DAYS )
VAVILOV
Salida Departure: STANLEY, 2018-01-20
Arribo Arrival: KING GEORGE ISLAND, 2018-01-30
11 days 10695/17395USD
EPIC ANTARCTICA
EPIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: STANLEY, 2018-01-20
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2018-02-18
30 days 15295/25195USD
ULTIMATE ANTARCTICA:WEDDELL SEA, ANTARCTICA AND THE FALKLANDS
VAVILOV
Salida Departure: KING GEORGE ISLAND, 2018-01-30
Arribo Arrival: STANLEY, 2018-02-10
12 days 11495/19495USD
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2018-03-03
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2018-03-13
11 days 8295/15295USD
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
CLASSIC ANTARCTICA
Salida Departure: USHUAIA, 2018-03-23
Arribo Arrival: USHUAIA, 2018-04-02
11 days 8295/15295USD