Akademik Sergey Vavilov



Akademik Sergey Vavilov was built in Rauma, Finland in 1988 and was designed for polar research and is now only 1 of 2 scientific vessels still actively participating in marine science. With extensive upgrades and expansions, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov is safe and ice-strengthened, and is now a modern, comfortable and very spacious ship.  With a maximum of 92 guests (with room for more) everyone can go ashore at one time.

She transits open water crossings with ease due to her mass and integrated internal ballast system, resulting in a tremendous reduction from rolling in heavy seas. Whether negotiating safe passage through the Northwest Passage, the coastal fjords of Greenland or the small bays and islands of Spitsbergen the technical features of the Akademik Sergey Vavilov shine for the advantages they offer to the passenger experience. With bow and stern thrusters, it can spin on its axis and the multiple pitch propellers offer immediate reduction in speed when a wildlife opportunity presents itself.


Early Booking Offers

Spitsbergen Encounter voyages
Save US$1,000 on all cabin types*

Canadian High Arctic Voyages (Classic Northwest Passage + Greenland voyages)
Enjoy 50% Off Charter Flights on voyages in the Canadian Arctic that require charter flights to
the embarkation port (i.e. Iqaluit, Resolute, Cambridge Bay) or cabin upgrade as above. A Saving of US$997.50*


*Offers may be varied or withdrawn at any time.

Spitsbergen Encounter19-Jun-1828-Jun-1810Longyearbyen (Norway)$5,695$7,195$8,195$9,395$10,295$11,395N/A
Spitsbergen Encounter28-Jun-187-Jul-1810Longyearbyen (Norway)$5,695$7,195$8,195$9,395$10,295$11,395N/A
Greenland + Classic Northwest Passage12-Aug-1824-Aug-1813Kangerlussuaq / Cambridge Bay$9,595$11,395$13,695$14,695$16,095$17,095$1,995
Classic Northwest Passage + Greenland24-Aug-185-Sep-1813Cambridge Bay / Kangerlussuaq$9,595$11,395$13,695$14,695$16,095$17,095$1,995
Voyage ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/ EndsTriple ShareTwin-Semi PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShackleton SuiteOne Ocean SuiteCharter Flights
Canada’S East Coast - Fins And Fiddles 5-Jul-1715-Jul-1711Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)$3,195$4,195$5,195$6,195$7,495$8,995N/A
Labrador And Torngat Explorer 15-Jul-1725-Jul-1711Louisbourg / Ottawa, Canada$3,495$4,495$5,995$6,495$7,995$9,495$995
Baffin Island - Jewel Of The Arctic 25-Jul-175-Aug-1712Ottawa / Edmonton$6,995$7,995$9,495$9,995$11,495$12,995$1,995
High Arctic Explorer 5-Aug-1714-Aug-1710Edmonton$6,495$7,495$8,995$9,695$10,995$12,495$1,995
Pathways To Franklin14-Aug-1723-Aug-1710Edmonton$6,495$7,495$8,995$9,695$10,995$12,495$1,995

All prices are in US$ per person sharing. Voyages start and finish in locations as indicated.

In the Canadian Arctic, charter flights are required to get to the start and finish points of the voyage. Ottawa is our gateway for and Kangerlussuaq (Greenland). Edmonton is our gateway for Cambridge Bay. We have negotiated competitive airfares of $US1995 round-trip/return. The cost of these flights will be added to your voyage price.

Single supplement is 1.5 x the published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins. Single supplement is 2 x the published twin rate for suites. Single supplement is not available in triple cabins.

Sea kayaking $695 per person


Akademik Ioffe Arctic Itineraries 2017 / Akademik Sergey Vavilov Arctic Itineraries 2018 / Akademik Sergey Vavilov Itineraries 2017-18


For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 668 112 or email contact@arctictravelcentre.com.au


Located on deck 5 the One Ocean Suite is separated into two very spacious rooms. The lounge areas is perfect for relaxation and has a sofa, large table, writing desk, ample storage, plus large picture windows overlooking the bow (forward facing) that can be opened. The separate bedroom features a double bed with quality linen & pillows, night light and windows over the port side of the ship. The bathroom has a bathtub and a shower. There is also a region specific iPad, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line and several arms chairs.

Located on decks 4 and 5 the Shackleton Suites have two spacious rooms, one that is ideal for relaxation with a sofa , large table, writing desk, chair, ample storage and a large window that can be opened. A separate private bedroom has a double berth with quality linen & pillows, night light, private facilities, iPad loaded with region specific material, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line. Additional features and amenities include: toiletry kit; hairdryer; coffee/tea maker; vanity kit; quality linen and duvet, luxury cotton bathrobes.

There are three Superior cabins, all located on Deck 3. These cabins feature two lower berths, a comfortable sofa, a writing desk and chair and plenty of storage space. Washroom facilities are private and all cabins have a several portholes, which open. Additional features and amenities include: toiletry kit; hairdryer; coffee/tea maker; vanity kit; quality linen and duvet, luxury cotton bathrobes. These cabins provide great access to the outer decks, ship reception and dining room and the expedition mudroom where you prepare for your off-ship excursions.

Twin Private cabin are located on decks 3, 4 and 5.  They are spacious and well-appointed and feature two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day), with private washroom facilities (sink, shower, toilet and bathroom cabinet). There are tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage, a writing desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened.

Located on deck 4. Twin Semi Private cabins have two lower berths, one of which can be converted to a sofa during the day. These cabins have tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage, a writing desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened. Facilities are semi-private;€“ meaning you share the bathroom facilities with the adjacent cabin (the door into each cabin can be locked from both sides for privacy).

Located on deck 3 Triple cabins feature two lower berths and one upper berth. One lower berth can be converted to a comfortable sofa during the day. Washroom facilities are shared (not en-suite). There is a washbasin in the cabin, a writing desk and chair and ample storage for all cabin occupants. These cabins are efficient and well-appointed with two portholes with the option to open one. One triple cabin is reserved for female guests, the other is for male guests. Triple cabins can also be booked by groups of three travelling together.

Deck Plan


Ship Details

  • Lounge and separate bar
  • Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs
  • Large dining room
  • Theatre-style presentation room
  • Gift shop
  • Fitness room and massage room
  • Hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool
  • For the duration of the voyage, choice of loan of:
  • Zodiac excursions and landings (guided hikes/walks) with expert expedition team
  • Accommodation aboard
    • a) Wet weather gear (waterproof jackets, bib pants, and rubber boots) OR
    • b) Binoculars, waterproof backpack and rubber boots
  • All meals aboard ship, afternoon teas
  • Educational programme on board
  • Emergency Room trained English-speaking doctor
  • Access to multimedia room and download stations
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 24 hours

Staff and Crew: 63

Guests:                92

Lifeboats:            2 fully-enclosed & 4 life-rafts

Dimensions:       Length: 117m Width: 18.2m Draft: 6m

Propulsion:         Twin engine, 5,000kw diesel, twin propeller

Speed:                   14.5 knots maximum

Built:                      1988

Operator:             One Ocean Expeditions

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