Why We Like This Ship
- The most stable vessel of her class sailing Arctic waters, as well as highly manoeuvrable with a high ice class ranking to boot
- Renowned for her quietness through the water makes her more comfortable, particularly during overnight sailings
- Built for purpose as a Russian research vessel, in spite of recent modifications she retains her expeditionary spirit
- Guests will appreciate this ship’s high staff to passenger ratio and small groups
- Few Arctic ships can boast such a wide list of complimentary activities and add-ons
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Trips aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Travelling at the height of the Arctic summer under a midnight sky, spend 10 days exploring the northwestern parts of the Svalbard archipelago. Highlights include encounters with walrus, reindeer and narwhals, while the chance of glimpsing the white bear is…
We like this trip for its single-minded focus on Baffin Island, one of the planet’s last great untrodden wildernesses. Highlights include chanced encounters with bowheads and narwhal at Isabella Bay, two planned Inuit community visits and a history lesson as…
A transit of the Northwest Passage is one of the world’s most iconic voyages. We like this trip for its shorter length and the ship, which carries only 96 people. Sail eastwards exploring the vast archipelago of islands and channels,…
Traversing the heart of the Northwest Passage this compact trip focuses on the region’s fascinating history and wildlife. Planned visits to numerous locations linked to the Franklin expedition, narrated by onboard historians, combine with renowned wildlife hotspots such as Lancaster…
Travelling in the company of marine biologist Monty Hall and photographer Sue Flood, explore Svalbard's deep fjords, striking Arctic landscapes and bountiful wildlife. Planned to coincide with high summer, the chance of polar bear sightings are good.…
Beginning in southern Baffin Island before crossing the Davis Strait to explore West Greenland between Ilulissat Icefjord and Kangerlussuaq, this well balanced trip keeps travel distances short, maximising time to explore. Spectacular wilderness scenery, great wildlife sightings, big ice and…
Photos of the Akademik Vavilov
Sitting in a hot tub on the upper deck as the icebergs slide by is absolutely amazing!
John Newby Polar Specialist
- Located on Deck 5 with double bed, bathtub and opening windows overlooking the bow
- Separate lounge area with sofa-bed, mini-bar and mini-fridge, and tablet with polar literature and various media
- Up-graded bed linen, tea- and coffee-maker and arrival gift basket with wine and healthy snacks
If whilst in the Arctic you wish to stay in touch, there are a number of options to choose from:
- Telephone: $30/60minutes (satellite phone card)
- Email service: one-time $30 set-up fee. Email can be accessed through wifi using your own device.
Due to the remoteness of the location, the options available are only suitable for light data traffic, meaning that internet access or the uploading of images is not possible. Email access, however, is still available.