Akademik Vavilov
Expedition Ship
Akademik Vavilov, courtesy of Adeline Heymann OOE
Akademik Vavilov, courtesy of Adeline Heymann OOE
Akademik Vavilov, courtesy of Adeline Heymann OOE

Akademik Vavilov


Expedition Ship

The Akademic Sergey Vavilov, a specialist expedition ship was built in Scandanavia for the Russian Academy of Science. She is designed to travel quietly during hydro acoustic research and is ice strengthened and stabilised for challenging conditions.

The Akademik Vavilov and her sister ship the Akademik Ioffe offer a focus on exploration and understanding, the itineraries tailored with supreme wilderness immersion in mind. These are the ships for an adventure, safe and spacious space for heading where few people have ever been.

The ship features spacious outer decks with incredible 360 degree views of the polar landscape and comfortable presentation spaces for educational sessions on everything from glaciology, to ornithology and photography.


Deck Plan

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Cabins

One Ocean Suite

Located on deck 5 this cabin is separated into two very spacious rooms. A spacious lounge areas is perfect for relaxation and features a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, writing desk, ample storage, plus large pictures windows overlooking the bow (forward facing) that can be opened. The separate bedroom features a double bed with upgraded linen/ pillows, night light, and windows over the port side of the ship. The bathroom has a bathtub and 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.


Shackleton Suites

Located on decks 4 and 5 these cabins are separated into two spacious rooms, one that is ideal for relaxation with a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, writing desk, chair, ample storage and a large window that can be opened. A separate private bedroom has a double berth with upgraded 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.


Superior Cabins

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; upgraded bed linens and duvets, 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 Cabins

Located on decks 3, 4 and 5 these spacious. Well-appointed cabins 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.

 

Technical specifications

Built: 1988

Ice Class: 1A

Passengers: 92

Staff and Crew: 65

Passenger Decks: 6

Length: 384 feet / 117 metres

Width: 59 feet / 18 metres

Speed: 14.5 knots