Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Arctic Circle and Antarctica

Set sail on an unforgettable adventure aboard the Akademik Sergey Vavilov with One Ocean Expeditions. This small ship polar cruise company specialises in once-in-a-lifetime cruise experiences in the Antarctica and the Arctic, offering impeccable personalised service and a unique programme of thrilling excursions.

Quick, quiet and stable and with an ice-strengthened hull, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov is recognised as one of the finest expedition ships to ever sail the polar seas. Recently renovated to maximise comfort and space, the ship’s facilities include a spacious bar and lounge, pool, exercise room, massage room and sauna. There is also a doctor on board.

The ship can accommodate up to 92 passengers in comfortable and tastefully furnished, sea-facing cabins. The spacious One Ocean Suite features a separate living area, an ensuite with a bathtub and windows overlooking the bow.

Enjoy a sumptuous meal served in the ship’s dining room; spot wildlife and admire the spectacular Arctic wilderness from the deck; unwind with a drink in front of the fire; or revitalise tired limbs with a massage and sauna.

Customised excursions focus on wildlife, photography and adventure and are offered to suit all interests and fitness levels. Go hiking in the wilderness; kayak through the iceberg-filled water; or camp under the midnight sun. Whale watching and photography programmes are also available.

Akademik Sergey Vavilov Information


Akademik Sergey Vavilov accommodates up to 92 guests. The Main Deck Triple Share is located on Deck 3 and comprises of bunk beds and a sofa bed with a shared bathroom, while the Twin Semi-Private is located on Deck 4 and comprises of one lower berth and one sofa bed. A bathroom is shared between 2 cabins. The Twin Privates are located on Deck 4 & 5, comprising of two lower berths and private facilities. The Superior cabin room is located on Deck 6 and comprises of 2 lower berths, a sofa and private facilities. The Shackleton Suite is located on Deck 4 & 5 and has one double berth, one sofa bed and separate sleeping quarters with private facilities. The One Ocean Suite is the ultimate luxurious suite. Located on Deck 5, it comprises of a double berth, one sofa bed and separate sleeping quarters, with upgraded bedding. Facilities are private and a bathtub is provided.


-Dining: 1 Bar, 1 Lounge, 1 Dining Room
-Fitness room
-Wellness centre
-Pools: Hot water spa, polar salt water plunge pool
-Multimedia room
-Gift shop
-Presentation room


Guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as outdoor camping in Antartica, star-gazing and enjoying the night skies. Avid photographers can receive professional guidance from a variety of photography programmes, where at the end, multimedia rooms are provided for photo downloading and optimisation. Guests can also learn more about the marine mammals through the GRUVA, a marine mammal educational access by the specialists or go whale watching. Alternatively, for the adventurous, sea kayaking and even overnight sea kayaking is available. To pamper yourself after a day of activities, indulge in a massage or drink at the bar.


Children are not advised due to safety issues and extreme weather conditions.

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