Akademik Vavilov

Akademik Vavilov
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 92

The sister ships Akademik Sergey Vavilov and Akademik Ioffe are exceptional vessels for Arctic and Antarctica cruises. There are many good reasons why these ships have fast become favorites among many of our clients. With a maximums of 92 passengers on the Vavilov and 96 passengers on the Ioffe, they possess a nearly-ideal combination of utility and comfort.

The Vavilov and Ioffe offer several unique—and we might add, noteworthy—features relative to passenger cruising. First, they are fast. That means you will spend less time at sea—a distinct advantage when making long sea crossings such as the Drake Passage in Antarctica. The next feature is a pleasant result of the ships’ original purpose: hydro-acoustic listening. Because these ships were built for silent “listening” underwater, they run very quietly relative to other ships, making for a very pleasant onboard environment. Finally, both ships are equipped with external stabilizers, built-in trimming, and bow and stern thrusters—fancy ways of saying that the ships are very stable on rough seas (among the most stable of all expedition/research ships carrying passengers in polar waters) and can maneuver well in tight spots. This combination of features make the Vavilov and Ioffe excellent, practical ships for polar cruising.

All cabins on the Vavilov and Ioffe are outside with some offering portholes and others offering windows that open. They are tastefully furnished, with plenty of storage space for your gear and clothing. You can choose between cabins with either shared or en suite facilities. And, with seven cabin categories, you can choose cabin prices and amenities to fit your particular needs and budget.

The lounges on the Vavilov and Ioffe are nicely appointed, inviting passengers to relax, get acquainted and share stories and photos from their adventures. Drinks and snacks are available in the lounge throughout the day.

Each ship’s bridge is almost always open to passengers and offers excellent locations for viewing scenery and wildlife.  Crew and passengers intermingle on the bridge and impromptu lectures from naturalists often take place here. There are also extensive outside viewing areas on several decks, as well as the bow and stern.

On select Vavilov and Ioffe cruises kayaking and camping are offered at an additional cost. For more adventurous passengers, these activities are quite popular, providing a unique and exciting perspective on the polar regions visited.

The ships’ spacious theaters are ideal for enjoying presentations from the staff lecturers and conducting briefings before going ashore.

Deckplan

 

Cabins

 TRIPLE Shared

Located on Deck 3 these cabins have bunk beds and a sofa bed. Facilities are shared. There is a washbasin with cold/hot water in the cabin, a writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kt, and ample storage space. All cabins have a porthole. Additional features and amenities: bathrobes.

 

 TWIN Semi-private

Located on Deck 4 these cabins have one lower berth and one sofa bed, a writing desk, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins). All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities: toiletry kit, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker and bathrobes.

 

 TWIN Private

These cabins are located on Deck 4 and 5. All cabins have two lower berths, a writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window. Additional features and amenities:toiletry kit, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker and bathrobes.

 

 SUPERIOR Private

Located on Deck 3 these cabins have two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair, in-room clock radio with ipod connector kit and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window. Additional features and amenities: toiletry kit, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, vanity kit and upgraded bed linen/duvets.

 

 SHACKLETON SUITE Private

These cabins are located on Deck 4 and 5. All cabins have one double berth, one sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, a writing desk/chair, iPad with polar literature and access to various media, iPod Dock Alarm Clock. Facilities are private and all cabins have windows which can be opened. Additional features and amenities: upgraded bed linen/duvets, CD player/mini stereo system with connection for iPod/ mp3 player, use of our CD selection, mini bar/ice bucket, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, toiletry kit, vanity kit, organic cotton luxury logoed bathrobes, arrival gift basket with healthy snacks and a bottle of wine, binoculars and wildlife reference book.

 

 ONE OCEAN SUITE Private

Located on Deck 5 this cabin has a double berth, one sofa bed and separate sleeping quarters, upgraded bedding, a writing desk/chair, iPad with polar literature and access to various media, iPod Dock Alarm Clock and iPod Speaker System for main room. Facilities are private and have a bathtub. This cabin has windows overlooking the bow which can be opened. Additional features and amenities:upgraded bed linen/duvets, CD player/mini stereo system with connection for iPod/mp3 player, use of our CD selection, mini bar/ice bucket, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, toiletry kit, vanity kit, organic cotton luxury logoed bathrobes, arrival gift basket with healthy snacks and a bottle of wine, binoculars and wildlife reference book.

 
 
 
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