Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov was built in Finland for the Russian Academy of Science in 1989 and was designed to be exceptionally stable, manoeuvrable, fast, quiet and functional like her sister ship the Akademik Ioffe.

With very quiet engines and sophisticated stabilisation system, this is the ideal option for longer voyages. All passengers are provided with a full set of wetskins and wellington boots on loan for the duration of the voyage which can be stored in the large mud room rather than your cabin. She carries a fleet of 10 zodiacs and has a bar and lounge on deck six with 180 degree view.


The Akademik Sergey Vavilov offers a wide range of cabins for 92 passengers, all with a large desk and ample storage along with a bathrobe. All but the triples have a tea/coffee maker, hairdryer and a toiletry kit.

Triple cabins: With two lower berths and one upper bed plus shared facilities, these cabins have two opening portholes, a sink in the cabin and are located on deck three.

Twin semi-private cabins: Located on deck four they have two lower beds and semi-private facilities (one bathroom shared between two cabins). They also have an opening window.

Twin private cabins: Located on decks four and five, these have an opening window and two lower berths with an en-suite bathroom. 

Superior cabins: Located on deck three these cabins have opening portholes, two lower berths and a seat, along with upgraded linen.

Shackleton suites: Located on Decks four and five all of these cabins have a separate living room with sofa that can be converted into a bed, a large desk and opening windows. The sleeping quarters has a double bed with upgraded linen. Extras include an arrival gift basket with healthy snacks and a bottle of wine, binoculars and wildlife reference book.

One Ocean Suite: Located on deck five and offers all the facilities of the Shackleton Suites with slightly larger rooms. The bathroom contains a bath and the windows overlook the bow, this is the best suite on the vessel. 

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why we like

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov is a sturdy and stable ship from which to explore with a great social area with great views. She may not be the most glamorous vessel but more than makes up for this with outdoor deck space and flying bridge. 

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