Akademik Vavilov Antarctica Cruise

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Fly Cruise/Cruise

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92 guests

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USD$ 8695

Akademik Vavilov

Fly Cruise Antarctica

Cruise or Fly Cruise your way through Antarctica onboard the Akademik Vavilov expedition ship.

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Akademik Vavilov Fly/Cruise program

Akademik Vavilov Antarctica Cruise

Constructed for polar research and modified for your comfort just a few years ago, the Akademik Vavilov cruise ship delivers a stable and luxurious travel experience in Antarctica. With enough space for 92 passengers, you’ll appreciate the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers while finding plenty of places to enjoy a quiet moment as you take in the beauty of the destination. The Akademik Vavilov expedition cruise vessel was built in 1988 and is staffed by 62 crewmembers to ensure a personalised cruise adventure where you will feel comfortable despite the icy conditions as you snuggle up to exclusive features such as a salt-water pool, sauna and hot tub for in between your Antarctic landings, zodiac rides and hikes.

Akademik Vavilov Deck Plan

The Akademik Vavilov features six decks for your choice of services and cabins on your Antarctic cruise. You can choose from extra amenities such as the theatre room, laundry, plus workout facility located on deck one while deck three includes the dining hall, cabins and an observation deck. You’ll find the cruise ship’s plunge pool on deck five and the bridge on deck six.

 Your Experience on the Akademik Vavilov

Once onboard the Akademik Vavilov, head to the bridge to see Antarctica’s animal life and the gorgeous wild terrain and impressive scenery. Whilst there, take advantage of the provided binoculars and animal identification guides you will be given to enhance your travel experience. As well as learn from the lectures led by scientists and expert and admiring the wildlife and wilderness, you can even hire an Adventure Concierge to ensure you don’t miss any of the vessel’s activity options such as zodiac craft tours and hiking expeditions to get truly experience the surrounding Antarctic natural beauty. On deck six, you can enjoy a sip at the cruise bar, or spend some time in the library on deck five or relax by the ship’s fireplace. On selected departures you can even take classes from a fitness trainer or yoga classes for a head to toe adventure experience.

Akademik Vavilov Cabins

Cabin options on the Akademik Vavilov include the main deck triple shares on deck three, based on bunk beds plus an adjoining sofa bed plus shared bathroom facilities. You will have access to a washbasin, a writing desk and storage space.

On decks four and five you can choose to stay in a twin private cabin, with two lower berths as well as private bathroom facilities and windows.

Superior cabins offer premium experience with a cabin with two lower berths, private bathroom facilities and an iPod connection kit.

Whilst a Shackleton Suite can offer a truly private space with one double berth, sofa bed and separate sleeping area and located on deck four and five.

Special Activities on your Akademik Vavilov Antarctica Cruise

By taking an Antarctica cruise on the Akademik Vavilov, you’ll have the opportunity to explore one of the world’s wildest destinations by a true expedition cruise that offers an interactive experience. Antarctica camping & Snowshoeing is already included in your cruise but you can expand your adventure with kayaking, ski touring &  expedition snowshoeing venturing further inland. A photographer in residence is part of selected voyages and you can even choose an expedition photography activity to capture the continent from another angle.

Antarctic Travel Routes on the Akademik Vavilov

The Akademik Vavilov explores the Antarctic Peninsula, heads to the Antarctic Circle as well as the Falkland Islands & South Georgia. Special departures focus on South Georgia photography, the penguins and birds of Antarctica and Falkland Islands or you can go beyond most voyages to the Weddell Sea to find unique species such as the Emperor Penguin.

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Antarctic Peninsula Adventure 11 Days/10 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details >

Christmas in Antarctica 11 Days/10 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details >

Quest for the Antarctic Circle 11 Days/10 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details >

Ultimate Antarctica – Amongst Emperors & Kings 12 Days/11 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details >

South Georgia in Depth Photography Symposium 15 Days/14 Nights <Send me the trip day by day details >



Ice strenghtened small ship originally built for Polar research which means quieter travels through Antarctic waters. Built in Finland in 1988 and refurbished for Antarctic travel.


5000k twin engine capable of travelling at 14.5 knots.


Accommodation onboard the Akademik Vavilov, use of polar outer gear valued at US$1000, camping excursion, daily activities and landings. all meals, lecture series and briefings, camping in Antarctica.


Flights to and accommodation in Ushuaia, optional activities, expenses etc.


Use of outer jacket, pants, rubber boots, walking poles and binoculars. All Akademik Vavilov voyages will attempt to camp in Antarctica and this will be no extra cost to you, (Dependent on weather of course.) All passengers have the use of bathrobes and different cabins include different toiletries and amenities.

Choose the Akademik Vavilov if...

you're looking for an inclusive Antarctic adventure, you definitely want to go camping or the opportunity to choose from extra excursions such as field photography, skitouring or expedition snowshoeing or hiking in Antarctica or want to venture further into Antarctic regions such as the Weddell sea.

Quest for the Antarctic Circle 11 Days: 29 DEC 2018, 09 FEB 2019
Marine Mammals in Antarctica 11 Days: 03 MAR 2019, 23 MAR 2019
Antarctica in Depth (Extended Peninsula Voyage) 11 Days: 03 DEC 2018
Antarctica Deep South (Extended Circle Voyage) 13 Days: 19 FEB 2019
Antarctica Deep South (Extended Circle Voyage) 14 Days: 08 JAN 2019
South Georgia in Depth ‘ Photography Symposium’ 15 Days: 08 NOV 2018
South Georgia in Depth 17 Days: 17 NOV 2018
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands 17 Days: 13 DEC 2018
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands 20 Days: 21 JAN 2019

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