Max capacity: 92 passengers (70 on fly/cruise itineraries)
Once part of the Russian scientific fleet this ship was built in Finland in 1988 with an ice-strengthened hull, designed to be exceptionally stable, manoeuvrable and quiet. Taking up to 92 passengers plus a crew of 53 it utilises state-of-the-art technology.
There is ample deck space and public areas on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, including lounge, bar, library, gym and sauna. The window-lined dining room is catered by international chefs offering a varied menu. There is also a full complement of Zodiac crafts aboard and a medical room.
On itineraries with embarkation or disembarkation in Stanley or King George Island the maximum capacity of the ship will be held at 70 passengers, making for an even more intimate and close knit experience.
Triple Cabins (shared facilities) (2) two bunk berths and one sofa-bed berth with washbasin and porthole.
Twin Share (shared facilities) (8) two bunk berths with washbasin and porthole.
Twin Cabins (semi-private facilities) (12) one single berth and one sofa-bed berth with window. Facilities shared with one other cabin.
Twin Cabins (private facilities) (17) one single berth and one sofa-bed berth with window.
Superior Cabins (5) two single berths with porthole.
Suites (6) very spacious cabins with separate sleeping quarters, one double berth, sofa-bed, TV/DVD and window.
Triple or twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis). Sole occupancy of a cabin incurs a supplement.
Like her sister ship the Akademik Ioffe, this is the obvious choice if you wish to explore by kayak or spend a night camping under the stars.