Akademik Sergey Vavilov


  • Extremely high 1:4 staff to passenger ratio
  • Strong environmental focus
  • Unique ‘Adventure Concierge’ on-board every expedition
  • Innovative itineraries offer more time in destinations

A virtually identical sister ship to the Akademik Ioffe, this is a purpose-built vessel designed to have maximum stability in adverse conditions, quiet engines and superior speed. This combination of characteristics results in excellent manoeuvrability in the polar regions, allowing further exploration and close up views of the landscape.

The ship carries a maximum of 92 guests and large outdoor deck spaces and a top deck panoramic bar provide 360 degree views of the incredible polar landscapes. Elsewhere on-board passengers are able to enjoy a fitness room, sauna, massage room and plunge pool.

Five different cabin types are available ranging from triples through to suites, all featuring outside portholes or windows with blackout curtains.

Open seating in the ample dining room can host all passengers in one sitting. Breakfast is served buffet- style, lunch provides both light and more filling options while in the evenings guests are served a healthy three- course meal and a selection of international wines.

Prices from

Arctic – Triple share from £4579, Twin share from £5749

Antarctic – Triple share from £6899, Twin share from £8579

Please contact one of our Travel Specialists for full details of departure dates, prices and special offers.

The Akademic Sergey Vavilov operates the following itineraries:

Classic Antarctica

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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

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Antarctic, Falklands & South Georgia

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South Georgia in Depth

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About Us
  • Prices the same or better than the operators direct, with full package protection as standard.

  • Specialists in polar expedition cruises to the Arctic, Antarctic and Norway

  • Impartial - we will match you with your ideal cruise based on your requirements

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Why book with Polar Routes?

  • We have access to a wide selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From simple & great value to 5* luxury, choose the style of expedition cruise to suit you.
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your budget.
  • We only cover the Arctic & Antarctica, which ensures we know our destinations inside out.
  • Our team of Travel Specialists has extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • Our team has personally seen most of the ships in our core programme.
  • Prices the same or better than the operators direct, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As a team of passionate travellers, we really do care about you and your holiday.