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Finnish built ice strengthened expedition ship

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Facilities & Services
  • 50 cabins, all with exterior views
  • Team of expert naturalists and historians
  • Sauna and gym
  • Panoramic bar
  • Access to bridge

Finnish-built for the Russian Academy of Science, this Akademik Sergey Vavilov was designed to travel quietly and stably for hydro-acoustic research, traits that now make it a fine vessel to explore the polar regions aboard.

Now fully refitted for her new role, the ship’s 50 cabins, all with exterior views, caters for up to 92 passengers, with a crew of around 60 including team of expert naturalists, historians and an on board doctor.

Facilities on board include a theatre style presentation room, gym, sauna, plunge pool, panoramic lounge and bar. The ship’s bridge is open to passengers virtually 24-hours a day. The officer on watch and a helmsman can always be found on duty here and it is also the best place to meet the master of the vessel.

The chart room is a fascinating place to visit and expedition staff or ship’s crew are often available to answer questions about the equipment and instruments found on the bridge. It is also an excellent place to sight see and view wildlife from. Binoculars and wildlife identification guidebooks are there to be borrowed and during much of the day an expedition guide will be often be present.

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