Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Scandinavian built for the Russian Academy of Science, this ship was designed to travel quietly, during hydro-acoustic research. She is exceptionally stable, yet maneuverable. She accommodates 92 guests in a variety cabin categories, with private, semi-private, and shared facilities, all with exterior views. Amenities include a sauna and plunge pool. The Vavilov has one elevator between passenger deck levels and the Bridge level.
2015/2016 Itineraries, Dates & FeesPlease click on the dates below to see the specific dates, fees, itinerary, map, inclusions, and exclusions.
Antarctica Peninsula Adventure ItineraryJoin us on the ultimate first time experience the Antarctic. As the ice recedes from the Antarctic Peninsula, profusions of penguins, flocks of seabirds, pods of whales and rafts of seals overtake the area. We take this opportunity to immerse ourselves by zodiac and on foot in the wildlife of the Antarctic. Experience everything the area has to offer from towering glaciers and massive icebergs, to mountainous landscapes and the natural Antarctic beauty. Come join us as we discover a true Antarctic Peninsula Adventure!
Marine Mammals in Antarctica ItineraryThe 10-day trip will be accompanied by Dr Ari Friedlaender, a Research Scientist at Duke University, who has been to the Antarctic nearly 20 times on scientific voyages and whose work focuses on the feeding behavior and movement patterns of marine mammals around the world. Ari, who is actively studying how climate change and global warming are affecting whales and other krill predators, is currently leading a project to track the long-term movement patterns of humpback whales around the Antarctic Peninsula to understand how they are being affected by changes to their environment.
Participants will learn how to document whale numbers, help to conduct photo surveys, determine movement patterns and identify individual animals. They will also be able to locate and document behavior of whales that have previously been fitted with satellite tracking devices.
Els Vermeulen, international marine consultant and founder of the Marybio Foundation, which aims to contribute to the conservation of marine mammals in Argentine Patagonia, will also join the voyage. Els is scientific advisor to the Belgian delegation in the International Whaling Commission, and a perfect companion to have on board during this special interest expedition.