Akademik Sergey Vavilov: Spitsbergen
Scandinavian built for the Russian Academy of Science, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov was designed to travel quietly, during hydro-acoustic research. She is exceptionally stable, yet maneuverable. She accommodates 110 guests in 72 cabins in a variety of categories, with private, semi-private, and shared facilities, all with exterior views. Amenities include a sauna and plunge pool. This ship has one elevator between passenger deck levels and the Bridge level.
2014 Itineraries, Dates & FeesPlease click on the dates below to see the specific dates, fees, itinerary, map, inclusions, and exclusions.
Spitsbergen ExplorerWe begin our exploration of the Svalbard archipelago in Longyearbyen, capital city of this Norwegian Territory. Following our embarkation of the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, our home for the next nine nights, we sail out of Isfjorden (Ice Fjord) and begin our exploration down the west coast and around the southern end of Spitsbergen, the larger of the two principle islands that make up the bulk of the Svalbard archipelago. From the moment we throw the lines and start our voyage we are in the land of the polar bear, beluga, walrus and reindeer so keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.
Spitsbergen EncounterWe will embark on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov - our home for the next 8 nights - and sail out of Isfjorden (Ice Fjord) and begin our exploration up the northwest coast of Spitsbergen. Spitsbergen is the larger of the two main islands that make up the bulk of the Svalbard archipelago. From the moment we throw the lines and start our voyage we are in the land of the polar bear, the beluga, the walrus and the reindeer, so keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.
- Jun 5-13, 2014 ($4,195-$8,495)