Akademik Sergey Vavilov - Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia
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 of 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.
2014/2015/2016 Itinerary, Dates & FeesPlease click on the dates below to see the specific dates, fees, itinerary, map, inclusions, and exclusions.
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia ItineraryYou may feel, as we do, that if you make the journey to the bottom of the world you may as well stay awhile. On this far-reaching expedition to the islands of the South Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic mainland, you will revel in 18 eye-popping days of exploration. Busybody penguins in rookeries by the thousands, behemoth icebergs reflecting startling greens and blues, humpback whales feeding on krill and of course the continent-sized sweeping ice sheet of Antarctica.
- Nov 3-21, 2014 ($11,995-$19,495)
- Nov 21-Dec 10, 2014 ($12,595-$20,495) *Shackleton Centenary Voyage
- Dec 28, 2014- Jan 15, 2015 ($13,895-$22,695)
- Feb 6-24, 2015 ($13,895-$22,695)
Ultimate Antarctica: Amongst Emperors & Kings Itinerary
On this exceptional voyage, we chart a course through the Drake Passage on our way to the Weddell Sea, the ice-choked region made famous by the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men from the Endurance Expedition nearly 100 years ago. Images of massive tabular icebergs, ice-choked waters and human hardship come to mind when contemplating the Weddell Sea. Our journey then takes us north to the beautiful Falkland Islands and we enjoy several days exploring the western archipelago discovering several additional penguin species and viewing nesting albatross.
- Dec 8-19, 2015 ($10,045-$15,645) *only one charter flight
- Dec 29, 2015-Jan 9, 2016 ($10,595-$16,995)
- Jan 19-30, 2016 ($10,595-$16,995)
- Feb 23-Mar 5, 2016 ($10,595-$16,995)
South Georgia In-Depth Itinerary
The Falkland Islands and South Georgia are the jewels of the South Atlantic Ocean. These incredibly remote and wild islands are home to an abundance of wildlife. The Falkland Islands has a rich and storied history, while South Georgia has rightly been called ‘the most staggering wildlife show on earth’. After our in depth exploration, we are certain you will agree. This seldom-visited corner of the planet is a place we know intimately and look forward to visiting every season.
- Oct 17-21, 2015 ($10,145-$18,145) * This itinerary is primarily focused on South Georgia
- Jan 30-Feb 13, 2016 ($12,995-$22,295) * This itinerary spends one extra day on the Falklands.