Vavilov

Scandinavian-built for the Russian Academy of Science, the Vavilov was designed to travel quietly during hydro-acoustic research. This ship is maneuverable and yet exceptionally stable, due to external stabilizers and a built-in trimming system. Akademik Sergey Vavilov has an ice-strengthened hull and a cruising speed in open water of 14.5 knots. This expedition ship is designed for polar adventure trips in Antarctica and the Arctic.

"The Vavilov and it's sister ship, the Ioffe, are 2 of the most advanced research vessels afloat. The Vavilov is impressive and neat as a pin,..which is refered to as 'Bristol Condition' in sailing terms. The ship is operated by one of the largest and oldest shipping companies. The Polar Cruises team has sailed on this ship many times and are always impressed with the service and the ship."

Ship Specifications:

Staff & Crew: 53 
Guests: 92
Length: 117.04m 
Breadth: 18.28 m 
Draft: 6.09m 
Propulsion: 5,000 KW diesel twin engine 
Ice Class: KM*L1(1)A2, Canadian Type B 
Cruising Speed: 14.5 knots in open water

Amenities:

One dining room with unreserved seating. 
Theatre-style presentation room. 
Lounge and bar, open late afternoon and evening with a wide selection of wines and spirits. 
Library with a collection of polar-themed books. 
Ship-to-shore communications via satellite. 
Clinic with licensed doctor. 
Gym, sauna and swimming pool. 
One elevator between passenger deck levels and to the Bridge level.
* Expedition Jacket, Boots and Waterproof Pants loaned for the duration of the voyage  

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Triple
Twin Semi Private
Twin Private
Superior
Shackleton Suite
One Ocean Suite
Camp, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
Save $3000 (Prices in Red)
Excludes Triples/Twin Semi

Specially Available 2-Room Quad Private:
Sale Price $8,890
$13,095Full$14,895Full$16,895$13,895Full$17,695$14,695Full$18,995$15,995Full$21,995$18,995Full
Camp, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$500 Discount (Prices in Red)
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$10,395$9,895$12,395$11,895$13,195$12,695$13,995$13,495$14,995$14,495$16,995$16,495
Camp, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
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Photography, Kayak
Special Photography Symposium

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Special pricing available for families & young people traveling with parents:
Children under 18 receive a 25% discount, and young people ages 18-21 & in full-time education receive a 20% discount.

NOTE:  You can combine the following trips for $4000 more than the price of the first trip in each grouping:  December 17 and 27th, January 7th and 17th and February 11th and 21st.

Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single supplement is 1.5 times the cabin rate except for Suites which are 2 times the cabin rate and is not available in Triple Share Category.

A limited number of Quad cabins are available on South Georgia Departures; call for rates and availability.

Costs for standard adventure options: Photography - Free of charge, Snowshoeing - Free of charge, Camping - Free of charge, Kayaking (must be pre-booked, maximum 16 participants) – $795.

Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Twin Private
Superior
Shackleton Suite
One Ocean Suite
Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
Special Photography Symposium

Early booking discount: $1,000
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$9,495$8,495$11,495$10,495$12,695$11,695$13,495$12,495Full$15,295$14,295$16,995$15,995
Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
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Camp, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
Early booking discount: $1,000
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Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
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Photography, Kayak
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
(Prices in Red) Expires Dec 31st 2016
$15,295$14,295$18,195$17,195$19,895$18,895$20,895$19,895$22,995$21,995Limited$25,195$24,195Full
Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
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Camp, Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
(Prices in Red) Expires Dec 31st 2016
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Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
(Prices in Red) Expires Dec 31st 2016
$8,295$7,295$10,295$9,295$11,295$10,295$12,295$11,295$13,395$12,395$15,295$14,295
Photography, Kayak
Early booking discount: $1,000
(Prices in Red) Expires Dec 31st 2016
$8,295$7,295$10,295$9,295$11,295$10,295$12,295$11,295$13,395$12,395$15,295$14,295
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Rates are per person, based on twin-share.

The Single supplement is 1.5x the published twin rate for twin-semi private, twin private and superior cabins.
Single supplement is 2x the published twin rate for suites.
Single supplement is not available in triple cabins.
No single supplement applies for passengers willing to share.

Voyages commencing/ending in Stanley (Falkland Islands) or King George Island (Antarctica) include flights from Punta Arenas (Chile).

Costs for standard adventure options: Photography - Free of charge, Snowshoeing - Free of charge, Camping - Free of charge, Kayaking (must be pre-booked, maximum 16 participants) – $795.
Please note - camping is less likely to happen on the longer voyage to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica itinerary or on March voyages. Camping not offered on South Georgia In Depth voyages.
Photography Symposium (21OCT17): Limited Availability - interested participants must pre-register at time of booking.

Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   One Ocean Suite
Located on deck 5 this cabin is separated into two very spacious rooms. One for relaxation with a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, desk, chair, ample storage, large windows overlooking the bow (forward facing) that can be opened. The private and spacious bedroom features a double bed with upgraded linen/ pillows, night light, private facilities (with a bathtub and shower), a region specific iPad, mini stereo, coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line, a chair, cupboards and windows overlooking the port side.
Approximately 300 sq ft.
   Shackleton Suite
Located on decks 4 and 5 these cabins are separated into two spacious rooms, one that is ideal for relaxation with a sofa (convertible to bed), large table, desk, chair, ample storage and a large window that can be opened. The private bedroom has a double berth with upgraded linen/pillows, night light, private facilities, a region specific iPad, mini stereo, coffee maker, fully stocked mini bar, iPod alarm clock with audio line.
Approximately 200 sq ft.
   Superior Cabin
Located on deck 3 these cabins have two lower berths, a loveseat or chair, writing desk/chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. All cabins have a porthole that can be opened. These cabins are accessible via the elevator on deck 3. These cabins are spacious and well appointed.
Approximately 170-190 sq ft.
   Twin Private Cabin
Located on decks 4 and 5 all cabins have two lower berths, private washroom facilities (sink, shower, toilet, medicine cabinet), tall cupboards for clothes storage, a desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened. These cabins are spacious and well appointed.
Approximately 135 sq ft.
   Twin Semi Private
Located on deck 4 these cabins have two lower berths (one bed, one sofa bed) a writing desk and ample storage. Facilities are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins). These cabins have tall cupboards for clothes storage, a desk, chair, bookshelf, and a window that can be opened.
Approximately 110 sq ft.
   Main Deck Triple
Located on deck 3 these cabins have bunk beds with two long drawers that pull out for excellent storage of clothing and gear. The sofa bed is positioned fore/aft underneath the portholes. Facilities are shared. There is a washbasin with h/c water in the cabin, a writing desk and chair. These cabins are efficient and well appointed with two portholes with the option to open one.
Approximately 85-100 sq ft.