A small cruise ship, the Sergey Vavilov carries a maximum of 96 passengers on board meaning everyone can disembark by zodiac at once, maximizing opportunities for landings and exploration.
Cabins range from triple share and twin semi-private cabins, perfect for those on a smaller budget, through to private double suites with separate lounge areas and modern amenities, including Ipod speaker systems, CD players, ipads and mini-bars. All cabins come with a writing desk and chair, clock radio with ipod connector and bathrobes.
On board facilities include a bar with 180 degree outside views, dining room, lounge, library, multimedia room, gift shop, fitness room, and wellness centre complete with sauna, polar salt water plunge pool, massage therapist and on-deck hot water spa. The ship also has a small observatory on it’s top deck with a spotting scope, ideal for wildlife watching.
Unlike other Antarctica cruise ships, which charge quite a bit extra for additional adventure activities, the Sergey Vavilov offers complimentary camping on the ice, as well as kayaking, hiking and ski touring and the loan of full gear, including boots, waterproof jackets and trousers. This makes it a great option for families and adventurous couples who want to have access to a wide range of activities without the extra price tag.