Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker

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Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker Review and Specifications

Specifications of Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker

Year built 1988  /  Age : 29
Flag state Russia
Builder Rauma-Repola Oy Shipyard (Savonlinna, Finland)
Class Russian diesel icebreaker (cruise ship)
Owner Russian Federation
Operator RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 117 m / 384 ft
Beam (width) 18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage 6344 gt
Passengers 92
Crew 63
Decks 4

Review of Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker

MS Akademik Sergey Vavilov ("ледокол Академик Сергей Вавилов") is an icebreaking vessel owned by the Russia's Academy of Sciences. It is also operated as cruise ship under charter by One Ocean Expeditions.

One of the Russian icebreaker cruise ships, Akademik Sergey Vavilov (aka "One Ocean Voyager") was specifically designed for polar research expeditions. Both Akademik Sergey Vavilov and Akademik Ioffe were built in Scandinavia by Russian Academy of Science to partner each other in hydro-acoustic ocean research.Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker ship

The ship is modern, safe and ice-strengthened. The public spaces onboard are ideally suited for every need. A separate lounge and bar, as well as a library offer ideal places to relax. A selection of documentaries and movies can be watched in the lounge. The dining room can host all passengers in a single seating. Other facilities include a presentation room, fitness room, massage room, sauna, salt water plunge pool, hot water spa and gift-shop.

The ship carries all the equipment needed for exploration including Zodiacs, kayaks, camping gear. The open-bridge policy allows passengers to the navigation room any time of the day.

Akademik Ioffe itinerary program offers European Arctic expedition expedition cruises to Spitsbergen and Svalbard. The vessel also cruises in Antarctica leaving from Ushuaia (Argentina) and visiting Drake PassageAntarctic PeninsulaElephant IslandSouth Georgia Island, Falkland Islands.

Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker vessel details

Designed as a modern research marine vessel, the One Ocean Voyager ship (Akademik Sergey Vavilov) is comfortable and fully stabilized. Last years' refurbishments greatly enhanced the expedition cruising experience. Most public spaces are separated from passenger cabins.

Besides Ioffe, the list of other Russian icebreaking cruise ships also includes Akademik Sergey VavilovKapitan DranitsynKapitan Khlebnikov and the nuclear ships 50 Let Pobedy and Yamal.

  • The vessel's sister by design (and a fleetmate) is the icebreaker Akademik Ioffe.
  • The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool, Jacuzzi, no elevators, 1 helipad.
  • Draught: 6 m
  • Deadweight: 2275
  • Note: In case of poor AIS coverage, tracking the vessel's current location will be impossible. You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all icebreakers and ice-breaking research ships in the "itinerary" section of our Icebreakers hub. All states and their fleets are listed there.

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