Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker

Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker Review and Specifications

Specifications of Akademik Sergey Vavilov icebreaker

Year built1988  /  Age : 30
Flag state Russia
BuilderRauma-Repola Oy Shipyard (Savonlinna, Finland)
ClassRussian diesel icebreaker (cruise ship)
OwnerRussian Federation
OperatorRAS (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)117 m / 384 ft
Beam (width)18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage6344 gt
Passengers92
Crew63
Decks4
Cabins48
Sister-shipsAkademik Ioffe
Former namesOne Ocean Voyager

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 (branded as "One Ocean Voyager") since 2009.

One of the Russian icebreakers, Akademik Sergey Vavilov is among world's largest and most powerful polar research vessels. Both Akademik Sergey Vavilov and Akademik Ioffe (sistership by design) were built in Finland for the Russian Academy of Science to serve its hydro-acoustic ocean research program.

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 Vavilov 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 Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant Island, South 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 Vavilov, Kapitan Dranitsyn, Kapitan Khlebnikov and the nuclear ships 50 Let Pobedy and Yamal.

  • 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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