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Akademik Ioffe and Akademik Sergey Vavilov

Expedition Vessels: Akademik Ioffe and Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The 96-passenger Akademik Ioffe/One Ocean Navigator, and the 92-passenger Akademik Sergey Vavilov/One Ocean Voyager are perfect small expedition cruise ships catering to your adventurous spirit as well as the concept and implementation of ecologically responsible travel and personalized service. Both vessels are modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, public spaces onboard the ship are ideally suited for each and every need. A separate bar and lounge located on deck 6 with expansive 180 degree views, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax or catch up on some reading. A fitness room, bouldering wall and wellness center allow guests to stay active during the days at seas. 


These ships have state-of-the-art radar, communication and other navigational equipment as well as modern fire and flood prevention systems. To help us customize your trips, these vessels have maximum maneuverability to get in and out of the most interesting places, safely, not to mention generous outdoor deck space and a large inclusive bridge for ease of passenger use. Paired with twin engines, twin (controllable pitch) propellers, a bow thruster and stern multidirectional thruster (aqua-master) these ships lead the way with point specific movement and operational support. The benefits of these features are greatly appreciated when a 'lee at the gangway' is requested by our staff for safe and easy embarkation and disembarkation of passengers via zodiacs. Not to mention a pod of whales popping up to our stern, thus suggesting an immediate spin of the vessel by 180 degrees on its own axis.

Green Voyaging: Sustainable Tourism in the Polar Regions
We burn cleaner fuels and treat our waste in the greenest way possible. We have also implemented an industry leading responsible purchasing system, taking great care to ensure the products we buy are not derived from endangered species nor does the use of these products contribute to loss of sustainability in the region from which they came. We aim to use ‘green’ products wherever possible. We are confident our overall practices concerning environmental responsibility and sustainability are unrivalled in the expedition cruise industry.