Our Choice of Polar Ships
From the wide range of ships now travelling the polar waters, we offer 3 outstanding vessels. With just over 100 passengers, or half that on the Shokalskiy, these smaller craft are purpose-built for high latitude exploration.
The Akademik Sergey Vavilov
The 100 berth Vavilov is considered the best in its class in the Polar regions. State-of-the-art in terms of safety, speed, noise and comfort, it is also one of the newest. All cabins have outside views and are comfortably furnished. The ample public areas include a library, bar, lounge, sauna, open-air plunge pool for the insane and bridge access, as well as a spacious top deck for spectacular views. Our chefs provide an outstanding international menus and almost all diets can be catered for.
Download the deckplan: Akademik Sergey Vavilov
The Akademik Shokalskiy
The 48-berth Shokalskiy is now firmly in the Exodus polar fleet. Having recently been upgraded, she is perfect for exploring polar waters in comfort, while enjoying the benefits of a smaller vessel. Inside, the snug pub and two dining rooms are great venues for relaxation. Outside, the bow is an excellent platform for wildlife photography, and the flying deck affords magnificent 360° panoramic views.
Download the deckplan: Akademik Shokalskiy
The Kapitan Khlebnikov
The 108 berth Khlebnikov (or KK) is a purpose-built, polar class icebreaker carrying 108 passengers - the only ship capable of navigating through the Weddell Sea to the emperors. It features helicopter excursions, Zodiac landings and specialist presentations. It has two dining rooms, a lounge and bar, heated indoor swimming pool, exercise room and sauna, auditorium, library and clinic. It is a remarkable vessel and its icebreaking facility is truly exhilarating. All cabin prices shown are on a twin (or triple) share basis; single passengers are automatically 'shared', unless they wish to pay a single supplement (single prices available on request). All cabins are outside facing with portholes or windows.
Download the deckplan: Kapitan Khlebnikov
The Akademik Ioffe
Finnish-built for the Russian Academy of Science, this ship was designed to travel quietly, during hydro-acoustic research. The ship is exceptionally stable, yet maneuverable. External stabilizers and a built-in trimming system provide exceptional stability. Akademik Ioffe has an ice-strengthened hull and a cruising speed in open water of 14.5 knots.
Sister-ship to the Clipper Adventure (below), the Lyubov Orlova, in the autumn of 2006, the spacious, ice-strengthened Lyubov Orlova underwent extensive renovations to the forward lounge, dining room and cabins. Although optional kayaking and camping are available in the 2009-10 Antarctic season, the level of comfort you will experience puts her in a category all her own.
This sister-ship of Lyubov Orlova, built in 1975, underwent a $13 million conversion in 1998. She has a proud reputation as a well-appointed, elegant expedition ship for softer adventures. Clipper Adventurer is equipped with Zodiacs for shore landings and ocean level cruising, yet offers fine dining, and cabins with exterior views and facilities en suite.