Exclusive: Kremlin Commandeers One Ocean Expeditions Cruise Ships, Sailings Disrupted

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov in  South GeorgiaThe Russian Government has commandeered two One Ocean Expeditions ships just four weeks before their departure dates, meaning the line’s cruise season has been heavily disrupted. The ice-strengthened ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov was due to commence its Arctic season in June in Spitsbergen while sister ship, Akademik Ioffe, was due to start in the Canadian Arctic in late July. Both ships were heavily booked for the entire season. Passengers are being rebooked onto the line’s other ship, Resolute. (cruisecritic.com)