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Polar Pioneer is one of the most popular style of vessels currently used in Antarctica and the Arctic. Originally built as an ice-strengthened research vessel in Finland in 1982, she was refurbished in 2000 and converted into a passenger ship for expeditions to the polar regions. Polar Pioneer’s excellent reputation for polar expedition cruising is due to her strength, maneuverability and size. She is small and nimble, which means she can sail up close to landing sites and venture where other, larger ships can’t. Carrying just 54 passengers, she allows us to offer you a far more personal and intimate experience of the destination we are visiting.

 

Ship Specifications

  • Passengers: 54

  • Staff: 10-12

  • Crew: 23

  • Cabins: 26

  • Decks: 6

  • Refurbished: 2000

  • Length: 71.6m

  • Beam: 12.8 metres

  • Draft: 4.5m

  • Cruising Speed: 10 knots

  • Gross tonnage: 1753

  • Registry: Russian

  • Voltage: 220v. European round, two pin plug

Ship Features

  • Ice-strengthened hull

  • Triple, twin & suite cabins

  • Spacious viewing platforms & decks

  • Fleet of inflatable Zodiacs

  • Lounge bar & two dining rooms

  • Dedicated presentation room

  • Sauna

  • Basic medical clinic

  • English-speaking doctor

  • Daily cabin cleaning service

  • Satellite phone & email access

  • Gumboots provided for landings

  • Laundry service available

 

DECK PLAN

 

 

CABINS

 

Captain's Suite

Private Bathroom

Polar Pioneer's most deluxe cabin, the Captain's Suite features a separate sleeping area and lounge room, a private en-suite and large windows for optimal viewing opportunities from your own cabin. Only one cabin available, so be sure to enquire early.

Mini Suite

Private Bathroom

Only two Mini Suites offer a more spacious cabin with a separate sleeping and sitting area as well as a private en-suite and large windows to enjoy the views from the comfort of your own cabin. Perfect if you're after a bit more space and comfort.

Twin Private Cabin

Private Bathroom

Twin Cabins with private bathrooms are located across two deck levels, both with easy access to outside decks. Each cabin accommodates two people and offers the convenience of private bathroom facilities.

Twin Private Economy Cabin

Private Bathroom

Twin Private Economy Cabins offer a budget-conscious option, with a lower and upper bunk option, and easy access to the main decks. Each cabin accommodates two people and offers the convenience of private bathroom facilities.

Twin Public Cabin

 Shared Bathroom

Twin Cabins with shared bathrooms are all located on Deck 3. Each cabin comfortably sleeps two people and are only a short distance from the ship’s public bathroom facilities. Outside decks are accessible from this deck.

Triple Cabin

 Shared Bathroom

Polar Pioneer features only two Triple Cabins with shared bathrooms. Perfect for friends or families, or for solo travellers who are happy to share their space with fellow passengers. Bathrooms are located close by on the same deck.

 

TRIPS ON THE POLAR PIONEER

 

In-Depth South Georgia and Antarctica

Starts in Punta Arenas, Chile

December 1, 2018 to December 18, 2018

Duration: 18 days

Prices from: 14,600 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking, Skiing and South Georgia Alpine Crossing

 

Christmas in Antarctica

Ends in Punta Arenas, Chile

December 18, 2018 to December 29, 2018

Duration: 12 days

Prices from: 9100 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking, Skiing, Camping and Snowshoeing

 

New Year in Antarctica

Starts and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile

December 29, 2018 to January 8, 2019

Duration: 11 days

Prices from: 9,700 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking, Camping and Snowshoeing

 

Spirit of Antarctica

Starts in Punta Arenas, Chile

January 6, 2019 to January 16, 2019

Duration: 11 days

Prices from: 9,700 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking, Camping and Snowshoeing

 

South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey

Ends in Punta Arenas, Chile

January 16, 2019 to February 2, 2019

Duration: 18 days

Prices from: 15,600 USD per person

Adventure option: Kayaking

 

South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey

Starts in Punta Arenas, Chile

February 2, 2019 to February 19, 2019

Duration: 18 days

Prices from: 15,600 USD per person

Adventure option: Kayaking

 

Across the Antarctic Circle

Ends in Punta Arenas, Chile

February 19, 2019 to March 2, 2019

Duration: 12 days

Prices from: 9,100 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking, Polar Diving and Polar Snorkelling

 

Across the Antarctic Circle

Starts and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile

March 2, 2019 to March 12, 2019

Duration: 11 days

Prices from: 9,700 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking, Polar Diving and Polar Snorkelling

 

Antarctic Explorer

Starts in Punta Arenas, Chile

March 10, 2019 to March 20, 2019

Duration: 11 days

Prices from: 9,700 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking

 

In Shackleton´s Footsteps

Ends in Punta Arenas, Chile

March 20, 2019 to April 6, 2019

Duration: 18 days

Prices from: 14,600 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking and Mountaineering

 

References of Adventure Options:

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: from 1050 USD per person

Camping in Antarctica: FOR FREE

Polar Diving in Antarctica: from 1080 USD per person

Mountaineering in Antarctica: from 900 USD per person

Skiing in Antarctica: from 900 USD per person

South Georgia Alpine Crossing: from 2150 USD per person

Polar Snorkelling: from 1080 USD per person

Snowshoeing: from 250 USD per person