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Polar Pioneer

A comfortable ice strenghtened expedition vessel , ideally for expedition cruising in the Polar regions.

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Polar Pioneer

Built in Finland in 1985 as an ice-strengthened research ship, and completely converted for a passenger cruise vessel in 2000, and is ideally suited to expedition cruising in polar areas. It complies with the highest international safety and environmental regulations, as well as the Arctic and Antarctic shipping guidelines.
The Polar Pioneer carries 54 passengers which is the smallest passenger expedition vessel operating in the Polar Regions. This small number of guests on board enhances the wilderness experience and makes it possible to organize a flexible programme to almost everybodies wishes.
A combined bar/lounge/library area (stocked with a good collection of polar books) was also created by simple internal restructuring. The spacious bridge is always open and the decks are ideal for viewing.
The ship carries a full complement of Zodiac crafts, for both cruising and landing ashore.
The chefs are international, and the dining room is attended by Russian stewardesses. Sometimes on our voyages the Chef will organize a Polar barbecue on deck. Surrounded by an impressive landscape and accompanied by your fellow-travellers, staff members and the Russian crew members, this event is one to remember.

Waterproof Expeditions is the exclusive polar dive and snorkel operator onboard.

PLEASE NOTE: Polar Snorkeling & Diving activity on designated trips require a minimum of 6 participants.

The best trip of my life ! The ship felt my home away from home.

Merill Debuis, USA

Accommodation

Ship Specifications


  • Deckplan MV Polar PioneerISM and SOLAS certified as Ice strengthened vessel

  • Length: 71,6 Mtr (236 ft)

  • Breadth: 12,8 Mtr (42 ft)

  • Draft: 4,5 Mtr (15ft)

  • Displacement: 2140 tonnes

  • Speed: 12,5 knots

  • Number of passengers: 54



 


 

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These are the departure dates and rates for all cruises with the Polar Pioneer.

Dates and Rates

  • Polar Pioneer Jewels of the Arctic

    Dates
    • 19th Aug - 1st Sep 2018
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    EUR 9,000
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 8,300
    Twin Private Cabin
    EUR 7,500
    Twin Public Cabin
    EUR 6,000
    Triple Cabin
    EUR 5,200
    Full Charter
    POA
  • Polar Pioneer South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 1st Dec - 18th Dec 2018
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 25,400
    Superior Cabin
    USD 23,900
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 21,700
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 17,900
    Triple Cabin
    USD 14,600
    Full Charter
    POA
  • Polar Pioneer Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 18th Dec - 29th Dec 2018
    • Embark: Ushuaia, Argentina
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas, Chile
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 15,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 13,800
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 12,100
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 10,600
    Triple Cabin
    USD 9,100
    Full Charter
    POA

    Celebrate Christmas in Antarctica

  • Polar Pioneer Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 29th Dec - 8th Jan 2019
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 16,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 14,800
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 13,800
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 11,400
    Triple Cabin
    USD 9,700
    Full Charter
    POA

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Antarctica

  • Polar Pioneer Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 6th Jan - 16th Jan 2019
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 16,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 14,800
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 13,800
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 11,400
    Triple Cabin
    USD 9,700
    Full Charter
    POA
  • Polar Pioneer Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 16th Jan - 2nd Feb 2019
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 26,400
    Superior Cabin
    USD 25,100
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 22,700
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 18,900
    Triple Cabin
    USD 15,600
  • Polar Pioneer Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 16th Jan - 2nd Feb 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 26,400
    Superior Cabin
    USD 25,100
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 22,700
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 18,900
    Triple Cabin
    USD 15,600
    Full Charter
    POA
  • Polar Pioneer South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 2nd Feb - 19th Feb 2019
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 26,400
    Superior Cabin
    USD 25,100
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 22,700
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 18,900
    Triple Cabin
    USD 15,600
    Full Charter
    POA
  • Polar Pioneer Antarctica Diving & Snorkelling

    Dates
    • 19th Feb - 2nd Mar 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 15,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 13,800
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 12,100
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 10,600
    Triple Cabin
    USD 9,100
  • Polar Pioneer Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 19th Feb - 2nd Mar 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 15,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 13,800
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 12,100
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 10,600
    Triple Cabin
    USD 9,100
    Full Charter
    POA

    CROSSING THE POLAR CIRCLE

  • Polar Pioneer Antarctica Diving & Snorkelling

    Dates
    • 2nd Mar - 12th Mar 2019
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 16,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 14,800
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 13,800
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 11,400
    Triple Cabin
    USD 9,700
    Full Charter
    POA

    CROSSING THE POLAR CIRCLE

  • Polar Pioneer Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 2nd Mar - 12th Mar 2019
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 16,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 14,800
    Triple Cabin
    USD 9,700
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 13,800
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 11,400
    Full Charter
    POA

    CROSSING THE POLAR CIRCLE

  • Polar Pioneer Cruising the Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 10th Mar - 20th Mar 2019
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 16,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 14,800
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 13,800
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 11,400
    Triple Cabin
    USD 9,700
    Full Charter
    POA
  • Polar Pioneer Diving & Snorkelling Spitsbergen

    Dates
    • 15th Jul - 25th Jul 2019
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    EUR 9,100
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 8,000
    Twin Private Cabin
    EUR 7,200
    Twin Public Cabin
    EUR 6,000
    Triple Cabin
    EUR 5,000
  • Polar Pioneer Exploring Spitsbergen

    Dates
    • 15th Jul - 25th Jul 2019
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    EUR 9,100
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 8,000
    Twin Private Cabin
    EUR 7,200
    Twin Public Cabin
    EUR 6,000
    Triple Cabin
    EUR 5,000
  • Polar Pioneer Diving & Snorkelling Spitsbergen

    Dates
    • 25th Jul - 4th Aug 2019
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    EUR 9,100
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 8,000
    Twin Private Cabin
    EUR 7,200
    Twin Public Cabin
    EUR 6,000
    Triple Cabin
    EUR 5,000
  • Polar Pioneer Exploring Spitsbergen

    Dates
    • 25th Jul - 4th Aug 2019
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    EUR 9,100
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 8,000
    Twin Private Cabin
    EUR 7,200
    Twin Public Cabin
    EUR 6,000
    Triple Cabin
    EUR 5,000
  • Polar Pioneer Jewels of the Arctic

    Dates
    • 4th Aug - 17th Aug 2019
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 13,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 11,600
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 10,500
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 8,600
    Triple Cabin
    USD 7,200
    Full Charter
    POA
  • Polar Pioneer Jewels of the Arctic

    Dates
    • 17th Aug - 30th Aug 2019
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 13,200
    Superior Cabin
    USD 11,600
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 10,500
    Twin Public Cabin
    USD 8,600
    Triple Cabin
    USD 7,200