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.
- Merill D. (USA)
"The best trip of my life! The ship felt as my home away from home."
1x Spacious cabin with double bed ensuite, sofa bed, desk, VCR and tv, refrigerator, coffee and tea maker and windows.
- Captain's Suite
- USD 10,500
2x Cabin with double bed ensuite and one sofa bed, desk, VCR and tv, refrigerator, coffee and tea maker and windows.
- Superior Cabin
- USD 9,400
12x Two lower bunks and a desk, windows. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.
- Twin Private Cabin
- USD 8,950
12x Two lower bunks, washbasin, desk, couch, ample storage and hanging space, portholes. Showers and toilets are close by and shared with other Main deck cabins.
- Twin Public Cabin
- USD 7,350
2x Two lower bunks and one upper bunk, washbasin, portholes, ample storage and hanging space, a desk and a couch. Showers and toilets are close by and shared with other Main deck cabins.
- Triple Cabin
- USD 6,150
- ISM 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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