The MV Polar Pioneer has been reborn and will be reintroduced to polar waters starting in Svalbard 2022. Her excellent reputation for polar expedition cruising is due to her strength, manoeuvrability and size.
Polar Pioneer needs no introduction. She is a veteran expedition vessel with a proven track record exploring the polar regions. She returns in 2022 with a full refurbishment. We love this vessel because she was built for the polar regions and is a very strong and capable vessel to explore the ice with. She takes just 48 passengers offering the lowest group numbers in Antarctica and South Georgia.
She has a large deck space with raised areas making her perfect for photography. She features a large passenger saloon with bar, and an onboard sauna to warm up in after a day in the cold. She is crewed by a team of experts with decades of experience navigating polar waters, and is an ideal vessel for guests looking to go on a real expedition with an authentic expedition vessel.
There is accommodation for 48 guests across twins, triple cabins and suites. She is equipped with Zodiacs that can accommodate all guests for shore landings and exploring. The Polar Pioneer can transit open water crossings with ease and comfort due to its integrated dynamic water ballast system, which guarantees a great reduction of rolling in heavy seas. As a result, Polar Pioneer is among one of the most stable vessels currently in operations in the Polar regions.
Polar Pioneer is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment. We can’t wait to share the new images with you shortly. The renderings in the gallery show how the interior will look like.
All cabins have outside portholes plus ample storage space. The spacious bridge is always open to us and the decks are ideal for viewing. There is a combined bar/lounge/library area stocked with a good collection of polar books. Polar Pioneer is not a luxury vessel as such but has been extremely popular amongst travel aficionados to the Polar regions. The accommodation is simple yet comfortable, and the meals are wholesome and uncomplicated.
A small fleet of inflatable Zodiacs with outboard motors enable us to travel from ship to shore. The captain and crew are among the most experienced ice navigators in the world and their enthusiasm is legendary.
Optional adventure activities such as kayaking and camping are featured on many of her voyages.
Double bed in separate room, plus a foldout couch that can be used as a single bed; forward and port windows; lounge and table area; fridge; TV; DVD player and private bathroom with shower, toilet, and washbasin.
Double bed in a separate room, a foldout couch that can be used as a single bed; TV; DVD player; windows; desk; a private bathroom with shower, toilet, and washbasin.
Two lower bunks; desk; windows and private bathroom with shower, toilet, and washbasin. NB. Cabins 402 and 403 have an upper and lower bunk and a couch.
Two lower bunks; desk; small washbasin; ample storage and hanging space; couch and porthole. Showers and toilets are close by and shared with other Main Deck cabins.
Two lower bunks and one upper bunk; desk; small washbasin; ample storage and hanging space and porthole. Showers and toilets are close by and shared with other Main Deck cabins.
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