Polar Pioneer

Introduction

One of our smallest ships, the Polar Pioneer offers traditional expedition voyaging with a range of optional adventure activities.  

Maximum passengers: 54

Originally built as a scientific research vessel, this classic expedition ship offers simple but comfortable accommodation. She is small and nimble, and with just 54 passengers provides a far more personal and intimate polar experience.

Facilities on board the Polar Pioneer include a sauna, two dining rooms, lounge bar and a dedicated lecture theatre. Spacious decks and an open bridge policy allow for excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. The ship carries a fleet of zodiacs as well as adventure kit such as kayaks, scuba diving gear and climbing equipment (available on selected voyages).

Ship Features

  • Cabins with ocean views, and either shared or ensuite bathrooms
  • Lounge bar & two dining rooms
  • Dedicated presentation room
  • Sauna
  • Medical clinic
  • Satellite phone & email access
  • Expedition jacket – yours to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • Optional activities such as kayaking, climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, snorkelling and diving available on selected departures
  • Registered Ice Class 1D

Why choose the Polar Pioneer?
Small and sturdy, Polar Pioneer is a true expedition ship and offers a wide choice of optional activities to enhance your polar adventure.

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Cabins

Cabin Options

Triple Cabin: two lower single berths and one upper single berth (bunk beds), with washbasin and exterior porthole, on deck 3. Bathroom facilities are shared, along the corridor.

Twin Share: two lower single berths with washbasin and exterior porthole, on deck 3. Bathroom facilities are shared, along the corridor.

Twin Private Economy: one upper and one lower single berth (bunk beds), with a couch, exterior window and private bathroom, on deck 4.

Twin Private: two lower single berths, or one upper and one lower single berth (bunk beds), with exterior window and private bathroom, on decks 4 and 5.

Mini Suite: one double bedroom and separate lounge area with exterior windows, fridge, tv/dvd player, and private bathroom, on deck 5.

Captain’s Suite: one double bedroom and separate lounge with exterior windows, fridge, tv/dvd player, and private bathroom, on deck 5.

Single travellers
Triple and twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis). Sole occupancy of a cabin incurs a supplement.

Deck Plan

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Polar Pioneer

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