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Polar Pioneer

  • Vessel details

    POLAR PIONEER

    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, manoeuvrability 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.

    Features & Facilities
    • Basic accommodation
    • Lounge bar
    • Spacious viewing platforms and decks
    • Presentation room
    • Sauna
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 54
    Crew #: 23
    Ice Class: 1A
    Speed: 14
    Refurbished: 2000
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 1982
    Length: 71m
    Width: 13
    Draft: 4
    Tonnage: 1753
    Registry: Russia
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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  • Cabin options

    Premier Cabins

    Triple

    10m2 / 107ft2

    Triple public cabin, 3 x berths and shared facilities

    Description

    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. *Same sex cabin

    Cabin Features

    Triple

    10m2 / 107ft2
    Many facilities
    Triple public cabin, 3 x berths and shared facilities
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    Premier Cabins

    Twin Public

    9m2 / 96ft2

    Twin cabin with shared facilities

    Description

    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.

    Cabin Features

    Twin Public

    9m2 / 96ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin cabin with shared facilities
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    Premier Cabins

    Twin Private

    12m2 / 129ft2

    Twin cabin, with private facilities and window

    Description

    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.

    Cabin Features

    Twin Private

    12m2 / 129ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin cabin, with private facilities and window
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    Premier Cabins

    Mini-Suite

    16m2 / 172ft2

    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities

    Description

    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.

    Cabin Features

    Mini-Suite

    16m2 / 172ft2
    Many facilities
    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities
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    Premier Cabins

    Captain's Suite

    22m2 / 236ft2

    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities

    Description

    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.

    Cabin Features

    Captain's Suite

    22m2 / 236ft2
    Many facilities
    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities
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    Premier Cabins

    Twin Private Economy

    12m2 / 129ft2

    Twin cabin, with private facilities and window

    Description

    Twin Cabins (Upper & Lower bunk) 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.

    Cabin Features

    Twin Private Economy

    12m2 / 129ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin cabin, with private facilities and window
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    Premier Cabins

    Owner's Suite

    22m2 / 236ft2

    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities

    Description

    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.

    Cabin Features

    Owner's Suite

    22m2 / 236ft2
    Many facilities
    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities
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    polar pioneer captains suite

    Premier Cabins

    polar pioneer captains suite

    Owner's Suite

    m2 / 0ft2

    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities.

    Description

    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities.

    Cabin Features

    Owner's Suite

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Suite cabin with double bed, separate sitting room and private facilities.
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    polar pioneer twin private cabin

    Premier Cabins

    polar pioneer twin private cabin

    Twin Private Economy

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin cabin, with 1 x upper and 1 lower bunk, private facilities and window.

    Description

    Twin cabin, with 1 x upper and 1 lower bunk, private facilities and window.

    Cabin Features

    Twin Private Economy

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin cabin, with 1 x upper and 1 lower bunk, private facilities and window.
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    polar pioneer triple cabin

    Premier Cabins

    polar pioneer triple cabin

    Triple Cabin

    m2 / 0ft2

    Triple public cabin, 3 x berths and shared facilities

    Description

    Triple public cabin, 3 x berths and shared facilities

    Cabin Features

    Triple Cabin

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Triple public cabin, 3 x berths and shared facilities
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    polar pioneer twin private cabin

    Premier Cabins

    polar pioneer twin private cabin

    Twin Private (Econ)

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin cabin (bunks), with private facilities and window.

    Description

    Twin cabin (bunks), with private facilities and window.

    Cabin Features

    Twin Private (Econ)

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin cabin (bunks), with private facilities and window.
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This Ship's voyages

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