Our Ship

Polar Pioneer

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Polar Pioneer is our small and sturdy expedition ship. A regular in polar waters having initially been built in Finland in 1982 as an ice strengthened research vessel, she was refurbished in 2000 to provide a comfortable range of triple, twin and suite cabin options for a maximum of 54 expeditioners.

This class of vessel has a fine reputation for polar expedition cruising, and her excellent reputation is due to her strength, maneuverability and size, allowing her to access areas where larger vessels simply can’t reach.

 

Ship Features

Highly experienced expedition staff, western chefs and Russian crew
Ice-strengthened hull
Triple, twin and suite cabins all with portholes or windows, and a choice of shared or private facilities
Spacious bridge and decks, ideal for viewing the dramatic scenery and wildlife
24 hour ‘open bridge’ policy
Fleet of inflatable Zodiacs ensuring easy travel from ship to shore
Gumboots provided for landings
Fully-stocked lounge bar
Two dining rooms with free seating
Dedicated lecture and presentation room
Sauna
Medical clinic and doctor
Satellite phone and email access
Daily cabin cleaning service
Laundry service available
Ship shop

 

Deck Plan

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The Captain’s Suite

1 CABIN: 501

SIZE
Living Room/Bedroom – 450cm x 500cm = 22.5 sqm
Bathroom – 120cm x160cm = 1.92 sqm

FEATURES
Double bed in separate room, plus 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.

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Mini Suite

2 CABINS: 502, 503

SIZE
Living Room/Bedroom/Bathroom – 453cm x 370cm = 16.8 sqm
Bathroom – 120cm x160cm = 1.92 sqm

FEATURES
Double bed in a separate room, foldout couch that can be used as a single bed, TV, DVD player, windows, desk, table area, fridge, and private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.

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Twin Private

12 CABINS: 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 407, 408, 504,505, 506, 507

SIZE:
Deck 4
Bedroom/Bathroom – 411cm x 260cm = 10.7 sqm
Bathroom – 120cm x 256cm = 3 sqm

Deck 5
Bedroom/Bathroom – 494cm x 243cm = 12 sqm
Bathroom – 110cm x 170cm = 1.9 sqm

FEATURES
Two lower bunks, a desk, windows and private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. #402 and #403 have upper and lower bunks and a couch.

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Twin Public

12 CABINS: 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313

SIZE
Total Cabin: 400cm x 245cm = 9.8 sq m

FEATURES
Two lower bunks, a desk, small washbasin, ample storage and hanging space, a couch and a porthole. Showers and toilets are very close by and are shared with other Main Deck cabins.

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Triple

2 CABINS: 300, 301

SIZE
Total Cabin: 423cm x 241cm = 10.2 sqm

FEATURES
Two lower bunks and one upper bunk, a desk, a small washbasin, ample storage and hanging space and portholes. Showers and toilets are very close by and are shared with other Main Deck cabins.

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