Originally built as an ice-strengthened research vessel in Finland in 1982, Polar Pioneer is one of the most popular style of vessels currently used in Antarctica and the Arctic. Polar Pioneer was refurbished in 2000 and converted into a passenger ship for expeditions to the Polar Regions. Attractions include a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs, a lounge bar & two dining rooms, spacious viewing platforms and decks, and satellite phone & email access.
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.
On board you will find a range of accommodation types, including triple and twin cabins as well as larger suites, all featuring outside facing portholes or windows and ample storage space for your gear. Cabins have either shared or private bathroom facilities, whilst suites offer en suite bathrooms and lounge areas.
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. Private Bathroom. Cabin Number: 501.
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. Private Bathroom. Cabin Numbers: 502, 503.
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 Numbers: 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 407, 408, 504, 505, 506, 507.
Twin Cabins with shared bathrooms are all located on Deck 3. Surprisingly spacious, 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 Numbers: 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313.
Polar Pioneer features only two Triple Cabins with shared bathrooms. Two lower bunk beds and one upper bunk bed.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. Shared Bathroom. Cabin Numbers: 300, 301