POLAR PIONEER


The M/V Polar Pioneer was built in Finland in 1982, and the ship was originally an ice-strengthened research vessel with ice class 1A Super, which is perfect for navigation in polar regions with heavy sea ice. Polar Pioneer is one of 10 Akademik Shuleykin-class Russian ships built in the mid-1980s in Finland for the Soviet Union’s oceanographic research purposes. Around half of these vessels ended up as chartered polar expeditions ships. Today, only three are still in operation, with Polar Pioneer being the only one in the Atlantic, Arctic and Antarctic Peninsula.

WildPhoto Travel has full-chartered Polar Pioneer five times since 2014 to South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula, and it is our favorite ship in that area. We are happy to have Polar Pioneer back, and use her on our upcoming photo expeditions.


Polar Pioneer


DECK PLAN MV POLAR PIONEER


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DESCRIPTION OF CABINS


TRIPLE PUBLIC CABINS with one bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and one additional lower berth, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.
TWIN PUBLIC CABINS with two lower berths and sofa, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private washbasin, hairdryer. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.
TWIN PRIVATE CABINS with two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom, hairdryer. These cabins have a window, private bathroom, 2 lower berths, except #402 and #403 which have upper and lower bunks and a couch.
MINI SUITE with double bed and separate lounge area, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom, hairdryer. These cabins have a window.
CAPTAIN’S SUITE with double bed and separate lounge area, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom, hairdryer. Forward and port windows.
SINGLE PRIVATE CABINS with one bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and a couch, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom, hairdryer.