Polar Pioneer

Tour Dates
In Shackleton's Footsteps
Across the Antarctic Circle
Weddell Sea Explorer
The Shackleton Spirit
Scotia Sea Springtime
Christmas in Antarctica - Cruise/Fly
New Year in Antarctica - Fly/Cruise
Weddell Sea Explorer
Cruise/Fly Across the Circle
Fly/Cruise Across the Circle
In Shackleton's Footsteps

Polar Pioneer

Polar Pioneer was built in Finland in 1985 as an ice-strengthened research ship, and for many years she plied the treacherous waters of the USSR's northern coast. In 2000 she was refurbished in St Petersburg to provide comfortable accommodation for 56 passengers. A combined bar/lounge/library area (stocked with a good collection of polar books) was also created by simple internal restructuring.

This class of vessel has a fine reputation for polar expedition cruising, due to its strength, manoeuvrability and small number of cabins. All cabins have outside portholes plus ample storage space. The Russian captain and crew are among the most experienced ice-navigators in the world and their enthusiasm is legendary.

The Polar Pioneer is not a luxury vessel. The accommodations are simple yet comfortable, and the meals are wholesome and uncomplicated. The ship has a combined bar/lounge/library area, the bridge is always open to us, and the decks are ideal for viewing. The chefs are Australian, and the dining room is attended by Russian stewardesses. A small fleet of inflatable Zodiacs with outboard motors help you get from from ship to shore.

An Expedition Jacket is given to you onboard when you book a trip on the Polar Pioneer.

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Per Person USD
Rates 2014-2015
Triple Shared
Twin Shared
Twin Private
Mini Suite
Captain's Suite
Kayaking
Option
Charter
Air
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
- Full -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$8,700
Full
$10,290
Full
$11,550
Full
$12,900
Full
$14,290
Full
$995
Full
 
Kayak
- Full -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$13,660
Full
$16,200
Full
$18,900
Full
$20,700
Full
$21,990
Full
$1,250
Full
 
Kayak
- Full -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$13,660
Full
$16,200
Full
$18,900
Full
$20,700
Full
$21,990
Full
$1,250
Full
 
Camp, Kayak
- Full -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$8,700
Full
$10,290
Full
$11,550
Full
$12,900
Full
$14,290
Full
$995
Full
 
Mountaineering, Kayak
- Full -
Shackleton Crossing
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$13,660
Full
$16,200
Full
$18,900
Full
$20,700
Full
$21,990
Full
$1,295
Full
 
Kayak
- Full -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$7,100
Full
$8,750
Full
$10,200
Full
$11,300
Full
$12,600
Full
$925
Full
 
Kayak
Snorkeling
- Full -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$7,100
Full
$8,750
Full
$10,200
Full
$11,300
Full
$12,600
Full
$925
Full
 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
15% Discount on all remaining berths
$12,660
Full
$15,200
$12,920
$17,900
$15,215
$19,700
Full
$20,990
Full
$1,295
Full
 
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Airfare Not Included. Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single costs are 1.7 times the twin rate.

Mandatory Flight for Fly/Cruise (Punta Arenas to Antarctica) and Cruise/Fly (Antarctica to Punta Arenas) - $1200
Optional Flight Punta Arenas / Falklands or Falklands / Punta Arenas $660

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Optional Activities: Kayaking $925-1295, South Georgia Alpine Crossing $1250, Climbing $250, Photography Free, Camping  Free.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance Required. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
Per Person USD
Rates 2015-2016
Triple Shared
Twin Shared
Twin Private
Mini Suite
Captain's Suite
Kayaking
Option
Charter
Air
Kayak
$14,300
 
$16,900
 
$19,800
 
$21,700
 
$23,090
 
$1,295
 
 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
$8,310
 
$9,825
 
$11,025
 
$12,325
 
$13,650
 
$1,050
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$7,800
 
$9,600
 
$11,220
 
$12,430
Full
$13,860
Full
$995
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$7,800
 
$9,600
 
$11,220
 
$12,430
Full
$13,860
Full
$995
Full
 
Kayak
$14,300
 
$16,900
 
$19,800
 
$21,700
 
$23,090
Full
$1,295
 
 
Kayak
$14,300
 
$16,900
 
$19,800
 
$21,700
 
$23,090
Full
$1,295
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$8,310
 
$9,825
 
$11,025
 
$12,325
Full
$13,650
 
$1,050
 
 
Kayak
$7,800
Full
$9,600
Full
$11,220
 
$12,430
 
$13,860
 
$995
 
 
Kayak
$7,800
Full
$9,600
Full
$11,220
 
$12,430
 
$13,860
 
$995
 
 
Mountaineering
$14,300
 
$16,900
 
$19,800
 
$21,700
Full
$23,090
Full
$1,295
 
 
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International Airfare Not Included. Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single costs are 1.7 times the twin rate.

Flights included for Fly/Cruise itineraries.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Optional Activities: Kayaking $925-1295, South Georgia Alpine Crossing $1250, Climbing $450, Photography Free, Camping  Free.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance Required. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Polar Pioneer Deck Plan