Polar Pioneer

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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Rates 2015-2016
Triple Shared
Twin Shared
Twin Private
Mini Suite
Captain's Suite
Kayaking
Option
Charter
Air
Kayak
$14,300Limited$16,900$19,800$21,700$23,090Full$1,295 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
- Limited Availability -
$8,310Full$9,825$11,025Limited$12,325Full$13,650$1,050Full 
Camp, Kayak
- Limited Availability -
$7,800Limited$9,600$11,220$12,430Full$13,860Full$995Full 
Camp, Kayak
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$7,800Limited$9,600Full$11,220$12,430Full$13,860Full$995Full 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$14,300Limited$16,900Limited$19,800Limited$21,700Full$23,090Full$1,295 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$14,300$16,900$19,800Full$21,700Full$23,090Full$1,295 
Camp, Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$8,310Full$9,825$11,025Limited$12,325Full$13,650Full$1,050Full 
Kayak
- Full -
$7,800Full$9,600Full$11,220Full$12,430Full$13,860Full$995 
Kayak
- Very Limited Availability -
$7,800Full$9,600Full$11,220Full$12,430Full$13,860$995 
Mountaineering
$14,300$16,900$19,800$21,700Full$23,090Full$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.

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Per Person USD
Rates 2016-1017
Triple Shared
Twin Shared
Twin Private
Mini Suite
Captain's Suite
Kayaking
Option
Charter
Air
Kayak
$14,300$17,200$20,790$22,785$24,200$1,325 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
$8,500$9,990$11,575$12,940$14,330$1,050 
Camp, Kayak
$8,725$10,200$12,340$13,250$14,650$995 
Camp, Kayak
$8,725$10,200$12,340$13,250$14,650$995 
Kayak
$14,300$17,200$21,285$23,325$24,800$1,325 
Kayak
$14,300$17,200$21,285$23,325$24,800$1,325 
Camp, Photography, Kayak
$8,725$10,200$12,340$13,250$14,650$1,050 
Kayak
$8,725Full$10,200$12,340$13,250$14,650$995 
Kayak
$8,725$10,200$12,340$13,250$14,650$995 
Kayak
$14,300$17,200$20,790$22,785$24,200$1,325 
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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 prices as listed, Climbing $450, Photography Free, Camping  Free.

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

Polar Pioneer Deck Plan