M/V Polar Pioneer Details
The Polar Pioneer is one of 10 Akademik Shuleykin-class Russian ships built in the1980s in Finland as an ice strengthened research vessel - perfect for navigation in polar regions with heavy sea ice - for the Soviet Union’s oceanographic research purposes. What makes MV Polar Pioneer so special is that she is a true expedition vessel capable of accessing places larger ships simply can’t get to, but still big enough to make guests feel comfortable during the voyage. A relaxed and informal ship, with cabins for up to 53 guests at a time.
The ship can be found cruising through the waters of Antarctica during the season.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
The dining room offers buffet breakfast and lunch, and table-service dinner. Hot drinks and soft drinks are also included.
As with all expeditions to Antarctica, excursions are weather- and wildlife-dependent. The team on board will aim to have you out exploring by zodiac or on land at least twice a day. Antarctica is home to stunning scenery and incredible wildlife but there is history here too, and historical landings sometimes play a part in your itinerary.