The Polar Pioneer’s size and maneuverability are perfectly suited for small group polar expedition travel. This ice-strengthened research ship plied the waters of the USSR’s northern coast for many years and was refurbished in 2000 to provide comfortable, safe accommodations for 54 passengers.
The captain and crew are among the most experienced ice navigators in the world. The ship’s bridge and viewing decks offer excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, while a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs transport passengers to shore for close-up wildlife viewing.
All cabins have outside portholes and ample storage space. A common area with a bar/lounge/library complements the simple and spacious accommodations. Meals are prepared by European chefs and served by Russian wait staff.
Double bed in separate room, plus foldout couch that can be used as a single bed, forward and port windows, lounge and table area, fridge, TV, video player, and private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.