M/V Polar Pioneer

The MV Polar Pioneer has been reborn 

The MV 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.

The 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.

Length 71.6 m 
Beam 12.82 m
Speed 10 knots (1 engine) 12 knots (2 engine)
Passengers 50
Ice class rating KM*ULA2

 

Deck Plan

 

Cabins

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3 10 M²   PORTHOLE
With one bunk (one upper and one lower berth) and one additional lower berth, a writing desk, wardrobe and drawers, private washbasin. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins.
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2 9.8 M²       PORTHOLE
With two lower berths and a sofa, a writing desk, wardrobe and drawers, private washbasin and hairdryer. Nearby shower and toilet facilities are shared with other Main Deck cabins.
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2 12 M²            WINDOW
With two lower berths, a writing desk, wardrobe and drawers, private bathroom and hairdryer. These cabins have a window. However #402 and #403 has a bunk with upper and lower berths and a couch.
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2 16.8 M²         WINDOWS
With double bed and a seperate lounge area, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers, private bathroom and hairdryer.
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2 22 M²         WINDOWS
With double bed and a seperate lounge area, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers, private bathroom and hairdryer. Forward & port windows.