Polar Pioneer

Polar Pioneer was built in Finland in 1985 as an ice-strengthened research ship and for many years she plied the infamous waters of Russia's northern coast. In 2000 she was fully refurbished and has since undergone further cosmetic upgrades to provide comfortable accommodation for 54 guests.

One of the last of the former Russian small research vessels which still service polar waters, this class of vessel has an excellent reputation for polar expedition cruising, due to her strength, manoeuvrability and small number of cabins. The on-board expeditionary staff are renowned for their enthusiasm which will shine through during their informal but informative lectures.

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