Polar Pioneer is one of the most popular style of vessel currently used in Antarctica and the Arctic. Originally built as an ice-strengthened research vessel in Finland in 1982, she was refurbished in 2000 and converted into a passenger ship for expeditions to the Polar Regions.
Polar Pioneer’s excellent reputation for polar expedition cruising is due to her strength, manoeuvrability and size. She is small and nimble, which means she can sail up close to landing sites and venture where other, larger ships can’t. Carrying just 54 passengers, she allows us to offer you a far more personal and intimate experience of the destination we are visiting.Polar Pioneer
Take a deep breath, close your eyes and say it: "I am going to Antarctica!" For over 25 years, we've turned dreams into reality, exploring not just the Antarctic coast but remote, historical islands in the Scotia Sea and the wildlife wonderland of South Georgia. Join us to visit historic huts, whaling sites, scientific bases and step onto the Antarctic continent. Best of all, come experience the drama of seabirds, seals, whales and penguins going about their lives in an environment like no other!