Mv Polar Pioneer in Antarctica

Power Mega Yacht
235 ft
54 Guests

About This Boat

MV Polar Pioneer, Adventure Class Cruise in Antarctica

The 235-ft M/V Polar Pioneer was built in Finland in 1985 as a research vessel, and for many years she plied the treacherous waters of the USSR's northern coast. In 2000 she was refurbished in St. Petersburg as a polar expedition vessel, with a traveler capacity of 54 passengers. The Polar Pioneer has an excellent reputation for polar expedition cruising, due to its strength, maneuverability and small number of cabins.  The Polar Pioneer complies with the latest SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) regulations and flies under the Russian flag. She travels at a maximum speed of 10 knots, and is ice-strengthened (100A1 Super).

The Cabin 
Accommodates 54 passengers in 26 spacious, outside cabins with portholes or windows, and ample storage space. Cabins have either shared or private toilet and shower facilities.

Many large decks and she has comfortable staterooms, a combined lounge/bar/library area on deck four, two dining rooms with portholes, a sauna, and a dedicated lecture/presentation room. Well-equipped for a range of adventure activities.

The M/V Ortelius is manned by a highly experienced, 20-member Russian nautical crew, an international catering/hotel staff of 19, a doctor, and 6 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 5 guides/lecturers).

On select departures, the M/V Ortelius will be equipped with a minimum of two helicopters to enable passengers in reaching remote landing sites that otherwise would be inaccessible.

Polar Pioneer – $7,700
This is the lowest price available for this boat. Please contact Southern Explorations for more details. Antarctica cruise pricing varies depending on time of year, cruise itinerary, and cabin type.


  • Type: Power Mega Yacht
  • Capacity: 54 People
  • Year: 1985
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Length: 235 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • 26 Cabins
  • Bar
  • Bow Thrusters
  • CD Player
  • Center Cockpit
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Generator
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • BBQ
  • Life jackets/required safety gear

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  • Goudier Island
  • Wiencke Island
  • Antarctica, Antarctica
  • Antarctica
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