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Classic Antarctica - M/v Polar Pioneer

Into Antarctica...
The South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula form one of the most
spectacular wilderness areas on earth. A remarkable collection of wildlife lives in
the shadow of snow-capped mountains and blue icebergs; penguins, whales and a
rich diversity of birdlife await you an exploratory journey of the Great White
Continent.

Tour Highlights

  • A classic expedition voyage exploring the Antarctic Peninsula
  • See Adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins
  • Enjoy the freedom of being in the vast, ice-sculpted Antarctic wilderness
  • Travel on a small, friendly expedition ship
  • Enjoy lectures and presentations from expert naturalists

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Punta Arenas

  • 2
    Drake Passage

  • 3
    Drake Passage

  • 4
    Antarctic Peninsular

  • 5
    Antarctic Peninsular

  • 6
    Antarctic Peninsular

  • 7
    Antarctic Peninsular

  • 8
    Antarctic Peninsular

  • 9
    Antarctic Peninsular

  • 10
    Drake Passage

  • 11
    Drake Passage

  • 12
    Ushuaia

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Classic Antarctica - M/V Polar Pioneer tour available at present.

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Why Book this tour
Here are the average costs of drinks, in USD, on board the Polar Pioneer - bear in mind, they may change:
Bottle of wine - from $12
Bottle of beer - from $3
Spirits (gin, whisky, vodka, port, rum) - from $5
Cocktails - from $5.50
Soft drinks (fizzy, fruit juice and water) - from $2.50
There is no internet access on board our ships, however you can pay to send and receive emails (no attachments). On the Polar Pioneer, the prices start from approximately 20 US cents per one kilobyte. Wi-fi access is available for laptops, with an email account set up for US$5, with the same download/sending fees.
A satellite telephone is available for use, and prices start from US$10 for 5 min.

Please Note: Due to the remote location of your voyage, making contact with the ship via telephone can be difficult and expensive.

It is better to carry US dollars for tipping and payment of bar bills on board the ship. You can also pay with all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Included meals 11 10 11
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Zodiac, Polar Pioneer
Accommodation
11 nights Comfortable Boat
Tour Staff
Expedition Crew, Naturalist(s)
Ship Description
Polar Pioneer is a Finnish ex-research vessel, refurbished to provide an adventurous journey in the polar regions; its ice class means it has excellent manoeuvrability. The vessel accommodates only 54 passengers, meaning more time with the experts and a friendly on-board experience. Informed crew and experts will ensure you learn about how a polar expedition runs, your unique surroundings and the wildlife; Zodiacs will take you to shore for close encounters.