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Reviews for Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth - M/V Polar Pioneer 2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.

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2 Mark Hunt , 22/08/15

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This was a trip of extremes. Periosd of excitement when the wildfife appeared and long periods of boredom when the fog came in. This trip is not what I expected and for the money I paid I would not recommend it if you want an active holiday chasing wild life. This is Cruise with a bit of wildlife thrown in , if that is your thing then its great. I wanted a Polar safari which it most definitely is not. We had 20 time slots to get out on the zodiacs , we actaully got out on the zodiacs on 7 occassions for about 90 minutes each . Thats in 10 days. When we did get off te ship the zodiacs were great fun and we had one amazing Polar Bear sighting for about an hour. We had 1.5 days fog bound which meant that we had to stay on the ship and we could see anything at all from the ship.On the clear days in the ice it was beautiful but that was not very often and not for very long. Please note that this is a small ship of 130 passengers capacity and other than a darts board ,a Frozen Planet DVD and lectutres there is no entertainment to occupy you - hence the long periods of boredom. The food was excellent and as I say the staff performed very well.

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Our Response

We’re sorry to hear that the itinerary was not as you expected, especially as you spent a lot of time onboard due to the bad weather. We have spoken with the operations team for the M/S expedition and they are confident that they did everything possible to ensure the best experience. We can see that the ship did cover a considerable distance, but unfortunately the weather did have an impact on the itinerary on this occasion.

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