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Polar Pioneer – Farewell Offer – SAVE up to $3,000 per person on Antarctica 2019 itineraries*

Polar Pioneer is one of the most popular style of vessels 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, maneuverability 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.

It is time to say goodbye… Sadly we must bid farewell to our beloved Polar Pioneer… She has been our home away from home for more than 17 years, and heart and soul of every polar expedition since then. Warm, homely, safe… she has provided the best environment for many expeditioners like you, and has been the place where lifelong friendships have been forged, and even the occasional proposal! It is now with great sadness we must say “пока” (poka)

*Offer is available on new bookings only and is available until sold out. Antarctica offer: US$3,000 per person savings applies to ASG77. US$2,000 per person saving applies to ANP126. US$1,000 per person saving applies to ANP125, ASG75, ASG76.  All offers are subject to availability until sold out. Promotion is available on Twin Share Private and Twin Share Public. Savings are available on request, subject to availability. The promotion is not available in conjunction with any other offer and is not redeemable for cash. Normal booking terms and conditions apply. A signed booking form and $2,500 deposit per person, in the currency of your invoice must be made within 7 days of reserved berth/s to confirm the booking.

Other terms and conditions apply.

Ship Features

  • Ice-strengthened hull
  • Triple, twin & suite cabins
  • Spacious viewing platforms & decks
  • Fleet of inflatable Zodiacs
  • Lounge bar & two dining rooms
  • Dedicated presentation room
  • Sauna
  • Basic medical clinic
  • English-speaking doctor
  • Daily cabin cleaning service
  • Satellite phone & email access
  • Gumboots provided for landings
  • Laundry service available

Ship Specifications

  • Passengers: 54
  • Staff: 10-12
  • Crew: 23
  • Cabins: 26
  • Decks: 6
  • Refurbished: 2000
  • Length: 71.6m
  • Beam: 12.8 metres
  • Draft: 4.5m
  • Cruising Speed: 10 knots
  • Gross tonnage: 1753
  • Registry: Russian
  • Voltage: 220v. European round, two pin plug

 

 

    Itinerary Summary

  • 18 DAYS • WEDDELL SEA, SOUTH GEORGIA & FALKLANDS
  • 11 DAYS - ANTARCTIC EXPLORER
  • 18 DAYS - SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARTIC ODYSSEY
18 DAYS • WEDDELL SEA, SOUTH GEORGIA & FALKLANDS

Inspired by Shackleton’s 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, experience autumnal sunsets, sociable whales, a continental landing and nearly fully-fledged penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula, before attempting to enter the Weddell Sea. We retrace Shackleton’s epic voyage across the majestic Scotia Sea. Our mountaineers attempt to cross rugged South Georgia as we delight in twice-daily landings.

  • EXPEDITION EXPERIENCES
    Search for whales and leopard seals along the Peninsula.
    Attempt to sail into the Weddell Sea, home of vast tabular icebergs and resting place of Shackleton’s Endurance Zodiac cruise close to Point Wild, Elephant Island, where Shackleton’s men spent 137 grim days (conditions permitting)
    Walk the last leg of Shackleton’s South Georgia crossing from Fortuna Bay to Stromness (conditions permitting)
    Raise a glass with our historian at a graveside toast to ‘The Boss’ and Frank Wild, before touring the whaling station and museum
    Wander through the world’s largest king penguin colonies; macaroni, chinstrap and gentoo penguins as well Experienced hikers attempt the South Georgia Alpine Crossing and follow in the footsteps of Shackleton, Worsley, and Crean.*

DEPARTURE PORTS & DATES

From: Ushuaia To: Santiago or Punta Arenas
20 Mar ‘19 06 Apr ‘19 ASG77
ITINERARY OVERVIEW
DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia
DAYS 2-3 Drake Passage, South Shetland Islands
DAYS 4-6 Antarctic Peninsula East Coast & Weddell Sea. Possible landings: Penguin Is., Brown Bluff, Paulet Is.
DAYS 7-9 Scotia Sea & Elephant Island

DAY 10 South Georgia: King Haakon Bay
DAYS 11-14 South Georgia. Possible landings: Gold Harbour, Fortuna Bay, Stromness, Grytviken, Prion Is.
DAYS 15-17 Scotia Sea, Falkland Islands
DAY 18 Fly Stanley, Falkland Islands to Santiago (or Punta Arenas).
Itinerary is a guide only and subject to ice and weather conditions. *Surcharges apply

11 DAYS - ANTARCTIC EXPLORER
18 DAYS - SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARTIC ODYSSEY

*Prices can change on more than one factor such as accomodation, availability, etc.

Polar Pioneer Farewell - 11 Days Antarctic Explorer- Single Twin  
Twin Public Cabin (single rate is based on share cabins) $15,833.00 $15,833.00 / person
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Includes

 

18 DAYS • WEDDELL SEA, SOUTH GEORGIA & FALKLANDS

20 Mar ’19 6 Apr ’19 – 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Luggage transfer from Ushuaia hotel to ship on Day 1
  • Stanley town tour (time permitting) on Day 18
  • Transfer from ship to Falkland Island’s airport on Day 18
  • Flight from Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas to Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas*) on Day 18
  • 17 nights’ ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on-board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port and landing fees and charges

 

 

11 Days -Antarctic Explorer

Trip code: ANP126

10 Mar ’19 20 Mar ’19 – 11/12 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • 1 nights’ accommodation in Punta Arenas pre-voyage on Day 1
  • Transfer from hotel to Punta Arenas airport on Day 2
  • Flight from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica on Day 2
  • 9 nights’ ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on-board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port and landing fees and charges

 

 18 Days – South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG75

16 Jan ’19 2 Feb ’19 – 18/20/21 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Luggage transfer from Ushuaia hotel to ship on Day 1
  • Stanley town tour (time permitting) on Day 18
  • Transfer from ship to Falkland Island’s airport on Day 18
  • Flight from Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas to Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas*) on Day 18
  • 17 nights’ ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on-board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port and landing fees and charges

 

18 Days – South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG76

2 Feb ’19 19 Feb ’19 – 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Flight from Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas) to Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas on Day 1
  • Transfer from Falkland Island’s airport to ship on Day 1
  • Stanley town tour (time permitting) on Day 1
  • 17 nights’ ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on-board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port and landing fees and charges

 

Excludes

18 DAYS • WEDDELL SEA, SOUTH GEORGIA & FALKLANDS

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Days -Antarctic Explorer

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges

18 Days – South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to and from the ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges

 

18 Days – South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from the ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes
  • Visa, passport or vaccination charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book an optional activity
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges

 

 

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