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MV Polaris I

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The MV Polaris I Polaris I passengers board a Zodiac The French ship MV Polaris 1 Amazing scenery on the MV Polaris I Polaris 1 and iceburg Embark on Zodiac excursions off the Polaris I Zodiac excursions off the Polaris I Impressive icebergs encountered on your Svalbard cruise
A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape

Svalbard Polar Bear Expedition

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Polaris I
  • Look for wildlife in the pack-ice
  • Explore by Zodiacs
  • Visit tidewater glaciers & tundra
  • View huge populations of seabirds
  • Attend a broad range of lectures
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit Svalbard during the second half of the season on this 11-day Arctic expedition cruise on the MV Polaris 1. The ice is slowly starting to loosen its grip, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom-visited eastern parts. During this expedition discover the Arctic archipelago, …
Cruise Details
Aug 2811Svalbard Polar Bear Expedition
Passengers: 12
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

The MV Polaris 1 is an ex-MOD fleet tender that has undergone extensive conversion into a luxury expedition vessel. It can accommodate 12 passengers in 12 spacious en-suite cabins. The MV Polaris is ideally suited for small group expeditions to remote locations that are inaccessible to the larger cruise ships.

The main deck consists of the spacious passenger dining area, bar, and lounge. This area benefits from large picture windows, allowing guests to enjoy fantastic views while they dine and relax at the bar.

The lower accommodation is made up of 12 en-suite cabins, arranged as 4 singles and 8 doubles.

Experience close encounters with wildlife, explore magnificent landscapes, and discover the culture and history of Arctic destinations. If you are interested in expedition-style travel with a strong conservation bias, excellent photographic opportunities, and commitment to providing the fullest experience of destinations, then a voyage on the MV Polaris 1 is for you!

Year Built: 1973
Conversion: 2007
Flag: France
Length: 34 m
Beam: 8.5 m
Draft: 3.2 m
Tonnage: 395 gt
Main Engines: 700 hp
Electricity: 220 V
Speed: 9 knots
Inflatables: 2
Single cabin on MV Polaris I
Single bed
Single bed cabins with en-suite facilities are located on the lower deck.
Double cabin on the MV Polaris I
Double bed
Double bed cabins with en-suite facilities are located on the main and lower deck.
MV Polaris 1 Deck Plan
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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