polar pioneer svalbard

Explorer Small Ship

with 48 Guests

Guides

5

Zodiacs

5

MV Polar Pioneer

Svalbard, Greenland, Antarctica, South Georgia

Polar Pioneer is a legendary expedition vessel loved by those who travel on her. Her ice class (1A-super) means she is one of the most capable expedition vessels exploring the polar regions today. Her small size means she can get to places the larger ships can’t visit. She offers an authentic expedition atmosphere onboard and delivers outstanding experiences on every voyage. Our guests get to see and experience more than on larger cruise ships with 100 + guests..

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MV Villa

Svalbard & Franz Josef Land

MV Villa is a former research vessel tastefully converted into a comfortable expedition vessel for 12 guests. Villa is the ideal platform for exploring Svalbard. Her fast speed means she can access far away places and guests can see more on a 10 day voyage than on smaller vessels. Her ice strengthened hull allows her to explore the sea ice to the north of Svalbard, a place few go. Accompanied by 2 guides she delivers outstanding experiences for photographers and guests on every voyage.

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Expedition Micro Cruise

with 12 Guests

Guides

10

Zodiacs

2

Compare Our Cruise Experiences

Secret Atlas

  • Smallest Group sizes available in Svalbard and Greenland
  • Room for all our guests in Zodiacs
  • All our guests can explore ashore at the same time
  • Minimal waiting time to go ashore
  • 1 guide for every 6 guests
  • Visit places larger ships can’t reach
  • Longer ashore in an unhurried way
  • Maximum flexibility to explore
  • Authentic expedition style
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Other Operators

  • Larger group sizes in all polar destinations
  • Guests wait in a groups for Zodiacs
  • Guests go ashore in groups. Some sites have restricted numbers
  • Up to an hour wait time to go ashore
  • Average 1 guide for every 10 guests
  • Can’t access all sites 
  • Shore landings are regimented 
  • Set itinerary
  • Luxury rather than expedition

Explore

Svalbard

Join Secret Atlas on an authentic expedition to Svalbard. Choose between a 12 guest Micro Cruise or a 48 guest Small Ship Expedition.

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