AURORA EXPEDITIONS _
Registered Owner: Polar
Expedition LLC - Russia - Operator: Polar Expedition a
joint-stock company of Russian Federation and Aurora Expeditions - Australia.
Expedition cruise ship.
Entered Service: 1983 - Refit: 2000 in Russia - Tonnage:
1.753 - Passenger lower beds: 53 - All berths: 56 - Length: 71,06 m. - Beam: 12,82 m. -
Draught: 6,45 m. - Installed power: 2 diesel engines of 1147 kW.
each - Controllable pitch
propeller - Max. Speed: 14 knots -
Service Speed: 12 knots - Flag: Russia - Classification: Russian Maritime
Register of Shipping - ice-strengthened hull acc. to
Russian ice-class notation LU(1), identical with Lloyds Register 1D - Builder:
Wartsila - Finland - Yard no. ?
Former name: Akademik
Professor Molchanov - Professor Multanovskiy - Akademik Shokalskiy - Spirit of
Aurora Expeditions has announced the
final season for the Polar Pioneer, as
the 54-guest ship will be replaced by
the new 160-guest Greg Mortimer.
Pioneer will be sailing her final polar
voyages to Antarctica in 2018 and 2019,
and the Arctic and Scotland in 2019,"
the company said.
1,700-ton ship concludes its Aurora
Expeditions career in summer 2019.
originally built as an ice-strengthened
research vessel in Finland in 1982, and
was refurbished in 2000 and converted
into a passenger ship for expeditions to
the polar regions.
will welcome the Greg Mortimer,
currently under construction in China,
on a long-term charter agreement from
SunStone Ships in August 2019.
space ratio all berths: 31.30
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