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Deck M/V Polar Star


Ship Specs

Class: DNV + 1A1 Ice 1A*
Length: 86.5 metres
Beam: 21.2 metres
Draft: 9.85 metres
Tonnage: 4998 GRT
Type: 105 passenger maximum (100 in Antarctica)
Propulsion: Diesel Electric, 12,000Bhp
Bow-Thruster: 750Bhp
Speed: 15 knots max; 11.5 knots cruising
Flag/Home port: Barbados/Bridgetown
Call Sign: 8PPK
Official No./IMO No.: 725482/6905745

Our observation lounge is the perfect place to unwind in between activities. Here you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink, meet with new friends, play cards or simply enjoy the views from our large, panoramic windows. The observation lounge is also the epicenter of onboard activities, the location for daily recaps, lectures, briefings, film screenings and other events. There is a 24-hour self-serve refreshment station which includes coffee and tea.


Located on deck 3, our dining room is equipped to seat all our passengers at one time and operates on an open seating policy, creating an informal setting. Here, you will be treated to a varied and delicious international cuisine prepared by our talented chefs and served by our friendly stewardesses. A selection of entrees is offered at each meal with vegetarian option available.


The cozy Polar Bar can be found on deck 4 and is usually open from shortly after dinner until the wee hours – a great place to mingle with fellow passengers in a casual atmosphere. Passengers can also utilize our bar in the observation lounge, open before dinner each evening and at times during the day.


Sometimes it is nice to have some quiet time to soak up the experiences of the day or curl up with a good book. Our charming library provides just that opportunity. The library is located on deck 5 and is stocked with board games for leisure hours at sea, reference materials, novels and paperbacks. Our paperback section operates on a “leave and lend” basis.


For those extra energetic passengers, we have a mini gym on deck 4, equipped with a treadmill, bicycles, rowing machine, weight machine, mat, exercise ball and towels.


Located on deck 3 next to reception, the shop is stocked with a variety of souvenirs, including clothing, postcards and jewelry and a selection of basic personal items to help you through the trip.


We have a doctor onboard each expedition who is on-call 24 hours a day. The treatment room is located on deck 3 and is equipped with basic medications and medical equipment.

On deck 3, our wet room provides a place to dry and store lifejackets, boots and jackets when you return from your landing ashore. It is located next to the gangway where Zodiacs are loaded and unloaded.


Located mid-ship on Deck 3 this is your first stop upon embarking the ship on Day 1.  Regular operating hours are from 7:00am to 11:00pm.  These hours may vary slightly depending on the daily schedule.   During these hours, the Hotel Manager and/or Office Manager will be available to assist you with any requests that will make your time onboard as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. A safe is available to store any valuables you may have with you.

We can provide contact with the outside world while you are onboard with us. For a fee, you can set up an email account and for the duration of the trip, send and receive emails from your own personal email address. This way, you can keep friends and family updated on your daily adventures!

If you need to make a telephone call or send a fax, you can do so for a fee using our Iridium satellite phone and fax machine on the bridge. Please speak to any of the officers onboard the bridge and they can assist you.

A laundry service is available onboard. Each cabin is supplied with laundry bags and forms. Bags will be collected each morning with clean items returned within 48 hours.


Two lower and one upper berths. Sharing toilet, shower and washbasin with next cabin. Approx 100 sq.feet/10 sq. metres. Portholes. May be sold as a triple or double share (no single supplement).

Cabin Numbers:
322, 324, 326, 328, 330

Two lower beds. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Approx 115 sq. feet/11.5 square metres. Large windows. K2 cabins on deck 3 have a partially obstructed view and one window opens. K2 cabins on deck 4 have non opening windows. May be sold as a double or single (with payment of single supplement).

Cabin Numbers: 335, 336, 337, 338, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 420, 421, 422.

Two lower beds. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Approx 115 sq. feet/11.5 square metres. Large windows, one opens. May be sold as a double or single (with payment of single supplement).

Cabin Numbers: 333, 334, 339, 340, 341, 342, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432.


Double bed and couch which can be made up as a bed. Private bathroom with shower, toilet washbasin. Approx. 140 sq. feet/14 sq. metres. Side and aft facing windows, one opens. May be sold as a double, triple or single (with payment of single supplement).

Cabin Numbers: 343, 344, 433, 434.


Double bed (some in alcove) and couch which can be made up as a bed in some. Private bathroom with shower, toilet washbasin. Approx. 180 sq. feet/18 sq. metres. Large windows, some with one opening. May be sold as a double, triple or single (with payment of single supplement).

Cabin Numbers: 331, 332, 409, 410, 418, 507, 508.


Sleeping area in separate room (double bed in 501, 2 singles in 401 – can convert to double). Private bathroom with shower, toilet washbasin.  Approx. 250 sq. feet/25 sq. metres. Forward and side facing windows, some open. May be sold as a double or triple.

Cabin Numbers: 401, 501.

A special opportunity with Polar Star
Our open bridge policy

Because the ship’s bridge provides a superior location from which to view wildlife and the extraordinary vistas with 360° viewing, we are pleased to offer our open-bridge policy and the Captain and his Officers welcome your presence as they go about the business of navigating the ship.  They request that you refrain from bringing any food or drink items to the bridge and respect that this is a work environment. We therefore ask you to speak quietly and not touch any navigational equipment, charts or papers.  There may be times that the bridge is closed to passengers, generally for reasons of safety during rough weather or when the ship is in port.  Please check with the Officer on watch if you need confirmation as to whether the bridge is open.