Twin Tracks Expeditions
About the Ship
Built in Norway and chartered by the Norwegian state for almost all of her life, the MV Polarfront is a regular in the Polar North.
She secured her reputation as a safe and capable vessel over her many years working in partnership with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. She took readings of CO2 in the atmosphere and measured the convergence of masses of polar and tropical air, hence the name Polarfront.
The highlight of comfort at sea, the Polarfront has an advanced stabilization system – unique on this type of ship – which increases the pleasure of the maritime experience.
These days, having been converted into an expedition yacht flying the French flag, she offers large, tastefully appointed twin cabins (both lower berths), a common lounge and polar library.
The Polarfront is an excellent polar vessel that offers big ship sophistication in a small ship package.
- Passengers: 12
- Crew: 9
- Two Mark V zodiacs
- Speed: 10 knots
- Built in: 1976, but underwent a full interior refurbishment in 2017-2018
- Length: 55 m, Width: 10 m
- Ice Class: 1C
Why We Like Her
Photos of the Ship
Typical Suite Layout
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