About Us

Who we are

We are a shipowning company established in 2019

The ice-strengthened Polar pioneer is a well-known and beloved legend with over two decades of polar region expeditions. Since the purchase of the vessel in March 2021, the new owners have invested and upgraded the ship to a higher standard of comfort, improved safety and sustainability. 

Polar Pioneer was Reborn and introduced to her home, the polar regions, for the spring of 2022.

The people behind Polar Alca Maritime AB have different backgrounds, experiences and knowledge from shipping that complement each other well. 
Together with our distinguished partners we constitute a solid and strong team with cutting edge qualifications to form a modern and environmental positive shipowning company.

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mission & vision

We shall offer a safe and environmental friendly ship of the highest standard for polar expeditions.

We shall be the first choice for charterers and their passengers for expeditions in polar waters.

We shall provide our crew with a positive and safety oriented work environment.

Want to join our crew?

We’re always interested in new recruits to join the Polar Pioneer for upcoming adventures

Do not hesitate to submit your details through our crewing partner, Polar Crewing.

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our partners

We are proud to present our collaboration with the following companies. 

90 North Ice Consulting

Polar Code training with more than 27 years of experience. Assisting with Polar water operation manuals (PWOM)

Artis Maritime

Supply the marine sector with on board hospital equipment and supplies.

Aquamarine Finance

Financial advisor in the Maritime sector. Jan Albertsson Mobile: +46 (0)705595881 Email: Ja.aquafin@telia.com

Capital Insurance Services

Maritime insurance broker firm with experience particularly within the highly specialised and competitive Nordic maritime insurance market

Casi Finans AS

Private investor with focus on expeditions.

Clean Ship Scandinavia

Assisting the marine sector with regulations and environmental awareness. Deliver environmental management systems.


DFS is your one-stop shop for marine supplies. Open 24/7, we're always stocked and ready to deliver at a moment's notice. So whether you need dinner plates or safety nets, count on us to be there for you when you need us. No matter where in the world you are.

HF Interiör

Deliver quality interiors for all marine projects. On budget and in time.


Supplies everything from individual products to complete system solutions and overall offers in the shipping industry. We take full responsibility, from start to installation and commissioning. System delivery and total commitments, globally.

Polar Tracks Expeditions

A company of professional polar expedition guides & your trusted agency for booking expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica


Reparell AB is a Swedish based special producer of textiles, using #OceanWaste to transform marine litter into clothes used by the crew onboard Polar Pioneer

Vestland Marine

Vestland Marine provides the ship management services for Polar Pioneer. The company is offering all aspects of cost-effective ship management, which includes Technical Management, Crew Management with emphasis on health, safety and preservation of the environment.

WildPhoto Travel AS

Arrange expeditions in the polar regions. WildPhoto Travel know WHERE to go, WHEN to go and HOW to get the best possible wildlife experience.