Shaped with the idea of extended voyages in both northern and southern hemispheres, Polar Star requires fewer stops in ports than comparable vessels. With her ICE class, she can operate in much colder climates than the usual, popular cruising areas and explore the vast reaches of even the poles. Espen Øino International designed the 63-meter yacht along traditional lines, with engineering to exacting technical standards when delivered in 2005. Her original interior design by Pauline Nunns reflected a rustic, country-house style with the ambience of a traditional motor yacht ambience. Large open areas for entertainment and relaxation feature hand-painted murals and antiques. She underwent an extensive interior refit in 2017 to create a more modern, oceanic environment.