Ortelius

Tour Dates

Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Ortelius - 11 Day
Weddell Sea - In search of the Emperor Penguin
Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica - 19 Days
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Ortelius - 12 Day
Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica
Ross Sea Antarctic Odyssey - West
Ross Sea Antarctic Odyssey - East
Antarctica and the Polar Circle

The ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica, providing us with possibilities to adventure remote locations such as the Ross Sea and Franz Josef Land.

“Ortelius” was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, was named “Marina Svetaeva”, and served as a special purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. The vessel is re-flagged and renamed “Ortelius”. As Plancius, Ortelius was a Dutch / Flemish cartographer. Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598) published the first modern world atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatre of the World in 1570. At that time, the atlas was the most expensive book ever printed.

The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice. “Ortelius” is a great expedition vessel for 100 passengers with lots of open-deck spaces and a very large bridge which is accessible to the passengers. The vessel is manned by 34 highly experienced Russian nautical crew, 15 international catering staff, including stewardesses, 6 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 5 guides/lecturers) and 1 doctor.

”Ortelius” offers a comfortable hotel standard, with two restaurants, a bar/lecture room and a sauna. Our voyages are primarily developed to offer our passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program, trying to spend as much time ashore as possible. As the number of passengers is limited to approximately 100 on the “Ortelius”, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities.  Boots are available for loan.

Ship Specifications

Length: 91.25 meters
Breadth: 17.61 meters
Draft: 5.8 meters
Ice class: UL1 (equivalent to 1A)
Displacement: 4575 tonnes
Engines: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER
Speed: 12 knots (14.3 knots max)
Passengers: 100

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Per Person USD
Rates 2015-2016
Quad
Porthole
Triple
Porthole
Twin
Porthole
Twin
Window
Twin Deluxe
Superior
Helicopter
Fee
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
Special: Twin Porthole at Triple Porthole Rate (Price in Red)
$7,050 $7,950Full$8,650$7,950$9,150 $9,650 $10,550  
$11,550Full$12,800Full$13,550Full$14,150Full$14,800Full$16,150Full 
$13,200 $14,600 $15,950 $16,950 $17,800Full$19,400  
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850Full$11,850  
Camp, Kayak
$7,050Full$7,950 $8,650 $9,150 $9,650Full$10,550  
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,950 $8,950Full$9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850  
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850  
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Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin cabins is 1.7 times the twin rate.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All activities are free of charge for Basecamp Ortelius voyages (Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop).
On other voyages:
  Kayaking - $465
  Camping - $180
  Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required

Weddell Sea voyages include helicopters.

There is always a possibility of an added fuel surcharge if marine oil prices raise significantly.

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Please note that availability is updated about once a week.
Per Person USD
Rates 2016-2017
Quad
Porthole
Triple
Porthole
Twin
Porthole
Twin
Window
Twin Deluxe
Superior
Helicopter
Fee
$12,150 $13,250 $14,550 $15,350 $16,200 $17,950  
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe
$6,500 $7,300 $7,900 $8,400 $8,900 $9,650  
$11,550 $12,800 $13,550 $14,150Full$14,800 $16,150Full 
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe
$6,500 $7,300 $7,900 $8,400 $8,900 $9,650  
$13,200 $14,600 $15,950 $16,950 $17,800 $19,400  
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950Full$9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850  
$25,700 $27,900 $32,750 $33,850 $35,550 $37,300  
$25,700 $27,900 $32,750 $33,850 $35,550 $37,300  
Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850  
No trips meet your criteria. Please increase the budget above to view more results.
Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.

Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin cabins is 1.7 times the twin rate.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

All activities are free of charge for Basecamp Ortelius voyages (Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop).
On other voyages:
  Kayaking - $465 (min 4, max 14 kayakers)
  Camping - $180 (min 8, max 30 campers)
  Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required

Nov 27th, Jan 13th & Feb 15th voyages include helicopters.

There is always a possibility of an added fuel surcharge if marine oil prices raise significantly.


Ortelius Deck Plan


DeckPlan_Ortelius

Quad Porthole 4 Quadruple cabins with bunk beds and private facilities.
Triple Porthole 2 Triple cabins with 1 bunk bed & 1 single berth and private facilities.
Twin Porthole 27 Twin cabins with portholes, private toilet and shower and 2 single, lower berths.
Twin Window 12 Twin cabins with windows, private toilet and shower and 2 single, lower berths.
Twin Deluxe 2 Twin Deluxe cabins with twin beds, private toilet and shower.
Superior 6 Superior cabins with double bed, private toilet and shower and a separate day room or sitting area.