Ortelius

Tour Dates
Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica
Antarctica and the Polar Circle
Bouvet | Ascension Island to Praia
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Ortelius - 11 Day
Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica - 19 Days
Antarctic Peninsula - 11 Day
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Ortelius - 12 Day

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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Twin
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Twin Deluxe
Superior
Helicopter
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Embark Puerto Madryn, Disembark Ushuaia

Limited remaining berths up to 35% Discount (Prices in Red)
$11,850
$7,703
$13,150
$10,520
$14,250
Full
$14,850
Full
$15,600
Full
$17,550
Full
 
Three days reserved to visit the Emperor Rookeries by helicopters!

Discounts: Superior - 20%, Twin Window - 20%, Twin Porthole (shared) - 32%, Quad Porthole (shared) - 12%
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Twin Porthole (single) = $10,600 (Savings of $11,925!)
- Limited Availability -
$9,050
$7,950
$9,950
 
$13,250
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$13,550
Full
$14,250
Full
$15,700
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$11,300
 
$12,500
 
$13,250
 
$13,550
 
$14,250
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$15,700
Full
 
Embark Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembark Bluff, New Zealand
- Limited Availability -
$19,150
 
$21,400
 
$26,000
 
$27,050
 
$28,700
Full
$30,400
Full
$5,800
 
Embark Bluff, New Zealand
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

No Single Surcharge for Twin Porthole Cabins ($18,200 Value)!
$19,150
 
$21,400
 
$26,000
 
$27,050
 
$28,700
 
$30,400
 
$5,800
 
Kayak
$7,800
Full
$8,650
 
$9,300
 
$9,800
 
$10,200
Full
$11,300
 
 
Photography
$10,490
 
$11,670
 
$12,500
 
$13,250
Full
$13,500
Full
$15,250
Full
 
$810
 
$890
 
$1,000
 
$1,050
 
$1,080
Full
$1,140
 
 
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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.

Helicopter cost is Mandatory on the Ross Sea trips.

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

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Porthole
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Porthole
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Window
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Helicopter
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Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,050
 
$7,950
 
$8,650
 
$9,150
 
$9,650
 
$10,550
 
 
$11,550
 
$12,800
 
$13,550
 
$14,150
 
$14,800
Full
$16,150
Full
 
$13,200
 
$14,600
 
$15,950
 
$16,950
 
$17,800
 
$19,400
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$7,050
 
$7,950
 
$8,650
 
$9,150
 
$9,650
 
$10,550
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$7,950
 
$8,950
 
$9,650
 
$10,250
 
$10,850
 
$11,850
 
 
Camp, Kayak
$7,050
 
$7,950
 
$8,650
 
$9,150
 
$9,650
 
$10,550
 
 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,950
 
$8,950
 
$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.

All activities are free of charge for Basecamp Ortelius voyages (Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop).
On other voyages:
  Kayaking - $465
  Camping - $180

Weddell Sea voyages include helicopters.

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


Ortelius Deck Plan


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