Ortelius

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 and a bar/lecture room. 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.

Deck 4 was completely refurbished in May 2016.
Deck 5 was completely refurbished in May 2014.

Ship Specifications
• Registered: Cyprus
• Length: 90.95 meters
• Breadth: 17.20 meters
• Draft: 5.4 meters
• Ice class: UL1 (equivalent to 1A)
• Displacement: 4,090 tons
• Propulsion: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER
• Average cruising speed: 10.5 knots
• Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins
• Crew, guides, doctor: 41 / 8 / 1
• Various decks refurbished 2012-2017

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All rates are quoted per person in US Dollar, based on twin occupancy.

Single travelers can choose between "single occupancy" at a supplement of 1,7 x the Twin or Superior cabin rate , or "sharing basis" in Twin, Triple or Quadruple category at no additional cost.

Upon request (some voyages may be excluded), children under 16 with parents may receive 40% discount in Superior, Triple (sharing with 2 parents / adults) and Quadruple Cabins (sharing with 3 parents / adults).

Snowshoeing is Free.

Transfer  supplement for  bus  shuttle  between  Akureyri (ship)  and Reykjavik hotel (6 hours): $100 one-way or $200 return & must be pre-booked.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

DeckPlan_Ortelius

   Superior
2 windows (minimum) • 1 double bed • 1 single (sofa) bed • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented) • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Twin Deluxe
3 windows • 2 lower berths • Small sofa • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented) • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Twin Window
2 windows • 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented) • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Twin Porthole
2 portholes • 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented) • Hair dryer • Ample storage space • Cabins 337 & 338 have an additional third bed
   Quadruple Porthole
2 portholes • 2 upper / lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented) • Hair dryer • Ample storage space