A former scientific-research vessel, the Ortelius offers the classic small ship experience.
Maximum passengers: 116
Built in 1989, M/V Ortelius was designed as a special-purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. Following a refurbishment she was re-named after Abraham Ortelius, publisher of the first modern world atlas. The vessel has the top level ice-class registration (1A) and is therefore very well suited to navigating the part-frozen waters of the polar regions.
The Ortelius offers comfortable hotel standard cabins, with two restaurants and a bar/lecture room. With a maximum of just 116 passengers, she delivers an intimate and immersive polar experience.
- Cabins with private ensuite bathrooms and ocean views
- Observation lounge
- Bar/lecture room
- Two restaurants
- Loan of rubber boots during voyage
- Optional activities such as kayaking, camping and diving available on selected departures
- Registered Ice Class UL1 (equivalent to 1A)
Why choose the M/V Ortelius?
With an uncomplicated, comfortable and laid back feel, the Ortelius offers inspirational voyages at practical prices.
Quad: two upper single berths and two lower single berths (bunk beds) with porthole and private bathroom, on deck 3
Triple: two upper single berths and two lower single berths (bunk beds) with porthole and private bathroom, on deck 3
Twin Porthole: two lower single berths with porthole and private bathroom, on decks 3 and 4
Twin Window: two lower single berths with window and private bathroom, on deck 5
Twin Deluxe: two single lower berths with window and private bathroom, on deck 5
Superior: one double bed and one sofa bed with window and private bathroom, on deck 5
Quad, triple or twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis).
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