M/V Ortelius

Introduction

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.

Ship Features

  • 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.

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Cabins

Cabin Options

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

Twin Superior: one double bed with window and private bathroom, on deck 5

Single travellers
Quad, triple or twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis).

Deck Plan

ortelius deck plan

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