New in 2019, the M/V Hondius is one of the strongest vessels of its category in the polar regions.
Maximum passengers: 174
The M/V Hondius is the first passenger vessel to be built to ‘Polar Class 6’ standard, making it one of the strongest ice-strengthened vessels in our fleet – ideal for advanced and exploratory polar journeys. The Hondius also exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), using only bio-degradable paints, LED lighting, steam heat, and flexible power management systems to keep fuel consumption and CO2 emission at the absolute minimum. Stabilisers make for smooth sailing whilst two separate gangways ensure a quick and efficient embarkation process into the fleet of Zodiacs.
Named after a 16th century Dutch cartographer, the Hondius is a perfect blend of polar explorer and modern hotel as it provides its guests with superior accommodation in 82 cabins, offering a superb level of comfort in an informal and cosy atmosphere. Ship facilities include a dedicated presentation room, an observation lounge, bar and library.
- Cabins with private ensuite bathrooms and ocean views
- Observation lounge
- Lecture room
- Two gangways for efficient Zodiac embarkation
- Loan of rubber boots during voyage
- Optional activities such as kayaking, camping and diving available on selected departures
- Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened vessel
- Exceeds the IMO’s environmental regulations
Why choose the M/V Hondius?
Built specifically for polar cruising, the M/V Hondius is a high-spec modern ship designed for remote exploration in both safety and style.
Quad porthole: two upper single berths and two lower single berths (bunk beds) with porthole and private bathroom, on deck 3
Triple porthole: one upper single berth 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 deck 3
Twin window: two lower single berths with window and private bathroom, on deck 4
Twin deluxe: two lower single berths with window and private bathroom, on deck 6
Superior: one double bed with window and private bathroom, on deck 6
Junior suite: one double bed with window and private bathroom, on deck 6
Grand suite: one double bed with balcony and private bathroom, on deck 7
Hondius suite: one double bed with corner window and private bathroom, on deck 6
Quad, triple or twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis)
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