The M/V Hondius is the first Polar Class 6 vessel, making it perfectly optimised for exploration of the polar regions. Accommodating 170 passengers, in a total of 80 cabins, Hondius is Oceanwide's newest vessel, exceeding all of the latest green requirements of the Polar Code.
The M/V Hondius uses LED lighting, steam heating, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, and state-of-the-art power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels minimal. This means that when you sail aboard Hondius, you get to enjoy the landscapes and wildlife of the polar regions, as much as possible without impacting on either of them.
The ship has a high standard of accommodation and a strong focus on an outdoor adventure. The activity programme includes options like camping, mountaineering, zodiac cruises, scuba diving and photography.
Onboard you will find public spaces including a large observation lounge and separate lecture room, which are reserved for a wide variety of interactive workshops, exhibitions, and performances particular to Hondius. Though elegantly designed in stylish mid-century modern décor, this vessel holds true to Oceanwide’s distinctive cosy and informal atmosphere.
Polar Specialist Ben Rowley says; "Hondius is a very capable ship, designed using decades of knowledge of operating other ships. Cabins are very modern and comfortable with plenty of space, and what struck me was the size of the windows even in entry-level Twin Window cabins – double the size of many older ships! The bright and airy vibe continues throughout the ship and you’re never a step or two away from being able to see the view or wildlife in the water."
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