The MV Ortelius was purpose-built for the Russian Academy of Science before being converted into a polar explorer ship. The ship’s design makes her ideal for exploring and with just 116 passengers, there is plenty of opportunity to get onto the ice during your voyage.
The large observation room acts as the hub of the ship, complete with a bar in the evenings where you can share stories with your fellow passengers. There is a separate lecture room for daily briefings and lectures as well as a restaurant offering a range of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are 53 cabins on board and each is equipped with private facilities and external views. For great value cruising the ship offers quadruple and triple cabins as well as a range of twin accommodation too.
On selected cruises the ship offers a range of additional activities including kayaking, camping on ice, light mountaineering, hiking and snow shoeing as well as photographic workshops.
Specialist ‘Basecamp’ departures spend longer in locations and include all activities, and some departures have 2 helicopters on board with flights included.
Arctic – Quad / Triple share from £2869, Twin share from £3999
Antarctic – Quad / Triple share from £5799, Twin share from £7169
Please contact one of our Travel Specialists for full details of departure dates, prices and special offers.
MV Ortelius operates the following itineraries:
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