The M/V Ortelius

   
 
 

The M/V Ortelius

Twin Porthole
TWIN PORTHOLE - DECK 4
Ortelius Twin Window
TWIN WINDOW - DECK 5
Ortelius Deluxe Twin Window
DELUXE TWIN - DECK 5
Ortelius Superior
SUPERIOR DECK 5
Ortelius Superior Bathroom
SUPERIOR BATHROOM
Built1989
Length91 m
Beam18 m
Draft6 m
Tonnage4575 tons
Cruise Speed12 knots
ClassUl1
Passengers100
Crew56

The ice-strengthened vessel “Ortelius” is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica, providing us with possibilities to adventure remote locations such as the Ross Sea and Franz Josef Land.

“Ortelius” was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, was named “Marina Svetaeva”, and served as a special purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. The vessel is re-flagged and renamed “Ortelius”. As Plancius, Ortelius was a Dutch / Flemish cartographer. Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598) published the first modern world atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatre of the World in 1570. At that time, the atlas was the most expensive book ever printed.

The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice. “Ortelius” is a great expedition vessel for 100 passengers with lots of open-deck spaces and a very large bridge which is accessible to the passengers. The vessel is manned by 34 highly experienced Russian nautical crew, 15 international catering staff, including stewardesses, 6 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 5 guides/lecturers) and 1 doctor.

”Ortelius” offers a comfortable hotel standard, with two restaurants, a bar/lecture room and a sauna. Our voyages are primarily developed to offer our passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program, trying to spend as much time ashore as possible. As the number of passengers is limited to approximately 100 on the “Ortelius”, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities.

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Antarctic Peninsula "Basecamp Ortelius"
Departing November 4th, 2017
12 Days / 1 location in Argentina
From $9650 Per Person Double Occupancy
Weddell Sea - Emperor Penguin Voyage
Departing November 15th, 2017
11 Days / 2 locations in Antarctica
From $10850 Per Person Double Occupancy
Antarctic Peninsula "Basecamp Ortelius"
Departing November 25th, 2017
12 Days / 1 location in Argentina
From $9650 Per Person Double Occupancy
Antarctic Peninsula With South Shetlands
Departing December 6th, 2017
10 Days / 3 locations in Antarctica and South Shetland
From $7050 Per Person Double Occupancy
Antarctic Peninsula Aboard the Ortelius
Departing January 3rd, 2018
11 Days / 5 locations in Chile and Antarctica
From $9650 Per Person Double Occupancy
Antarctic Peninsula Aboard the Ortelius
Departing January 13th, 2018
11 Days / 5 locations in Chile and Antarctica
From $9650 Per Person Double Occupancy
Antarctic Peninsula Aboard the Ortelius
Departing January 23rd, 2018
11 Days / 5 locations in Chile and Antarctica
From $9650 Per Person Double Occupancy
Antarctic Peninsula Aboard the Ortelius
Departing February 20th, 2018
11 Days / 5 locations in Chile and Antarctica
From $9650 Per Person Double Occupancy
Antarctic Peninsula "Basecamp Ortelius"
Departing March 3rd, 2018
12 Days / 1 location in Argentina
From $9650 Per Person Double Occupancy
Antartic Peninsula, Polar Circle, Deep South
Departing March 14th, 2018
15 Days / 0 location in
From $10850 Per Person Double Occupancy
North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special Cruise
Departing May 29th, 2018
8 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $5540 Per Person Double Occupancy
North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special Cruise
Departing June 5th, 2018
8 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $5540 Per Person Double Occupancy
North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special Cruise
Departing June 12th, 2018
8 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $5540 Per Person Double Occupancy
North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special Cruise
Departing June 19th, 2018
8 Days / 2 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $5540 Per Person Double Occupancy
Around Spitsbergen - Special Kvitoya Cruise
Departing August 19th, 2018
10 Days / 3 locations in Svalbard, Norway
From $7000 Per Person Double Occupancy