ORTELIUS

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. Boots are available for loan.
 
Deck 4 was completely refurbished in May 2016.
Deck 5 was completely refurbished in May 2014.

Ideal for
Exploring remote locations
Maneuvering through pack ice
Bird watching
Helicopter landings

Cabins & Amenities

  • All cabins with exterior view (porthole or window) and private facilities
  • Two restaurants
  • Bar / Observation Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Internet access
  • Hairdryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Stabilizers for smooth sailing
  • 11 zodiacs onboard

Ship Specifications

  • Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins
  • Staff & crew: 52
  • Length: 90.95 meters
  • Breadth: 17.20 meters
  • Draft: 5.4 meters
  • Ice class: UL1 (Equivalent to 1A)
  • Displacement: 4575 tonnes
  • Propulsion: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER
  • Speed: 14.3 knots maximum

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:
•All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
•All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
•Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
•Free use of rubber boots.
•Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
•All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
•Comprehensive pre-departure material.
 
Exclusions:
•Any airfare whether on scheduled or charter flights;
•Pre- and post-land arrangements;
•Passport and visa expenses;
•Government arrival and departure taxes;
•Meals ashore;
•Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended);
•Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Notes

Adventure Options must be pre-booked and paid prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability.
 
Camping: min. 8, max. 30 campers.
Kayaking: min. 4, max. 14 kayakers.
Diving: min. 8, max. 24 divers.
Photo Workshop: min. 4, max. 14 participants.
Snowshoeing: is free of charge incl. snowshoes.
Hiking: Hikes of approx. 2-3 hours or longer. The activity is free of charge.
All activities free on Basecamp voyages except Diving (incl. Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop)

Activities available on selected departures.

Adventure Options 2017/2018: Camping US$180, Kayaking US$465, Mountaineering FREE, Photo Workshop FREE, Hiking & Snowshoeing FREE. Dive supplement is different in each departure, please ask.

Adventure Options 2018/2019: Camping US$180, Kayaking US$465, Snowshoe FREE (sign up required).

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

SAVINGS: See pricing chart for details (prices in red).
Prices and availability subject to change without prior notice.
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DATES AND PRICES

1. ANTARCTICA 2017-2018

The prices display below are expressed in US dollars per person. If you would like more information or book the trip of a lifetime, please CONTACT US..

TRIP Embark Disembark Start date Finish date Quad Porthole Triple Porthole Twin Porthole Twin Window Twin Deluxe Superior Adventure Options
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp.
(11 nights / 12 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 04-Nov.-17 15-Nov.-17 $7,950
$6,350
On request
$8,950
$7,150
On request
$9,650
$7,700
On request
$10,250
$8,200
On request
$10,850
$8,700
On request
$11,850
$9,500
On request
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Snowshoeing, Camping, Mountaineering
In search of the Emperor Penguin.
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 15-Nov.-17 25-Nov.-17 $11,550
$9,250
On request
$12,800
$9,250
Limited
$13,550
$9,250
Limited
$14,150
$11,300
Limited
$14,800
$11,850
Limited
$15,600
$12,500
Limited
Helicopter Tours
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp.
(11 nights / 12 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 25-Nov.-17 06-Dec.-17 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,250
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,850
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Snowshoeing, Camping, Mountaineering
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 06-Dec.-17 16-Dec.-17 $5,750
Available
$6,500
Available
$7,050
Available
$7,500
Available
$7,900
Available
$8,550
Available
Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Camping
Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica
(19 nights / 20 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 16-Dec.-17 03-Jan.-18 $13,200
Available
$14,600
Available
$15,950
Available
$16,950
Available
$17,800
Available
$19,400
Available
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 13-Jan.-18 23-Jan.-18 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,250
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,850
Available
Kayaking, Camping
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 23-Jan.-18 02-Feb.-18 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,250
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,850
Available
Kayaking, Camping, Polar Diving
Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica
(19 nights / 20 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 02-Feb.-18 20-Feb.-18 $14,250
Available
$15,650
Available
$16,900
Available
$17,900
Available
$18,900
Available
$20,800
Available
Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica
(19 nights / 20 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 16-Feb.-18 07-Mar.-18 $14,250
Available
$15,550
Available
$16,950
Available
$17,700
Available
$19,100
Available
$20,500
Available
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 20-Feb.-18 03-Mar.-18 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,250
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,850
Available
Kayaking, Camping, Polar Diving
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp.
(11 nights / 12 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 03-Mar.-18 14-Mar.-18 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,250
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,850
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping, Mountaineering
Polar Circle - Whale Watching Voyage.
(14 nights / 15 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 14-Mar.-18 28-Mar.-18 $8,650
Available
$9,550
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,600
Available
$12,200
Available
$13,400
Available
Polar Diving
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2. ANTARCTICA 2018-2019

The prices display below are expressed in US dollars per person. If you would like more information or book the trip of a lifetime, please CONTACT US..

TRIP Embark Disembark Start date Finish date Quad Porthole Triple Porthole Twin Porthole Twin Window Twin Deluxe Superior Adventure Options
Falkland Islands Exclusive (Malvinas)
(9 nights / 10 days)
Puerto Madryn Ushuaia 29-Oct.-18 07-Nov.-18 $5,600
Available
$6,300
Available
$6,800
Available
$7,250
Available
$7,650
Available
$8,350
Available
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp.
(11 nights / 12 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 07-Nov.-18 18-Nov.-18 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,100
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,700
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Snowshoeing, Camping, Mountaineering
In search of the Emperor Penguin.
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 18-Nov.-18 28-Nov.-18 $11,400
Available
$12,300
On request
$13,200
Available
$13,700
On request
$14,400
On request
$15,200
On request
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp.
(11 nights / 12 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 28-Nov.-18 09-Dec.-18 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,100
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,700
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Snowshoeing, Camping, Mountaineering
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 09-Dec.-18 18-Dec.-18 $6,500
Available
$7,300
Available
$7,900
Available
$8,400
Available
$8,900
Available
$9,600
Available
Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Camping
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp.
(11 nights / 12 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 18-Dec.-18 29-Dec.-18 $8,250
Available
$9,250
Available
$9,950
Available
$10,500
Available
$11,250
Available
$11,950
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Snowshoeing, Camping, Mountaineering
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp.
(11 nights / 12 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 29-Dec.-18 09-Jan.-19 $8,250
Available
$9,250
Available
$9,950
Available
$10,500
Available
$11,250
Available
$11,950
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Snowshoeing, Camping, Mountaineering
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 09-Jan.-19 19-Jan.-19 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,100
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,700
Available
Kayaking, Camping
Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica
(19 nights / 20 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 19-Jan.-19 06-Feb.-19 $14,250
Full
$15,550
Full
$16,950
Full
$17,700
Full
$19,100
Full
$20,500
Full
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 06-Feb.-19 16-Feb.-19 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,100
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,700
Available
Kayaking, Camping
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp.
(11 nights / 12 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 07-Mar.-19 18-Mar.-19 $7,950
Available
$8,950
Available
$9,650
Available
$10,100
Available
$10,850
Available
$11,700
Available
Kayaking, Photo Workshop, Camping, Mountaineering
Polar Circle - Whale Watching Voyage.
(14 nights / 15 days)
Ushuaia Ushuaia 18-Mar.-19 31-Mar.-19 $8,300
Available
$9,250
Available
$10,200
Available
$10,750
Available
$11,500
Available
$12,400
Available
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