ABOUT THE SHIP

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This great little expedition ship began as the Marina Svetaeva, built in Poland in 1989 as a special-purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of ScienceLater it was renamed after the Dutch/Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598), who in 1570 published the first modern world atlas which, at the time, was the most expensive book ever printed. Onboard the Ortelius has an informal atmosphere, with a lecture room for expert presentations and a bar to quench your thirst after coming in from a landing. 

  • Length: 91.25 meters
  • Expedition staff + crew: 52
  • Draft: 5.8 meters
  • Ice class: UL1 (equivalent to 1A)
  • Speed: 10.5 knots average cruising speed
  • Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins
  • Bar + Lecture room

WHY WE LIKE HER

  • INTREPID

    High ice-class – the Ortelius has an ice-class of UL1 (equivalent to 1Awhich means she can easily navigate through solid one-year sea ice as well as loose multi-year pack ice, getting you to spots that other ships might not be able to.

  • SPACE

    Lots of open-deck space – the best place to spot wildlife is out on deck, and the Ortelius offers a lot of great outdoor space on different levels of the ship.

  • RELAXED

    Informal atmosphere – a comfortable ship with an easygoing atmosphere, you never have to worry about whether you’ve got the right dinner wear.  

RATES & DATES

Per Person USD Rates
2018-2019
Quad PortholeTriple PortholeTwin PortholeTwin WindowTwin
Deluxe
Superior
Falkland Islands Exclusive
Oct 29 - Nov 07, 2018 (10 days)
$5,600
Limited
$6,300$6,800
Limited
$7,250
Limited
$7,650$8,350
Limited
Basecamp Ortelius - Antarctica
Nov 07 - Nov 18, 2018 (12 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,950
Full
$8,950
Full
$9,650$10,100$10,850
Full
$11,700
Limited
Weddell Sea - In search of the Emperor Penguin
Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2018 (11 days)
$11,400
1 Berth
$12,300
Full
$13,200
Full
$13,700
Full
$14,400
Full
$15,200
Full
Basecamp Ortelius - Antarctica
Nov 28 - Dec 09, 2018 (12 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,950
Full
$8,950
Full
$9,650$10,100
1 Berth
$10,850
Full
$11,700
Limited
Antarctic Peninsula - S. Shetlands
Dec 09 - Dec 18, 2018 (10 days)
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe
$6,500
Full
$7,300
Full
$7,900
Limited
$8,400
Limited
$8,900$9,600
Basecamp Ortelius - Antarctica
Dec 18 - Dec 29, 2018 (12 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$8,250
Full
$9,250
Full
$9,950
Full
$10,500
Full
$11,250
Full
$11,950
Full
Basecamp Ortelius - Antarctica
Dec 29 - Jan 09, 2019 (12 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$8,250
Full
$9,250
Full
$9,950
Full
$10,500
Full
$11,250
Full
$11,950
Full
Antarctic Peninsula - 11 Day
Feb 06 - Feb 16, 2019 (11 days)
Camp, Kayak
$7,950
Full
$8,950
Full
$9,650
1 Berth
$10,100
Limited
$10,850
1 Berth
$11,700
Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica - 20 Days
Feb 16 - Mar 07, 2019 (20 days)
$14,250
1 Berth
$15,550
1 Berth
$16,950
Full
$17,700
Limited
$19,100$20,500
Basecamp Ortelius - Antarctica
Mar 07 - Mar 18, 2019 (12 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
$7,950
Full
$8,950
$9,650
$10,100
$10,850
$11,700
Polar Circle and Antarctica - 14 Day
Mar 18 - Mar 31, 2019 (14 days)
Whale Watching Voyage
$8,300
Limited
$9,250
Full
$10,200
$10,750$11,500
Full
$12,400

INSIDER ADVICE

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