MV Ortelius polar expedition vessel

Ortelius

  • Vessel details

    ORTELIUS

    “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”. “Ortelius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Cyprus flag. 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 116 passengers with lots of open-deck spaces. The vessel is manned by 22 highly experienced international nautical crew, 19 international hotel crew, 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader, 1 assistant expedition leader and 6 guides/lecturers), and 1 doctor. Ortelius offers a comfortable hotel standard, with a u-shaped, a bar and a lecture room. 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 116 on the “Ortelius”, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities. “Ortelius” carries 10 zodiacs. The zodiac engines are 60hp Yamaha.

    Features & Facilities
    • Comfotable hotel standard
    • Bar
    • Lecture Room
    • Spacious Observation Decks
    • Open Bridge
    • Helipad
    • Small gym
    • Internet/Wifi
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 116
    Crew #: 52
    Ice Class: 1A
    Speed: 12
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 91m
    Width: 17
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 4575
    Registry: Cyprus
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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    Quad Cabin

    13m2 / 139ft2

    An excellent cabin choice for single travellers or families of 4

    Description

    Quad cabins feature 2 x Upper and 2 x Lower bunks, private facilities, deck, ample storage and a porthole. *Same sex cabin

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    Quad Cabin

    13m2 / 139ft2
    Many facilities
    An excellent cabin choice for single travellers or families of 4
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    Triple Cabin

    13m2 / 139ft2

    An excellent cabin choice for single travellers or families of 3

    Description

    Triple cabins feature 2 x Lower bunks and 1 x Upper bunk, private facilities, deck, ample storage and a porthole. *Same sex cabin

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    Triple Cabin

    13m2 / 139ft2
    Many facilities
    An excellent cabin choice for single travellers or families of 3
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    Twin Porthole

    13m2 / 139ft2

    Twin private cabin with porthole

    Description

    These cabins are with 2 x Lower berths, private facilities and are located on dec 4 & 5

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    Twin Porthole

    13m2 / 139ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin private cabin with porthole
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    Twin Window

    17m2 / 182ft2

    Twin private cabin with window

    Description

    Twin window cabin with 2 x Lower berths, private facilities, desk and a small small couch

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    Twin Window

    17m2 / 182ft2
    Many facilities
    Twin private cabin with window
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    Twin Deluxe

    17m2 / 182ft2

    Private corner cabin with private facilities

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    Corner twin window cabin with 2 x Lower berths, private facilities, desk, fredge, coffee/tea facilities and a TV

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    Twin Deluxe

    17m2 / 182ft2
    Many facilities
    Private corner cabin with private facilities
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    Superior

    19m2 / 204ft2

    Superior suite cabin with excellent positioning

    Description

    These cabins feature 1 x double bed and a sofa, window, private facilities, desk, fredge, coffee/tea facilities and a TV

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    Superior

    19m2 / 204ft2
    Many facilities
    Superior suite cabin with excellent positioning
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    Twin Porthole Suite

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin cabin with porthole and private facilities.

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    Twin cabin with porthole and private facilities.

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    Twin Porthole Suite

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    Twin cabin with porthole and private facilities.
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    Twin Window Suites

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    Twin cabin with window and private facilities.

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    Twin cabin with window and private facilities.

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    Twin Window Suites

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This Ship's voyages

Available for booking

ortelius south georgia and antarctica cruise

Falkland Is, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Ortelius
116
20 days

Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic islands on board the Ortelius.

Available for booking

ross sea semi-circumnavigation of antarctica

Ross Sea | Incl. helicopters

Ortelius
116
34 days

Cruise to the southern reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula, Peter I Island, the Bellinghausen and Amundsen Seas, and on into the Ross Sea.

Available for booking

ortelius antarctic circle cruise

Antarctic Peninsula - Polar Circle

Ortelius
116
14 days

One of the last voyages to cross the Antarctic Circle for the season, this voyage offers intimate experiences and great value.