“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.
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To witness the total eclipse, we'll position our ships in the center of the moon shadow, at the edge of the sea ice in the Weddell Sea, between South Orkneys and South Georgia islands. The complete itinerary will enjoy 20-days exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctica Peninsula.
The Falkland Islands - 2 Days / South Georgia - 3 Days / Antarctica - 4 Days
Completely circumnavigate Spitsbergen onboard the Ortelius. The exciting Arctic cruise goes deep into the Arctic to search for Polar bears.
Join the Ortelius and experience Antarctica's many highlights on this classic route exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.