Expedition Vessel with Unique Wildlife Itineraries

Facilities & services
  • 48 cabins
  • Restaurant
  • Observation deck
  • Lecture room
  • 11 Zodiacs
  • Infirmary
  • Nautical crew of 20, 19 stewards, 6 expedition staff and 1 doctor on board

With its origins as a research vessel for the Russian Academy of Science, the cruise ship Ortelius is perfectly equipped to explore the ice-laden waters of the Antarctic Peninsula.

The Ortelius has the highest ice-class notation for carving through solid and pack sea ice, open-deck spaces providing ample observation areas to enjoy the wildlife and scenery, and a highly experienced nautical crew of twenty, alongside a number of expedition guides, stewards and lecturers. Accommodation comprises of 48 cabins.

There are a choice of itineraries available to visit some of the most remote destinations around Antarctica, voyaging to the Wendell Sea to witness Emporer Penguins via helicopter, whale watching in the Polar Circle and also incorporating the Falklands and South Georgia Sea into longer trips. Activities on these trips include polar diving with fur and leopard seals, kayaking along the Antarctic coastlines and technical mountaineering expeditions for the more adventurous.

Departures are from June – September and November – April.

Speak to our Antarctica specialists today for more information.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.

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