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  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

Hondius: A Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened expedition vessel (launching 2019)

Days: 10-23 | From: $6,500/per person

The Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register demands for ice-strengthened cruise vessels. Hondius also exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), allowing you to enjoy the polar regions as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible. Upon completion (2019), Hondius will be the most flexible, advanced, innovative ice-strengthened vessel in the polar regions. It is optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

Quadruple Porthole - 2 portholes, 2 upper & lower berths, small sofa
Triple Porthole - 2 portholes, 1 upper & 2 lower berths, small sofa
Twin Porthole - 2 portholes, 2 single beds, small sofa
Twin Window - 1 window, 2 single beds, small sofa
Twin Deluxe - 2 windows, 2 single beds, sofa
Superior - 2 windows, 1 double bed, sofa
Junior Suite - 1 double window, 1 double bed, desk and chair
Grand Suite with private balcony - 1 double window, 1 double bed, sofa, private balcony
Hondius Suite - 4 windows, 1 double bed, sofa, desk and chair


Vessel Specifications

Staff & Crew: 72
Guests: 174
Length: 353 feet (108 meters)
Breadth: 58 feet (17,6 meters)
Draft: 17 feet (5.3 meters)
Ice class: Polar Class 6 (equivalent 1A-Super)
Speed: 15 knots
Displacement: 5,590 tonnes
Propulsion: 2 x ABC main engines; total 4,200 kW

Itineraries & Pricing

Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage (10 or 11 days)

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 – 8 (Subtract 1 day on shorter itinerary)
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland

Days 9 & 10
At Sea

Day 11
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Antarctica Whale Watching Discovery & Learning Voyage (14 days)

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 to 11
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 12 & 13
At Sea

Day 14
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula (20-23 days)

*Itinerary below is a sample 23 day itinerary

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2
At Sea

Days 3 & 4
Falkland Islands

Days 5 & 6
At Sea

Days 7 to 10
South Georgia

Day 11
At Sea

Day 12
South Orkney

Day 13
Elephant Island

Days 14 to 20
Antarctic Peninusla / South Shetland

Days 21 & 22 (17 & 18 on shorter itinerary)
At Sea

Day 23
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: All meals on board, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities, adventure activities such as sea kayaking or camping

Single Supplement: 70% (Twin or Superior cabin rate)

Child discount: 40% in Superior, Triple, and Quadruple Cabins (1 child per cabin)

2019-2020 Season

DatesItineraryDaysQuadruple PortholeTriple PortholeTwin PortholeTwin WindowTwin DeluxeSuperiorJunior SuiteGrand SuiteHondius Suite
Nov 3 – 23, 2019Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica21$12,500$13,700$14,900$15,700$16,700$17,950$19,200$21,800$24,900
Nov 23 – Dec 2, 2019Antarctica10n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
Dec 2 – 11, 2019Antarctica10$6,500$7,350$7,950$8,350$8,950$9,650$10,300$11,850$13,600
Dec 11 – 20, 2019Antarctica10$6,500$7,350$7,950$8,350$8,950$9,650$10,300$11,850$13,600
Dec 20 – 29, 2019Antarctica10$7,200$8,200$8,900$9,200$9,800$10,600$11,350$12,900$14,900
Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 7, 2020Antarctica10$7,200$8,200$8,900$9,200$9,800$10,600$11,350$12,900$14,900
Jan 7 – 17, 2020Antarctica11$7,950$8,950$9,850$10,250$10,900$11,800$12,550$14,450$16,650
Jan 7 – 26, 2020Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica20$15,350$16,700$18,500$19,300$20,700$22,150$23,700$27,250$31,350
Jan 26 – Feb 5, 2020Antarctica11n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
Feb 5 – 15, 2020Antarctica11$7,950$8,950$9,850$10,250$10,900$11,800$12,550$14,450$16,650
Feb 15 – Feb 24, 2020Antarctica10$7,200$8,200$8,900$9,200$9,800$10,600$11,350$12,900$14,900
Feb 24 – Mar 17, 2020Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica23$15,350$16,700$18,500$19,300$20,700$22,150$23,700$27,250$31,350
Mar 17 -30, 2020Antarctica – Whale14$8,500$9,550$10,450$10,950$11,700$12,500$13,350$15,350$17,700

Extras:
Camping:  $190 per person (not available on all departures)
Kayaking: $465 per person (not available on all departures)

2020-2021 Season

DatesItineraryDaysQuadruple PortholeTriple PortholeTwin PortholeTwin WindowTwin DeluxeSuperiorJunior SuiteGrand SuiteHondius Suite
Nov 1 – 21, 2020Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica21$12,600$13,950$15,200$15,900$16,900$18,150$19,450$22,100$25,250
Nov 21 – Dec 2, 2020Antarctica12$9,950$10,950$11,900$12,550$13,350$14,350$15,350$17,400$19,900
Dec 11 – 20, 2020Antarctica10$6,550$7,450$8,100$8,450$9,050$9,700$10,400$11,950$13,750
Dec 20 – 29, 2020Antarctica10$7,300$8,250$8,950$9,350$9,900$10,600$11,450$12,950$14,950
Dec 29, 2020 – Jan 7, 2021Antarctica10$7,300$8,250$8,950$9,350$9,900$10,600$11,450$12,950$14,950
Jan 7 – 16, 2021Antarctica10$7,300$8,250$8,950$9,350$9,900$10,600$11,450$12,950$14,950
Jan 16 – 26, 2021Antarctica11$8,050$9,100$9,950$10,350$11,000$11,900$12,750$14,650$16,850
Jan 26 – Feb 5, 2021Antarctica11$8,050$9,100$9,950$10,350$11,000$11,900$12,750$14,650$16,850
Feb 24 – Mar 18, 2021Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica23$15,200$16,900$18,400$19,100$20,400$21,950$23,500$26,950$30,590
Mar 18 – 27, 2021Antarctica – Whale10$5,950$6,800$7,250$7,550$8,050$8,650$9,250$10,650$12,250

Extras:
Camping: $190 per person (not available on all departures)
Kayaking: $465 per person (not available on all departures)

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