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  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

Hondius: A Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened expedition vessel

Days: 10-21 | From: $6,650/per person

The Hondius (sister ship to the Janssonius) 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. Recently completed, the Hondius is one of the most flexible, advanced, innovative ice-strengthened vessels 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 - 12 days)

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 – 8 (Add or subtract 1 day on shorter or longer itineraries)
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 (20-21 days)

*Itinerary below is a sample 21 day itinerary

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
At Sea

Days 4 & 5
Falkland Islands

Days 6 & 7
At Sea

Days 8 to 11
South Georgia

Day 12
At Sea

Day 13
South Orkney

Day 14
At Sea

Days 15 to 18
Antarctic Peninsula / South Shetland

Days 19 & 20
At Sea

Day 21
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)

2020-2021 Season

DatesItineraryDaysQuadruple PortholeTriple PortholeTwin PortholeTwin WindowTwin DeluxeSuperiorJunior SuiteGrand SuiteHondius Suite
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

2021-2022 Season

DatesItineraryDaysQuadruple PortholeTriple PortholeTwin PortholeTwin WindowTwin DeluxeSuperiorJunior SuiteGrand Suite
Nov 6 – 26, 2021Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica21$12,600$13,950$15,200$15,900$16,900$18,150$19,250$21,900
Nov 26 – Dec 15, 2021Antarctica – Solar Eclipse20$16,400$17,900$19,800$20,600$22,100$23,700$25,400$29,150
Dec 15 – 24, 2021Antarctica10$6,650$7,500$8,150$8,500$9,050$9,750$10,400$11,750
Dec 24, 2021 – Jan 3, 2022Antarctica11$8,050$9,100$9,950$10,400$11,000$11,900$12,600$14,450
Jan 3 – 12, 2022Antarctica10$7,300$8,300$8,950$9,400$9,950$10,600$11,350$12,950
Jan 12 – 22, 2022Antarctica11$8,050$9,100$9,950$10,400$11,000$11,900$12,600$14,450
Jan 22 – 31, 2022Antarctica10$7,300$8,300$8,950$9,400$9,950$10,600$11,350$12,950
Jan 31 – Feb 10, 2022Antarctica11$8,050$9,100$9,950$10,400$11,000$11,900$12,600$14,450
Feb 10 – 19, 2022Antarctica10$7,300$8,300$8,950$9,400$9,950$10,600$11,350$12,950
Feb 19 – Mar 2, 2022Antarctica12$8,050$9,100$9,950$10,400$11,000$11,900$12,600$14,450
Mar 2 – 13, 2022Antarctica – Polar Circle12$8,050$9,100$9,950$10,400$11,000$11,900$12,600$14,450
Mar 13 – 26, 2022Antarctica & Falkland Islands14$8,050$9,100$9,950$10,400$11,000$11,900$12,600$14,450

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