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  • Ortelius

  • Ortelius

  • Ortelius

  • Ortelius

  • Ortelius

  • Ortelius

  • Ortelius

  • Ortelius

Ortelius: An ice-strengthened ship that was formerly a Russian research vessel

Days: 11-33 | From: $7,950/per person

The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1, equivalent to 1A) and is therefor suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice as well as loose multi-year pack ice. Ortelius can accommodate up to 116 passengers and has an abundance of open-deck spaces. Though the voyages are primarily meant to offer our passengers an exploratory wildlife program with as much time ashore as possible, Ortelius offers all the comforts of a standard hotel ― along with a bar and lecture room. Flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

Quadruple Porthole: 2 portholes, 2 upper and 2 lower beds, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, and ample storage space.

Triple Porthole: 2 portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower beds, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, and ample storage space.

Twin Porthole: 2 portholes, 2 lower beds, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, and ample storage space.

Twin Window: 2 windows, 2 lower beds, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, and ample storage space.

Twin Deluxe: 3 windows, 2 lower beds, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, small sofa, refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, and ample storage space.

Superior: 2 windows, 2 double beds, 1 single sofa bed, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, and ample storage space.


Vessel Specifications

Staff & Crew: 52
Guests: 116
Length: 298 feet, 91 meters
Breadth: 56 feet, 17.2 meters
Draft: 18 feet (5.4 meters)
Ice class: UL1 (Equivalent to 1A)
Speed: 10.5 knots (average)
Displacement: 4090 tonnes
Propulsion: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER

Itineraries & Pricing

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula (20 days)

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 13
At Sea

Days 14 to 17
Antarctic Peninusla

Days 18 & 19
At Sea

Day 20
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetlands (10 days)

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 to 6
Antarctic Peninsula

Day 7
South Shetland Islands

Days 8 & 9
At Sea

Day 10
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Antarctic Peninsula (11 days)

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 – 8
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9 & 10
At Sea

Day 11
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp (12 days)

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 to 9
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 10 & 11
At Sea

Day 12
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Weddell Sea - In search of the Emperor Penguin incl. helicopters (11 days)

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 to 8
Antarctic Peninsula & Weddell Sea

Days 9 & 10
At Sea

Day 11
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Antarctic Peninsula - Polar Circle Deep South Discoery and Whale Watching voyage (14 days)

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 to 11
Antarctic Peninsula & Polar Circle crossing

Days 12 & 13
At Sea

Day 14
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Questions?

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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 DeluxeSuperior
Nov 3 – 14, 2019Antarctica Peninsula – Basecamp12$7,950$8,950$9,850$10,250$10,900$11,800
Nov 14 -24, 2019Weddell Sea11$11,350$12,150$12,950$13,550$14,100$14,900
Nov 24 – Dec 5, 2019Antarctica Peninsula – Basecamp12$7,950$8,950$9,850$10,250$10,900$11,800
Dec 5 – 16, 2019Antarctica Peninsula – Basecamp12$7,950$8,950$9,850$10,250$10,900$11,800
Dec 16, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica19$13,350$14,600$16,200$16,950$18,100$19,450
Jan 3 – 13, 2020Antarctica11$7,950$8,950$9,850$10,250$10,900$11,800
Jan 13 – Feb 15, 2020Ross Sea, New Zealand33$27,500$29,900$34,700$35,900$37,700$39,700
Feb 16 – Mar 18, 2020Ross Sea, New Zealand33$27,500$29,900$34,700$35,900$37,700$39,700
Mar 18 – 31, 2020Polar Circle14$8,500$9,550$10,450$10,950$11,700$12,500

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 DeluxeSuperior
Nov 8 – 19, 2020Antarctica – Basecamp12$8,050On request$9,950$10,350$11,000$11,900
Nov 19 – 29, 2020Weddell Sea11$11,500On request$13,100$13,700$14,250$15,100
Nov 29 – Dec 10, 2020Antarctica – Basecamp12$8,050On request$9,950$10,350$11,000$11,900
Dec 10 – 22, 2020Antarctica – Basecamp13$8,450On request$10,400$10,900$11,600$12,450
Dec 22, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021Antarctica – Basecamp13$8,950On request$10,950$11,500$12,200$12,950
Jan 3 – 13, 2021Antarctica11$8,050On request$9,950$10,350$11,000$11,900
Mar 19 – Apr 1, 2021Polar Circle14$8,550On request$10,550$10,950$11,700$12,500

Extras:
Camping: $195 per person (not available on all departures)
Kayaking: $470 per person (not available on all departures)

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