Waterproof Cruises

MV Ortelius

MV Ortelius is an ice-strengthened expedition ship with the highest ice class and is very suitable for expedition cruises in the Polar Regions.

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MV Ortelius

MV Ortelius is an ice-strengthened expedition ship with the highest ice class and is very suitable for navigation in the Polar Regions. She was built in Poland in 1989 to serve as a special purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. MV Ortelius takes 108 passengers in 52 spacious cabins, all with private facilities, windows or portholes.
In your cabin you will find a desk with a chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment. The quadruple cabins have two bunk beds and the triple cabins have two lower beds and a top bunk. All other cabins have lower beds. The superior cabins have a double bed, a seperate single bed and a separate living room with a sofa and TV.

In the ship’s dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and from the large windows in the observation lounge you can enjoy the surrounding landscape. Here you also find the bar. Our knowledgeable guides hold interesting lectures on the area’s flora, fauna and history in the lecture room and in the observation lounge. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for out on the ship’s spacious decks. There is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board MV Ortelius. Travelling with this small expedition ship offers a great focus on the destination and it's wildlife.

Accommodation

Ship Specifications


  • Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins

  • Staff & crew: 47

  • Length: 91.25 meters

  • Breadth: 17.61 meters

  • Draft: 5.8 meters

  • Ice class: UL1 (Equivalent to 1A)

  • Displacement: 4575 tonnes

  • Propulsion: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER

  • Speed: 14.3 knots maximum



 


 

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Dates & Rates

  • Ortelius Antarctica Activity Cruise

    Dates
    • 4th Mar - 16th Mar 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    Superior Cabin
    11,400 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    10,700 EUR
    Twin Window
    10,100 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    9,650 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    7,850 EUR
  • Ortelius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 16th Mar - 29th Mar 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    Superior Cabin
    11,400 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    10,700 EUR
    Twin Window
    10,100 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    9,650 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    7,850 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 16th Mar - 29th Mar 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    Superior Cabin
    11,400 EUR
    Twin Deluxe
    10,700 EUR
    Twin Window
    10,100 EUR
    Twin Porthole
    9,650 EUR
    Quadruple Porthole
    7,850 EUR

    Diving activity: € 650 / $ 750 per person

  • Ortelius North Svalbard

    Dates
    • 18th Jun - 25th Jun 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    3,700 EUR

    Solstice and Birding cruise

  • Ortelius North Svalbard

    Dates
    • 25th Jun - 2nd Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    3,700 EUR
  • Ortelius North Svalbard

    Dates
    • 2nd Jul - 10th Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,250 EUR

    South Svalbard and Bear Island

  • Ortelius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 10th Jul - 19th Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Ortelius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 19th Jul - 28th Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Ortelius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 28th Jul - 6th Aug 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Ortelius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 6th Aug - 15th Aug 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Ortelius Greenland & Svalbard

    Dates
    • 29th Aug - 11th Sep 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Akureyri
    Prices per person from
    6,450 EUR

    Route Svalbard - Northeast Greenland/Scoresby Sund - Iceland

  • Ortelius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 21st Oct - 10th Nov 2024
    • Embark: Puerto Madryn
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    12,350 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea

    Dates
    • 10th Nov - 20th Nov 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    11,200 EUR

    Exploring the Weddell Sea in search of Emperor Penguins
    Incl. helicopter flights

  • Ortelius Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea

    Dates
    • 20th Nov - 30th Nov 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    11,200 EUR

    Exploring the Weddell Sea in search of Emperor Penguins
    Incl. helicopter flights

  • Ortelius Antarctic Peninsula Cruise

    Dates
    • 30th Nov - 10th Dec 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    7,300 EUR
  • Ortelius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 10th Dec - 29th Dec 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    12,550 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctica Activity Cruise

    Dates
    • 29th Dec - 10th Jan 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    9,150 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctica Activity Cruise

    Dates
    • 10th Jan - 22nd Jan 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    9,150 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctic Peninsula Cruise

    Dates
    • 22nd Jan - 1st Feb 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    8,000 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctic Peninsula Cruise

    Dates
    • 1st Feb - 11th Feb 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    8,000 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea

    Dates
    • 11th Feb - 10th Mar 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    22,950 EUR

    Route: South Georgia - South Sandwich Islands - Neuschwabenland - Vahsel Bay - Larsen Ice Shelf - Paulet and Devil Island - Elephant Island
    Incl. helicopter flights

  • Ortelius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 10th Mar - 21st Mar 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    7,150 EUR
  • Ortelius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 10th Mar - 21st Mar 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    7,150 EUR
  • Ortelius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 21st Mar - 5th Apr 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    9,700 EUR

    To Wilkins Ice Shelf

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