Why We Like This Ship

  • The Ortelius has the highest ice-class rating (equivalent to 1A) and a broad, heavy design making it one of the safest and most stable polar ships
  • Her solid, former research vessel exterior contrasts with a modern, comfortable 3* hotel on the inside following an extensive upgrade programme
  • Choice of recently refurbished and spacious cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. The generous Twin Window cabins measure 190 square feet
  • Traveling with around 100 passengers ensures slick zodiac logistics and the ability to normally land everyone at the same time
  • Extensive open-deck space maximises wildlife viewing, while the capacious bridge is a great place to hang out
  • Offers a wide range of adventure activities, particularly on the active Basecamp voyages, including diving
  • Uniquely this ship has a helicopter pad which is used on select voyages only, specifically in the Weddell & Ross Seas

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Cabin Categories

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*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All cabins are outside-facing, are en-suite and contain a writing desk and chair.

Superior (6)

  • All 6 cabins are on the top deck (5)
  • Double bed with 2 windows
  • Lounge area with flat screen TV, sofa-bed, mini-fridge, tea- and coffee-maker
  • Superior cabin 606 is the largest cabin on the ship
  • Both 518 & 520 cabins have a partially obstructed view. Cabin 521 has the bonus of 3 windows, all unobstructed
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Deluxe (2)

  • Both cabins are on Deck 5
  • Twin beds
  • Windows to the side and stern
  • Both 510 & 528 cabins have a partially obstructed view to the stern
  • Small sofa, flat screen TV, mini-fridge and tea- and coffee-maker
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Twin Window (12)

  • All 12 cabins are on Deck 5
  • Twin beds and 2 small windows
  • Small sofa
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Twin Porthole (27)

  • 22 cabins on Deck 4 and 3 on Deck 3
  • 2 lower berths
  • Twin portholes
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Triple (2) / Quadruple (4) Porthole

  • All cabins on Deck 3
  • Bunk-beds
  • Twin portholes
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Deck Plan

Onboard Communications

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Full Internet access*: EUR15/20mb, EUR30/50mb, EUR60/100mb
  • Telephone card: EUR15/20 minutes
  • Ship-based email: EUR15 for a 7-10 day trip; EUR20 for a 10-12 day trip; EUR25 for a 18 day trip; EUR50 for a 30 day trip; 

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. Aboard Ortelius, you benefit from full Internet access, which is subject to satellite connection signal (expect a much slower connection than at home, some pages can sometimes load for minutes). Email communication is text only.

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