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Ortelius (64 Departures)

from 6138 GBP
  • Ortelius
  • vessel
  • polarbearsighting
  • deckplan

The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1, equivalent to 1A) and is therefore suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice as well as loose multi-year pack ice. Ortelius can accommodate up to 116-123 passengers and has an abundance of open-deck spaces. It is manned by 22 highly experienced nautical crew members, 19 hotel staff, eight expedition specialists (one expedition leader, one assistant, and six lecturer-guides), and one doctor.


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  • All meals
  • Excursions and Activities
  • Lectures
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer
  • Taxes and Port Charges


  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Crew Gratitude
  • Laundry cost
  • Bar and beverage charges
  • Telecommunication charges
Vessel Specifications
Length & Width: 91m x 17m
Year Built / Refurbished: 1989
Speed: 10.5 knots average cruising speed
Number of Cabins: 53 cabins

Diving Facilities
Equipment Rental: Jacket, Trousers & Mitts: $19.80 / day (on-line store)
Equipment Rental: Waterproof Jacket: $40.00 (on-line store)
Equipment Rental: Waterproof Pack: $36.00 (on-line store)
Equipment Rental: Waterproof Pants: $36.00 (on-line store)
Equipment Rental: Waterproof Parka: $50.00 (on-line store)

Equipment Information
.: $36.00 (on-line store)
Boots: Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.

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