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    1. History of Ortelius

Ortelius” was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, was named “Marina Svetaeva”, and served as a special purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. The vessel is re-flagged and renamed “Ortelius”. “Ortelius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Cyprus flag. As Plancius, Ortelius was a Dutch / Flemish cartographer. Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598) published the first modern world atlas, theTheatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatre of the World in 1570. At that time, the atlas was the most expensive book ever printed.

 

    1. Perfect for any expedition

The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice. “Ortelius” is a great expedition vessel for 116 passengers with lots of open-deck spaces. The vessel is manned by 22 highly experienced international nautical crew, 19 international hotel crew, 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader, 1 assistant expedition leader and 6 guides/lecturers), and 1 doctor.

 

    1. Ortelius: a vessel with comfort and character

Ortelius” offers a comfortable hotel standard, with a u-shaped, a bar and a lecture room. Our voyages are primarily developed to offer our passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program, trying to spend as much time ashore as possible. As the number of passengers is limited to approximately 116 on the “Ortelius”, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities. “Ortelius” carries 10 zodiacs.The zodiac engines are 60hp Yamaha.

 

 

Specifications

Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins

Staff & crew: 50

Length: 90.95 meters

Breadth: 17.20 meters

Draft: 5.4 meters

Ice class: UL1 (Equivalent to 1A)

Displacement: 4090 tonnes

Propulsion: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER

Speed: 14.5 knots maximum

 

DECK PLAN

 

CABINS

 

Quadruple Porthole

Ortelius has 4 quadruple cabins #341-344 located on deck 3. Quadruple cabins have 2 porthole windows, 2 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space.

 

Triple Porthole

2 triple cabins on Deck 3 #337-338 have 2 portholes, 1 upper and 2 lower berths, private shower and toilet, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space.

 

Twin porthole

Ortelius has 27 twin porthole cabins: #334 and #339-340 located on Deck 3 and #428-439 and #445-456 on Deck 4. Each has two porthole windows, private toilet and shower, two single lower berths, desk and chair, hair dryer and ample storage space. Cabins located on Deck 4 are quieter than those on deck 3 because they are farther away from the noise of engines and generators. Deck 4 has access to the forward observation deck.

 

Twin window

Ortelius has 12 twin window cabins #511-517, 522-527 located on Deck 5, approximately 183 square feet each. Each cabin has view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.

 

Twin Deluxe

Ortelius has 2 newly renovated twin deluxe cabins #510 and #528 located on Deck 5. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin window/porthole cabins. Each cabin has three view windows, two single lower berths, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, small sofa, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge. 

 

Superior

Ortelius has 6 superior cabins #509, 518-521 and 529 on Deck 5. Each superior cabin has a double bed, single (sofa) bed, private toilet and shower, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, refrigerator, hair dryer and ample storage space. Deck 5 is the quietest cabin deck and has the best access to upper observation decks and the ship’s bridge.

 

TRIPS ON THE ORTELIUS

 

Malvinas Islands Exclusive

Starts in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

October 29, 2018 to November 07, 2018

Duration:10 days

Prices from 5600USD per person


BASECAMP Antarctic Peninsula

November 7, 2018 to November 18, 2018

Duration: 12 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

 

 

Weddell Sea Quest – In search of the Emperor Penguin incl. helicopters

November 18, 2018 to November 28, 2018

Duration:11 days

Prices from: 11,400 USD per person

Adventure options: Helicopter Tour

 

 

BASECAMP Antarctic Peninsula

November 28, 2018 to December 9, 2018

Duration: 12 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

 

 

Antarctic Peninsula

December 9, 2018 to December 18, 2018

Duration: 10 days

Prices from: 6,500 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking and Camping

 

 

BASECAMP Antarctic Peninsula

December 18, 2018 to December 29, 2018

Duration: 12 days

Prices from: 8,250 USD per person

 

 

BASECAMP Antarctic Peninsula

December 29, 2018 to January 9, 2019

Duration: 12 days

Prices from: 8,250 USD per person

 

 

 Antarctic Peninsula

January 9, 2019 to January 19, 2019

Duration: 11 days

 

 

Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

January 19, 2019 to February 6, 2019

Duration: 19 days

 

 

Antarctic Peninsula

February 6, 2019 to February 16, 2019

Duration: 11 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking, Camping and Diving

 

 

 

Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

February 16, 2019 to March 7, 2019

Duration: 20 days

Prices from: 14,250 USD per person

Adventure options: Diving

 

 

BASECAMP Antarctic Peninsula

March 7, 2019 to March 18, 2019

Duration:12 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

 

  

 

Antarctic Peninsula – Polar Circle

March 18, 2019 to March 31, 2019

Duration: 14 days

Prices from: 8,300 USD per person

Adventure options: Diving

 

 

References of Adventure Options:

 

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: 465 USD per person

Camping in Antarctica: 180 USD per person

Polar Diving in Antarctica: from 530USD per person

Mountaineering in Antarctica: FREE

Helicopter tour: FREE

 

During the “Basecamp” departures, all offered activities (including camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshop) as well as our standard included shore excursions and zodiac cruises) are free of charge.