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Hondius

Famed first Polar Class 6 vessel in the world offering eco-friendly expeditions in hotel comfort.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,500
8 Itineraries
11 - 24 Days
Medium Size
170 Guests
Service Level
Authentic
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,500

Highlights

  • Two separate gangways and a special door leading to a sheltered indoor embarkation platform for loading and unloading the Zodiacs.
  • Hondius is fully optimized for exploratory voyages that give you the utmost first-hand contact with Antarctica and the Arctic.
  • The first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest Lloyd’s Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships.

Named after Jodocus Hondius, a Flemish and Dutch engraver and mapmaker, the 353-ft MV Hondius is a purpose-built, environmentally-friendly expedition cruise ship, designed to sail the rough and rugged waters of the world’s polar regions. The ship was launched in 2019 and carries up to 170 passengers, providing the utmost first-hand contact with Antarctica, while continuing the tradition of pure nature expedition cruises.

Incredibly important for a vessel cruising to some of the most unspoiled places on the planet, the Hondius ship uses LED lighting systems, steam heating plants, biodegradable paints and lubricants and state-of-the-art power management systems to keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels to the absolute minimum. This, in turn, allows you to enjoy the extraordinary seascapes, icescapes and wildlife as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible.

Life On Board

The family-friendly Hondius expedition ship offers comfortable four-star accommodations for passengers in 80 suites and cabins within eight different categories, featuring plenty of nautical textures and colors, and options for twin, triple and quadruple occupancy. All cabins feature private bathrooms with showers; flat-screen televisions; hair dryers; closets and storage space; very small sitting areas; and Wi-Fi access for an additional cost.

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Specifications

  • Guests
    170
  • Staff & Crew
    71
  • Guide & Crew to Guest Ratios
    1:15 & 1:2.4
  • Guest to Space Ratio
    1:37
  • Number of Decks
    5
  • Number of Cabins
    80
  • Zodiacs & Loading Bays
    15 & 2
  • Year Built
    2019
  • Ice Class
    PC6 (1A)
  • Length
    353.0 ft (107.6 m)
  • Beam
    57.7 ft (17.6 m)
  • Draft
    17.4 ft (5.3 m)
  • Cruising Speed
    15 kn
  • Stabilizers
    Yes

Amenities

cocktail
Bar
shopping bag
Boutique
stethoscope
Infirmary
presentation
Lecture Room
books
Library
hotel bell
Lobby

Cabins

There are 8 cabin types available

Quadruple Cabin

4 Guests, 2 x Bunkbed
172 ft² (16 m²)
4 Cabins

Triple Cabin

3 Guests, Bunkbed/Single bed
129-193 ft² (45278 m²)
2 Cabins

Twin Porthole Cabin

2 Guests, Twin
129-193 ft² (45278 m²)
27 Cabins

Twin Window Cabin

2 Guests, Twin
129-150 ft² (45274 m²)
14 Cabins

Twin Deluxe Cabin

2 Guests , Twin
204-226 ft² (19-21 m²)
11 Cabins

Superior

2 Guests, Double
215-226 ft² (20-21 m²)
8 Cabins

Hondius

2 Guests, Double
204-215 ft² (19-20 m²)
8 Cabins

Grand Suite

2 Guests, Double
291 ft² (27 m²)
6 Cabins

Itineraries

There are 8 itineraries available
Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage
11 Day / 10 Night

Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage

Length: 11 Day / 10 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Danco Island, Neko Harbour, Paradise Bay, Port Lockroy, + 6 More
$ 8,650 - $ 15,400
Per Person
Antarctica
11 Day / 10 Night

Antarctica

Length: 11 Day / 10 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel, Melchior Islands, Schollaert Channel, + 8 More
$ 9,100 - $ 15,800
Per Person
Antarctica - Basecamp
13 Day / 12 Night

Antarctica - Basecamp

The most adventurous exploration of Antarctica packed with plenty of opportunities to partake in active polar pursuits.
Length: 13 Day / 12 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, Melchior Islands, Schollaert Channel, Neumayer Channel, + 5 More
$ 8,800 - $ 26,860
Per Person
Antarctica - Beyond The Polar Circle - Wilkins Ice Shelf
16 Day / 15 Night

Antarctica - Beyond The Polar Circle - Wilkins Ice Shelf

Length: 16 Day / 15 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, Pendleton Strait, + 9 More
Sold Out
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica (19D)
19 Day / 18 Night

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica (19D)

Length: 19 Day / 18 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel, Falkland Islands, Carcass Island, + 17 More
$ 14,600 - $ 26,300
Per Person
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica (20D)
20 Day / 19 Night

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica (20D)

Length: 20 Day / 19 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, Falkland Islands, Carcass Island, Port Stanley, + 13 More
Sold Out
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Circle
23 Day / 22 Night

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Circle

Length: 23 Day / 22 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel, Falkland Islands, West Point Island, + 26 More
$ 16,700 - $ 29,000
Per Person
Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula
24 Day / 23 Night

Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

Length: 24 Day / 23 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation: Jamestown, St. Helena
Sites: Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel, South Georgia, Salisbury Plain, + 8 More
$ 8,500 - $ 15,500
Per Person
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November 1 - Nov 13, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,800 - $ 26,010
November 23 - Dec 3, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 9,100 - $ 15,800
November 23 - Dec 5, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 9,100 - $ 26,860
December 5 - Dec 15, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 9,100 - $ 15,800
December 5 - Dec 17, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 9,100 - $ 26,860
December 17 - Jan 4, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 14,600 - $ 25,800
January 4 - Jan 22, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 15,750 - $ 26,300
January 22 - Feb 1, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,650 - $ 15,400
February 20 - Mar 14, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 16,700 - $ 29,000
March 23 - Apr 15, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 8,500 - $ 15,500

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