Ortelius

EXPEDITION (108 GUESTS)

Introduction to the Ortelius

The Ortelius was originally the Marina Svetaeva. Built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, it served as a special-purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. Later it was re-flagged and renamed after the Dutch/Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius, who in 1570 published the first modern world atlas: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatre of the World.  The Ortelius can accommodate 108 guests and has an abundance of open-deck spaces for watching wildlife and the impressive scenery as you sail past. She also has the highest ice-class notation (UL1, equivalent to 1A) making her perfect for polar expeditions.

ORTELIUS DATES AND PRICES

ORTELIUS 2021-22 DATES AND PRICES

All Prices in US$ per person twin share.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/EndsQuadruple PortholeTwin PortholeTwin WindowTwin DeluxeSuperior
The Ross Sea (Incl. Helicopters) Ushuaia to Bluff13 Jan 2215 Feb 2233Ushuaia/Bluff$27,400$34,500$35,700$37,600 On Request$39,500
The Ross Sea (Incl. Helicopters) Bluff to Ushuaia16 Feb 2219 Mar 2233Bluff/Ushuaia$27,400$34,500$35,700$36,600$39,500

The single supplement 1.7 x the per person cabin price. Solo travellers also have the option of sharing a cabin with another traveller for no additional cost.

ORTELIUS 2022-23 DATES AND PRICES

All Prices in US$ per person twin share.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/EndsQuadruple PortholeTwin PortholeTwin WindowTwin DeluxeSuperior
Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica25 Oct 202214 Nov 202221Puerto Madryn / Ushuaia$13,000$15,800$16,500$17,500$18,850
Weddell Sea - In Search of Emperor Penguins incl helicopters14 Nov 202224 Nov 202211Ushuaia$11,750$13,450$14,000$14,600$15,500
Antarctica Base Camp  24 Nov 20226 Dec 202213Ushuaia$8,850$10,850$11,400$12,100$12,800
Antarctica Base Camp6 Dec 202217 Dec 202212Ushuaia$8,400$10,350$10,800$11,450$12,350
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula17 Dec 20224 Jan 202319Ushuaia$14,250$17,450$18,200$19,350$20,700
Antarctica4 Jan 202314 Jan 202311Ushuaia$8,400$10,350$10,800$11,450$12,350
Ross Sea - Ushuaia to Bluff14 Jan 202316 Feb 202333Ushuaia / Bluff, New Zealand$28,450$35,800$37,150$38,950$40,950
Ross Sea - Bluff to Ushuaia17 Feb 202320 Mar 202333Bluff, New Zealand /Ushuaia$28,450$35,800$37,150$38,950$40,950
Antarctica - Polar Circle, Deep South Discovery Voyage20 Mar 20232 Apr 202314Ushuaia$8,550$10,850$11,400$12,100$12,800

The single supplement 1.7 x the per person cabin price. Solo travellers also have the option of sharing a cabin with another traveller for no additional cost.

ORTELIUS CRUISES

ORTELIUS OPTIONAL ACTIVITES

Camping, Oceanwide Expeditions

Camping

If you’re looking for an experience that truly breaks the mold of traditional cruise activities then why don’t you try one the most unique options: camping under the Antarctic skies. All the equipment you will need is provided for you to be able to experience a night on shore in Antarctica. There is a maximum of 30 passengers per camp.

Complimentary on departures: Antarctica – Base Camp – 24 Nov 2022, 6 Dec 2022

Cost of US$210 per person on: 4 Jan 2023 departure

Kayaking, Oceanwide Expeditions

Kayaking

Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery of Antarctica on-board a kayak. Cruise past ice formations and see wildlife swim past as you glide along.

Complimentary on departures: Antarctica – Base Camp – 24 Nov 2022, 6 Dec 2022

Cost of US$475 per person on: 4 Jan 2023 departure

Mountaineering, Oceanwide Expeditions

Mountaineering (Complimentary*)

Mountaineering hikes take you into glaciated areas and lets you travel further and see more then almost anybody else has. Recommended for guests in good physical shape as you will be walking and hiking for four or more hours over rugged terrain. There is a limit of 12 guests per trek.

Complimentary on departures: Antarctica – Base Camp – 24 Nov 2022, 6 Dec 2022

Snowshoeing, Oceanwide Expeditions

Snowshoeing (Complimentary)

There really is no better way to take in a new place than exploring it by foot. Explore your way inland from the polar shore with a wide variety of snowshoeing expeditions built for everyone.

Complimentary on departures: Antarctica – Base Camp – 24 Nov 2022, 6 Dec 2022

Photo Workshop, Oceanwide Expeditions

Photo Workshop (Complimentary)

Select voyages have pro photographers on board who are happy to share their expertise with you. Go home with some new shutterbug knowledge and a mitt-full of fantastic photographs. There are two versions of the workshop; the first taking place on board involving lectures and workshops, the second is held during excursions – these land-based sessions are for up to 14 passengers and are more practical with your photo pro helping you adjust to real-life situations such as falling snow, dim light, moving wildlife.

Complimentary on departure: Antarctica – Base Camp – 24 Nov 2022

Polar Diving, Oceanwide Expeditions

Polar Diving (from US$700)

Diving under Polar waters is like no other dive – the combination of water, sunlight, and ice formations creates an ever-shifting spectacle of colours. Aiming for 1 or 2 dives per day (depending on weather and ice conditions) you will dive under shallow ice, down along walls, from the beach, or from a Zodiac. You’ll reach a maximum depth of 20 metres. You must be advanced and experienced in dry suit and cold water diving.

Available on departures:

Antarctica – Polar Circle, Deep South Discovery Voyage – 20 Mar 2023

Helicopter, Ortelius, Oceanwide Expeditions

Helicopter Tours (Complimentary)

On Selected Ortelius voyages, helicopters will be used to get even closer to the heart of untouched wildlife and allow you to set foot on some of the world’s most remote landscapes. Take a flight above the ice of the Weddell Sea or Ross Sea and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Antarctic wilderness.

Available on departures

Weddell Sea – In Search of Emperor Penguins – 14 Nov 2022

Ross Sea – 13 Jan 2022, 16 Feb 2022, 14 Jan 2023, 17 Feb 2023

Ortelius Cabins

Ortelius, Quad Share

The Ortelius quadruple porthole cabins are located on deck 3. Cabin features two portholes, 2 upper and lower berths, private shower and toilet, a flatscreen TV, a desk and chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), a hair dyer and a wardrobe.

Ortelius, Triple

The Ortelius Triple Porthole cabins are located on Deck 3. There are two portholes, one upper berth and two lower berths, a private shower and toilet, a flatscreen TV, a desk and chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), a hair dryer, a cabinet and a wardrobe.

Ortelius, Twin Portholes

The Ortelius Twin Porthole cabins are located on Deck 3 and Deck 4. They feature two portholes, two single bedS, a private shower and toilet, a flatscreen TV, a desk and chair, telephone and Wifi (supplemented), a hair dryer, cabinet and wardrobe.

Ortelius, Twin Window

The Ortelius Twin Window cabins are located on Deck 5. They feature two windows, two single beds, a small sofa, private shower and toilet, flatscreen TV, a desk and chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), a hair dryer, cabinet and wardrobe.

Ortelius, Twin Deluxe

The Ortelius Twin Deluxe Cabins are located on deck 5. They can accommodate up to two guests featuring – three windows, two single beds, a sofa, private shower and toilet, Flatscreen TV, a desk and chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, hair dryer, cabinet and wardrobe.

Ortelius Superior

The Ortelius Superior cabins accommodate up to 2 guests and are located on Deck 5. They include 2 windows, a double bed, sofa, private shower and toilet, Flatscreen TV, desk and chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, hair dryer, cabinet and a wardrobe.

Deck Plan

Ortelius-Deck-Plan

Ship Details

Ortelius, Dining Room

Dining Room

Lecture room

Medical Centre

Observation lounge/Bar

Observation Deck

Zodiac Cruising, Oceanwide Expeditions

Voyage aboard the Ortelius as indicated in the itinerary.
All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
Group transfer from the vessel in Bluff to the airport in Invercargill, on Ross Sea Voyage from Ushuaia to Bluff
Group transfer from Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill to the vessel in Bluff, on Ross Sea Voyage from Bluff to Ushuaia
During voyages to the Ross Sea and the Weddell Sea – In Search of Emperor penguins: ship-to-shore helicopter transfers (with no specific amount of helicopter time guaranteed).
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
AECO fees and governmental taxes.
Comprehensive pre-departure material.

Ortelius, Exterior

Staff and Crew: 50

Guests: 108

Dimensions: Length: 90.95 m Beam: 17.2m

Ice Class: UL1 (equivalent of 1A)

Speed: 10.5 knots maximum

Built: 1989, refurbished 2012

Operator: Oceanwide Expeditions

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.