Comfortable, yet basic, the vessel is of a hotel standard and easily accommodating of its guests needs.
Usually navigating the Arctic or Antarctic, depending on your chosen itinerary.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are 5 quadruples and 14 twin cabins with shared facilities if you are looking for a more attractive price range. Then there are 9 twins with portholes and 10 with windows, each with private shower and toilet facilities. The 6 superior cabins have added day rooms and there is 1 suite, all with private en-suite facilities.
There is a large observation deck so you can make the most of and absorb your surroundings whilst onboard. You will also find 2 restaurants, a bar/lecture room and a sauna to warm your cockles after a day out in the Arctic wilderness.
M/V Ortelius is equipped with 11 zodiacs, 2 of these are saved as reserves, and the excursions are smoothly operated. The highly experience crew are comprised of 15 international catering staff, 34 Russian nautical crew, 6 expedition staff and a doctor.
M/V Ortelius is strong enough to navigate to the toughest parts of the north in search of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife and the south for some of the most pristine landscapes and abundant Antarctic wildlife. Most of your time will be spent on foot exploring the Arctic wilderness and transfers from vessels to shore are done in Zodiacs.
There is no minimum age for guests; however there are no facilities onboard to entertain young people, so parents will need to bring these. Parents are responsible for children at all times.