Ortelius_(c)_Oceanwide_Expeditions_Bow_in_iceOrtelius is a great expedition vessel with lots of open deck spaces and a very large bridge which is accessible to passengers. She offers a comfortable hotel standard, with two restaurants, a bar/lecture room and a sauna. Carrying 11 zodiacs flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities. Voyages are primarily developed to offer a quality exploratory wildlife program, with as much time ashore as possible.


Ortelius offers 45 cabins with a range of options for up to 100 passengers. There are 5 quadruple cabins with bunk beds and shared facilities (these can also be used as triple or twin cabins) and 14 twin cabins with 2 lower single berths and shared facilities. The remaining cabins all have private toilet and shower. All cabins are spacious outside cabins with a minimum of two portholes or windows per cabin.


The Arctic, the land of the midnight sun, of snow and ice, offers some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the world. Visitors to the region can witness enormous colonies of seabirds thronging the cliffs and shores, and enjoy the thrilling antics of whales at sea, and seals and walruses hauled out on rocks and ice-floes. The proximity of the pack-ice offers spectacular cruising between ice-floes. The lucky may even encounter the very symbol of the Arctic - the Polar Bear.

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