Ortelius (c)Oceanwide ExpeditionsOrtelius 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.


Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Islands are some of the last truly unspoiled regions of the world. The mysterious White Continent, with its multi-colored ice caps, glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountains, offers unparalleled scenery and photographic opportunities. Enormous numbers of penguins, whales, seals and seabirds congregate in the food-rich waters along the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic shores.

This small, specially designed expedition ship journeys south, taking full advantage of the long hours of daylight during the austral summer, the ice-strengthened hull allowing safe navigation through the pack ice and narrow waterways. Zodiac excursions, guided by foremost Antarctic experts, offer the freedom to explore remote locations and observe Antarctica's abundant wildlife.

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