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$5,950
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Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Observe humpback and minke whales
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 10-day cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale watching opportunity. Voyage polar waters in search of massive and elusive whales. …
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$6,500
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Admire the landscape of glaciers
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and largest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 10-day cruise. This classic Antarctic route to the Antarctic Peninsula is a popular way to make the most of your polar voyage experience. Visit islands like Danco, Neko …
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Leopard Seal
$7,950
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and largest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 11-day cruise. Visit the volcanic islands of the South Shetlands and explore the wide variety of flora and fauna in South Shetland.This classic route to the Antarctic …
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Mirror-smooth waters in the Lemaire Channel
$9,950
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Antarctica - Discovery and Photography Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Set foot on Antarctica
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
  • Search for whales and seals
Activities:
Adventure Options, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 12-day Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins. The snowy southern islands, as well as the lush, bird-filled flora …
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$8,500
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Antarctica – Whale watching discovery and learning voyage

14 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Search for whales in polar waters
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 14-day cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale watching opportunity. Voyage polar waters in search of massive and elusive whales. …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$5,050
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Around Spitsbergen - In the Realm of Polar Bears & Ice

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail to Ny Ålesund
  • Tour historical sites
  • Enjoy Arctic wildlife
  • Visit Bell Sund fjord system
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a voyage around Spitsbergen and explore the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition offers you the chance to catch sight of whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear. Enjoyhundreds of species of plants,barnacle geese, …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$5,050
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Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Visit Ny-Alesund
  • See reindeer, walrus, and whales
  • Climb Soraberget to view the icecap
  • Explore rarely-visited Kvitøya
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the expedition ship MV Hondius and explore the shores of Spitsbergen on this unique Arctic cruise. This 10-day voyage around Spitsbergen gives you a great chance to see whales, foxes, reindeer, seals, and polar bears. The expedition makes a landing on the island of Kvitøya, a site of …
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Enjoy the beauty of Aurora Borealis while touring the arctic.
$4,100
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East Greenland - Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Watch out for different birds
  • Enjoy the magical northern lights
  • Encounter colossal icebergs
  • Sail along the Volquart Boons Kyst
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise aboard the m/v Hondius crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whales and seabirds. On this expedition, you will spot huge icebergs as you journey into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way, …
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Macaroni penguin close up
$12,500
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

21 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Observe southern right whales
  • Discover the Falkland´s culture
  • Bird watch a multitude of seabirds
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 21-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Plancius showcases the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic islands. Enjoy excursions on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and South Orkney Islands before heading to the Antarctic Peninsula. The wildlife watching during this …
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A group of penguins in the Falkland Islands
$15,200
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle

23 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Bird watch a multitude of seabirds
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • See Commerson’s Dolphins
  • Visit whaling and sealing station
Activities:
Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board MV Hondius on a23-day sailing adventure andexplore Antarctica, passing from the Falkland Island to Polar Circle. Experience some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth and enjoy close encounters with Gentoo and Adélie penguins, brown skuas, leopard seals, along with humpback and …
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An ocean of icebergs.
$16,400
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula - Solar Eclipse Voyage

20 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cruise the unique Drake Passage
  • Observe incredible wildlife
  • Experience the 2021 Solar Eclipse
  • Visit Carcass Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Don’t miss the chance to see one of Earth’s most wondrous cosmic events in one of Earth’s most fantastic places! On this far-reaching expedition to the islands of the South Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula, you will revel in awe-inspiring days of exploration. Busybody …
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$4,100
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North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear & Pack Ice Special

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Look out for the arctic fox
  • Watch for kittiwakes
  • Spot the polar bear
  • Cruise on Zodiacs
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The farthest reaches of the North: Join this 8-day Arctic cruise to the land of the midnight sun, the northern lights, and the true sovereign of the North: the polar bear! Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearbyen, then join the expedition to the north of the …
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Northern lights - Aurora borealis
$4,500
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Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Watch out for different birds
  • Spot narwhals and polar bears
  • Enjoy the magical northern lights
  • Encounter colossal icebergs
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise aboard the m/v Hondius crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whales and seabirds. On this expedition, you will spot huge icebergs as you journey into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way, …
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2019
EmbarksDays 
Sep 179Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis
Nov 0321Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Dec 0210Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Dec 1110Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Dec 2010Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Dec 2910Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0711Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Feb 0511Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Feb 1510Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Feb 2423Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle
Mar 1714Antarctica – Whale watching discovery and learning voyage
May 278North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear & Pack Ice Special
Jun 038North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear & Pack Ice Special
Jun 108North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear & Pack Ice Special
Jun 178North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear & Pack Ice Special
Jun 2410Around Spitsbergen - In the Realm of Polar Bears & Ice
Aug 0210Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice
Sep 148East Greenland - Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis
Nov 0121Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Nov 2112Antarctica - Discovery and Photography Voyage
Dec 1110Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Dec 2010Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Dec 2910Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
2021
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0710Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Jan 1611Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Jan 2611Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Feb 2423Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle
Mar 1810Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage
Nov 2620Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula - Solar Eclipse Voyage
Max Passengers: 174
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register demands ice-strengthened cruise vessels. Hondius also exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), allowing you to enjoy the polar regions as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible. Upon completion, Hondius will be the most flexible, advanced, innovative ice-strengthened vessel in the polar regions. It is optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica.

Accommodation

The passenger capacity certificate for Hondius is 174 persons. One deck consists of a large observation lounge and separate lecture room, which are reserved for a wide variety of interactive workshops, exhibitions, and performances particular to Hondius. Though elegantly designed in stylish mid-century modern décor, this vessel holds true to Oceanwide’s distinctive cozy and informal atmosphere. There are nine cabins that is large enough to accommodate the passengers depending on their desired room. On the other hand, there is Hondius Suite sizing in 377 square feet with four windows, 1 double bed and everything passengers will need to feel comfortable. 

Technical Information

Length: 107.6 meters
Breadth: 17.6 meters
Draft: 5.30 meters
Ice class: Polar Class 6 (equivalent 1A-Super)
Displacement: 5,590 tonnes
Propulsion: 2 x ABC main engines; total 4,200 kW
Speed: 15 knots
Passengers: 174 in 82 cabins
Staff & crew: 72
Registered: The Netherlands
New build 2019
MV Hondius
Quadruple Porthole
Located on deck 3. Approximately 129 to 194 sq. ft. 2 portholes, 2 upper & lower berths, Small sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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Triple Porthole
Located on deck 3. Approximately 129 to 194 sq. ft. 2 portholes, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, Small sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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Twin Porthole
Located on deck 3. Approximately 129 to 194 sq. ft. 2 portholes, 2 single beds, Small sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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Twin Window
Located on deck 4. Approximately 129 to 151 sq. ft. 1 window, 2 single beds, Small sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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Twin deluxe
Located on deck 6. Approximately 205 to 226 sq. ft. 2 windows, 2 single beds, Sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Refrigerator, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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Superior
Located on deck 6. Approximately 215 to 226 sq. ft. 2 windows, 1 double bed, Sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Refrigerator, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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Junior Suite
Located on deck 7. Approximately 205 to 215 sq. ft. 1 double window, 1 double bed, Sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Refrigerator, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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Grand Suite with balcony
Located on deck 7. Approximately 291 sq. ft. 1 double window, 1 double bed, Sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Refrigerator, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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Hondius Suite
Located on deck 6. Approximately 377 sq. ft. 4 windows, 1 double bed, Sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi, Refrigerator, Coffee & tea maker, Hairdryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe.
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