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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
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Itineraries

Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$8,850
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Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$6,650
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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
$7,650
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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
$8,050
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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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Albatross in the arctic.
$8,050
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Antarctica - Elephant Island - Falkland Islands - Birding

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
Every Antarctic traveler experiences some of the adventures known to the historic polar explorers, but this voyage takes it to the next level. Touring both Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic, you’ll travel part of Shackleton’s legendary route, enjoying glacier-filled surroundings and …
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Seals rest on a floating piece of ice
$7,650
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Antarctica - Polar Circle Discovery and learning voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Discover Ushuaia
  • Admire unique widllife
  • Visit the epic Neko Harbour
  • Sail through the Lemaire Channel
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Polar Circle and Antarctic Peninsula cruise pass through waters traveled by Humpback, Minke, and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to hike, kayak, and dive in the iceberg-heavy waters.
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A polar landscape
$2,850
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Aberdeen - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice edge - Spitsbergen

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Enjoy watching rare birds
  • Look out for different whales
  • Snowshoe across the Arctic
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Crossing the North Sea on this 12-day voyage aboard the m/v Hondius, you stand an excellent chance of spotting minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises, among many other species. Enjoy places of great beauty and fascinating wildlife. You will take home memories that will accompany …
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A polar landscape
$2,600
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice Edge - Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a whale safari from the Scottish Islands to Spitsbergen. The Scottish waters offer excellent possibilities to spot Minke Whale, White-beaked Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise. Several other cetaceans, including Orca (Killer Whale), are also native to these waters. This unforgettable Arctic …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$5,150
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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
$5,150
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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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Macaroni penguin close up
$12,600
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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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The sun sets over polar mountains
$15,350
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

20 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Meet six species of penguin
  • Visit sites of past explorers
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Bird watch across the Drake Passage
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 20-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Hondius showcases the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic islands. Enjoy excursions on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia before heading across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. The wildlife watching during this …
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Southern Rockhopper Penguin.
$15,350
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

19 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Experience Falkland culture
  • Observe wandering albatross
  • Spot fin whales from the ship
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit all the sub-Antarctic highlights in one voyage on this 19-day expedition cruise. Land on the Falkland Islands for spectacular scenery and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins. This voyage also includes four days on South Georgia, one of the most beautiful places on …
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Beautiful Ushuaia
$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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Arctic Polar Bear
$3,850
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North Spitsbergen - 82 Degrees North

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Search for the King of the Arctic
  • Enjoy excursions in Zodiacs
  • Watch for Greenland and minke whale
  • Navigate through pack ice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day scenic expedition cruise aboard the Ortelius takes you through North Spitsbergen. Trek around historic Longyearben, then join your expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the …
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MV Hondius
$3,850
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North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hiking Special

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Explore North Spitsbergen
  • Visit Ny Ålesund
  • Look out for polar bears
  • Hike across spectacular Raudfjorden
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise along the pack-iceof North Spitsbergen for a great chance of spotting polar bearson this 8-day expedition cruise. The stunning cliffs, fjords, glaciers, and mountains of North Spitsbergen play host to a menagerie of wildlife from colonies of sea birds to polar bears while whales, walrus, and …
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$3,850
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North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Explore North Spitsbergen
  • Visit the Monaco Glacier
  • See polar bears at Hinlopen Strait
  • Visit St. Johns Fjord
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben, then join our expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear.
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Walking through vast arctic landscapes.
$3,950
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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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Incredible ice in Svalbard
$6,700
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Russian Arctic, Spitsbergen - Franz Josef Land

Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Explore Spitsbergen
  • Discover haul-out site for walruses
  • Visit Cape Trieste
  • Visit historical sites
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This ambitious 12-day expedition into the 192-island archipelago of Franz Josef Land gives you the opportunity to spot such exotic Arctic wildlife as polar bears, Greenland whales, and an assortment of seal and seabird species, while also visiting the remains of historic 19th-century expeditions …
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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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Stunning views from your zodiac cruise
$6,700
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Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland

14 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • View the Northern Lights
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit settlement
  • Watch whale and seabird migration
  • Observe cathedral-like icebergs
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland cruise sails waters filled with breath-taking scenery. The expedition passes through areas that are home to seals, seabirds, whales, and polar bears, topped off with nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights.
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
Jul 2510Around Spitsbergen - In the Realm of Polar Bears & Ice
Aug 0310Around Spitsbergen - In the Realm of Polar Bears & Ice
Aug 1210Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice
Sep 129Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis
Nov 0621Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Nov 2620Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula - Solar Eclipse Voyage
Dec 1510Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Dec 2411Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0310Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Jan 1211Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Jan 2210Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Jan 3111Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Feb 1010Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Feb 1912Antarctica - Discovery and Photography Voyage
Mar 0212Antarctica - Polar Circle Discovery and learning voyage
Mar 1314Antarctica - Elephant Island - Falkland Islands - Birding
May 1512Arctic Ocean Expedition, Aberdeen - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice edge - Spitsbergen
May 1710Arctic Ocean Expedition, Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice Edge - Spitsbergen
May 268North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hiking Special
Jun 028North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice
Jun 098North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice
Jun 168North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice
Jun 238North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice
Jun 308North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice
Jul 2510Around Spitsbergen - In the Realm of Polar Bears & Ice
Aug 0112Russian Arctic, Spitsbergen - Franz Josef Land
Aug 0310Around Spitsbergen - In the Realm of Polar Bears & Ice
Aug 1212Russian Arctic, Spitsbergen - Franz Josef Land
Aug 238North Spitsbergen - 82 Degrees North
Aug 3014Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland
Nov 0221Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Nov 2213Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp
Dec 0410Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Dec 1311Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Dec 2313Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp
2023
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0419Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Jan 2211Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage
Feb 0120Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Feb 2013Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp
Mar 0412Antarctica - Polar Circle Discovery and learning voyage

Cabins

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.
MV Hondius
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.
MV Hondius
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.
MV Hondius
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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