• Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

  • Hondius

Hondius: A Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened expedition vessel

Days: 13-23 | From: $9,700/per person

The Hondius (sister ship to the Janssonius) is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register demands for ice-strengthened cruise vessels. Hondius also exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This means you can enjoy cruising the Arctic and the Antarctic while leaving as little impact on the regions as possible. First launched in 2019, the Hondius is one of the newest ships sailing the endless summer between polar waters and is one of the most flexible, advanced, innovative ice-strengthened vessels found in these regions. Optimized for exploratory voyages, this state-of-the-art premium expedition vessel provides an ideal basecamp for adventure in the Arctic and Antarctica, offering a cozy, informal atmosphere with a host of modern comforts on board plus the utmost opportunities for activities and first-hand explorations of each destination.

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Vessel Information


Hondius Suite – 4 windows, 1 double bed, sofa, desk, and chair
Grand Suite with Private Balcony – 1 double window, 1 double bed, sofa, private balcony
Junior Suite – 1 double window, 1 double bed, desk, and chair
Superior – 2 windows, 1 double bed, sofa
Twin Deluxe – 2 windows, 2 single beds, sofa
Twin Window – 1 window, 2 single beds, small sofa
Twin Porthole – 2 portholes, 2 single beds, small sofa
Triple Porthole – 2 portholes, 1 upper & 2 lower berths, small sofa
Quadruple Porthole – 2 portholes, 2 upper & lower berths, small sofa

Yacht Specifications

Staff & Crew: 71
Guests: 170
Length: 353 feet (108 meters)
Breadth: 58 feet (17.6 meters)
Draft: 17 feet (5.3 meters)
Ice class: Polar Class 6 (equivalent 1A-Super)
Speed: 15 knots
Displacement: 5590 tonnes
Propulsion: 2 x ABC main engines; total 4,200 kW

Antarctic Itineraries & Pricing

Antarctica - Basecamp (13 Days)

From: $11,200/per person

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 – 10 
Antarctic Peninsula Exploration

Days 11 & 12
At Sea

Day 13
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Antarctica - Beyond the Polar Circle - Wilkins Ice Shelf (16 days)

From: $12,900/per person

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 2 & 3
Drake Passage

Days 4 to 6
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 7 – 10
George IV and Wilkins Ice shelves

Days 11 & 12
Exploration of Antarctic Islands

Days 13 – 15
At Sea & Drake Passage

Day 16
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Falklands, South Georgia, Elephant Island & Antarctic Peninsula (23 days)

From: $20.200/per person

Day 1
Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2
At Sea

Days 3 & 4
Falkland Islands

Days 5 & 6
At Sea

Days 7 to 10
South Georgia

Day 11
At Sea

Day 12
South Orkney

Day 13
Elephant Island

Days 15 to 20
Antarctic Peninsula / South Shetland

Days 21 & 22
At Sea

Day 23
Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina


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Days: 13-23 | From: $9,700/per person

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: All meals on board, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities, adventure activities such as sea kayaking or camping

Single Supplement: 70% (Twin or Superior cabin rate)

Child discount: 40% in Superior, Triple, and Quadruple Cabins (1 child per cabin)

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