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M/V Hondius

Location

ex Ushuaia (Antarctic cruises, Antarctica)

Description

Quick facts - Level: First Class | Passengers: 170 | Duration: 9-20 nights | Length: 353 feet | Cruising speed: 15 knots | Operator: Oceanwide Expeditions

Built in 2019, Hondius is the world's first-registered Polar Class 6 cruise ship, and is also one of the most environmentally friendly vessels in Antarctica. She has an ice-strengthened hull, and was designed specifically for polar exploration. Hondius has a large observation lounge, a presentation room, library, dining room, bar and infirmary.

Capacity

170 passengers

Activities

International expedition staff lead shore excursions and give daily lectures on board. Wellington boots and snow shoes are provided, and an expedition jacket can be pre-ordered at an additional cost. Sea kayaking and camping are available as optional activities on some cruises, at an additional cost. Hiking is also offered as an optional extra activity, free of charge. In-field and on-board discovery and learning workshops, exhibitions and performances are included free of charge on the Discovery and Learning cruises.

Accommodation

The 80 cabins are on 4 decks and all have private bathrooms with either portholes or windows.

When to go

November to March.

Most cruises start and end in Ushuaia (Argentina). The only exception to this is the 20 night Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica itinerary, which starts in Puerto Madryn and ends in Ushuaia.

Most itineraries either follow or are close variants of our standard Antarctica itineraries (www.lastfrontiers.com/antarctica/itineraries). One exception is detailed below.

For exact details of specific cruise departures please just contact us.

Whale watching discovery and learning voyage

Day 1: Ushuaia
Days 2-3: Drake Passage
Days 4-5: Entering Antarctica; Cuverville Island, Neko Harbour, Paradise Bay
Days 6-8: Journey through the Gullet; Pourquoi Pas Island, Horseshoe Island, Stonington Island; Hanusse Bay*
Days 9-11: The whales of Crystal Sound
Day 12-13: Drake Passage
Day 14: Ushuaia

*Days 6-8: Alternative program if the route to the south of Crystal Sound/Hanusse Bay is blocked by ice. The ship may take a course around the western side of Adelaide Island to reach Marguerite Bay. Should ice conditions not allow for this approach, the program could be continued by exploring the Antarctic Peninsula in and around the Penola and Gerlache Straits.

Twin cabin with porthole

The 28 twin cabins with porthole (12-18 square metres) are on Deck 3. They all have 2 portholes, 2 single beds, a small sofa, desk and chair.

Grand Suite

The 6 grand suites (27 square metres) are on Deck 7. Each one has a private balcony, as well as 1 double window, 1 double bed, a sofa, desk, chair, fridge and coffee and tea maker.

Junior Suite

There are 8 junior suites (19-20 square metres) on Deck 7. They have 1 double window, 1 double bed, a sofa, desk, chair, fridge, and coffee and tea maker.

Quadruple cabin with porthole

The 4 quadruple cabins (12-18 square metres) are on Deck 3. Each one has 2 portholes, bunk beds, a small sofa, desk and chair.

Superior cabin

There are 8 superior cabins (20-21 square metres) on Deck 6. They have 2 windows, 1 double bed, a sofa, desk, chair, fridge, and coffee and tea maker.

Triple cabin with porthole

The 2 triple cabins (12-18 square metres) are on Deck 3. Each one has 2 portholes, 1 upper berth and 2 lower berths, a small sofa, desk and chair.

Twin cabin with window

The 14 twin cabins with window (12-14 square metres) are on Deck 4. They all have 1 window, 2 single beds, a small sofa, desk and chair.

Twin Deluxe

There are 11 twin deluxe cabins (19-21 square metres) on Deck 6. They have 2 windows, 2 single beds, a sofa, desk, chair, fridge, and coffee and tea maker.

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types. See below for more price notes.
From To Nights Room type Price
Hondius: Ultimate Antarctica (Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula)
24 Oct 2023 13 Nov 2023 20 Twin cabin with porthole 14,000
Departs from Puerto Madryn
Grand Suite 20,150
Junior Suite 17,600
Quadruple cabin with porthole 11,500
Superior cabin 16,650
Triple cabin with porthole 12,750
Twin cabin with window 14,600
Twin Deluxe 15,500
M/V Hondius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp)
13 Nov 2023 25 Nov 2023 12 Twin cabin with porthole 9,650
Grand Suite 13,600
Junior Suite 12,150
Quadruple cabin with porthole 7,850
Superior cabin 11,400
Triple cabin with porthole 8,800
Twin cabin with window 10,100
Twin Deluxe 10,700
25 Nov 2023 7 Dec 2023 12 Twin cabin with porthole 9,650
Hondius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
7 Dec 2023 17 Dec 2023 10 Twin cabin with porthole 8,350
Discovery and Learning
Grand Suite 11,950
Junior Suite 10,650
Quadruple cabin with porthole 6,800
Superior cabin 9,950
Triple cabin with porthole 7,700
Twin cabin with window 8,700
Twin Deluxe 9,250
Hondius: Ultimate Antarctica (Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula)
17 Dec 2023 4 Jan 2024 18 Twin cabin with porthole 15,400
4 Jan 2024 22 Jan 2024 18 Twin cabin with porthole 16,350
Hondius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
22 Jan 2024 1 Feb 2024 10 Twin cabin with porthole 9,200
Hondius: Ultimate Antarctica (Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula)
1 Feb 2024 20 Feb 2024 19 Twin cabin with porthole 16,350
20 Feb 2024 13 Mar 2024 22 Twin cabin with porthole 17,400
Falklands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Antarctica & Polar Circle
Hondius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
13 Nov 2024 23 Nov 2024 10 Twin cabin with porthole 8,300
Discovery and Learning
M/V Hondius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp)
23 Nov 2024 5 Dec 2024 12 Twin cabin with porthole 10,350
5 Dec 2024 17 Dec 2024 12 Twin cabin with porthole 10,350
Hondius: Ultimate Antarctica (Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula)
17 Dec 2024 4 Jan 2025 18 Twin cabin with porthole 16,550
4 Jan 2025 22 Jan 2025 18 Twin cabin with porthole 17,750
Hondius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
22 Jan 2025 1 Feb 2025 10 Twin cabin with porthole 9,850
Discovery and Learning
Hondius: Ultimate Antarctica (Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula)
1 Feb 2025 20 Feb 2025 19 Twin cabin with porthole 17,750
20 Feb 2025 14 Mar 2025 22 Twin cabin with porthole 18,700

All prices quoted for the Hondius are in Euros (€).

Single travellers can choose between "single occupancy" at a supplement of 70% of the twin or superior cabin rate, or "sharing basis" in a twin, triple or quadruple cabin at no additional cost.

Children under 16 may (on certain voyages) receive a 40% discount in superior, triple (sharing with 2 parents) and quadruple (sharing with 3 adults) cabins.

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