When it comes to Polar exploration, it doesn’t get much better than this.

The brand-new M/V Hondius, debuting in 2019, is one of the first civilian ships ever to receive a Polar Class 6 notation, making it the strongest vessel to be sailing the Antarctic. As stylish as it is cutting-edge, the Hondius carries 176 guests, and each of its 84 cabins offers superb views of the Antarctic landscape.

About the ship

Technical specifications

  • Guests: 176
  • Staff & Crew: 72
  • Length 107 metres (351 feet)
  • Draft: 5.3 metres (17 feet)
  • Beam: 17.6 metres (57 feet)
  • Ice Class: 1A Super
  • Cruising speed: 15 knots
  • Propulsion: 2 x ABC main engines; total 4,200kw
  • Launched: 2019
  • Registered: The Netherlands

Ship Amenities

  • Observation lounge
  • Bar 
  • Restaurant serving 4 star international cuisine
  • Lecture theatre
  • Library
  • Medical clinic with licensed doctor

Cabin Amenities

  • Ensuite facilities in all cabins
  • External views in all cabins
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided
  • In room safe
  • Climate control
  • 220-volt electrical current (plugs are standard European two round-pin plugs)

Other Inclusions on the M/V Hondius

* Please note these adventure options need to be booked and paid in advance. Numbers are limited.


Optional activities

  • Expedition boots on loan
  • Presentations by the Expedition team and onboard experts
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • All shore landings and zodiac cruising according to the daily programme
  • All luggage handling on board the ship
  • All port charges and taxes

M/V Hondius deck plan

Experience M/V Hondius on an Adventure Cruise

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Cross the legendary Drake Passage and delve into the extraordinary world of Antarctica...