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.

Boat features

Classification Expedition Ship
Total number of passengers 176
Total number of crew 72
Guide Naturalist guide, ornathologist, marine biologist, historian, photographer, geologist
Regions Antarctica
Observation lounge
Restaurant serving 4 star international cuisine
Lecture theatre
Bar
Library
Medical clinic with licensed doctor
Bathrobes
Hairdryer
Expedition boots on loan
220-volt electrical current (plugs are standard European two round-pin plugs)
Length 107 metres (351 feet)
Width 17.6 metres (57 feet)
Decks 5 passenger decks
Year built 2019
Ice class 1A Super
Cruise speed 15 knots
Electricity 220-volt electrical current (plugs are standard European two round-pin plugs)
G.T 5,590 tons

Cabin features

Located on Deck 3 at the stern
Approximately 12-18 sq. m (39-59 sq. ft.)
2 upper and 2 lower berths (Upper berths are reached by ladder)
2 portholes (please note, portholes may be covered when at sea or in rough weather)
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer
Flat screen TV
Deck 3, midships
Approximately 12-18 sq. m (39-59 sq. ft.)
2 lower berths and 1 upper berth (Upper berth is reached by ladder)
2 portholes (please note, portholes may be covered when at sea or in rough weather)
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer
Flat screen TV
Located on Deck 3
Approximately 12-18 sq. m (39-59 sq. ft.)
Two lower berths
2 portholes (please note, portholes may be covered when at sea or in rough weather)
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer
Flat screen TV
Located on Deck 4 at the bow
Approximately 12-14 sq. m (39-46 sq. ft.)
Two lower berths
Large window
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer
Flat screen TV
Located on Deck 6
Approximately 19 - 21 sq. m (62-70 sq. ft.)
Two picture windows
Two lower berths
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer and bathrobes
Flat screen TV
Mini fridge and coffee & tea maker
Located on Deck 6
Approximately 20-21 sq. m (65-69 sq. ft.)
Two picture windows
Double bed and sitting area and sofa
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer and bathrobes
Flat screen TV
Mini fridge and coffee & tea maker
Located on Deck 7
Approximately 19 - 20 sq. m (62-65 sq. ft.)
Large double window
Double bed and sitting area with sofa
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer and bathrobes
Flat screen TV
Mini fridge and coffee & tea maker
Located on Deck 7
Approximately 27 sq. m (88 sq. ft.)
Large double window leading to private balcony
Double bed and sitting area with sofa
Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer and bathrobes
Flat screen TV
Mini fridge and coffee & tea maker
Located on Deck 6 at the bow
Approximately 35 sq. m (114 sq. ft.)
Large forward facing picture windows
Double bed and sitting area with sofa
Large private ensuite with hairdryer and bathrobes
Flat screen TV
Mini fridge and coffee & tea maker