Hondius

Hondius

Hondius 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), 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.

Hotel comfort, expedition class:
Hondius offers high-quality accommodation for 174 passengers in one spacious suite (35 square meters, 377 square feet), six grand suites with balconies (27 square meters, 291 square feet), eight junior suites (19 to 20 square meters, 205 to 215 square feet), eight superior cabins (20 to 21 square meters, 215 to 226 square feet), 11 twin deluxe cabins, (19 to 21 square meters, 205 to 226 square feet), 14 twin window cabins (12 to 14 square meters, 129 to 151 square feet) as well as 28 twin porthole cabins, two triple porthole cabins, and four quadruple porthole cabins that vary in size from 12 to 18 square meters, or 129 to 194 square feet. The passenger capacity certificate for Hondius is 196 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.

Swift & safe ship-to-shore operations:
It is our philosophy to keep sea time short so that we can focus instead on fast, effective access to shore and near-shore activities. To give you the maximum contact with the nature and wildlife you traveled so far to see, we employ a tough fleet of rigid-hull inflatable Zodiac boats that guarantee swift and safe landing operations for the passengers. Hondius has two separate gangways and a sheltered indoor Zodiac embarkation platform that can also be used for special outdoor activities, such as kayaking.

The fast, flexible, friendly heart of the polar regions:
Our top priority is taking advantage of every wildlife and terrain opportunity as it occurs. To keep our itineraries flexible itineraries and our response time rapid, Hondius is equipped with advanced stabilizers and two main engines capable of powering the vessel up to 15 knots. But Hondius sacrifices no warmth to achieve its keen polar edge: You will have 72 crew and staff members (including expedition and hotel staff) at your service while on board, ensuring that what little time you do spend on the ship you will spend comfortably entertained.

Hondius, Fair Isle Jan Mayen Spistbergen Whale Safari ex Vlissingen to Longyearb

11 Night Cruise sailing from Vlissingen to Longyearbyen aboard Hondius.

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Hondius, Fair Isle Jan Mayen Spistbergen Whale Safari ex Aberdeen to Longyearb

9 Night Cruise sailing from Aberdeen to Longyearbyen aboard Hondius.

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Hondius, In Search of Polar Bear ex Longyearbyen Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Hondius.

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Hondius, Around Spitsbergen ex Longyearbyen Return

9 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Hondius.

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Hondius, North & Around Spitsbergen Kvitoya ex Longyearbyen Return

11 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Hondius.

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Hondius, Scoresby Sund Aurora Borealis ex Akureyri Return

8 Night Cruise sailing from Akureyri roundtrip aboard Hondius.

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Hondius, In the Realm of Polar Bear & Ice ex Longyearbyen Return

9 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Hondius.

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Hondius, Around Spitsbergen Kvitoya ex Longyearbyen Return

9 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Hondius.

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Hondius, East Greenland Scoresby Sund Aurora Borealis ex Akureyri Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Akureyri roundtrip aboard Hondius.

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Level Name
03 Deck 3
04 Deck 4
05 Deck 5
06 Deck 6
07 Deck 7
08 Deck 8
09 Deck 9

Hondius Suite

35 square meters, 377 square feet

Grand Suite with Private Balcony

six grand suites with balconies (27 square meters, 291 square feet)

Junior Suite

eight junior suites (19 to 20 square meters, 205 to 215 square feet)

Superior Cabin

eight superior cabins (20 to 21 square meters, 215 to 226 square feet)

Twin Deluxe

11 twin deluxe cabins, (19 to 21 square meters, 205 to 226 square feet)

Twin Window

14 twin window cabins (12 to 14 square meters, 129 to 151 square feet)

Twin Porthole

28 twin porthole cabins

Triple Porthole

two triple porthole cabins

Quadruple Porthole

four quadruple porthole cabins
  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Infirmary/Doctor
  • Lecture/Observation Room
  • Library
  • Observation Lounge