The 106-guest, ice-strengthened Ortelius is an excellent vessel for expedition cruising in the Arctic and Antarctica. Built in 1989, she has the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is very suitable for navigating in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice. The vessel has simple but comfortable cabins, ranging from four quadruples with bunk beds to superior cabins and a spacious suite with double beds and separate sitting areas. All cabins are spacious outside cabins with a minimum of two portholes or windows per cabin, and all have private shower and toilet. The Ortelius’ public areas include lots of open-deck space, two restaurants, and a bar/lecture room. She carries a fleet of Zodiacs for shore excursions and has a staff and crew of 46.
The vessel offers simple but comfortable cabins and public spaces
- 4 quadruple cabins with bunk beds (these can also be used as triple or twin cabins)
- 2 triple porthole cabins with bunk beds (these can also be used as quads or twin cabins)
- 25 twin porthole cabin with 2 single lower berths
- 10 twin cabins with windows and 2 single lower berths
- 6 superior cabins with double beds and a separate day room
- 1 suite with a double bed and a separate day room. All cabins are spacious outside cabins with a minimum of two portholes or windows per cabin and all cabins have private shower and toilet