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MV Ortelius

Cruise Ships in The Arctic : M/V Ortelius

The Ortelius is one of the old breed of expedition vessels and somewhat eclectic in style.

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M/V Ortelius

The Ortelius is one of the old breed of expedition vessels and somewhat eclectic in style.- Functional and sturdy, she is perfectly suited to polar cruising. The cabins are surprisingly large and a recent overhaul has improved the Russian decor immeasurably. With an emphasis on spending as much time as possible ashore on exploratory wildlife excursions, the powerful engines and on-board helicopters are ideal for allowing access to the more remote areas, particularly in Antarctica.

Key features:

  • Helicopter excursions
  • Kayaking and camping options

Ship details:

Passengers: 106
Staff and crew: 55
Dimensions: 91m x18m
Speed: 12 knots
Ice Class: 1A