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Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions are pioneers of ship-based expeditions, inventors of Basecamp Antarctica, and one of the first companies to take travelers to the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen. With our own fleet of ice-strengthened vessels, we get you deep into the heart of this otherworldly environment so it can get deep into yours.


OCEANWIDE EXPEDITION SHIPS: m/v Hondius | m/v Janssonius | m/v Ortelius | m/v Plancius

m/v Hondius


Hondius will be the first ship to class "LR PC6" which meets the latest and most stringent requirements of Lloyd's Register for "Polar Class 6" ships, the highest Polar Class notation for ice-strengthened ships. The ship will also fully comply with the mandatory requirements of the Polar Code, by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the safe operation of ships and protection of the polar environment. Hondius the strongest ice-strengthened vessel will be in the polar regions and will be equipped with stabilizers, and great trips for advanced, innovative exploratory quality in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

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m/v Janssonius


Janssonius is meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships. Surpassing the requirements of the Polar Code adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Janssonius represents the most flexible, advanced, innovative touring vessel in the polar regions, thoroughly optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica.




Quadruple Porthole

  • Max: 4 Persons
  • 2 portholes
  • 2 upper & lower berths
  • Small sofa
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe
  • This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin

Triple Porthole

  • Max: 3 Persons
  • 2 portholes
  • 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths
  • Small sofa
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe
  • This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin

Twin Porthole

  • Max: 2 Persons
  • 2 portholes
  • 2 single beds
  • Small sofa
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe

Twin Window

  • Max: 2 Persons
  • 1 window
  • 2 single beds
  • Small sofa
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe
  • Please be aware that the view from some windows might be partially obstructed due to the design requirements of the ship

Twin Deluxe

  • Max: 2 Persons
  • 2 windows
  • 2 single beds
  • Sofa
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe

Superior

  • Max: 2 Persons
  • 2 windows
  • 1 double bed
  • Sofa
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe

Junior Suite

  • Max: 2 Persons
  • 1 double window
  • 1 double bed
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe

Grand Suite with Private Balcony

  • Max: 2 Persons
  • 1 double window
  • 1 double bed
  • Sofa
  • Private balcony
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & chair
  • Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Cabinet
  • Wardrobe

Happier polar passengers, healthier polar environment
Not only will the numerous amenities and on-board entertainments help make your Janssonius voyage truly memorable, this ship also gives you the peace of mind that comes with choosing one of the most environmentally friendly vessel on the polar seas. Janssonius uses LED lighting, steam heating, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, and state-of-the-art power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels minimal. This means that when you sail aboard Janssonius, you get to enjoy the exotic landscapes and wildlife as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible.

Hotel comfort, expedition class
Please be aware that a small number of cabins may have a partially obstructed view due to the size of the windows and the design requirements of the ship. For example, some windows may be partly obstructed in the lower half by a gangway. The best view is always on the outer deck or the bridge. Janssonius offers high-quality accommodation for 170 passengers in 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 27 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. 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 Janssonius. 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. Janssonius 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, Janssonius is equipped with advanced stabilizers and two main engines capable of powering the vessel up to 15 knots. But Janssonius 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.

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m/v Ortelius


m/v Ortelius was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989. It is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Cyprus flag. Ortelius was a Dutch / Flemish cartographer. Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598) published the first modern world atlas, theTheatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatre of the World in 1570. At that time, the atlas was the most expensive book ever printed. Ortelius offers a comfortable hotel standard, with a u-shaped, a bar and a lecture room. Our voyages are primarily developed to offer our passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program, trying to spend as much time ashore as possible. As the number of passengers is limited to approximately 116 on the “Ortelius”, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities. Ortelius carries 10 zodiacs. The zodiac engines are 60hp Yamaha.

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TRIPLE & QUAD PORTHOLE

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 4
  • Window: Yes
  • 1 porthole
  • 2 upper & lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin
  • Located on Deck 3.

TWIN PORTHOLE DECK 3

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window: Yes - 2 Portholes
  • 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • Located on Deck 3.

TWIN PORTHOLE DECK 4

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window: Yes - 2 Porthole
  • 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • Located on Deck 4.

TWIN WINDOW

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window: TWO
  • 2 windows 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Small Sofa
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • Located on Deck 5.

TWIN DELUXE

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window:3
  • 2 Lower Berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Small Sofa
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Refrigerator, Coffee and Tea Maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • Located on Deck 5.

SUPERIOR

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window: TWO
  • 1 Double bed, 1 Sofa bed
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Refrigerator, Coffee and Tea Maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • Located on Deck 5.


Facilities and Amenities

  • Comfortable and nicely decorated, but not luxurious. It’s made for explorers
  • Spacious yet small ship character, comfort & style and modern technology
  • Base camp for active, adventure and wildlife minded modern explorers
  • Small ship operation: 116 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower
  • 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)
  • 27 twin porthole cabin with 2 single lower berths • 12 twin cabins with windows and 2 single lower berths
  • 2 twin deluxe cabins with windows and 2 single lower berths
  • 6 superior cabins with double beds. All cabins are spacious outside cabins with a minimum of two portholes or windows per cabin and all cabins have private shower and toilet
  • Restaurant/lecture room (deck 3) and a spacious observation lounge (with bar, deck 4) with large windows offer full panorama view
  • Large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 4), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife

"M/V Ortelius” offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 4 & 6 with large windows, offering full panorama view. She has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 4), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

”Ortelius” offers a comfortable hotel standard, with two restaurants, a bar/lecture room. Our voyages are primarily developed to offer our passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program, trying to spend as much time ashore as possible. As the number of passengers is limited to approximately 116 on the “Ortelius”, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities

“Ortelius” is a great expedition vessel for 116 passengers with lots of open-deck spaces. The vessel is manned by 22 highly experienced international nautical crew, 19 international hotel crew, 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader, 1 assistant expedition leader and 6 guides/lecturers), and 1 doctor

DINNING ROOM

BRIDGE


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m/v Plancius


"M/V Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased by Oceanwide Expeditions. The vessel was completely rebuilt as a 116-passenger vessel in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies the Dutch flag. M/V Plancius accommodates 116 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 26 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 12,5 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (one queen-size bed in the superior cabins and two single beds in the twin cabins), except for the 4 quadruple cabins (for 4 persons in 2x upper and lower beds), and 2 triple cabins (1 bunk bed plus 1 lower bed).

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TRIPLE & QUAD PORTHOLE

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 4
  • Window: Yes
  • 1 porthole
  • 2 upper & lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone and Internet connection
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin
  • Wifi available (fees apply)
  • Located on Deck 3.

TWIN PORTHOLE

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window: Yes
  • 1 porthole 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone and Internet connection
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • Located on Deck 3.

TWIN WINDOW

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window: Yes
  • 1 window 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair Flatscreen
  • TV Telephone and Internet connection
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • Located on Deck 4.

TWIN DELUXE

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window: TWO
  • 2 windows 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone and Internet connection
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin porthole/window cabins
  • Located on Deck 4.

SUPERIOR

FEATURES
  • MAX Capacity: 2
  • Window: TWO
  • 2 windows 1 Double bed 1 Sofa bed
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone and Internet connection
  • Refrigerator Coffee and Tea Maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • Located on Deck 4.


Facilities and Amenities

  • Comfortable and nicely decorated, but not luxurious. It’s made for explorers
  • Spacious yet small ship character, comfort & style and modern technology
  • Base camp for active, adventure and wildlife minded modern explorers
  • Small ship operation: 116 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower
  • 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 26 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 15 m2), 10 superior cabins ca. 21 m2)
  • Restaurant/lecture room (deck 3) and a spacious observation lounge (with bar, deck 5) with large windows offer full panorama view
  • Large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 4), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife
  • Equipped with 10 Mark V inflatable zodiacs, including 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines
  • 2 gangways on starboard side, that guarantees a swift zodiac operation

M/V Plancius – the “base camp” for our activity programme

Oceanwide Expeditions offers an exploratory educational travel programme in the polar regions spending as much time ashore as possible. Special interest activities are available for everyone: Kayaking, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Field Camping, Ski Trekking and Zodiac Cruising. Plancius is equipped with all specialist gear needed to enjoy the outdoor activities: Tents, Sleeping bags, Snowshoes, Kayaks, Rubber boots with grip sole, Outdoor jackets Etc


"M/V Plancius” offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view. She has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 3), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. She is furthermore equipped with 10 Mark V zodiacs, including 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines and 2 gangways on the starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation

Plancius' diesel-electric propulsion system reduces the noise and vibration of the engines considerably. The 3 diesel engines generate 1.230 horse-power each, giving the vessel a speed of 10 - 12 knots. The vessel is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages

Plancius is manned by 17 nautical crew, 19 hotel staff (6 chefs, 1 hotel manager, 1 steward-barman and 11 stewards / cabin cleaners), 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 7 guides-lecturers) and 1 doctor

LIBRARY

DINING ROOM

BRIDGE


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