Hondius

The 353 feet (107.6 meter) MV Hondius was recently completed in Croatia and first launched in the summer of 2019. She has a maximum passenger capacity of 196 which is limited to 170 passengers for Antarctic voyages and is the most flexible, advanced, innovative, ice-strengthened vessel in the polar regions. Optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with Antarctica, the Hondius also exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code as adopted by the International M... READ MORE >>
Itinerary
Itinerary (Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia)
DAY 1: Puerto Madryn - Embark
DAY 2 -3: AT SEA
DAY 4 - 5: Falkland Islands
DAY 6 - 7: At Sea
Day 8 - 11: South Georgia
DAY 12: At Sea
DAY 13: South Orkney Islands
DAY 14: At Sea

Itinerary (Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage)
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2 - 3: Drake Passage
Day 4 - 7: Antarctica
DAY 8 - 9: Drake Passage
Day 10: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Antarctica - Polar Circle Discovery and Learning Voyage)
DAY 1: Ushuaia, Argentina - Embark
DAY 2 - 3: Drake Passage
DAY 4 - 8: Antarctica & Polar Circle
DAY: 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica Peninsula )
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2: At Sea
DAY 3 - 4: Falkland Islands
Day 5 - 6: At Sea
DAY 7 - 10: South Georgia
DAY 11: At Sea
DAY 12: South Orkney Islands
DAY 13: At Sea
DAY 14 - 17 Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 18 - 19: Drake Passage
DAY 20: Ushuaia, Disembark

Itinerary (Basecamp Adventure)
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2 - 3: Drake Passage
DAY 4 - 10: Antarctica Base Camp Adventure
DAY 11 - 12: Drake Passage
DAY 13: Disembark - Ushuaia
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Itinerary (Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia)
DAY 1: Puerto Madryn - Embark
DAY 2 -3: AT SEA
DAY 4 - 5: Falkland Islands
DAY 6 - 7: At Sea
Day 8 - 11: South Georgia
DAY 12: At Sea
DAY 13: South Orkney Islands
DAY 14: At Sea
Itinerary (Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage)
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2 - 3: Drake Passage
Day 4 - 7: Antarctica
DAY 8 - 9: Drake Passage
Day 10: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Antarctica - Polar Circle Discovery and Learning Voyage)
DAY 1: Ushuaia, Argentina - Embark
DAY 2 - 3: Drake Passage
DAY 4 - 8: Antarctica & Polar Circle
DAY: 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica Peninsula )
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2: At Sea
DAY 3 - 4: Falkland Islands
Day 5 - 6: At Sea
DAY 7 - 10: South Georgia
DAY 11: At Sea
DAY 12: South Orkney Islands
DAY 13: At Sea
DAY 14 - 17 Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 18 - 19: Drake Passage
DAY 20: Ushuaia, Disembark
Itinerary (Basecamp Adventure)
DAY 1: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 2 - 3: Drake Passage
DAY 4 - 10: Antarctica Base Camp Adventure
DAY 11 - 12: Drake Passage
DAY 13: Disembark - Ushuaia
Hondius

Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia

Pricing

Price Range Per Person (Quad Porthole to Grand Suite Private Balcony):  

21 Day Expedition $12,600 - $21,900 per person

-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.

Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Evening entertainment & events onboard Antarctica cruise
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Access to special programs onboard (such as hiking & photography)
  • Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering, and Photo Workshops included on some departures
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Snowshoes available onboard
  • English-speaking certified guides
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Ground transportation in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Camping available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Kayaking available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Diving available on some departures at an additional cost
  • Domestic airfare within South America
  • International airfare to and from Central & South America
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Medical & travel insurance (highly recommended)

Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Quad Porthole to Grand Suite Private Balcony):  

11 Day Expedition $8,050 - $14,450 per person
10 Day Expedition $6,650 - $12,950 per person

-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Evening entertainment & events onboard Antarctica cruise
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Access to special programs onboard (such as hiking & photography)
  • Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering, and Photo Workshops included on some departures
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Snowshoes available onboard
  • English-speaking certified guides
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Ground transportation in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Camping available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Kayaking available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Diving available on some departures at an additional cost
  • Domestic airfare within South America
  • International airfare to and from Central & South America
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Medical & travel insurance (highly recommended)

Antarctica - Polar Circle Discovery and Learning Voyage

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Quad Porthole to Grand Suite Private Balcony):  

12 Day Expedition $8,050 - $14,450 per person

-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Evening entertainment & events onboard Antarctica cruise
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Access to special programs onboard (such as hiking & photography)
  • Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering, and Photo Workshops included on some departures
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Snowshoes available onboard
  • English-speaking certified guides
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Ground transportation in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Camping available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Kayaking available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Diving available on some departures at an additional cost
  • Domestic airfare within South America
  • International airfare to and from Central & South America
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Medical & travel insurance (highly recommended)

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica Peninsula

Pricing
Price Range Per Person (Quad Porthole to Grand Suite Private Balcony):  

14 Day Expedition $8,050 - $14,450 per person

-Please inquire for single supplement pricing. A solo traveler willing to share a cabin with another passenger (or passengers) of the same gender can avoid the single supplement. 
-Contact us for details on optional activities available on your particular departure.
Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Evening entertainment & events onboard Antarctica cruise
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Access to special programs onboard (such as hiking & photography)
  • Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering, and Photo Workshops included on some departures
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Snowshoes available onboard
  • English-speaking certified guides
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Ground transportation in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Camping available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Kayaking available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Diving available on some departures at an additional cost
  • Domestic airfare within South America
  • International airfare to and from Central & South America
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Medical & travel insurance (highly recommended)

Basecamp Adventure

Included in tour cost
  • Antarctica cruise accommodations
  • All meals onboard Antarctica cruise
  • Evening entertainment & events onboard Antarctica cruise
  • All shore excursions throughout voyage by zodiac
  • Access to special programs onboard (such as hiking & photography)
  • Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering, and Photo Workshops included on some departures
  • Rubber boots available onboard – must be pre-reserved
  • Snowshoes available onboard
  • English-speaking certified guides
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • Hotel accommodations in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Ground transportation in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Meals in Argentina and/or Chile - unless otherwise noted
  • Medical evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • Expedition parka and other personal gear
  • Camping available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Kayaking available on some departures at an additional cost - includes all gear
  • Diving available on some departures at an additional cost
  • Domestic airfare within South America
  • International airfare to and from Central & South America
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Medical & travel insurance (highly recommended)

Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Puerto Madryn - Ushuaia

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 to Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Sunday, December 4, 2022 to Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 to Friday, December 23, 2022
Sunday, January 22, 2023 to Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Antarctica - Polar Circle Discovery and Learning Voyage

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Saturday, March 4, 2023 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica Peninsula

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 to Sunday, January 22, 2023
Thursday, February 2, 2023 to Monday, February 20, 2023

Basecamp Adventure

Trip Dates
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
Friday, December 23, 2022 to Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Monday, February 20, 2023 to Tuesday, April 4, 2023

One Day

Multi-Day

Cabins

The ship offers high-quality accommodation in 80 spacious cabins ranging from quadruple cabins to luxurious suites, some with balconies (all with private facilities).
 
  • Quadruple Porthole (4), two upper and two lower berths, two portholes, small sofa, private facilities, Flat-screen TV, Desk/Chair, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker, safe. (12 to 18 square meters, or 129 to 194 square feet)
  • Twin Porthole (27), two lower berths, two portholes, small sofa, private facilities, Flat-screen TV, Desk/Chair, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker, safe. (12 to 18 square meters, or 129 to 194 square feet)
  • Twin Window (14), one upper and two lower berths, one window, small sofa, private facilities, Flat-screen TV, Desk/Chair, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker, safe. (12 to 14 square meters, 129 to 151 square feet)
  • Twin Deluxe (11), one upper and two lower berths, two windows, small sofa, private facilities, Flat-screen TV, Desk/Chair, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker, safe. (19 to 21 square meters, 205 to 226 square feet)
  • Superior (8), one double bed, two windows, small sofa, private facilities, Flat-screen TV, Desk/Chair, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker, safe. (20 to 21 square meters, 215 to 226 square feet)
  • Junior Suite (8), one double bed, one double window, private facilities, Flat-screen TV, Desk/Chair, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker, safe. (19 to 20 square meters, 205 to 215 square feet)
  • Grand Balcony Suite (6), one double bed, one double window, sofa, balcony, private facilities, Flat-screen TV, Desk/Chair, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker, safe. (27 square meters, 291 square feet)

VIEW DECK PLAN - HERE


Boat Details

Ship Amenities
  • Comfortable staterooms
  • View Restaurant that seats all passengers in one sitting
  • Large Bar/Observation lounge
  • Lecture/Observation room
  • Many open deck spaces
  • Large bridge, accessible to guests during their journey
  • Equipped with 15 zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Two separate gangways and a sheltered indoor Zodiac embarkation platform that can also be used for special outdoor activities
  • Environmentally friendly

Ship Services
  • Manned by a highly experienced, 72-member ship crew and expedition staff
  • Onboard doctor
  • Workshops, Exhibitions & Performances
  • Added Adventure Activities: Kayaking, Camping, Diving & Snowshoeing (departure specific)

Deck Plan (click for enlargement)
antarctica travelMarisa, we've been back a week and I'm writing to say how wonderful our trip was. Thanks you for all your guidance and planning. Buenos Aires was so interesting. Our tour guide, Alejandro, was top notch-- and very funny. The hotel was in a good location and the all-day tour in Ushuaia was memorable. The ship was well-run and the food was both interesting and plentiful. The crew was professional. The expedition leaders were kind, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.  I can't give you credit for the fantastic weather and incredible scenery but it was an amazing trip. Thank you. - Susan Ogden/Rose Marie Wilson (Akademik Ioffe) 


The trip was fantastic of course! South Georgia is an amazing place! After docking at Ushuaia, the driver was waiting there on the pier and coordinated well with the ship and the port officials, provided me with useful materials and delivered me to the Alto Andino. I liked the Alto Andino. It was quiet, clean and has a nice secure luggage store, which I used when I arrived, as it was too early to check in. They did let me check in early, shortly after lunch, when a room became available. And, when I came back to the hotel after dinner with friends, there was a message from my driver about the pickup time for departing to the airport. The transfer at BA went without a hitch, nice driver and nice car, and being Saturday, light traffic as well! Anyway, thank you! Your planning and support is greatly appreciate and I will be sure to let my friends know about your great company! - Philip H. Walters (South Georgia In Depth onboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov)

Carrie and Jonathan, we arrived back from Antarctica over the weekend.   I just wanted to thank both of you for arranging such an outstanding trip!  The guides, hotels, and logistics were all excellent—and we thoroughly enjoyed it all.  Fortunately, despite my foot injury, I was able to fully partake in all the sightseeing and activities and didn’t feel that I had to curtail anything I wanted to do.  We’ll be sure to contact you for future trips in South America.  - Nancy Voye (Antarctic Peninsula onboard NG Explorer)

Carrie and Justin, I just wanted to send the two of you a message to thank you for all your help putting together our trip to the Antarctic.  The trip was absolutely fantastic – definitely the best trip we have ever taken! I would strongly recommend the Akademik Ioffe team to anyone that asks. The places we visited and the excursions we were able to participate in were definitely first-rate, and I would credit the staff for making this happen.  They selected great places to visit, and really made each zodiac or on-shore excursion a special experience. The Antarctic is just mind-blowing.  We did get south of the Circle – which sounds like it was a bit of an accomplishment – and had really great weather for the entire trip.  So again, thanks for making a totally fabulous trip a reality for us. -Ron & Bonnie Milzer (Antarctic Circle Voyage onboard Akademik Ioffe)