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The 353 feet (107.6 meter) MV Hondius is currenly under construction in Croatia a is set to launch in the summer of 2019. She is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world (equivalent 1A-Super), meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register demands for ice-strengthened cruise vessels. The 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. She has a maximum passenger capacity of 196 which is limited to 174 passengers for Antarctic voyages and will be the most flexible, advanced, innovative, ice-strengthened vessel in the polar regions, as it is optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with Antarctica. Hondius is equipped with advanced stabilizers and two main engines (2 x ABC main engines; total 4,200 kW) capable of powering the vessel up to 15 knots (average cruising speed is 10.5 knots).


Itinerary (Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica)
Itinerary (Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage)
Itinerary (Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Antarctica, Polar Circle)
Hondius
Hondius

Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Antarctica, Polar Circle

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019

Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Monday, December 2, 2019 to Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 to Friday, December 20, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019
Sunday, December 29, 2019 to Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to Friday, January 17, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to Saturday, February 15, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020 to Monday, February 24, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to Monday, March 30, 2020

Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Antarctica, Polar Circle

Trip Dates
Availability changes constantly on Antarctica cruises. Please contact us for the most up-to-date availability and pricing.
Monday, February 24, 2020 to Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Cabins
Cabin Details :
 
  • 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)
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  • Triple Porthole (2), one 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)
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  • Twin Porthole (28), 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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • Hondius Suite (1), one double bed, four windows, sofa, balcony, private facilities, walk-in closet, Flat-screen TV, Desk/Chair, Telephone, WiFi, Coffee/Tea maker, safe. (35 square meters, 377 square feet)

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Boat Details
Though elegantly designed in stylish mid-century modern décor, the vessel is distinctively cozy with an informal atmosphere. 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. The Hondius offers high-quality accommodation  in 82 spacious cabins ranging from Quad cabins to Spacious Suites, some with balconies. 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.

Amenities:
The Hondius has two separate gangways and a sheltered indoor Zodiac embarkation platform that can also be used for special outdoor activities, such as kayaking, and she is equipped with 15 Zodiacs for concurrent shore/Zodiac excursions.

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)