Hondius

The 350 feet (107.6 meter) MV Hondius was recently completed in Croatia and launched in the Arctic during the summer of 2019. She has a maximum passenger capacity of 196 which is limited to 170 passengers for Antarctic voyages and will be 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, she is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world (equivalent 1A... READ MORE >>
Itinerary
Itinerary (Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica)

Itinerary (Antarctica - Discovery & Learning Voyage)

Itinerary (Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Antarctica, Polar Circle)
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Hondius

Falklands Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

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

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, Elephant Island, Antarctica, Polar Circle

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

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

One Day

Multi-Day

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 (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)
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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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Boat Details
Though elegantly designed in stylish mid-century modern décor, the Hondius is distinctively cozy with an informal atmosphere. Deck 5 consists of a large observation lounge, library and bar, with a separate lecture room, reserved for a wide variety of interactive workshops, exhibitions, and performances. The Dining Room is located on Deck 4, and seats all guests with one seating. The Hondius is operated by an experienced, 72 person Crew and Expedition team and offers high-quality accommodation in 80 spacious, exterior cabins ranging from Porthole Quad Cabins to Spacious Balcony Suites.  

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