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M/V «Ortelius

The ice-strengthened expedition ship M/V «Ortelius» was built in the Gdynia shipyard in Poland in 1989 and received the name «Marina Svetaeva». Over the years, she served as a working ship for the Russian Academy of Sciences and spent many years in the frozen waters of the Arctic and the Northern Pacific. The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1 equivalent to 1A) and is therefore very suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice. “Ortelius” is a great expedition vessel for 106 passengers with lots of open-deck spaces. The vessel is manned by 20 highly experienced international nautical crew, 19 international hotel crew, including stewardesses, 6 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 5 guides/lecturers) and 1 doctor.
”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 106 on the “Ortelius”, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities. "Ortelius" carries 11 zodiacs of which 9 are in use and 2 on reserve. The zodiac engines are 60hp Yamaha. - See more at: http://www.oceanwide-expeditions.com/our-fleet/ship/ortelius/#sthash.zOYyH3Xr.dpuf
All 48 cabins are simply furnished and have either a porthole or a window. The 5 four-bed cabins have two lower beds and two bunk beds and a desk. All cabins have a private bathroom with shower and toilet. Mini suites and suites additionally feature a sofa and lounge area.
Technical Details
Passengers: 106 in 48 cabins
Staff & crew: 46
Length: 91.25 meters
Breadth: 17.61 meters
Draft: 5.8 meters
Displacement: 4575 tonnes
Propulsion: 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER
Speed: 14.3 knots maximum
Services included in the price:
• Cruise in booked category
• All meals on board, including tea and coffee during 24 hours
• All Zodiac excursions
• Popular science lectures on board and ashore
• Detailed travel documentation
• Port taxes