Hondius Liveaboard

Hondius Liveaboard

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  • NitroxNo
  • Wi-FiSurcharge
  • Diving EquipmentNo
  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo

The boat meets the latest and the highest standard of Lloyd Register to sail in Polar Region. Hondius offers hotel type accommodation. Fast zodiacs to a short time in the sea and focus on shore activities. A wide variety of activities including polar diving, kayaking, camping, photo workshops. 

Boat Interior 

Hondius can carry 176 passengers on board. The boat has 82 cabins in total. 4 quad cabins, 2 trips can be shared if you are traveling with friends or with your family. There are also 28 twin rooms with portholes and 14 twin rooms with windows. For those who prefer luxury accommodation, boats can offer to stay at one of the suits or book the special hondius suit that has 4 windows to enjoy the beautiful view, a double bed, and comfortable sofa. All staterooms have private facilities, TV, coffee tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet. 
A big lecture room is perfect for workshops, exhibitions, and performances. Boat’s guest can also spend time in the large observation lounge.

Itinerary features 

Hondius offers various routes. Visit the Falkland Islands to see albatross colonies, Magellanic penguins and gentoos or elephant seals. Take a part in Antarctica Discovery and learning cruise, where you can to listen to naturalists lectures. You may get a chance to visit the former British research station now a museum and post office. Hondius passengers will get a unique chance to meet whales and to see one of the most amazing sightsing northern lights. 

When to Go 

The Antarctic Peninsula has a warmer and wetter climate; above freezing temperatures are common in the summer months. The average temperature for summer months ranges between -2C (28,4F) +5C (41F). For Norway the average temperature during the summer 10C (50 F). Svalbard is usually around -16 to -12 degrees Celsius (3 to 10 F) during the winter, and between 4 to 6C (39 to 43 F) in the summer

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Quad Cabin

Quad Cabin

Bedding
2 Twin Beds + 2 Twin Beds (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
4 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
4 Cabins
2 portholes, 2 upper & lower berths, small sofa, private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, desk & chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet, wardrobe, safe. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin
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Triple Cabin

Triple Cabin

Bedding
2 Twin Beds + 1 Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
3 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
2 portholes,1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, small sofa, private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, desk & chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet, wardrobe, safe. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin
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Twin Cabin with Porthole

Twin Cabin with Porthole

Bedding
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
28 Cabins
2 portholes, 2 single beds, small sofa, private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, desk & chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet, wardrobe safe
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Twin Cabin with Window

Twin Cabin with Window

Size
13.0
Bedding
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
14 Cabins
1 window, 2 single beds, small sofa, private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, desk & chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), coffee & tea maker, hair dryer, cabinet, wardrobe, safe
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe

Size
20.0
Bedding
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
11 Cabins
2 windows, 2 single beds, sofa, private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, desk & chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet, wardrobe, safe
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Superior

Superior

Size
21.0
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
8 Cabins
2 windows,1 double bed, sofa, private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, desk & chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet, wardrobe, safe
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Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Size
20.0
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
8 Cabins
1 double window, 1 double bed, private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, desk & chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet, wardrobe, safe
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Grand Suite with Private Balcony

Grand Suite with Private Balcony

Size
27.0
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
1 double window, 1 double bed, sofa, private balcony, private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, desk & chair, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet, wardrobe, safe
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Hondius Suite

Hondius Suite

Size
35.0
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
4 windows, 1 double bed, sofa, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone and WiFi (supplemented), refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, cabinet, walk-in closet, safe
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameOceanwide Expeditions
  • Year built2019
  • Length107
  • Width17
  • Capacity172
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish, French, German
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins82
  • Engines2 x ABC; total 4,200 kW
  • CompressorsBauer (200 litres)
  • TendersRigid-hull inflatable Zodiacs
  • Power plugs onboard220v, 60Hz standard European with 2 thick round pins
  • On-board payment methodsMastercard, Visa, Cash

Crew

72 crew and staff members (including expedition and hotel staff) will be at the passengers’ service

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • DIN Adaptors
  • Personal Storage Space

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