Ortelius Liveaboard

Ortelius Liveaboard

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  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo

Ortelius was made specially for ice navigation in the Polar Region. The boat has the highest ice-class notation. Boat’s team members are highly experienced expedition specialists. Ortelius offer high standards of hotel accommodation on board. Boat’s guests can discover the wildlife, spot whales, dolphins, penguins and a variety of birds, visit research stations.

Boat Interior 

Ortelius accommodates up to 23 passengers on board. There are 53 cabins.4 quad cabins has two lower and two upper beds. There are 2 triple cabins that can be used also as a twin cabin. 27 twin rooms have portholes and 12 twin cabins have windows. Also, you can share with another passenger one of the deluxe rooms or stay at the superior that has a double bed. All staterooms are modern, has a private shower. Passengers will get all the comfort of the hotel staying. 
But don’t stay in the room all the time. You will get a chance to spot birds, whales, dolphins when staying on the open deck. And of course, it’s better to stay outside to enjoy the amazing blue ice of icebergs. 

Itinerary features 

Ortelius can offer various destinations Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, Norwegian Sea sail around Spitsbergen. It’s a definitely unique and special experience, Lot’s of activities can be also offered from the workshops, lectures, mountaineering to basecamp, helicopter trips and polar diving. Search for humpback whales or emperor penguin, and various breeds of petrel. Enjoy some of the same experiences encountered by the great polar explorers who first charted these regions. Boat’s passengers will have an amazing opportunity to witnesses to the hardships of 19th-century sailors. Trips to Norway is great for the opportunity to see one of the biggest and one of the most dangerous and at the same time amazing creatures in the world orcas. 

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
There are 2 portholes, 2 upper / lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone & WiFi (supplemented), hair dryer, ample storage space. Cabins can also be used as triple or twin cabins. All cabins are spacious, all cabins have private shower and toilet
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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
Cabin with 2 portholes, 1 upper / lower berth + 1 single lower berth, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone & WiFi (supplemented), hair dryer, ample storage space. These can also be used as quads or twin cabins. All cabins are spacious, all cabins have private shower and toilet
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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
27 Cabins
2 portholes, 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone & WiFi (supplemented), hair dryer, ample storage space. All cabins are spacious, all cabins have private shower and toilet
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Twin Cabin with Windows

Twin Cabin with Windows

Bedding
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
12 Cabins
2 windows, 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone & WiFi (supplemented), hair dryer, ample storage space. All cabins are spacious, all cabins have private shower and toilet
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Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe

Bedding
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
3 windows, 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, small sofa, refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, flatscreen TV, telephone & WiFi (supplemented), hair dryer, ample storage space. All cabins are spacious, all cabins have private shower and toilet
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Superior Cabin

Superior Cabin

Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
2 windows (minimum), 1 double bed, 1 single (sofa) bed, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone & WiFi (supplemented), refrigerator, coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, ample storage space. All cabins are spacious, all cabins have private shower and toilet
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameOceanwide Expeditions
  • Year built1989
  • Length90
  • Width17
  • Capacity123
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish, French, German
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins53
  • Engines6 ZL 40/48 SULZER
  • CompressorsBauer (200l)
  • Tenders10 Zodiacs with 60hp Yamaha engines
  • Power plugs onboard220v, 60Hz. standard European 2 thick round pins
  • On-board payment methodsMastercard, Visa, Cash

Crew

7 expedition staff in Antarctica (1 expedition leader and 6 guides/lecturers), for the Arctic we will have 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 7 guides/lecturers) and 1 doctor

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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