The Ortelius provides sensational small-ship Antarctica cruises with excellent “hotel-standard” accommodation for its 116 passengers. It’s a cracking vessel with the highest ice-class rating, making it perfect to navigate both solid one-year sea ice and loose multi-year pack ice.

With only 53 cabins, the Ortelius is an excellent choice for an exclusive Antarctica cruise with a real focus on getting its guests ashore as much as possible. Designed for genuine Antarctica adventures, it has a highly experienced Russian nautical crew of 34, 15 international catering staff, 6 professional polar expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 5 guides/lecturers) and 1 doctor. The petite size of the ship and limited number of passengers allows for a flexibility in its voyages that is simply unmatched by other vessels. If you’re looking for a vast range of adventures and activities during your Antarctica cruise, you can’t do better than a trip aboard the Ortelius.

Antarctica Cruise Ship Highlights

  • Two dining areas
  • Ship bar
  • Lecture room
  • Observation areas on multiple decks
  • Kayaking, mountaineering, skiing, SCUBA diving, hiking and camping (depending on voyage).
  • Open bridge accessible to all travellers
  • Russian nautical crew of 34
  • 15 international catering staff
  • 11 zodiacs

The Ortelius Deck Plan

Please click here for a detailed PDF deck plan of this Antarctica cruise ship.

The cabins aboard the Ortelius are all fully kitted out with private toilets and showering, ensuring that passengers can enjoy their Antarctica cruise in total comfort. Each cabin is warm and cosy, with a desk and chair and ample storage space. There are several cabin configurations available, meaning that there’s something for all kinds of parties and travellers.

Antarctica-cruise-Ortelius-Quad-Twin-Porthole-Monica_SalmangQuadruple Porthole (4 available)

These cabins are situated on Deck 3, with two lower berths and two upper berths as well as a porthole for undisturbed polar viewing.

Triple Porthole (2 available)

These cabins are the same as the Quadruple cabins and also located on Deck 3, but with two lower berths and one upper berth. They are decked out with all the essential amenities travellers need to cruise Antarctica in comfort.

Twin Porthole (3 available)

These twin cabins are situated on Deck 3, with a porthole for passing Antarctica views. They feature two lower berths, so while they provide a cosy private retreat, they’re perfect for social travellers planning to spend much of their time up on the communal deck areas.

Antarctica-cruise-Ortelius-Quad-Twin-Porthole-2-Monica_SalmangTwin Porthole (24 available)

The twin porthole cabins on Deck 4 feature fully ensuite facilities and a porthole, so they’re great sanctuaries for enjoying the scenery in total peace.

Twin Window (12 available)

These twin cabins, located up on Deck 5, provide slightly more space than the porthole cabins and feature a larger window for passing polar viewing.

Twin Window (2 available)

These two twin cabins are both corner spaces, making them a little more roomy than the other twin window cabins on the same deck.

Twin Deluxe (2 available)

The two twin deluxe cabins aboard The Ortelius are located on Deck 5, with the added bonus of two windows. This means that they’re wonderful spaces for simply sitting back and watching the icebergs of Antarctica drift past the window.

Superior (6 available)

These cabins are a great choice for travellers wishing to view the Antarctic scenery in peace, privacy and seclusion. They feature either one or two windows, plenty of floorspace and an extra sofa bed for additional passengers.

Please get in touch with our team at Cruise Antarctica on 1300 654 861 for details of dates and price for travelling to Antarctica on this cruise ship.