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Ortelius, Antarctica

Ortelius

  • Antarctic Ships
  • Ice Rating: 1A

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Quadruple Porthole cabin (Quadruple Porthole cabin)

Ortelius, Quadruple Porthole Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Quadruple Porthole cabins are located on Deck 3. They have two portholes and two upper and lower berths.

Triple Porthole cabin (Triple Porthole cabin)

Ortelius Triple Porthole, Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Triple Porthole cabins are located on Deck 3. They have two portholes and one upper and two lower berths.

Twin Porthole cabin (Twin Porthole cabin)

Ortelius, Twin Porthole Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Twin Porthole cabins are located on Decks 3 & 4. They have two portholes and two lower berths.

Twin Window cabin (Twin Window cabin)

Ortelius, Twin Window cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Twin Window cabins are located on Deck 5. They have two windows, two lower berths and a small sofa.

Twin Deluxe cabin (Twin Deluxe cabin)

Ortelius, Twin Deluxe Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Twin Deluxe cabins are located on Deck 5. They have three windows, two lower berths and a small sofa along with a flatscreen TV, refrigerator, coffee and tea maker.

Superior cabin (Superior cabin)

Ortelius, Superior Deluxe Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Superior cabins are located on Deck 5. They have a minimum of two windows, one double bed, one single (sofa) bed, a flatscreen TV, refrigerator, coffee and tea maker.

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Expert-led Cruises

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

Expert led cruise titleDeparture dateDurationPrices start from Status
Arctic – Spitsbergen and Greenland Cruise with The Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute 31/08/2114days £7,550 ex. flights AVAILABLE Reserve your place

Tailor-made Journeys

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer. This in-depth knowledge allows us to help you objectively narrow down the options based on your brief, to exactly the right holiday, boat and cabin for you.

Tailor made cruise titleDurationDescription
Arctic – Spitsbergen and Greenland Cruise with The Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute DayJoin like-minded people cruising aboard the Ortelius from Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland, finishing in Iceland in conjunction with The Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute.View cruise itinerary

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We were blown away by Sue’s in-depth knowledge of everything from endemic species to the history of Shackleton and his men. No question we had went unanswered, and no little detail was missed.

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Sue knew how important it was to me to spot polar bears and did everything she could to ensure we had the best chances possible. We were even lucky enough to see Arctic foxes and walruses.

Destination: Spitsbergen
Travel Expert: Sue

From the Northern Lights to meeting Innuits, Sue put together a trip that exceeded all our expectations. She was the most knowledgeable of anyone we spoke to about Greenland, and we could tell she knew things that only come from personal travels.

Destination: Greenland
Travel Expert: Sue

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

Mame / Country of Register

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Ice thickness (cm)

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Finland / Sweden
Category II
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IA Super
Finland / Sweden
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Finland / Sweden
Category II
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Finland / Sweden
Category II
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Finland / Sweden
Category II
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Finland / Sweden
Category II
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Finland / Sweden
Category II
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IA Super