M/V Ortelius

Oceanwide Expedition Ship

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M/V Ortelius

Small - 108 Guests
3* Standard
High Rating
Optional Extras:
Many Available

The vessel has the highest ice-class notation (UL1, equivalent to 1A) and is therefor suitable to navigate in solid one-year sea ice as well as loose multi-year pack ice. Ortelius can accommodate up to 108 passengers and has an abundance of open-deck spaces. It is manned by 22 highly experienced nautical crew members, 19 hotel staff, eight expedition specialists (one expedition leader, one assistant, and six lecturer-guides), and one doctor.

Ortelius was originally the Marina Svetaeva. Built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, it served as a special-purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. Later it was re-flagged and renamed after the Dutch/Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598), who in 1570 published the first modern world atlas: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theater of the World. At that time his atlas was the most expensive book ever printed.


Departure Return Duration Itinerary AUD Price Range *
Departure: 25 Oct 2021
Return: 14 Nov 2021
Duration: 21 days - 20 nights

Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctica

AUD Price Range: $25,350 - $30,250*
Departure: 13 Dec 2021
Return: 3 Jan 2022
Duration: 22 days - 21 nights

Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctica

AUD Price Range: $31,180 - $37,350*
Departure: 3 Jan 2022
Return: 13 Jan 2022
Duration: 11 days - 10 nights

Classic Antarctica including Deception Island

AUD Price Range: $16,580 - $19,850*
Departure: 19 Mar 2022
Return: 1 Apr 2022
Duration: 14 days - 13 nights

Antarctica – Polar Circle, Deep South Discovery

AUD Price Range: $17,420 - $20,500*
* All prices listed are per person in AUD based on a Twin cabin share. Contact us for Triple or Quad cabin shares for lower pricing.

Deck Plans


  • Quadruple Room Porthole

    Deck 3 - 12.5m2
  • Triple Room Porthole

    Deck 3 - 12.5m2
  • Twin Porthole

    Deck 3, 4 - 12.5m2
  • Twin Window

    Deck 5 - 12.5m2
  • Twin Deluxe

    Deck 5 - 12.5m2
  • Superior

    Deck 5- 21m2



  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material

Not Included

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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