Hondius

Greg Mortimer - Aurora Expeditions

Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships. Surpassing the requirements of the Polar Code adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Hondius represents the most flexible, advanced, innovative touring vessel in the polar regions, thoroughly optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica. 
Not only will the numerous amenities and on-board entertainments help make your Hondius voyage truly memorable, this ship also gives you the peace of mind that comes with choosing one of the most environmentally friendly vessel on the polar seas. Hondius uses LED lighting, steam heating, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, and state-of-the-art power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels minimal. This means that when you sail aboard Hondius, you get to enjoy the exotic landscapes and wildlife as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible.
Hondius offers high-quality accommodation for 176 passengers in six grand suites with balconies (27 square meters, 291 square feet), eight junior suites (19 to 20 square meters, 205 to 215 square feet), eight superior cabins (20 to 21 square meters, 215 to 226 square feet), 11 twin deluxe cabins, (19 to 21 square meters, 205 to 226 square feet), 14 twin window cabins (12 to 14 square meters, 129 to 151 square feet) as well as 27 twin porthole cabins, two triple porthole cabins, and four quadruple porthole cabins that vary in size from 12 to 18 square meters, or 129 to 194 square feet. One deck consists of a large observation lounge and separate lecture room, which are reserved for a wide variety of interactive workshops, exhibitions, and performances particular to Hondius. Though elegantly designed in stylish mid-century modern décor, this vessel holds true to Oceanwide's distinctive cozy and informal atmosphere.
It is our philosophy to keep sea time short so that we can focus instead on fast, effective access to shore and near-shore activities. To give you the maximum contact with the nature and wildlife you traveled so far to see, we employ a tough fleet of rigid-hull inflatable Zodiac boats that guarantee swift and safe landing operations for the passengers. Hondius has two separate gangways and a sheltered indoor Zodiac embarkation platform that can also be used for special outdoor activities, such as kayaking.


Ship Specifications


  • Passengers: 176 in 80 cabins
  • Staff & crew: 72
  • Length: 107.6 meters
  • Breadth: 17.6 meters
  • Draft: 5.30 meters
  • Ice class: Polar Class 6 (equivalent 1A-Super)
  • Displacement: 5,590 tonnes
  • Propulsion: 2 x ABC main engines; total 4,200 kW
  • Speed: 15 knots


  • Cabins


    Quadruple Porthole

      2 portholes, 2 upper & lower berths, Small sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi (supplemented), Hair drye, Cabinet, Wardrobe, This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.

    Triple Porthole

    2 portholes, 1 upper berth, 2 lower berths, Private shower, Flatscreen TV Desk, chair, Telephone and WiFi (supplemented), Hair dryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe, This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin

    Twin Porthole

      2 portholes, 2 single beds, Small sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi (supplemented), Hair dryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe

     

    Twin Window

      1 window, 2 single beds, Small sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi (supplemented), Hair dryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe

    Twin Deluxe

      2 windows, 2 single beds, Sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi (supplemented), Refrigerator, Coffee & tea maker, Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe

     

    Superior

      2 windows, 1 double bed, Sofa, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi (supplemented), Refrigerator, Coffee & tea maker, Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Cabinet, Wardrobe

     

    Junior Suite

    The Greg Mortimer's four Junior Suites take in some impressive scenery from their vantage points on Deck 7. When you aren't enjoying a landing, you can relax in the suites' separate lounge area, or just watch the world float by from the private balcony.

    Grand Suite with Balcony

    1 double window, 1 double bed, Private shower & toilet, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair, Telephone and WiFi (supplemented), Refrigerator, Coffee & tea maker, Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Cabinet,Wardrobe