Hondius, Antarctica


New for 2019, the M/V Hondius cruise ship has been built to the highest Polar Class notation for ice-strengthened vessels, making her the perfect choice for Antarctica cruise expeditions. Enhanced polar technology means you can enjoy the polar regions with as little impact as possible on the surrounding environment. The focus of all expeditions remains on discovery and taking advantage of amazing wildlife opportunities. A powerful fleet of zodiacs is on hand to ensure quality outings and swift landings so guests can make the most of their time in Antarctica. Itineraries include the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctica Peninsula; an animal lovers dream come true. Get up close with penguins and marvel at the rugged landscape.

Topside, the accommodations aboard the MV Hondius Antarctica are extremely comfortable, with a choice of cabins to suit all budgets. Catering to 170 passengers, there are 9 cabin types on offer, ranging from quad-cabins through to suites with private balconies. All cabins are spacious with carpets, storage space and private en-suite bathrooms. Social areas are elegant and cozy and include a large dining room where delicious meals are served in-between activities, fully stocked bar, and the whole of deck 5 has been reserved for multi-language lectures and presentations plus observation lounge with panoramic windows.

The 72 staff and crew aboard the MV Hondius are on hand during your Antarctica cruise to help you to create a trip of a lifetime. Book online today or call us to reserve your space.

Interested in the Hondius' Arctic itineraries? You can view these here.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Kayaks (390 EUR), Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2019
  • Length 107.6 meters
  • Beam 17.6 meters
  • Top speed 15 knots
  • Engines 2 x ABC main engines; total 4200 kW
  • Max guests 170
  • Number of cabins 83

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Hondius Reviews

  • 9.8 Exceptional
  • 4 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Robert B
  • United States United States
The very best vacation I have ever taken ... and really glad I chose to take it on Hondius.

1. The Ross seal - a rare find. 2. Watching a parent penguin feeding its chick at close range. 3. The whales … at close range from a zodiac. 4. The photo ops … it was almost sensory overload. 5. The food … my God, they fed us well on that ship.

Recommended for
The wildlife, the people, and the company I chose to go with ... in that order.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jakub L
  • Slovakia Slovakia
There was literally nothing to complain about!

On shore activities and zodiac cruises

Recommended for
Crew, Activities, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nursel D
  • Turkey Turkey
Like a dream

During the tour, we stayed in a very comfortable environment and gained new information thanks to experienced guides. The route has been set very well and we have seen very special landscapes and animals

Recommended for
Ship, route and giluides
Origin: US