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Ortelius, Antarctica

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“We were in a zodiak and had a whale swim between four kodiaks. The.whale went under the kodiaks but never touched a boat. Also the…”

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Highlights

    • Highest ice-class notation for Antarctic voyages
    • Special Basecamp departures with extra activities
    • Free activities including camping, kayaking, and more

The Ortelius cruise ship offers exciting expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsular from November to March each year. There is a wide range of itineraries to choose from, including the popular 'Basecamp' departures. During these trips, all activities are free, including camping, kayaking, snowshoeing/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshops, and all the standard shore excursions and zodiac rides. Other trips include exploring the Weddel Sea in search of Emperor Penguins, where you will enjoy helicopter rides in the search. Whichever Antarctic cruise you choose, you will be looked after by highly experienced expedition specialists, including one expedition leader, one assistant, and 6 lecturers/guides. The Ortelius holds the highest ice-class notation available, making her more than adequate for these voyages.

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adventure cruise | no scuba diving
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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Diving Package (425-800 EUR per trip), Extra Dives, Nitrox Course, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, 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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Ortelius Reviews

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  • 10.0 Exceptional
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  3. Food
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  • Rating 10 out of 10
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  • Michelle J
  • Flag of United States United States

Absolutely trip of lifetime!!

We were in a zodiak and had a whale swim between four kodiaks. The.whale went under the kodiaks but never touched a boat. Also the whale lay directly beside our boat like he wanted us to touch it.

Recommended for
1. People-they were educated and engaging 2. Activities 3. Scenery
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  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tracy H
  • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ortelius a great ship..will book this again...

Everything, just the best experience ....

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Antarctica, Antarctica, Antarctica
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  • 10 Exceptional
  • Edmund B
  • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom

An enjoyable time getting to know everyone staff and customers alike

Personally getting to know people, having a whale swim close to us in Orne Harbour, the camping, Danco island and the plunge, all the penguins, having a leopard seal swim up to and play with the zodiac around Foyn bay and finally the amazing sunny views when cruising around the Gerlache strait!

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The people both staff and customers, going on land and the activities available

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