Rembrandt van Rijn, Arctic

  • from US$ 290 / day
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The S/V Rembrandt van Rijn has had a lively past, originally built early last century as a herring lugger, she was then rebuilt to sail the Netherlands and Galapagos in the 1990's. In 2011 she underwent a complete refurbishment, and now offers exciting voyages to the Arctic from May to October each year. The bow of the 3-masted S/V Rembrandt van Rijn has been re-enforced to make it ice class and suitable for the Greenlandic waters. She caters to just 33 passengers in 16 cabins. Each of the cabins has private toilet and shower facilities and there is a choice of twin or triple cabins. Meals are served buffet style in the spacious dining area. Social areas also include the separate bar and reading area. The sv Rembrandt van Rijn offers expansive deck space, perfect for taking in the stunning views or catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis and star gazing.

The experienced crew of 12, which includes 2 tour guides, are on-hand to help you create a memorable voyage. There are a variety of itineraries to chose from, ranging from shorter 4-day tours whale watching and viewing the Aurora Borealis in the Arctic Circle, to longer 12-day tours enjoying the Arctic summer in North Spitsbergen. Activities include snowshoeing, hiking, and even ski-mountaineering on some tours.

Call us or book online today to book your Arctic cruise aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, All meals, Towels Provided, Naturalist Guide

Excluded: Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post- land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; transfers to the vessel in Ushuaia and Ascension and from the vessel in Ascension and Praia; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person and are subject to change.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Indoor Saloon
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options

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

Rembrandt van Rijn floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1994
  • Year renovated 2011
  • Length 4950 meters
  • Beam 6.65 meters (22.9 ft)
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 65 knots average
  • Engines 2 cummins engines
  • Max guests 33
  • Number of cabins 16
  • Number of bathrooms 18
  • Tenders 2 Zodiacs

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid