Rembrandt van Rijn, Arctic

Excellent crew and service

“We had a fantastic Northern Lights show, and I also loved the hiking in snow shoes. ”

Nicola H, United Kingdom United Kingdom
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  • Ice-class vessel for Greenlandic waters
  • Snowshoeing, hiking, and ski-mountaineering activities

The S/V Rembrandt van Rijn has had a lively past; originally built early last century as a herring lugger, she was rebuilt to sail the Netherlands and Galapagos in the 1990s. 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 reinforced to make it ice-class and suitable for the Greenlandic waters. She caters to just 33 passengers in 16 cabins. Each cabin has private toilet and shower facilities, and twin or triple cabins are available. Meals are served buffet style in the spacious dining area. Social areas also include a 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 choose from, ranging from shorter 4-day tours of 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.

Book online today to book your Arctic cruise aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn.

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

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner

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

Rembrandt van Rijn Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nicola H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A fantastic trip with memories that will last forever

We had a fantastic Northern Lights show, and I also loved the hiking in snow shoes.

Recommended for
The amazing scenery, the great guides, and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights
  • 9.2 Superb
  • France France
Extraordinaire et très bien organisé avec une grande convivialité

Tous les débarquements et promenade , observation des Morses en fin de soirée, Longue traversées à la voile (avec photo à proximité du hauban du foc

Recommended for
Bon choix d'itinéraire et d'activité et interpêtant bien la météo, attention aux plus faibles (nous), pédagogie