Hondius: Ship Details and Overview


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The m/v Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 civilian ship in the world. Class 6 actually surpasses the requirements set down by the Polar Code adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This makes it the safest vessel for polar cruising on earth.

Using bio-degradable paints and lubricants, LED lighting, steam heating and a state-of-the-art power management system that significantly reduces fuel consumption and CO2 levels, the Hondius is one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships available. For people who suffer from seasickness, the ship is also equipped with advanced stabilisers to counter motion. 

Not too big, and not too small, the Hondius can take up to 176 passengers and you can choose cabins from balcony suites to quad rooms. Having only been built in 2019, the vessel has a nice modern and clean feel to it. There is a lovely observation lounge for wildlife watching, fully equipped presentation theatre, library, and a well-stocked bar. 

The Hondius has a very informal and cozy feel to it. It has plenty of deck space and two separate indoor zodiac embarkation platforms. Definitely one of the best new options on the market. 

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Hondius Ship Overview

Specifications

Ship Type: Expedition Ship

Crew : 72

Passengers: 176

Length : 353

Speed : 15

Beam : 25

Draft : 17.4

Route Map of the Hondius

Facilities

Multimedia room, observation lounge, Restaurant, Bar, Polar Library, Gym, Clinic with licensed doctor, undercover zodiac embarkation platforms

Equipment

Zodiacs, kayaks, snowshoes, trekking Poles, camping equipment

Cabin Options

Quad porthole (Deck 3)
Approx. 200 ft² (18 m²) – Quad cabins offer two portholes, a separate sofa, private en-suite, desk and chair, flatscreen TV, hairdryer, wardrobe, and safe.
Triple porthole (Deck 3)
Approx. 200 ft² (18 m²) – The triple cabins offer the same comforts as the quad cabins, but wth one less berth, creating a little more space.
Twin porthole (Deck 3)
130-200 ft² (12-18 m²) – The size of the twin cabins vary on the Hondius. Features are the same as the quad and triple cabins.
Twin window (Deck 4)
130-150 ft² (12-14 m²) – The twin window cabins come with a large window, two single beds, a separate sofa, private en-suite, flat screen TV, desk & chair, and the standard accessories such as telephone, wardrobe, hairdryer etc.
Twin deluxe (Deck 6)
205-225 ft² (19-21 m²) – The twin deluxe rooms are larger than the standard twin rooms and come with two windows instead of one and a refrigerator.
Superior (Deck 6)
215-225 ft² (20-21 m²) – The Superior rooms are private double rooms that come with all the amenities of the twin deluxe cabins including two large windows.
Junior Suite (Deck 7)
205-225 ft² (19-20 m²) – The Junior Suites offer one large double window, a double bed and all the amenities of the Superior cabins including a private en-suite, flat screen TV, desk & chair, and the standard accessories such as telephone, wardrobe, hairdryer etc.
Grand Suite (Deck 7)
290 ft² (27 m²) - The grand suite offers the exact same amenities as the junior suite, but comes with a private balcony, making it ideal for wildlife watching.
Hondius Suite (Deck 6)
375 ft² (35 m²) – The Hondius Suite is the largest on the ship and offer four large windows, a private balcony, private en-suite, flat screen TV, desk & chair, and the standard accessories such as telephone, wardrobe, hairdryer etc.

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

The Hondius has plenty of deck space for wildlife watching, two separate undercover zodiac embarkation platforms, a well-stocked library, a cozy bar, open-plan dining area, large observation lounge, and a entire deck dedicated to multi-language lectures and presentations.

Cabin Facilities

There are plenty of cabins to choose from aboard the Hondius. Quad cabins provide a more affordable option, whilst the suites provide a more luxurious and spacious option. All cabins and suites come with a flatscreen TV, tea and coffee, private en-suite, hairdryer, wardrobe, desk & chair, wifi, telephone and a safe. 

The suites come with a private balcony, larger windows, refrigerator, and more space. 

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Activities Offered

Activity Details Offered?
Camping

$190 per person on average – camping info

Kayaking

$465 per person on average

Skiing

Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking/Hiking

Included in price

Snowshoeing

Included in price

Polar Plunge and Zodiac Trips

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies

Scuba-diving

Price varies

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