Hondius: Ship Details and Overview

m/v Hondius

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


  • Ship Type: Expedition Ship
  • Crew : 72
  • Passengers: 176
  • Length : 353
  • Speed : 15
  • Beam : 25
  • Draft : 17.4

Cabin Options

Quad porthole (Deck 3)

Triple porthole (Deck 3)

Twin porthole (Deck 3)

Twin window (Deck 4)

Twin deluxe (Deck 6)

Superior (Deck 6)

Junior Suite (Deck 7)

Grand Suite (Deck 7)

Hondius Suite (Deck 6)

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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Great recommendation, thanks!

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Activities Offered





$190 per person on average – camping info


$465 per person on average


Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking/Hiking

Included in price


Included in price

Polar Plunge and Zodiac Trips

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies


Price varies

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