World’s first-registered polar class 6 cruise ship
Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world and represents one of the most flexible, advanced, innovative and environmentally friendly touring vessels in the polar regions.
She uses LED lighting, steam heating, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, and state-of-the-art power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels minimal. This means that when you sail aboard Hondius, you get to enjoy the exotic landscapes and wildlife as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible.
The ship offers high-quality accommodation for 170 passengers in six grand suites with balconies (27 square meters, 291 square feet), eight junior suites (19 to 20 square meters, 205 to 215 square feet), eight superior cabins (20 to 21 square meters, 215 to 226 square feet), 11 twin deluxe cabins, (19 to 21 square meters, 205 to 226 square feet), 14 twin window cabins (12 to 14 square meters, 129 to 151 square feet) as well as 27 twin porthole cabins, two triple porthole cabins, and four quadruple porthole cabins that vary in size from 12 to 18 square meters, or 129 to 194 square feet.
Please be aware that a small number of cabins may have a partially obstructed view due to the size of the windows and the design requirements of the ship. For example, some windows may be partly obstructed in the lower half by a gangway. The best view is always on the outer deck or the bridge.
One deck consists of a large observation lounge and separate lecture room, which are reserved for a wide variety of interactive workshops, exhibitions, and performances.
Hondius aims to keep sea time short and focus instead on fast, effective access to shore and near-shore activities. She deploys a tough fleet of rigid-hull inflatable Zodiac boats that guarantee swift and safe landing operations with two separate gangways and a sheltered indoor Zodiac boarding area that can also be used for special outdoor activities such as kayaking.
Hondius is also equipped with advanced stabilizers and two main engines capable of powering the vessel up to 15 knots. But Hondius sacrifices no warmth to achieve its keen polar edge: You will have 72 crew and staff members (including expedition and hotel staff) at your service while on board, ensuring that what little time you do spend on the ship you will spend comfortably entertained.
Passengers: 170 passengers in en suite cabins
Itineraries: Scottish islands, Arctic, Antarctic
Operator: Oceanwide Expeditions
Deck plan: See below