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by Oceanwide Expeditions News 14.08.2014

In 2013 Oceanwide Expeditions had the idea to further upgrade our Polar expedition vessel 'Ortelius'. The idea became reality and the goal was to finish all activities during the annual docking in spring 2014.
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In 2013 Oceanwide Expeditions had the idea to further upgrade our Polar expedition vessel 'Ortelius'

The idea became reality and the goal was to finish all activities during the annual docking in spring 2014.

The plan was to completely rebuild deck 5 and to build brand new twin window, twin deluxe and superior cabins all with new walls, furniture’s and bathrooms, including two brand new twin porthole cabins on deck number 4 (cabin number 455 and 456 as pictured).

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A challenging project: the vessel arrived in port on 22 April and had to be ready for the current Arctic season on 21 May, thus having only 28 days to finish the job.


During the crossing from Ushuaia, Argentina to the Netherlands, a demolition team started the first activities, tearing down the old cabins, bathrooms and corridors and deck number 5 was “empty” upon arrival in the Netherlands.


This is what happened afterwards, upon arrival, from 22 April at the shipyard in the Netherlands... 


The refurbishment of deck 5 aboard m/v Ortelius-2014 from Oceanwide Expeditions.


The end result of this one million dollar investment is fabulous. Brand new, modern, comfortable and spacious twin window, twin deluxe and superior cabins are now available for your next Arctic and Antarctica departure.

Twin Window cabin

tw_windowPictured here is the Twin Window cabin number 526. The cabin has 2 single beds, private shower and toilet, 1 small sofa, 2 windows on port side, a cabinet and wardrobe, a desk, a chair and a minimum of 6 electrical sockets.

Twin Deluxe cabin

tw_deluxe_528Pictured here is the Twin Deluxe cabin number 528. The cabin has 2 single beds, private shower and toilet, 1 small sofa, 2 windows on port side and 1 window facing the stern (limited view), a cabinet and wardrobe, a desk, a chair and a minimum of 6 electrical sockets.

Superior cabin

superior_519Pictured here is the Superior cabin number 519. The cabin has 1 double bed and 1 single sofa-bed, private shower and toilet, 2 windows facing the bow, a cabinet and wardrobe, a fridge, a water kettle for coffee & tea, a flatscreen TV, a desk, a chair and a minimum of 5 electrical sockets.


High resolution photos of the new cabins are upon request available and new spectacular 360 degrees pictures will be available on our website shortly. 


Upgraded Ortelius

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Apart from the rebuilding activities, the following works have been carried out to upgrade Ortelius:

  • New ceiling and lightning have been installed at the reception and corridor on deck 4.
  • Improvement of the PA-system with extra amplifiers and 40 new and replaced speakers.
  • Installation of a forward looking sonar.
  • Installation of an onboard “real time” camera system
  • Installation of “Olex”, a system for navigation and ocean mapping, making it possible to create high resolution seabed maps. The system collects data from the ships echosounder and GPS to a depth database on the Olex computer. The result is immediately visualized on the screen as a realistic 3D seabed view.
  • Refurbishment of the onboard infirmary (hospital).
  • Replacement of 15 new desks in various cabins.
  • The vessel has a masterkey system; passengers will now have a cabin key available.

lifeboat_overhauledLifeboat engines are overhauled, all life-saving equipment have been maintained thoroughly.
 

  • Standard yearly maintenance/upgrading works in the engine-room (main-engine, pumps, alarm-systems etc) for approx 1 million USD have been carried out.
  • Installation/renewal of watertight doors;  indication and closing devices from bridge and local controls.
  • Topmast has been removed, overhauled and rewired.
  • GMDSS equipment complete rewired, new auto-pilot system installed.
  • Bridge upgraded (consoles, windows, some of the walls, heating, new window wiper system).
  • Installation of a second Gyro compass as a back-up.
  • Installation of two new search-lights.
  • Server installed for vessel’s network.
  • Additional/New laundry equipment.
  • Brand new crew mess and crew sanitary rooms.
  • Additional and new equipment in the galley.
  • Plumbing and piping throughout the vessel.
  • Annual Class inspection and survey.

Ortelius offers accommodation for 116 passengers. Click here for a detailed cabin plan.

We are confident that this major operation will be appreciated by our passengers and we very much welcome you aboard Ortelius to travel with us to Arctic and Antarctic Regions.

With best regards,

Michel van Gessel
CEO

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