Ship Launch of Our New Vessel, Janssonius

by Oceanwide Expeditions News 11.03.2021

On March 11, 2021, our new Polar Class 6 vessel, m/v Janssonius, launches from Brodosplit Shipyard in Split, Croatia.

New ship, same spirit, and a hopeful future for polar travel

It’s not every day we have such cause to celebrate, but a ship launch certainly qualifies.

On March 11, 2021, our new Polar Class 6 vessel, m/v Janssonius, launches from Brodosplit Shipyard in Split, Croatia. Built similar to our last vessel, Hondius, the new Janssonius represents one of the most technologically advanced, structurally fortified expedition cruise vessels on the planet.

“We are very pleased to welcome a vessel similar to Hondius,” said Oceanwide CEO Michel van Gessel. “Hondius has performed outstandingly in the polar regions, and we are looking forward to offering identical services and quality exploratory voyages with Janssonius in the Arctic and Antarctica.”

Janssonius is not only custom-designed for maximum safety and speed, she is also built for minimal impact on the environment, using LED lighting, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, steam heat, and flexible power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels low.

To us at Oceanwide, Janssonius represents more than just an exciting new addition to our fleet. She symbolizes our unshaken faith in our company and the future of polar travel.

Due in part to our recent investment from Bolster Investment Partners, we continue to be a healthy, robust, optimistic organization with the power to plan itineraries, book trips, and build vessels that spearhead the latest advancements in the polar cruise industry.

We named Janssonius after 17th-century Dutch cartographer Jan Janssonius, son-in-law of Flemish cartographer Jodocus Hondius, after whom our vessel Hondius was named. Janssonius will be completed and ready to begin her first Antarctic season this November.

See some of her exciting new voyages below!

Related cruises

Atlantic Odyssey, incl. Antarctic Peninsula

Visit several of the remotest islands in the world!

JNS33-23 The Atlantic Odyssey is a bird-watcher’s delight as we cross paths with the migratory routes of species such as the Artic Tern & the Long-tailed Skua. We visit some of the most remote islands in the world while crossing the Atlantic and the Equator.

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

16 Mar - 16 Apr, 2023

Price:

12800 USD

Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

This far-ranging expedition voyage sails the breadth of the Atlantic, viewing the changing celestial bodies as we cross the equator

JNS34-23 The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season.

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

25 Mar - 16 Apr, 2023

Price:

8100 USD

St. Helena to Cape Verde

Witness the northbound spring migration

JNS35-23 During the days at sea the chances of meeting whales are high. Witness the northbound spring migration of northern birds like Arctic Terns and Long-tailed Skuas who join us in crossing the Equator (“the Line”).

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

16 Apr - 25 Apr, 2023

Price:

2100 USD

Arctic Ocean Expedition, Bremerhaven - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice edge - Spitsbergen - Birding

Sail the East Greenland ice edge north of Spitsbergen in search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife

JNS01a23 Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from our home port of Vlissingen to our favorite Arctic island group.

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

30 May - 11 Jun, 2023

Price:

3250 USD

Arctic Ocean Expedition, Helgoland - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice Edge - Spitsbergen - Birding

Sail the East Greenland ice edge north of Spitsbergen in search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife

JNS01b23 Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from the German port of Bremerhaven to our favorite Arctic island group.

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

1 Jun - 11 Jun, 2023

Price:

3000 USD

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