m/v Janssonius

Our newest, most advanced vessel Polar Class 6 cruise ship, exceeding all the latest green requirements of the Polar Code

m/v Janssonius

Janssonius is meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships. Surpassing the requirements of the Polar Code adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Janssonius represents the most flexible, advanced, innovative touring vessel in the polar regions, thoroughly optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica. 

Specifications
Passengers: 170 in 80 cabins
Staff & crew: 72
Length: 108.6 meters
Breadth: 17.6 meters
Draft: 5.30 meters
Ice class: Polar Class 6 (equivalent 1A-Super)
Displacement: 5,537 tonnes
Propulsion: 2 x ABC main engines; total 4,200 kW
Speed: 15 knots
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Happier polar passengers, healthier polar environment 

Not only will the numerous amenities and on-board entertainments help make your Janssonius voyage truly memorable, this ship also gives you the peace of mind that comes with choosing one of the most environmentally friendly vessel on the polar seas. Janssonius 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 Janssonius, you get to enjoy the exotic landscapes and wildlife as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible.

Hotel comfort, expedition class

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. Janssonius offers high-quality accommodation for 170 passengers in six grand suites with balconies (22 square meters, 236 square feet), eight junior suites (20 square meters, 215 square feet), eight superior cabins (20 to 21 square meters, 215 to 226 square feet), 11 twin deluxe cabins, (19 to 22 square meters, 161 to 236 square feet), 14 twin window cabins as well as 27 twin porthole cabins, two triple porthole cabins (12 to 14 square meters, 129 to 151 square feet), and four quadruple porthole cabins that vary in size from 15 to 16 square meters, or 129 to 172 square feet. 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 particular to Janssonius. Though elegantly designed in stylish mid-century modern décor, this vessel holds true to Oceanwide’s distinctive cozy and informal atmosphere.

Swift & safe ship-to-shore operations

It is our philosophy to keep sea time short so that we can focus instead on fast, effective access to shore and near-shore activities. To give you the maximum contact with the nature and wildlife you traveled so far to see, we employ a tough fleet of rigid-hull inflatable Zodiac boats that guarantee swift and safe landing operations for the passengers. Janssonius has three separate gangways and a sheltered indoor Zodiac boarding area that can also be used for special outdoor activities, such as kayaking.  

The fast, flexible, friendly heart of the polar regions

Our top priority is taking advantage of every wildlife and terrain opportunity as it occurs. To keep our itineraries flexible itineraries and our response time rapid, Janssonius is equipped with advanced stabilizers and two main engines capable of powering the vessel up to 15 knots. But Janssonius 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.

Age and nationality

Passengers on a typical voyage range from in their 30s to their 80s, with the majority usually between 45 ― 65. Our expeditions attract independent travelers from around the globe who are characterized by a strong interest in exploring remote regions. The camaraderie that develops on board is an important part of the Oceanwide experience, and many passenger groups include several nationalities.

What to wear

In keeping with the spirit of expedition, dress on board is informal. Bring casual and comfortable clothing for all activities, and keep in mind that much of the scenery can be appreciated from deck ― which can be slippery. Bring sturdy shoes with no-slip soles, and make sure your parka is never far away in case one of our crew shouts “Whales!” over the loudspeaker and you have to dash outside in a moment’s notice. Opt for layers, as it is comfortably warm aboard the ship though often cold on deck.

How to pay

Refreshments and souvenirs will be charged to your cabin. The day before departure you can settle your bill with the hotel manager, paying by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or cash (euro, or in some cases dollar). We cannot, however, accept checks. Though the prices and standard currency on board is in the euro, other currencies may be accepted at the discretion of the hotel manager, at prevailing rates.

Electric current

The electrical supply aboard ship is 220v, 60Hz. Electrical outlets are standard European with two thick round pins, so some passengers may need a 220v/110v converter.

Gratuities

The customary gratuity to the ship’s service personnel is made as a blanket contribution at the end of the voyage and is divided among the crew. Tipping is a personal matter, and the amount you wish to give is at your sole discretion. As a generally accepted guideline, we suggest 8 ― 10 euros per passenger per day. It is better for the crew if you give cash.

Non-smoking policy

We have a non-smoking policy inside all our vessels, though you can smoke in certain designated areas. We ask that you please respect the wishes of non-smokers.

Your physical condition

You must be in good overall health and be able to walk several hours per day. The expedition is ship-based and physically not very demanding, but we spend as much time as possible on shore. You are, however, welcome to remain aboard the ship if you prefer. To join most excursions you must be able to get up and down the steep gangway ― from the ship to the water level ― to board the Zodiacs. Staff will assist you in and out of the boats, and boarding will become progressively easier with practice, but conditions on shore can be slippery and rocky. Remember, you will be traveling in remote areas without access to sophisticated medical facilities, so you must not join this expedition if you have a life-threatening condition or need daily medical treatment. 

Our cruises

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica - Birding

Meet at least six penguin species!

JNS21-23 A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of Antarctic fur seals!

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

22 Oct - 11 Nov, 2023

Price:

13350 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species

JNS22-23 This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

11 Nov - 30 Nov, 2023

Price:

13550 USD

Antarctica - Elephant Island - Weddell Sea - Antarctic Peninsula

Take an exploratory expedition through some of Antarctica’s most wildlife-rich waters.

JNS24-23 This adventurous polar expedition combines the exciting Weddell Sea with iconic landing sites as Ernest Shackleton’s legendary Elephant Island. You can hardly get a better experience of Antarctica than a voyage to the great Weddell Sea. Be prepared to...

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m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

10 Dec - 23 Dec, 2023

Price:

9900 USD

Antarctica - Educational Basecamp - Free navigational workshop, camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, photo workshop

Embark on an activity-centered expedition that lets you chart and explore the remote Anvers Island and Flandres Bay

JNS25-24 In this adventurous multi-activity voyage, we visit Antarctica’s Anvers Island and Flandres Bay, where you can learn to chart and make depth measurements while exploring in our Zodiac boats and kayaks. Camping, navigation workshops, and fascinating presentations...

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m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

23 Dec, 2023 - 4 Jan, 2024

Price:

9900 USD

Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

Classic Antarctica including Deception Island

JNS26-24 This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins.

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m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

4 Jan - 14 Jan, 2024

Price:

8650 USD

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Fantastic
by A.J.W. Moorlag

Excellent trip.

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A special world

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by Helen Wilson

This was a great trip. Despite being the the landing group with the worst luck (seeing no chinstraps) we enjoyed spectacular scenery and gaining a different perspective on this part of the world.

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Einer unserer schönsten Reisen
by Helmut Roschmann

Einer unserer schönsten Reisen die wir je erlebt haben. Perfektes Team, perfekte Organisation, perfektes Schiff. Einfach unbeschreiblich, werden uns immer daran erinnern.

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An excellent trip
by Michail Davies

It's difficult to sum up this trip as it was so full of wonderful experiences. I had never visited any of the destinations before and I had no pre-conceptions. We saw such a range of wildlife and visited some r

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Brian Duggan
Brilliant trip
by Brian Duggan

Fantastic trip. Just what I wanted. We got to see most of what was planned. The only things we didn't do were because the weather was bad and it would have put the passengers and crew in danger. The staf

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