• Home
  • News
  • Hondius begins her Arctic season, with other ships to follow

Hondius begins her Arctic season, with other ships to follow

by Oceanwide Expeditions News 16.05.2022

Oceanwide’s Polar Class 6 vessel Hondius set sail from her homeport Vlissingen in the Netherlands on Sunday, delivering passengers to her first Arctic voyage of the season.

Oceanwide’s Polar Class 6 vessel Hondius set sail from her homeport Vlissingen in the Netherlands on Sunday, delivering passengers to her first Arctic voyage of the season. Two other motor vessels in the company’s fleet, Plancius and Ortelius, are set to leave May 28 and June 2, respectively, following Hondius in her route to the high Arctic.

Hondius’s first voyage of the season is a special one, an Arctic Ocean Expedition whose route includes such fascinating spots as Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, the East Greenland ice edge, and Svalbard’s principal island of Spitsbergen during its 11-night itinerary.

Emphasizing birding and whale watching in accordance with all AECO guidelines, this immersive polar cruise visits some of the best areas in the world for viewing exotic Arctic species: walruses, puffins, humpback whales, bearded seals, Arctic foxes, polar bears, and more are all possible in these remote and ruggedly beautiful areas.

Hondius’s Arctic Ocean Expedition in particular has many highlights, such as possible white-beaked dolphin sightings near Doggersbank, over 100,000 pairs of seabirds around the “Granite City” of Aberdeen, the 2,300-meter-high (7,545 feet) volcano of Mt. Beerenberg on Jan Mayen, and sailing under the midnight sun along Greenland’s famous ice edge.

Oceanwide’s sailing vessel, Rembrandt van Rijn, is already in the Arctic, making trips in North Spitsbergen that focus on hiking, sailing, birdwatching, and enjoying the summer solstice.

Related cruises

North Spitsbergen - Farthest North

Sailing Farthest North

HDS12-22 Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben, then join our expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

23 Aug - 30 Aug, 2022

Price:

3850 USD

East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis
Up to 1800 discount

East Greenland Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

Witness the Northern Lights at Scoresby Sund

HDS14-22 The East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

12 Sep - 20 Sep, 2022

Price:

3350 USD

Arctic Ocean Expedition, Aberdeen - 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

HDS01a23 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 Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

3 Jun - 14 Jun, 2023

Price:

3000 USD

Arctic Ocean Expedition, 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

HDS01b23 Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from the Scottish port of Aberdeen to our favorite Arctic island group.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

5 Jun - 14 Jun, 2023

Price:

2750 USD

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice - Summer Solstice

The best opportunity to spot the King of the Arctic

HDS04-23 Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearbyen, then join our expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

14 Jun - 21 Jun, 2023

Price:

4000 USD

Loading