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Rembrandt van Rijn Arctic Cruises

A sailing cruise ship built for close wildlife interaction and adventure

A polar cruise on board the Rembrandt van Rijn

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Sailing vessel Rembrandt Van Rijn has a wonderful history. She was originally built as a herring lugger in 1947. In 1994 she was rebuilt as a three-masted passenger sailing schooner in the Netherlands. She then sailed in Spitsbergen between 1994 and 1996 and in the Galápagos from 1998 to 2001. She then underwent another complete rebuild and interior refurbishment before her relaunch in 2011. Her communication and navigation equipment has always been updated according to the latest SOLAS regulations. She is a well-traveled and beautiful intimate arctic cruise vessel.

An arctic cruise aboard Rembrandt is an intimate experience, with a maximum of 33 passengers accommodated in 16 cabins. She has one Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), six Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), and nine Twin Private cabins (with shower, toilet, and porthole). Her experienced crew of 12 includes 2 expert guides, and they will ensure your arctic sailing adventure is memorable.

Rembrandt Arctic cruises are active and immersive. Every day there will be excursions on land, weather, and ice permitting. You’ll spend between three and six hours per day exploring untracked areas. Because the Arctic weather and sea and ice conditions are variable, the program of excursions will be adjusted to maximize your chance of wildlife and landscape encounters.

Can there be anything more adventurous than exploring the wild Arctic under sail?

Pictures and Deck Plans of the Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van rijn deck plan

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Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you, and you can confirm with a payment later. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, include taxes, and can be subject to fluctuation and change. The routes are fixed, but can be changed due to weather or breeding behavior of the animals. Could not find your preferred date?

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Cabin Categories on board the Rembrandt van Rijn

Twin Private Porthole Cabin
  • 1 porthole
  • 1 upper / lower berth
  • Private shower and toilet
  • Ample storage space

Bed distribution:

Twins

Max occupancy:

2

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Twin Private Inside Cabin
  • 1 upper / lower berth
  • Private shower and toilet
  • Ample storage space

Bed distribution:

Twins

Max occupancy:

2

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Triple Private Porthole Cabin
  • 1 porthole
  • 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
  • Private shower and toilet
  • Ample storage space

Bed distribution:

Triple

Max occupancy:

2

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All expedition cruises on board the Rembrandt van Rijn

Amenities on board the Rembrandt van Rijn

binoculars

Observation Deck

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

Rembrandt van Rijn's take on sustainable traveling

Foremost among our sustainability goals are actively reducing the impact and emission of our vessels, investing in new technology, and continuously improving our existing resources. We have also installed a new low-emission engine in our veteran vessel, Ortelius. This engine complies with all the latest environmental legislation. Another of our important commitments to sustainability is our use of low-sulfur marine gas oil (LSMGO), which has a sulfur content of less than 0.1 percent.\n\nWe limit onboard waste production by recycling as often as we can as well as banning single-use plastics. This ship does not use straws, plastic cups, or any individually wrapped butter, yogurt, and jam. This vessel has a water treatment system and desalination system that uses reverse osmosis, allowing us to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles on board. Rather, guests receive a reusable water bottle they can refill on the vessel. Bathrooms are equipped with biodegradable shampoo and soap in recycled packing, further limiting our use of plastics.

More info about the Rembrandt van Rijn

Category

Mid Range Ship

Type

Small Ship (<121 Guests)

Class

Ice Class 1C

Length

49.5 m

Crew members

12

Gross tonnage

435 Tons

Cruising speed

6.5 knots

Beam

Draft

2.8

Capacity

33

Year built

1994

Food & Drinks on board the Rembrandt van Rijn

Three simple and tasty meals of international cuisine per day are served buffet style in the restaurant and prepared by our cook.

Reviews of Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Norway
Hans Peter Ulrich

5/5

20 days full of adventures - skilled crew and good company with fellow travellers. Pics says mor then 1000 words: see my selected fotos on https://hpulrich.ch/arktis/spitzbergen-groenland/ Thanks to everybody who makes this happen! (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)


Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Angela Wyse

5/5

My husband and I were on the Rembrandt Van Rijn cruise that left Longyearbyen on June 16, 2022. We wanted to send you a quick note to tell you what an incredible experience we had. In particular, we wanted to tell you how much we appreciated our guides Jordy and Fritz. They truly made our trip into something special that will remain with us for a long time. Fritz was incredibly knowledgeable about birds and even sparked in us a new interest in birding. Jordy had a great sense of humor and we learned so much from his almost uncanny knowledge of the geography, geology, and wildlife of Svalbard. He was also generous enough with his photography skills to make a trip log for us that we will treasure. We left the ship hoping that we will be able to have another polar adventure with Jordy and Fritz sometime soon! (copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)


Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Norway
Andrea Dehn

5/5

Thank you Oceanwide Expedition for this amazing tour on the Rembrandt van Rijn. A very welcoming captain (Joachim) and crew and experienced guides (Jan and Chloé) ensured us a great week. Our main wish was to meet Orca’s and Humpback Whales, searching and feeding the herring in the fjords of Troms and this has been fulfilled. We really recommend a tour like this because it is such a privilege to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat and to leave them likely undisturbed thanks to the considerate manoeuvres by the captain. We had everything the weather can provide in January, frozen rain, snow storm, heavy winds, and sun! Yes, we were the lucky folk who could say hello to the sunlight after a long wintertime period without daylight. But we had not really cleary nights, so The Northern Lights were easily visible in 2 nights. So we will come back! (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)


Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Norway
Ingrid Worman

5/5

Amazing trip, great sceneries and amazing wildlife encounters! Fantastic guides, loved it! (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)


Rembrandt van Rijn _ North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer
Bill Francis

5/5

We've been waiting since 2020 to do this expedition and almost didn't make this one because of medical issues. I want to take special note of the Service Manager, Alfredo who went above and beyond in making us feel welcome aboard. Also kudos to the chef Khabir for his excellent variety of well prepared meals. Thanks also Captain Joachim for his safe guiding in these pristine waters. Thanks again for a special memory. Bill and Carla Francis (Copied from Oceanwide Expeditions)



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