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In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

See polar bears on this unforgettable expedition cruise aboard the Ortelius Antarctic and Arctic Cruises

In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice
A 10-day long expedition cruise
Mid Range Ship

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A 10-day long Cruise

Mid Range Ship
The Trip Highlights

Witness iconic Arctic wildlife

Visit spectacular glaciers and icebergs

Stop at the Seven Islands

Photograph magnificient Arctic seabirds

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

See a polar bear!

Hike on the snow

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Polar experts to answer all your questions

Take part in a unique Arctic experience that few people get to experience in their lifetime, as we venture through the various islands of Spitsbergen. The Arctic will enchant you with its breathtaking scenery, snowy peaks and towering icebergs. Climb a sparkling glacier and enjoy a trip on your Zodiac to photograph the most beautiful polar wildlife. Search for polar bears and make the most of your cruise experience with a wide range of activities available on your Zodiac.

Your ship: Ortelius

Ortelius has a fascinating history of polar exploration. Originally launched as the “Marina Tsvetaeva” in 1989, she served as a special purpose vessel for the Russian Academy of Science. Later re-flagged and renamed, *Ortelius” is now classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.

Ortelius is first and foremost a true Antarctic exploration vessel. She has the highest Ice-Class specification (UL1, equivalent to 1A) and is certified to navigate through solid annual sea ice as well as loose multi-year pack ice. In this ship, you can discover the true Antarctic, reaching plac … Read more about Ortelius

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Lecture Theater

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Observation Deck

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Zodiac Fleet

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Observation Lounge

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Medical Services

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