Registered Owner: Hondius Scheepsreizen bv. - The Netherlands - Beneficial owner: Oceanwide Marine Service b.v. Operator: Oceanwide Expeditions bv. Flushing - The Netherlands
Entered service: 2019 - Gross tonnage: 6.603 - Pass. cap. based on two: 174. - All berths: 196 - Passenger decks:5 - Length: 107,60 m. - Beam: 17,60 m.- Draft: 5,30 m. - Drive diesel/electric: 2 ABC diesel engines -power total 4260 kW. at 700 rpm. - Propulsion: Adjustable pitch propeller drive - Service speed:10.5 knots - Max. speed: 15 knots - Built: Brodosplit Shipyard - Croatia - Yard no. 484 - Flag: Marshall Islands - Classification: Lloyd's Register.
Sistership: Janssonious ( 2021)
Passenger space ratio lower
Passenger space ratio all berths: 29.54
Oceanwide Expeditions will take delivery of the new 196-passenger Hondius on May 2, 2019, according to the company.
The new expedition ship is being built at Croatia’s Brodosplit shipyard and will carry Polar Class 6 designation, making it suitable for extreme operations in the Arctic and Antarctica.
Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register demands for ice-strengthened cruise vessels. Hondius also exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), allowing you to enjoy the polar regions as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible. Hondius will be the most flexible, advanced, innovative ice-strengthened vessel in the polar regions. It is optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica equipped with stabilizers.
Hondius - fulfills advanced hotel and expedition standards Hondius offers deluxe accommodations for in total 174 passengers in 1 spacious Hondius suite (cabin size 35 m2 ), 6 grand suites with balcony (cabin size: 27 m2 ), 8 junior suites (cabin size: 19-20 m2 ), 8 superior cabins, (cabin size: 20-21 m2 ), 11 twin deluxe cabins, (cabin size: 19-21 m2 ), 14 twin window cabins (cabin sizes: 12-14 m2 ), 28 twin porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins and 4 quadruple porthole cabins (the porthole cabin sizes vary from 12-18 m2 ). The passengers´ certificate for HONDIUS is for 196 passengers. One deck has been entirely reserved for (multilanguage) lectures and presentations in one large observation lounge and in addition one separate lecture room. The vessel offers a deluxe standard and at the same time Oceanwide’s distinctive cozy and informal atmosphere. Prepared for highest comfort experience in the Polar Regions. It is our philosophy to keep sea legs short and to focus on fast and effective access to shore and near shore activities for all nature and wildlife minded passengers. A powerful fleet of zodiacs will guarantee quality outings and swift landing operation for all passengers at the same time.Each cabin has modern decor with en-suite bathrooms, ample storage space and is carpeted throughout. Social areas include the separate library, fully stocked bar and dining area, and one deck has been completely reserved for presentations and multi-language lectures in the large observation lounge. Meal-times are taken seriously, and after a full day of exploring the expanded menu aboard Hondius promise to deliver.
The Hondius is the most technologically advanced polar cruise ship to date, utilizing environmentally friendly technology to minimise the impact on the surrounding environment. Exceeding the latest green requirements, the Hondius cruise ship keeps fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to a minimum.
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