• Exterior View

    Ortelius | Exterior View
  • Quad Porthole Cabin

    Ortelius | Quad Porthole Cabin
  • Twin Non-Private Cabin

    Ortelius | Twin Non-Private Cabin
  • Twin Porthole Cabin

    Ortelius | Twin Porthole Cabin
  • Twin Window Cabin

    Ortelius | Twin Window Cabin
  • Superior Cabin

    Ortelius | Superior Cabin
  • Suite

    Ortelius | Suite
  • Dining Room

    Ortelius | Dining Room
  • Observation Lounge

    Ortelius | Bar Observation Lounge
  • Lecture Room

    Ortelius | Lecture Room
  • Bridge

    Ortelius | Bridge

Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

Length: 299 ft.

Passengers: 116

The ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius, is a 299 ft. expedition cruise ship that accommodates 116 passengers in 53 outside cabins. Most cabins offer lower berths (either two single beds or one queen-size bed) and all offer private facilities. There are 5 quadruple porthole cabins (2 bunk beds) and 4 triple porthole cabins (1 bunk bed, 1 lower single bed) with upper and lower births. Public areas include two restaurants, a bar/lecture room, an observation deck, and a very large bridge, which is accessible to the passengers. There are 57 crew members including a physician.

Two eleven day itineraries departing from and returning to Ushuaia, Argentina are offered.

Itinerary Maps


Antarctic Peninsula Aboard the Ortelius Itinerary Map

Antarctic Peninsula Aboard the Ortelius 10 D/9 N

Weddell Sea - Emperor Penguin Voyage Itinerary Map

Weddell Sea – Emperor Penguin Voyage 11 D/10 N

Deck Plan and Technical Specifications


Ortelius Deck Plan

Year Built 1989
Port of Embarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Vessel’s Registry Cypress
Type of Vessel Expedition Cruise Ship
Ice Class UL1 (Equivalent to 1A)
Length 299 ft. / 91.25 Meters
Beam 58 ft. / 17.61 Meters
Draft 19 ft. / 5.8 Meters
Propulsion 6 ZL 40/48 SULZER
Cruising Speed 14.30 Knots maximum
Crew Members 47 including a physician

Tours Featuring the Ortelius


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