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Congratulations on booking your expedition to Arctic!

 

Information for passengers travelling on board MV Ortelius, MV Plancius & MV Hondius.

 
We are thrilled you will be traveling on this incredible adventure to the Arctic. Here you will find additional details that we require from you and information to help you plan for your trip. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your expedition cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Embarkation and Disembarkation

Arctic voyages embark and disembark in a number of different cities. Please refer to your Confirmed Itinerary or contact your booking agent for information regarding the best arrival and departure flights to book in conjunction with your cruise. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.  

Fuel Surcharges

Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.    

International Flights to meet your cruise

International flights to join your Arctic cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Arctic Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.

 

 

 

EXPEDITION CLOTHING

 

The ship provides boots for loan on your polar adventure.

 

 

 

FORMS

International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfill our obligation certain information is required. Below are a few forms that will need to be completed. Forms must be returned NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure. 

 

ALL passengers must:

✔ Complete Passenger Details Form - this will be emailed to you by your booking agent to be completed online. This must be completed no later than 100 days prior to your voyage departure date.

 

 

 

⬤ OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

The ship offers a range of additional activities like kayaking and snow shoeing. Please contact your booking agent for price and availability.

 

 

 

⬤ RESOURCES & CRUISE EXTENTIONS 

We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Arctic, as well as some excellent itinerary ideas to explore South America pre or post your cruise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Activity
Kayaking

Paddle through the majesty of the icebergs with your guide and live the experience of seeing varied birds and whales in their natural habitat. 

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Optional Activity
Snowshoeing

Head off the beaten track to walk atop fresh snow and visit places that are inaccessible by foot with our showshoeing excursions available on this voyage.

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About the
M/V Ortelius

The MV Ortelius was built in Gdynia, Poland in 1989, he was originally the Marina Svetaeva. He is now classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.  

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About the
M/V Plancius

M/v “Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies the Dutch flag. 

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About the
MV Hondius

The MV Hondius which is being built and will start sailing Polar waters in 2019, will be the highest Polar Class notation for ice-strengthened vessels.

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Travellers Guide
The Arctic

Check out our Arctic Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Arctic adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.

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