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.
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 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.
The ship provides boots for loan on your polar adventure.
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.
Paddle through the majesty of the icebergs with your guide and live the experience of seeing varied birds and whales in their natural habitat.