Bunnik Tours is proud to be teaming up with Oceanwide Expeditions to offer the ultimate in polar cruising, aboard the m/v Hondius. Specialising in Arctic & Antarctic voyages, Oceanwide Expeditions are the 'Pioneers of Polar Travel'.

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Bunnik Tours is proud to be teaming up with Oceanwide Expeditions to offer the ultimate in polar cruising, aboard the m/v Hondius. Specialising in Arctic & Antarctic voyages, Oceanwide Expeditions are the 'Pioneers of Polar Travel'. Inventors of Basecamp Antarctica and the first company to take travelers to the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen, Oceanwide offer a fleet of ice-strengthened vessels, to take you deep into the heart of this otherworldly environment so it can get deep into yours.

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Oceanwide Expedition Ships

m/v Hondius

Hondius

Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, meeting the latest and highest Lloyd’s Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships.

Surpassing the requirements of the Polar Code adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Hondius represents the most flexible, advanced, innovative touring vessel in the polar regions, thoroughly optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica. 

Ship Features

Happier polar passengers, healthier polar environment

Not only will the numerous amenities and on-board entertainments help make your Hondius voyage truly memorable, this ship also gives you the peace of mind that comes with choosing one of the most environmentally friendly vessel on the polar seas. Hondius uses LED lighting, steam heating, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, and state-of-the-art power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels minimal. This means that when you sail aboard Hondius, you get to enjoy the exotic landscapes and wildlife as much as possible while impacting them as little as possible.

Hotel comfort, expedition class

Hondius offers high-quality accommodation for 170 passengers in 6grand suites with balconies, junior suites, superior cabins, twin deluxe cabins, 14 twin window cabins as well as twin porthole cabins, triple porthole cabins, and quadruple porthole cabins. The passenger capacity certificate for Hondius is 196 persons. One deck consists of a large observation lounge and separate lecture room, which are reserved for a wide variety of interactive workshops, exhibitions, and performances particular to Hondius. Elegantly designed in stylish mid-century modern décor, this vessel holds true to Oceanwide’s distinctive cozy and informal atmosphere. 

Swift & safe ship-to-shore operations

It is our philosophy to keep sea time short so that we can focus instead on fast, effective access to shore and near-shore activities. To give you the maximum contact with the nature and wildlife you traveled so far to see, we employ a tough fleet of rigid-hull inflatable Zodiac boats that guarantee swift and safe landing operations for the passengers. Hondius has two separate gangways and a sheltered indoor Zodiac embarkation platform that can also be used for special outdoor activities, such as kayaking.  

The fast, flexible, friendly heart of the polar regions

Our top priority is taking advantage of every wildlife and terrain opportunity as it occurs. To keep our itineraries flexible itineraries and our response time rapid, Hondius is equipped with advanced stabilizers and two main engines capable of powering the vessel up to 15 knots. But Hondius sacrifices no warmth to achieve its keen polar edge: You will have 72 crew and staff members (including expedition and hotel staff) at your service while on board, ensuring that what little time you do spend on the ship you will spend comfortably entertained.

Oceanside Expeditions m/v Hondius | Cabins

deck plan

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All cabins come equipped with a private shower & toilet, flatscreen TV, a desk & chair, telephone & WiFi (supplemented), hair dryer, cabinet and wardrobe.

Grand Suite with private balcony

Grand Suite with private balcony

All six Grand Suites feature a double window, double bed, sofa, private balcony, refrigerator, coffee & tea maker and a bathrobe.

Cabin size: 27m²

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

All 8 Junior Suites feature a double window, double bed, refrigerator, coffee & tea maker and a bathrobe.

Cabin size: 19m² to 20m² 

Superior

Superior

All 8 Superior cabins feature 2 windows, a double bed, sofa , refrigerator, coffee & tea maker and a bathrobe.

Cabin size: 20m² to 21m² 

Twin Deluxe

Twin Deluxe

All 11 Twin Deluxe cabins feature 2 windows, 2 single beds, a sofa, refrigerator, coffee & tea maker and a bathrobe.

Cabin size: 19m² to 21m² 

Twin Window

Twin Window

All 14 Twin Window cabins feature 1 window, 2 single beds and a small sofa.

Cabin size: 12m² to 14m² 

Twin Porthole

Twin Porthole

All 27 Twin Porthole cabins feature 2 portholes, 2 single beds and a small sofa.

Cabin size: varying from 12m² to 18m² 

Triple Porthole

Triple Porthole

The 2 Triple Porthole cabins feature 2 portholes, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths and a small sofa. 

This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.

Cabin size: varying from 12m² to 18m² 

Quapruple Porthole

Quadruple Porthole

All 4 Quadruple Porthole cabins feature 2 portholes, 2 upper & lower berths and a small sofa.

This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.

Cabin size: varying from 12m² to 18m² 

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