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Hondius is the first-registered Polar Class 6 vessel in the world, optimized for the most innovative exploratory voyages throughout the Arctic and Antarctica. The main focus of the ship's design revolves around discovery, taking advantage of wildlife opportunities and the related shore activities. A swift zodiac embarkation is guaranteed with two separate gangways and in addition a zodiac embarkation indoor-platform which can also be used for special outdoor activities such as kayaking. The vessel can carry up to 174 passengers accommodated in contemporary designed cabins and suites. Its distinctive informal cozy public areas include a dining room, and a large observation lounge and bar area. The adjoining lecture room will be reserved for a wide variety of interactive workshops and exhibitions.

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North Spitsbergen Polar Bear and Pack Ice Special

From £3545.46 Per person including taxes Sailing dates From 27 May 2020 to 17 Jun 2020

Join the Hondius on this unforgettable eight day cruise on the northern fjords and islands of Spitsbergen which offers the opportunity to observe the prolific natural treasures in this area. Observe enormous colonies of seabirds thronging the cliffs and shores, and enjoy the thrilling antics of whales at sea, and seals and walruses hauled out on ice-floes. You may also encounter Polar Bear roaming around the spectacular glacial landscapes. **Please note that all itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The onboard expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

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Hondius - Around Spitsbergen Cruise (10 Days)

From £5636.37 Per person including taxes Sailing dates June 24th 2020

Unravel the wonders of nature on this ten day Spitsbergen circumnavigation ten day cruise on board the Hondius. Explore the remote island with its stunning fjords, glacial landscapes and native wildlife including the King of the Arctic, Walrus, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora.

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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

From £6636.37 Per person including taxes Sailing dates From 20 Dec 2019 to 15 Feb 2020

Join the Hondius on this classic Antarctica voyage which delivers you to the spectacular frozen landscapes found in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. During this expedition cruise you may observe up close Adelie and Gentoo penguins, humpback and minke whales, leopard seals and a plethora of seabirds.

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Around Spitsbergen – Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear and Ice

From £5636.37 Per person including taxes Sailing dates August 2nd 2020

Join the Hondius on a full circumnavigation around the island of Spitsbergen. Cruising around Spitsbergen, will give you the opportunity the chance to see whales, foxes, reindeer, seals, and polar bears. The expedition will make a landing on the island of Kvitøya, a site of historical significance, and home of a large walrus population. **If the full circumnavigation is possible, the ship will sail through the Hinlopen Strait.

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