Janssonius takes to the water for the first time

Oceanwide Expeditions' new Polar Class 6 vessel launched

Croatia’s Brodosplit shipyard in Split has launched Oceanwide Expeditions’ latest vessel, the 179-passenger Janssonius.

The 80-cabin Janssonius is not only custom-designed for maximum safety and speed, but also built for minimal impact on the environment, using LED lighting, bio-degradable paints and lubricants, steam heat, and flexible power management systems that keep fuel consumption and CO2 levels low.

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“We are very pleased to welcome a vessel similar to Hondius,” said Oceanwide CEO Michel van Gessel. “Hondius has performed outstandingly in the polar regions, and we are looking forward to offering identical services and quality exploratory voyages with Janssonius in the Arctic and Antarctica.”

Janssonius is named after the 17th-century Dutch cartographer Jan Janssonius, son-in-law of Flemish cartographer Jodocus Hondius, after whom the cruise line’s other vessel Hondius was named. Janssonius will be completed and ready to begin her first Antarctic season in November 2021.

The ship’s first sailing is a 20-day itinerary to South Georgia from Puerto Maryn scheduled for 5 November, priced from US$36,300 in a Superior Suite for up to two adults.

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