Brodosplit lays keel of second polar cruise ship for Oceanwide Expeditions

Croatian shipyard Brodosplit laid the keel of a new polar expedition vessel on Tuesday, June 2.

Once completed, the vessel will sail under the name Janssonius with Netherlands-based Oceanwide Expeditions.

The vessel is the second in a series ordered by Oceanwide. The first vessel, Hondius, was delivered in 2019.

Janssonius will have a length of 108.6 metres, a beam of 17.6 metres, capacity for 194 passengers and 78 crew, and two 2,130kW main engines that will deliver a speed of 15 knots.

Delivery is scheduled for August 2021.

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