Oceanwide Expeditions orders second 107m cruise ship in series


Netherlands-based Oceanwide Expeditions has placed an order for a near identical sister ship to the company’s 174-passenger Hondius from Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit.

The 107- by 17-metre Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened vessel will be named Janssonius and is scheduled to be completed in October 2021.

The vessel will come equipped with a number of systems and features specifically designed for safe and flexible polar voyages throughout the Arctic, Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic. It will have a protected indoor Zodiac loading area that can also be used for sea-based activities such as kayaking, and there will be two separate gangways to further facilitate ship-to-shore operations.

One of the decks will be a dedicated observation lounge complete with a separate lecture room hosting a wide range of interactive multilingual lectures and presentations.

Six of the suites will have balconies. There will also be eight superior cabins with balconies, 19 twin deluxe cabins, 14 twin window cabins, 31 twin porthole cabins, two triple porthole cabins, and four quadruple porthole cabins.

Janssonius will be powered by two main engines delivering 4,200 kW and enabling speeds of up to 15 knots.

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