M/V Janssonius will be launched in 2021 and is the almost identical sistership of Hondius - the most structurally and technologically advanced class of polar cruise ship to date.  Aqua-Firma have at least 15 years in-depth guiding experience of these fleet operations and first hand on-board knowledge of Hondius in the polar regions.

M/V Janssonius will be fast, strong and equipped with stabilisers: suitable for advanced, innovative exploratory voyages in the Arctic and Antarctica. Years of pioneering polar exploration have informed her design, not only meeting the challenges of the polar regions, but optimising your opportunity for incredible wildlife encounters and adventure in style and comfort.

She has been designed from the ground up for rapid response to weather and wildlife conditions that exist nowhere else in the world. This expedition vessel not only meets the challenges of the polar regions, but optimises their opportunities for adventure.

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107.6 metres

Ice Class:

Polar Class 6 (equivalent 1A-Super)


15 knots


170 in 80 cabins

Staff & Crew:



Quadruple Porthole Cabins (4)
- bunked

Triple Porthole Cabins (2)
1 x bunk and 1 x lower berth

Twin Porthole Cabins (27)
2 x lower berths

Twin Window Cabins (14)
2 x lower berths

Twin Deluxe Cabins (11)
2 x lower berths

Superior Cabins (8)
1 x double bed

Junior Suites (8)
1 x double bed

Grand Suites (6)
1 x double bed


With her ice-strengthened Polar Class 6 technology, she exceeds the current high standards of the International Maritime Organization. Using only bio-degradable paints, LED lighting, steam heat and flexible power management systems to keep fuel consumption and CO² emission at the absolute minimum.

Despite being designed to navigate through the least civilised locations on earth, the on-board experience is far from uncivilised. With high quality cuisine, comfortable surroundings and service that starkly contrasts the rugged world outside the window. There is a sizeable observation lounge, separate lecture room, well stocked bar and library. There is also plentiful outside deck space for wildlife observations.

Two separate gangways facilitate speedier zodiac boarding, meanwhile there is also an indoor platform which can be used for specialist outdoor activities like kayaking and scuba diving.

Cabins are all custom designed, spacious and tastefully decorated with stylish mid-century décor.

  • Janssonius
  • Janssonius Grand Suite
  • Janssonius Lounge
  • Janssonius Twin Deluxe Cabin
  • Janssonius Dining Room
  • Janssonius 24 Hour Tea & Coffee Station
  • Janssonius Deck
  • Janssonius Library
  • Janssonius Deck Plan



  • Janssonius Junior Suite
  • Janssonius Twin Window Cabin
  • Janssonius Twin Porthole Cabin
  • Janssonius Quadruple Porthole Cabin
  • Janssonius Lecture Room
  • Janssonius Bar & Lounge
  • Janssonius Zodiac Boarding Area


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