M/V Janssonius


At a Glance

  • Combining innovative technologies with environmental awareness, the m/v Janssonius delivers a captivating polar experience with minimal impact on the pristine landscapes

  • An ice-strengthened hull, advanced stabilisers and PC6 rating allow a smooth and safe voyage

  • A range of cabin sizes and configurations make this a suitable option for couples, families and friends


  • A strong focus on education and experience means a wealth of onboard workshops, lectures, courses and performances accompany the onshore expeditions and Zodiac cruises lead by expert guides

  • The communal spaces are sociable and informal, from the large observation deck to the bar, the lecture theatre to the library

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Antarctic weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. During the summer months the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50F. Summertime also means 18-24 hours of sunlight which allows life to flourish for a brief summer period. Long days also allow extensive exploration by small ship cruise to Antarctica. Antarctic weather allows for a short season of cruising from November to March each year.

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This PC6 cruise ship charts a course through the polar regions with a fleet of Zodiacs and onboard experts creating the conditions for a memorable and exhilarating experience for its 170 passengers

With innovative environmental technologies that surpass the IMO Polar Code, an ice-strengthened hull, advanced stabilisers and two main engines that deliver a speed of 15 knots, m/v Janssonius offers a smooth, safe voyage through the icy waters of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Its relatively small size creates a sociable atmosphere across the dining room, bar, observation lounge and library while the cabins are colourful and comfortable for a relaxing end to a full day of experiences and activities.

The six Grand Suites with balconies, eight Junior Suites, eight Superior cabins, 11 twin Deluxe cabins, 14 twin Window cabins and 33 Porthole cabins range in size from 12 to 27 sq.m and cater to solo travellers, families and couples. Colourful and bright, they all feature a private shower and toilet, a sofa and flatscreen TV while the Deluxe, Superior and Suites have the added benefit of refrigerators and tea/coffee facilities.

Time onboard the Janssonius can be spent brushing up on your knowledge of the wildlife and landscapes of the polar regions in the library or listening to fascinating lectures from the team of experts and expedition leaders. Interactive workshops, musical performances and language courses add variety, while lectures on subjects such as biology, astronomy, botany and history add depth and background to the onshore activities and excursions that fill most of the day. The bar and dining room are sociable spots for catching up with friends new and old, while the large observation lounge frames the passing landscapes and their wildlife.

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From the simple but efficient Porthole cabins to the larger Suites, the cabins are comfortable and cosy, their bright colours and homely touches creating a welcoming and warm retreat after a day spent exploring the icy seascapes of the polar regions. For families, the quadruple or triple Porthole cabins feature bunkbeds and porthole windows with colourful decor that adds a fun dimension for children, while the Deluxe, Superior and Suites are more spacious, with seating areas and larger windows.

Quadruple Porthole

Sleeping four people in bunk beds, this Deck 3 cabin suites families or groups of friends. It features two portholes, a private bathroom with shower, and a small sofa. A wardrobe, desk and chair offer space to unpack and spread out.

Triple Porthole

Featuring a bunk bed and a single bed, the Triple Porthole is located on Deck 3 and can accommodate three people, ideal for families or friends. The two portholes allow views of the passing landscapes, while a small sofa offers space to relax. The bathroom features a shower and toilet.

Twin Porthole

With two single beds, these cabins offer space for a couple or friends on Deck 3. A desk and chair as well as a small sofa provide space to relax, the wardrobe and cabinet allow you to unpack and make yourself at home, while the private bathroom features a shower.

Twin Window

Situated on Deck 4 and featuring a larger window, this cabin is light and bright, with two single beds, a small sofa, desk and chair. The private bathroom includes a shower and toilet.

Twin Deluxe

This more spacious offering on Deck 6 features two single beds and two large windows. A sofa and desk afford views onto the passing landscapes, while a fridge, tea and coffee facilities and a bathrobe add some home comforts.

Junior Suite

A large double window offers expansive views from the sofa of the Junior Suite, while a double bed, tea and coffee facilities, a fridge and bathrobe create a feel of a home-from-home. The Junior Suites are located on Deck 7.


From the ice-strengthened hull to the state-of-the-art power management systems and the rigid-hull inflatable Zodiacs, Janssonius uses cutting edge technologies and innovative design to deliver a smooth voyage, minimal environmental impact and an immersive, educational experience for its passengers. While much of the expedition is likely to be spent onshore or in the sea, time spent onboard can be as full and informative or as relaxing as you wish. A range of topics is covered in the lecture series given by onboard experts, accompanied and augmented by performances, workshops and courses. The bar offers a convivial spot for sharing stories and sightings with fellow passengers, while the dining room offers exquisitely prepared meals in informal surrounds.

Open Bridge Poicy

Visit the bridge and meet the captain and officers as you please.   

Lecture and Observation Room

Immersive , educational experience for all guests

Bar & Lounge

Bar and panoramic observation lounge.

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