MV Janssonius and MV Hondius Itineraries

Special Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Due to the nature of the Antarctic itineraries special Terms and Conditions will apply, incorporating the terms of the vessel operators


All reservations are accepted subject to Astro Trails Ltd. standard Terms and Conditions (see here).


The Antarctic cruise sector is operated by Oceanwide Expeditions on MV Janssonius or MV Hondius (depending on the tour you choose). The operator is a members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), and committed to appropriate, safe and environmentally sound private-sector travel to the Antarctic. They operate all expeditions in accordance with IAATO guidelines and comply with all the relevant international regulations during navigation and shore visits. In addition to Astro Trails terms, the following Terms apply to the Antarctic cruise -


Included in the cruise price

  • Voyage aboard the MV JANSSONIUS or MV HONDIUS as indicated in the itinerary.

  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the MV JANSSONIUS or MV HONDIUS .

  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac.

  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.

  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.


Not included in the cruise price

Any meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly recommended);  all items of a personal nature such as bar and beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages (guidelines will be provided).



The itineraries published are for reference only and are subject to change due to weather and ice conditions, or due to any other reason beyond our control, at the Master's and Expedition Leader's discretion without prior notice. Passengers have no right to any refund, any other consideration or claim whatsoever in the event of inevitable itinerary changes.



Oceanwide Expeditions requests all passengers to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance including trip cancellation and mandatory medical evacuation and repatriation cover. Oceanwide Expeditions shall not be responsible for any injuries to persons (whether or not resulting in death) or damage or loss to property. In case of a medical problem arising during the voyage, either on board or on shore, which results in costs for evacuation, use of aircraft or repatriation, the responsibility for payment of these costs belongs solely to the passenger and Oceanwide Expeditions specifically decline any responsibility whatsoever (also if not covered by travel insurance). 



Deposit payments and other stage payments are not refundable, however you may request transfer of your reservation and any payment to another qualified person, subject to any charges incurred. 


Passenger Contract

Astro Trails Ltd. act as agent for Oceanwide Expeditions in respect of the cruise sector of the Tour and all passengers must sign a Passenger Contract with Oceanwide Expeditions which constitutes the sole contract for the cruise and his/her agreement to all the terms and conditions relative to the cruise. By joining the cruise the passenger agrees to Oceanwide Expeditions  terms & conditions.