The 3 mast-schooner S/V Rembrandt van Rijn is well suited for expedition cruising among the fjords of Greenland, and for the sublime beauty of its Northern Lights itinerary. Ideal for spotting whales, cruising among small islands and exploring remote locations, this sailing vessel appeals to travelers and avid sailors alike. The ship offers good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail.
Two inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. The Rembrandt van Rijn has an experienced crew of 12 persons on board including two tour guides.
S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn was originally built as a herring lugger. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-masted passenger sailing schooner in the Netherlands in 1994 and sailed in Spitsbergen (1994-1996) and in the Galápagos Islands (1998-2001). The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program in 2011 before returning to Arctic waters. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.
Common Areas Aboard Rembrandt Van Rijn
A spacious restaurant on board the vessel serves three meals of international cuisine per day, served buffet style. A separate bar includes a reading table. S/V Rembrandt van Rijn has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. In keeping with the expedition atmosphere, dress on board is informal. Bring casual and comfortable clothing for all activities. Keep in mind that much of the spectacular scenery can be appreciated from deck, which can be slippery. Bring sturdy shoes with no-slip soles and make sure your parka is never far away in case the call "Whales!" comes over the loudspeaker and you have to dash outside. Wear layers since it is comfortably warm aboard the ship - and often cold on deck. It is prohibited to smoke inside the ship. You can smoke on deck but may not throw cigarette filters overboard. Smoking is not permitted on the aft deck in the proximity of zodiacs, engines and fuel.
Cabins Aboard Rembrandt Van Rijn
The ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 passengers in 16 twin cabins in 1 Triple Private cabin (with shower and toilet and porthole), 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole), 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole). The electrical supply aboard the ship is 220 volt 50hz. Electrical outlets are standard European with two thick round pins. U.S. passengers may need a 220v/110v converter.
Triple Private Porthole
The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth
Twin Private Inside
The cabin has private shower and toilet, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth
Twin Private Porthole
The cabin has private shower and toilet, 1 porthole, ample storage space and 1 upper/lower berth