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Polar Sailing Ship Rembrandt van Rijn


The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The two inflatable rubber crafts (Zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas.

Ship Layout




33 in 16 cabins

Staff & crew:

Crew 10 | Guides 2


49,50 meters


6,65 meters (22,9 ft)


2,8 meters (8 ft)

Ice class:

Suitable to sail in the Svalbard and Greenlandic waters.


435 tonnes


2 cummins engines together 550 KW


6,5 knots average cruising speed

History of Rembrandt Van Rijn

S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn was originally built as a herring lugger in 1947. The vessel was then rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner in he Netherlands in 1994, sailing in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and the Galápagos (1998 - 2001). The vessel later underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program until 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.

Ship Cabins

Please note that all cabins will not necessarily have the same layout and surface area, nor will they be identical to the examples used in the photos and that the view from some windows might be partially obstructed due to the design requirements of the ship

Triple Private Porthole


1 porthole

1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth

Private shower and toilet

Ample storage space

Twin Private Inside


1 upper / lower berth

Private shower and toilet

Ample storage space

Twin Private Porthole


1 porthole

1 upper / lower berth

Private shower and toilet

Ample storage space

Frequently Asked Questions

Passengers on a typical voyage range from their 30s to their 80s - with a majority usually from 45 - 65, but a little younger on the Rembrandt van Rijn, between 30 - 55. Our expeditions attract independent-minded travellers from around the world. They are characterised by a strong interest in exploring remote regions. The camaraderie and spirit that develops aboard is an important part of the expedition experience. Many departures have several nationalities on board.

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