There are few better ways to glide through Greenland’s serene waters than on board the Rembrandt Van Rijn. The ship was built in the early 20th century, but was rebuilt as a three-mast passenger schooner in 1994. Luckily for us, none of that old world charm was lost in the renovations. Although state of the art communication and navigation equipment lies on the inside along with comfortable cabins and charming communal areas, the Rembrandt manages to blend seamlessly with the Greenlandic scenery, so you feel a part of the environment, not separate from it.
|Passengers:||33 in 16 cabins|
|Staff & crew:||12|
|Length:||56 meters (168 ft)|
|Breadth:||6.65 meters (22.9 ft)|
|Draft:||2.8 meters (8 ft)|
|Ice class:||Suitable to sail in the Svalbard and Greenlandic waters.|
|Propulsion:||2 cummins engines together totalling 550 KW|
|Speed:||9 knots maximum|
The Rembrandt Van Rijn is a quick and nimble vessel, more than capable of maneuvering around the narrow waterways and islands of Greenland. The spacious viewing areas on deck mean it’s ideal for photography expeditions, and its two zodiacs allow passengers easy access to dry land. With the zodiacs we’ll be making daily landings for wildlife viewings and explorations of remote areas.
The Rembrandt Van Rijn offers an intimate, cosy adventure, with a small crew and a small enough number of passengers so that everyone can get to know one another during the voyage. There’s a restaurant and a bar/lounge area below deck, and 16 well-furnished cabins for accommodation. These cabins mean that there’s a guest capacity of 33. The cabin situation is as follows: 1 Triple Private cabin with shower, toilet and porthole. 6 Twin Private Inside cabins with shower and toilet. 9 Twin Private cabins with shower, toilet and porthole.
We’re often asked what about the makeup of the passengers that attend our photography voyages. The truth is that we are generally a diverse bunch from all around the world. Passengers are usually aged between 30 and 80, and the majority fall in the middle of those two numbers. The close-knit companionship of the Rembrandt allows for everyone to get to know one another, and spending time with like minded travellers is often one of the biggest highlights for those who join our expeditions.
Every day you will be well fed, with three meals prepared by our cook and served in a buffet style in the restaurant.