Rembrandt van Rijn small ship sailing in the Arctic on a sunny day
travelers standing on the deck of the Rembrandt van Rijn arctic small ship with the sail up on a sunny day
Rembrandt van Rijn small ship bar sitting area with a blue bench, bar stools, small booth table & wooden furniture
Rembrandt van Rijn small ship table set for dinner with silverware, red napkins & wine glasses.
twin beds with a porthole on the wall in the cabin of the Rembrandt van Rijn arctic small ship
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Rembrandt van Rijn

33 guests
year built
crew members
12 crew members
168 feet
22.9 feet
8 feet
cruising speed
6.5 knots

The three-mast schooner S/V Rembrandt van Rijn is well suited for expedition cruising among the fjords and icebergs, and for experiencing the sublime beauty of the northern lights. Ideal for spotting whales, cruising among small islands and exploring remote locations, this 33-passenger sailing vessel appeals to travelers and avid sailors alike.

Rembrandt van Rijn Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Rembrandt van Rijn review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our experts have been aboard nearly every small expedition ship in the polar regions. Please read our Rembrandt van Rijn review below then contact our small ship cruise experts to compare the Rembrandt van Rijn other small cruise ships and yachts sailing Arctic cruises, including private charter cruises.

Choose the Rembrandt van Rijn for an authentic sailing ship experience with great decks for wildlife and scenic viewing. Guests aboard Rembrandt van Rijn typically have experience exploring remote regions, making for a spirited and adventurous passenger complement.

History of Rembrandt van Rijn

S/V Rembrandt van Rijn was originally built as a herring lugger in 1747. 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

S/V Rembrandt van Rijn has large open deck spaces that offer excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The dining room is comfortable and relaxed. It is prohibited to smoke inside the ship but there are designated places on deck to smoke.

Dining Aboard Rembrandt van Rijn

With a spacious restaurant on board, the vessel serves three daily meals of international cuisine, which are served buffet style. There is a separate bar and an area with a reading table. In keeping with the expedition atmosphere, dress on board is informal.

Activities Aboard Rembrandt van Rijn

Two Zodiacs enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. Every day there are expected excursions on land, weather and ice permitting, which take place three to six hours per day over untracked areas. The expedition style voyages devote ample time to wildlife, vegetation, geography and history, which attracts independent, like-minded travelers from around the world who enjoy camaraderie and spirit while aboard. The Rembrandt van Rijn crew consists of 12 experienced crew members, including two expedition guides and a cook.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Rembrandt van Rijn

The Rembrandt van Rijn ship can accommodate a maximum of 33 passengers in 16 twin cabins. Each cabin contains a shower, toilet and ample storage. 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 and 1 upper/lower berth + 1 lower berth. There is one Triple Private Porthole cabin on board.

cabin with bunk beds and a ladder aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn arctic small ship
Twin Private Inside

The cabin has 1 upper/lower berth and no porthole. There are six Twin Private Inside cabins on board.

twin beds with a porthole on the wall in the cabin of the Rembrandt van Rijn arctic small ship
Twin Private Porthole

The cabin has 1 porthole and 1 upper/lower berth. There are nine Twin Private Porthole cabins on board.

Rembrandt van Rijn small ship deck plan with 3 levels and a key
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