ARCTIC & ANTARCTIC

expedition cruises

Antarctica cruises & Arctic cruises

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice
Up to 800 USD discount

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

The best opportunity to spot the King of the Arctic

HDS02-20. Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearbyen, then join our expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

27 May - 3 Jun, 2020

Price:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD discount

North Norway, Aurora Borealis, Hike & Sail
Up to 250 USD discount

North Norway, Aurora Borealis, Hike & Sail

Experience the shores, seas, and lights of the Norwegian Arctic

RVR10-20. During this trip, hikes are offered (with snowshoes if needed). Snowshoeing is easy and for anyone with good health and good physical condition. It requires no technical knowledge. With the use of snowshoes you can move faster and safer on the snow surface.

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

Cruise date:

7 Mar - 14 Mar, 2020

Price:

2750 USD 2500 USD 250 USD discount

North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales

Explore the beauty of northern winter

NOO11-20. The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

s/v Noorderlicht

s/v Noorderlicht

Cruise date:

14 Mar - 21 Mar, 2020

Price:

2450 USD

North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice
Up to 850 USD discount

North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

The best opportunity to spot the King of the Arctic

OTL03-20. Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben, then join our expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear.

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Cruise date:

31 May - 5 Jun, 2020

Price:

2950 USD

Around Spitsbergen, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice

Full Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

PLA08-20. Take a cruise around Spitsbergen and explore the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition offers you the chance to catch site of whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

1 Jul - 10 Jul, 2020

Price:

5050 USD

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Antarctica & Arctic cruise reviews

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Overall rating based on 476 votes

Bob Bailey

We dreamed of this trip for 26 years before finally pulling the plug and spending the money. For us it would be a once in a lifetime experience. And it turned out to be everything we'd dreamed of, and more....

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Krishma Kansal
A beautiful experience
by Krishma Kansal on Antarctica

The entire trip was an unforgettable and life changing experience. The expedition staff were very knowledgeable and informative about the landings, wildlife and environment. The guides always made sure that we...

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Robert Miller
Fantastic Trip
by Robert Miller on Antarctica

These ten days of adventure exploring the Antarctic Region was the thrill of a lifetime. This expedition delivered more than what I expected in terms of educational seminars, zodiac cruises, landings, and ship...

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alev yakal sahlan
best vacation ever!
by alev yakal sahlan on Antarctica

This trip exceeded our expectations! We felt like we were in a dream! The team was perfect, made sure we our trip was perfect! Can not thank Ocean Wide enough! Already planning our next trip:)

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Arthur Vaccarino
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by Arthur Vaccarino on Antarctica

The crew and expedition staff were excellent in every respect. Well done.

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Eely-Janna Tuyl-Visser
once in a lifetime experience
by Eely-Janna Tuyl-Visser on Antarctica

This journey was on our bucketlist for a long time. It was amazing. Great crew, from hotel staff , kitchen staff, till expedition crew. We really enjoyed the birds, the whales and especially the pinquins and...

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for my expedition trips?

Our voyages are “expedition” style cruise. Our emphasis is on wildlife encounters, personal contact with the environs, visiting sites of historical interest and to a lesser extent scientific stations. Our actual program will vary to take best...

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How much time do we spend ashore during our polar cruise?

That is hard to say. It depends on the weather and constraints of time and distance. Depending on the voyage, you may spend several days aboard the ship, followed by a series of landings, each several hours long. On some cruises you land two or three...

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Do I have to be really ‘fit’ and in good health to join an expedition to the Arctic or Antarctica?

To join an expedition cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica, you must be in good general health and you should be able to walk several hours per day. The expedition is ship-based and physically not very demanding. Although we spend as much time as possible...

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What kind of clothing should I take with me during the expedition cruise?

The choice of clothing for cold temperatures during your Arctic or Antarctica expedition cruise is a very special matter. It depends on your individual experience whether to take warm clothes with you. Our advice is to take warm, wind and waterproof...

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Are the Arctic and Antarctica cruise programs final?

All promoted Arctic and Antarctica cruise itineraries are for general guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and ad hoc decisions by the Expedition Leader onboard to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife....

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Are lifejackets provided on your cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica?

For the safety of all passengers during our cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica we provide everyone with a lightweight inflatable life jacket, which inflates automatically on contact with water. It is mandatory to wear these life jackets all times...

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About Oceanwide Expeditions

Passionate

Taking you closer to the heart of the polar regions has been our driving passion at Oceanwide Expeditions for over twenty years. Our knowledgeable cruise leaders, committed staff, and thoroughly outfitted vessels are our way of expressing what we care about most: making your cruise to the Arctic and Antarctic truly unforgettable. When you sail with us, you experience a part of the world that is unlike any other. Mountainous glaciers, snow-swept shores, whales and polar bears and vast colonies of penguins make up this world, and they are all part of the surreal ecosystem you can watch unfold before you on your future Oceanwide expedition.

Adventurous

Providing you a travel experience that inspires (and is inspired by) you, that’s what taking you closer to the heart of the polar regions means to us. We get you away from the vessel and into the action as fast as possible: up to two landings per day in the morning and afternoon, with a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs ready to shuttle you past the ice floes and onto the shore. We keep our programs flexible so that you get the most out of whatever surprises nature has in mind. When you sail with us, the cruise is just the tip of the iceberg. 

Pioneering

So what exactly is beneath the tip of that iceberg? The pioneering spirit, which all travelers to the polar regions (regardless of age and background) have in common. Guiding our expeditions with passion, tapping into the desire for inspiration and beauty, and always taking you closer to the heart of the Arctic and Antarctic – at Oceanwide Expeditions, that is our promise to you. 

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