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Antarctica cruises & Arctic cruises

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Falkland Islands Exclusive
Up to 1950 USD discount

Falkland Islands Exclusive

Discover the secret wildlife treasures of the Falklands

OTL21-18. The Falkland Islands cruise delivers you to the secret wildlife treasures of the Southern Hemisphere. Combining Argentinian and European cultures, the Falklands are home for multiple species of birds including Magellanic, Gentoo, and Rockhopper penguins.

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Cruise date:

29 Oct - 7 Nov, 2018

Price:

5600 USD 3650 USD 1950 USD discount

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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica
Up to 2550 USD discount

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

HDS21-19. A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of Antarctic fur seals!

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

3 Nov - 23 Nov, 2019

Price:

12500 USD 9950 USD 2550 USD discount

Around Spitsbergen

Full Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

OTL10-18. 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 Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Cruise date:

23 Jul - 1 Aug, 2018

Price:

7000 USD

Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya

Full Spitsbergen Circumnavigation with a visit to Kvitøya

PLA14-18. This cruise around Spitsbergen gives you a great chance to see whales, foxes, reindeer, seals, and polar bears. The expedition will make a landing on the island of Kvitøya, a site of historical significance, and home of a large walrus population.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

20 Aug - 29 Aug, 2018

Price:

7450 USD

North Spitsbergen

The best opportunity to spot the King of the Arctic

PLA15-18. 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 Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

29 Aug - 5 Sep, 2018

Price:

5540 USD

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Tracking Greenland’s Wildlife from Space

Despite Greenland’s harsh environment, life has found a way to thrive there. If you’re lucky enough to embark on a Greenland cruise, you stand...

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Customer story

El mejor viaje de nuestra vida

Estuvimos en Spitsbergen desde 1 al 10 de junio de este año 2.018, navegando en el precioso barco velero Rembrandt. Ha sido una experiencia inolvidable...

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Antarctica & Arctic cruise reviews

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Overall rating based on 218 votes

Herbert Fuchs
grandios
by Herbert Fuchs on Arctic

Es hat zwar die Fahrt ins Packeis gefehlt (Entfernung für die Reise zu weit), aber ansonsten war alles, aber auch wirklich alles, top. Ganz tolles Lob an die Besatzung der Plancius und an die Guides unter...

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Shengjia Gu

When I suddenly found myself and the ship in the middle of a seemingly endless pack ice, everyone was silent. The world seemed stopped – frozen in time. As the vessel kept pushing the ice, a closer look...

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Antje Schwestka
Toll
by Antje Schwestka on Arctic

DANKE an die überaus Tolle Crew, das Personal, das essen den service einfach ALLES :-))!! die einteilung der ausflugs gruppen war anfangs etws schwierig das könnte man besser organisieren damit man...

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Yvonne Straub

Es ist bemerkenswert wie top organisiert alles war, vom Ablauf, Planänderungen inklusive, der Küche, die Zodiacfahrten etc. Der enorme Effort war für uns Gäste nie spürbar, wir konmtem...

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Hildegard Hövel
Wow, Danke
by Hildegard Hövel on Arctic

Eine absolut empfehlenswerte Tour, super freundliche Crew, ein hervorragendes Expeditionsteam, kann ich nur empfehlen. Ich bin vom "Artisvirus" befallen. Danke für die tolle Zeit.

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Uwe Haselhorst
Tolle Eisbärensichtungen
by Uwe Haselhorst on Arctic

Eine tolle Umrundung von Spitzbergen mit einigen Tauchgängen. Sehr ausgewogenes Gesamtpaket. Der große Polarbär im Packeis direkt an der Bordwand war für mich das Highlight.

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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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