The Greatest Antarctica Adventure!

Between 13 January and 17 March 2017 Oceanwide Expeditions will offer two spectacular discovery voyages to the Ross Sea.

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Antarctica cruises & Arctic cruises

Spectacular Ross Sea (incl. helicopters)
Up to 8250 USD discount

Spectacular Ross Sea (incl. helicopters)

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Sail to the southern parts of the Antarctic Peninsula, Peter I Island, the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas into the Ross Sea. Visiting the Ross Ice-shelf, Dry Valleys, McMurdo Station, Campbell Island and the historic huts of Scott and Shackleton.

Cruise date:

15 Feb - 17 Mar, 2017

Price:

25700 USD 17450 USD 8250 USD discount

Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail
Up to 560 USD discount

Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail

RVR15-17

This is a voyage for experienced ski mountaineers who climb snow covered alpine mountains and ski downhill. A typical day will involve ski climbs on mountain tops which are in average 700-850 m high and downhill skiing from there (actual accumulated altitude climbed over the course of a day can exce...

Cruise date:

5 May - 12 May, 2017

Price:

3680 USD 3120 USD 560 USD discount

Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail
Up to 490 USD discount

Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen - Ski & Sail

RVR16-17

This is a voyage for experienced ski mountaineers who climb snow covered alpine mountains and ski downhill. A typical day will involve ski climbs on mountain tops which are in average 700-850 m high and downhill skiing from there (actual accumulated altitude climbed over the course of a day can exce...

Cruise date:

12 May - 19 May, 2017

Price:

on request

North Spitsbergen,  Arctic Spring
Up to 490 USD discount

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring

RVR17-17

The North Spitsbergen cruise sails to some of the remotest locations of northern Europe. The expedition gives you the opportunity to spot historic whaling remains, glaciers, a variety of Arctic birds including the Little Auk, and polar bears.

Cruise date:

19 May - 26 May, 2017

Price:

3210 USD 2720 USD 490 USD discount

North Spitsbergen,  Hike & Sail, Arctic Spring
Up to 490 USD discount

North Spitsbergen, Hike & Sail, Arctic Spring

RVR18-17

The North Spitsbergen cruise sails to some of the remotest locations of northern Europe. The expedition gives you the opportunity to spot historic whaling remains, glaciers, a variety of Arctic birds including the Little Auk, and polar bears.

Cruise date:

26 May - 2 Jun, 2017

Price:

3210 USD 2720 USD 490 USD discount

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Antarctica & Arctic cruise reviews

Overall rating based on 92 votes

jacques payant
professional team
by jacques payant on Antarctica

Great trip,great sea sick hahahah great weather.staff very very kind loved every minute of it just the drake passage was a little bit rought on the way to antartica but perfect on return with the pacth of doctor...

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Yvonne Zellman

It was absolutly fantastic, and it fullfilled all my dreams about the tour. The guide´s and the crew really worke´d hard to give us the best experience.

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Stephanie Huston

I had the most amazing time in the entire world on my Antarctica trip!!! :) I am very grateful for the opportunity to travel with Oceanwide Expeditions and can't wait to tell the world all about it. The Plancius...

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Rodney van der Spoel
Fantastic trip
by Rodney van der Spoel on Antarctica

We had a fantastic trip with the Ortelius to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. The crew and staff on board were very enthousiastic...

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Rudolf und Agnès Graf
Ostgrönland Polarlichter
by Rudolf und Agnès Graf on Arctic

Mit der ganzen Reise und dem Wetter, sehr zufrieden! Was hätten wir bei ständig schlechtem Wetter gemacht?...

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Kathrin Freise
I got the arctic fever!
by Kathrin Freise on Arctic

In march 2016 I visited the Lofoten on board of the SV Noorderlicht. It was an unforgetable trip. The landscape is amazing, the crew was absolutely friendly and very well prepared and the Noorderlicht stole a...

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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

Experience true emotions in the polar regions

Oceanwide Expeditions looks back at 32+ years of experience in expedition cruising to the Arctic and Antarctica, having built up a thorough knowledge of the areas visited. Our tours are constantly modified to guarantee the intended quality of our cruises.

Keeping days at sea short and implementing fast gangway operations allow us to give our guests maximum time ashore to explore. We offer two landings per day, morning and afternoon (weather permitting). Sailing schedules and land programs are flexible, and will always be adapted to local sea ice and weather conditions and wildlife opportunities.

Our fleet of inflatable zodiacs are ready in no time for taxi shuttles to shore and cruises among ice-floes and the local wildlife. While cruising and actively exploring the polar regions, we are sure that you will become increasingly fascinated by these unique wildernesses, places of drama, wildlife, history and true emotion. Welcome aboard!

Your polar experience to a higher level

The regions we visit during our Arctic and Antarctica expedition cruises contain hardly any infrastructure and are almost only reachable by boat. Oceanwide Expeditions operates, so to speak, on the borderline of land and water, where daily guided excursions guarantee intensive and individual nature and wildlife experience in small groups.



Our carefully prepared and unique voyages are primarily defined by an exploratory and environmentally friendly travel program, which is flexible and guarantees much time for adventure packed activities, combined with educational lectures on board. For special activities we provide industry leading equipment: tents, sleeping bags, snowshoes, kayaks, diving compressors, scuba tanks and weights, rubber boots with grip sole, polar jackets, sledges (pulkas), mountaineering hard wear.

Join for a quality discovery cruise in the Arctic & Antarctica

Discover the pristine and mysterious polar planet with us! We are pure polar, pioneers of ship-based exploratory tourism in the Arctic and Antarctica and 4 times awarded as: ‘World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator’.



We are organizing unique polar expedition cruise programs to the polar regions for guests who want to actively enjoy the spectacular scenery, explore nature and wildlife of some of the world’s most stunning and pristine shorelines, above and below the oceans, at sea and on land. See all polar cruises