Oceanwide Expeditions

expedition cruises

Antarctica cruises & Arctic cruises

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hiking Special
Up to 3710 discount

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hiking Special

Explore the shores and seas of an amazing Arctic island

HDS01-22 The focus of this voyage is shore hiking. Hikers can choose hikes that best suits their fitness and ability level.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

26 May - 2 Jun, 2022

Price:

3850 USD

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice - Birding

The best opportunity to spot the King of the Arctic

HDS02-22 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...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

2 Jun - 9 Jun, 2022

Price:

3850 USD

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer - Birding

Watch for wildlife in iconic Arctic terrain

RVR23-22 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.

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Cruise date:

5 Jun - 16 Jun, 2022

Price:

on request

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

The best opportunity to spot the King of the Arctic

PLA03-22 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...

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

8 Jun - 15 Jun, 2022

Price:

3850 USD

North Spitsbergen, In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice Arc of Meridian

The best opportunity to spot the King of the Arctic

HDS03-22 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...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

9 Jun - 16 Jun, 2022

Price:

3850 USD

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Antarctica & Arctic cruise reviews

Overall rating based on 552 votes

What an unforgettable journey...
by Sivashanker Sivashanmugam

A must for every adventurer! Oceanwide and the onboard team know exactly how to make an adventure happen! From the early morning wake up calls, beautiful scenery, off ship excursions and wildlife, they made

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Andrea Dehn
Amazing Tour
by Andrea Dehn

Thank you Oceanwide Expedition for this amazing tour on the Rembrandt van Rijn. A very welcoming captain (Joachim) and crew and experienced guides (Jan and Chloé) ensured us a great week. Our main wis

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antartica
by M.E.M. Schaap

perfekte organisatie en bijzondere reis

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Antarctica, An ice world, A nice world
by Leon Rodenburg

Being on the first expedition since covid-19 got hold of the world, one feels privileged, very privileged. One could sense the happiness of the crew and staff to be at sea again with guests. We had mostly (v

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What a fne experience!
by Robert Furrer

1 What a fine crew this was. And this goes from the expedition leader Adam Turner and the whole staff to the ship crew and the many servants for room service and food services. Simply a crew that Oceanwide c

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Michael Amort
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by Michael Amort

review: ...see the title .)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an ice-strengthened ship and an icebreaker ship?

An ice-strengthened ship is a ship made of steel. These ships are made to get through the ice at Antarctica and the Arctic. Nowadays, most of the ships that cruise to Antarctica and the Arctic are ice-strengthened ships. Ortelius and Plancius ar

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What kind of clothing should I take during my expedition cruise?

This depends on your individual needs, but our advice is to take warm, windproof, waterproof clothes that you can easily add or remove in layers. Multiple layers of medium-warmth clothing provide more insulation than single heavier articles. This is

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Do I have to be really fit to join an expedition?

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 on shore, you are welcome to remain aboard the ship i

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How do I prepare for my expedition trip?

Our trips can best be described as expedition-style cruises. The emphasis is on viewing wildlife, visiting interesting locations, and participating in activities. For example, we may go to places where there is a good chance of seeing penguins or pol

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How much time do we spend on shore?

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 thre

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Are life jackets provided during the cruises?

Yes, we provide all passengers lightweight life jackets that inflate automatically on contact with the water. It is mandatory to wear these life jackets at all times while cruising in the Zodiac boats.

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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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