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 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

HDS03-20. 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:

3 Jun - 10 Jun, 2020

Price:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD discount

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

HDS04-20. 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:

10 Jun - 17 Jun, 2020

Price:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD discount

North Spitsbergen – Summer Solstice - In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice
Up to 800 USD discount

North Spitsbergen – Summer Solstice - In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice

The best opportunity to spot the King of the Arctic

OTL06-20. 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:

19 Jun - 26 Jun, 2020

Price:

4100 USD 3300 USD 800 USD discount

Antarctica - Whale watching discovery and learning voyage

In search for the giants of the seas

HDS32-20. This Polar Circle and Antarctic Peninsula cruise will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. This expedition cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Including photo workshops with Massimo Bassano and video workshops with Myriam Casper. Acous...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

17 Mar - 30 Mar, 2020

Price:

8500 USD

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Antarctica & Arctic cruise reviews

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Overall rating based on 442 votes

Nicholas Kwan

I and my family's three ladies, my wife and two daughters, joined the Ortelius Nov 3-14, 2019 expedition. The trip was a life-time experience, not just the rough Drake Passage that kept me on bed for almost...

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SISI QIAN

Best Cruise, expedition, and excellent Staff.

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Holly Snell

We had dreamt about our Antarctica trip for so long and when we finally embarked on our expedition Oceanwide exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we stepped onto the ship we felt a warm, welcoming and...

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Michael Wims

Of the 25 voyages we have taken, this was the best. The ship's crew and staff were outstanding, friendly and caring. The food was the best we've had on a ship. Although every ship we've been on has...

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Susanne Mraz
the perfect holidax
by Susanne Mraz on Antarctica

It was the perfect holiday. I wanted to see the king pinguines ... and we saw a lot ... The crew was the best. The captainn did his best ... the kitchen was perfect and the guides did the best that we see everything....

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David Kastelein
Perfect
by David Kastelein on Antarctica

Our expedition to Antarctica exceeded our expectations more than we could ever imagine. The crew is very professional, the boat was perfect for the comfort we needed and the fresh food that is served was amazing....

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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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