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Oceanwide completely refurbished deck 4 aboard Ortelius

24.05.2016 by Oceanwide Expeditions News

In 2011, Oceanwide Expeditions acquired the vessel Ortelius. A great expedition ship with the highest ice-class ranking as well as lots of deck...

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The first push for the North Pole

24.05.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

The first to sail north with the specific intention of reaching the North Pole was the Englishman Constantine Phipps who in 1773 sailed the Racehorse...

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100 Bowhead Whales near Qeqertarsuaq, West Greenland

20.05.2016 by Christian Engelke Blog

Today – May14, 2016 - we were sailing with the Rembrandt van Rijn towards Qeqertarsuaq; certainly in the hope of seeing a couple of whales. We...

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Bringing back to life moss in Antarctica

19.05.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

Studying past climate change in Antarctica is important as the continent is a key component of the Earth’s system in terms of influencing and...

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21 Reasons to cruise to Greenland

17.05.2016 by Krista Hillis Blog

Once you get the travel bug, it's tough to ignore. There's nothing quite like seeing a massive iceberg for the first time, as you swim in a hot...

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A personal water-energy nexus experience in Antarctica

12.05.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

Over the summer period of 2010/2011 I was fortunate to visit Antarctica for field research. The trip comprised of 12-days field camping on the...

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Mawson organising the rescue of Shackleton

02.05.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

On May 12th 1916 Sir Douglas Mawson received a telegram informing him that on that very same day a Committee was to be arranged for the rescue...

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Clean the Shores of Svalbard & Go Home as a Hero

25.04.2016 by Oceanwide Expeditions Blog

We’ve put together another Cleaning the Shores of Spitsbergen, Polar Bear Adventure after the great success of 2015. This particular Arctic cruise...

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Shackleton’s push to the South Pole

19.04.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

On February 11 1907, it was announced that Ernest Shackleton was preparing an Antarctic expedition that would leave later that year with the...

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19 Quick Photos That Show What Life’s like on Board the Cruise Ship Ortelius

14.04.2016 by Daniel Fox Blog

It’s understandable that most of your questions are going to revolve around what you can do once your Arctic or Antarctic cruise reaches its...

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Get to Know Your Ice

13.04.2016 by Daniel Fox Blog

Ice. It does everything from cooling your drink to helping to regulate the temperature of the entire planet. Let’s take a look at the ways we...

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Kayaking the Waters of Antarctica

06.04.2016 by David Thompson Customer story

The weather changes so dramatically down here that you simply cannot say, "this looks like a great day" if it is one - rather you must live in...

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Churches in Antarctica

05.04.2016 by Victoria Boano Blog

'Below 40 degrees South there is no law, below 50 degrees South there is no God', goes the old adage. When faced with a storm in the turbulent...

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Amundsen’s race to the South Pole

30.03.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

Amundsen had acquired Fram from Fridtjof Nansen on the understanding it was to be involved in an expedition to the Arctic. However, before it...

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20 Reasons Why We Love a Spitsbergen Cruise (and Why You Will Too)

23.03.2016 by Daniel Fox Blog

Welcome to Spitsbergen. It’s one of the destinations we always love to visit, and we think you’ll love it too. Why? Well…

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Day and night in Antarctica

21.03.2016 by Victoria Boano Blog

The abnormal day and light cycles cause great impact on humans, and scientists are using Antarctica to study its effects and how to prevent them.

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Albatross, penguin and krill research in Antarctica

18.03.2016 by Robert C. Brears Blog

In the Antarctic region, a great deal of research is being conducted by national Antarctic programmes including the UK’s, Australia’s and Japan’s...

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Explore Antarctica Without Leaving Your Couch

16.03.2016 by Victoria Boano Blog

There are many ways to explore Antarctica from home. Check these great resources to discover the White Continent without leaving your couch.

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Antarctic krill: Antarctica's Superfood

12.03.2016 by Victoria Boano Blog

The size of a paper clip, pink, krill is a shrimp-like crustacean that does not look like much. Without them, though, the Earth marine ecosystems...

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PLA32-16 and 33-16 Trip Log | Atlantic Odyssey, Ushuaia to Cape Verde

11.05.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

We were greeted in the warm sunshine by members of our expedition staff who sorted our luggage and sent us on board to meet our Hotel and Restaurant...

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PLA32-16 Trip log | Atlantic Odyssey, Ushuaia to Ascension

11.05.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

We were greeted in the warm sunshine by members of our expedition staff who sorted our luggage and sent us on board to meet our Hotel and Restaurant...

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PLA31-16 Trip log | Antarctica, Whale Watching

29.03.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

The activities for the morning included both a zodiac cruise in the bay area and a landing at the Antarctic continent itself, this point being...

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PLA30-16 Trip log | Polar Circle, Antarctica

18.03.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

After lunch there was time for a bit of a siesta or time to enjoy the views from the outer decks before Ali invited us back to the Lounge for...

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OTL31-16 Trip log | Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

11.03.2016 by Mellany van der Hulst Triplog

The ship left the dock at 18.00 and once the formalities were over we were able to enjoy the scenic magnificence of the Beagle Channel. There...

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