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11 South Orkney Animals: Whales, Seabirds, and Penguins Aplenty

The South Orkney Islands are frequently forgotten as an Antarctic travel option. But they shouldn’t be: Forming part of the Scotia Sea Islands...

Polar Amore: 14 Wildlife Pics to Warm up Your Valentine’s Day

Contrary to common belief, Valentine's Day is not just for couples. At least not in the polar regions. With that in mind, we've compiled 14 pictures...

The Ins, Outs, and Ups of Polar Mountaineering & Ski Mountaineering

To shed some light on these ultimate outings, here’s a rough guide to polar mountaineering and ski mountaineering, telling you what the activities...

Selling Spectacular: Interview with Maria del Pilar Fernández

We regularly interview our expedition guides and crew, gushing about all the fantastic locations these lucky souls get to call their office....

Earth vs. Mars: Polar Regions Compared

It’s common knowledge that Mars has its own polar regions, typically referred to as the Martian ice caps. But is that all there is to it, or...

Expedition in the Norwegian Arctic

Three big sails were set, the wind was blowing hard, and with frozen tears in my eyes, I could do nothing else but smile. Smile and think to...

Path of Polar Heroes: Hiking Shackleton’s Historic Route

Our voyages touch on much of the same ground the giants of polar history explored, endured, and (to a lesser degree) enjoyed during their historic...

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia: a Birding Perspective

Southern Giant Petrels zoomed around, and there were some interesting birds in the bay itself, notably Great Grebes. Three South American Sealions...

Arctic and a Coffee: Interview with a Polar Sailing Captain

Some people travel to the Arctic for the polar bears and seabirds, others for all those ice-spackled bays and peaks dusted with snow no hand...

OEX Launches 25th Birthday Free Cruise Contest

16.01.2019. On January 16, Oceanwide Expedition kicked off its first quarter century with an exciting new free polar cruise contest.

Arctic vs. Antarctica: A Traveler’s Guide [Infographic]

Sunrises vs. sunsets, coffee vs. tea, Wonder Woman vs. Superman. The world contains a virtually limitless supply of things to compare, contrast,...

Seven Things to Do around Ushuaia

We often recommend arriving early to Ushuaia before embarking on an Antarctica cruise, and for good reason: Ushuaia, on top of being the southernmost...

Antarctica in Pictures: Photos from 2018

Until you join us in Antarctica yourself, enjoy these recent photos from the past year.

The Wonderful Weddell Sea: Places, Pics, and Impressions

When talking about Antarctica, it’s easy to slip into familiar verbiage: amazing, astounding, extraordinary, exceptional. But though most...

Arctic Invaders: Interview with a Marine Ecotoxicologist

Despite all we read about the warming planet, the polar species struggling to keep up, and the hive of business interests unrepentantly trying...

PLA26-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula

We were all super keen to see these giants of the ocean and were soon rewarded of some excellent sightings of humpback and fin whales, we also...

PLA25-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

We awoke to a bright sunny day but there was a strong breeze blowing. Nonetheless most of headed on deck to take in the views of the approaching...

PLA24-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Our first landing of the day, and indeed of the trip, was Carcass Island, owned and operated by Rob and Lorraine McGill. The island sits in the...

OTL27-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

Happy New Year! 2019 welcomed us with calm seas, blue skies, fantastic colours and stunning landscape wrapped all around the ship. In the early...

OTL26-19, trip log, Antarctica, Basecamp

We had a busy morning following breakfast, first as Expedition Leader Tobias presented the mandatory zodiac safety briefing and IAATO regulations...

PLA23-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula

We awoke to calm seas and sunshine today, and most of us headed on deck to take in the views of the approaching Falkland Islands! We sailed through...

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