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Out of Antarctica, into the Outbreak

08.05.2020. On the morning of March 18, Oceanwide vessels Plancius and Ortelius were returning north across the Drake Passage, bound for Ushuaia after Antarctic...

Svalbard or Spitsbergen: What’s the Difference?

Outside the world of geopolitics or even polar travel, it’s probably not common knowledge that Svalbard and Spitsbergen are one in the same.

Arctic Seals

Owing to the large landmasses that populate the Northern Hemisphere, the Arctic has the most diverse wildlife of the planet’s polar regions....

Janssonius: Modern Ship, Historic Cartographer

Recently we announced the addition of a new expedition vessel to our fleet. Built to the same advanced standards as Hondius, this new ship would...

Hondius Photography and Video Workshops

There’s no shortage of great things to say about a Hondius expedition cruise, but among the best are the free video and photography workshops...

Arctic on Foot: Hiking and Snowshoeing the Far North

The emphasis of our voyages is always getting you off the ship and into the action as often as possible. Although we travel from site to site...

International Polar Bear Day

It should come as no surprise that we're crazy about polar bears, but even our enthusiasm pales in comparison to that of Polar Bears International.

Polar Bears and Pack Ice: 22 Pics from North Spitsbergen

Polar Bears, Pack Ice, and : Pictures from North Spitsbergen

Seven Sublime Antarctic Bays

It’s pretty well known that Antarctica is very well known for its glaciers, icebergs, and panoramic colonies of penguins.

Can’t Get Enough: Interview with Laurence Dyke

While we regularly interview our veteran expedition guides, we all too often overlook the youngbloods in our ranks. This does not accurately...

Hot Ice: Breeding Practices of Five Polar Animals

Last Valentine's Day we gave you 14 wildlife pictures highlighting the ins, outs, ups, and downs of polar romance. This year we're moving on...

PLA32-20, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

Our first day in Antarctica starts early. We get a morning call by Iain already at 6:30 a.m. We get dressed and head out to see our first destination...

OTL28-20, trip log, Ross Sea Odyssey

Highlights for two or three lucky zodiacs were a fluffy Light-mantled sooty albatross chick on a nest right at the edge of the island; and a...

HDS31-20, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Antarctica

The weather was blustery and bright. Rays of warm sun broke through the clouds but were punctuated by frequent squalls, rushing down from the...

PLA31-20, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

The duty-free port flourishes with tourism but also thrives on a sizeable crab fishery and a burgeoning electronics industry. Ushuaia (literally...

PLA30-20, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Polar Circle

After 2 days in the Drake Passage, we got a lovely morning call early by Ali: "Good morning, the ship is surrounded by humpback whales!" Slowly...

HDS30-20, trip log, Antarctica - Learning and Discovery

The afternoon provided us all with the opportunity to finally stretch our legs at Port Charcot, the sight of the 1903-1905 overwintering French...

HDS29-20, trip log, Antarctica - Learning and Discovery Trip

Our first morning in the famous Drake Passage. For some it felt like the swell had woken them up like a baby in a cradle. However, there were...

PLA29-20, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula Explorer’s Voyage

Before dinner everyone got together in the lounge for our daily recap, the moment to explain more in depth about relevant topics, as well as...

OTL27-20, trip log, Ross Sea Odyssey

The expedition to the Ross Sea had begun in earnest and at 6pm Captain Ernesto, came to the bar for a welcoming toast to the passengers and to...

PLA28-20, trip log, Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

The hike continued along a small path around the bay where we discovered even more species of birds. And when we finally arrived at the settlement,...

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