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How St. Nick Became Santa Claus and Moved to the North Pole

In the Netherlands, where we’re based, Sinterklaas is technically a celebration of the St. Nicholas feast day on December 6, while Christmas,...

The Steel Cutting of m/v Janssonius Officially Begins

18.12.2019. As announced last July, Oceanwide Expeditions has ordered a new built Polar Class 6 ship: M/v Janssonius.

Better Than Medicine: Interview with Dr. Veronique Verhoeven

Even if she’s only slipping you a few extra seasickness meds, your ship doctor can mean the difference between a comfortable expedition cruise...

15 Features, Figures, and Facts About Ortelius

It’s natural for parents to be proud of their children, if not biased. And we think the same can be said of polar travel companies and their...

Oceanwide Five-Time World Travel Award Winner

29.11.2019. Oceanwide Expeditions was named the 2019 World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator at the World Travel Awards gala held on November 28 in the...

Penguins, Petrels, and Prions: Top Antarctica Bird Tour Spots

If anyone ever tells you Antarctica is for the birds, they’re right.

Crossing, Kayaking, Camping: Three Antarctic Adventures

Crossing the Drake Passage rewards thousands of tourists every year with one of the most incredible paradises on planet Earth!

Our Third Consecutive Landing at Snow Hill Island

20.11.2019. For the third time in as many years, Oceanwide Expeditions has achieved helicopter landings at Snow Hill Island, hiking our passengers to the...

Publieksdag Expedities Spitsbergen 2015/2020 - Poolshoogte nemen!

19.11.2019. Een nieuwe grote Nederlandse wetenschappelijke expeditie naar Spitsbergen staat weer in de steigers. Na het grote succes van SEES 2015 zullen...

HDS26-19, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

At lunch, we saw the Shetland Islands slowly approaching in the distance and by 2 pm we were deep in Nelson’s Straight en route to Robert Island....

OTL25-20, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula

After enjoying the buffet breakfast, many of us wrapped up warm and went outside to watch the seabirds – which are in their element. Specifically...

PLA25-19, trip log, Antarctic Basecamp

We spent days dreaming about our voyage to come, hours shopping, reading, preparing logistics, excitedly chatting with family, friends, colleagues...

HDS25-19, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

After a good breakfast, we all gathered in the lounge to attend our first day of lectures to prepare us for what we would see in the forthcoming...

HDS24-19, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

At Recap John used maps to tell us how human knowledge of the unknown lands of the south had unfolded, Vide reviewed the whales we had seen so...

OTL24-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

It was late afternoon on a sunny and beautiful day in Ushuaia. The first passengers to arrive to Ortelius at 4pm were and all the expedition...

HDS23-19, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

We landed and cruised at Useful Island. The name derives from the whaling days when it was used as a lookout. We climbed to the top to look out...

PLA24-19, trip log, Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Just as Ali was about to start her presentation about the Falkland Islands, a call came over the radio that a pod of Orcas had been spotted,...

PLA23-19, trip log, Antarctic Explorer's Voyage

Our expedition leader Ali woke us at 0730, but many of us were already outside on deck to see if we could spot any sea birds. The sun was shining...

OTL22-19, trip log, Weddell Sea

It was late afternoon on a windy but sunny and beautiful day in Ushuaia. The first passengers to arrive to Ortelius at 2pm were a group of young...

HDS21-19, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica

We woke to fairly “lumpy” seas and a brisk wind giving enough motion to upset some of our equilibrium. Some were confined to the berth while...

PLA22-19, trip log, Antarctica

We started the morning with a delicious buffet breakfast and then headed to the lounge where Sara talked to us about penguins. Her lecture was...

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