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The Ultimate Traveler’s Guide to the Arctic and Antarctica

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

Oceanwide Expeditions covers the polar corner at ITB Berlin

11.03.2019. Last week Oceanwide staff attended ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel trade show, meeting old friends and new in a weeklong spree of tour...

Ada Blackjack: Forgotten Queen of Arctic Expeditions

The incredible real-life story of the overlooked Iñupiat woman who became the only survivor of a fateful Arctic expedition.

Antarctic Explorer’s Voyage

There’s off the beaten track, and there’s really off the beaten track. And then there’s the Antarctic Explorer’s Voyage, a far-ranging polar...

Cruise to Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula 3rd – 22nd December 2018

The first day was spent sailing towards the Falkland Islands, and on the second morning I woke to a bright day and was up on deck to see us sail...

A Brief History of Arctic & Antarctic Cruises

These days you can book a few tickets, take a few flights, and embark on an expedition cruise to areas that just over a century ago represented...

Tristan da Cunha Collection: 18 Pics from Earth's Most Remote Islands

The best pictures aren't always found in the first place you look. In fact, sometimes they're about as far away as you can get. And it's hard...

Arctic Ales, Polar Pilsners: Interview with the Svalbard Brewery

Something just seems right about the existence of the Svalbard Brewery. After all, there certainly should be a brewery on the remote Arctic archipelago...

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...

PLA29-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula – Polar Circle Voyage

After lunch, many of us headed out on deck to enjoy the ocean whilst other took the opportunity to have a little siesta. At 3pm Marijke gave...

OTL31-19, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

In the morning before arrival we spotted some Sei whales in a narrow passage Ortelius passed through close to Westpoint Island. It was a sunny...

PLA28-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

The Gerlache Strait is the strait that separates the Palmer Archipelago from the Antarctic Peninsula. The Belgica Expedition, under command of...

PLA27-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula

After tea and cake Sara gave a lecture entitled ‘Seals of the Southern Ocean’ in the dining room, she explained the difference between true and...

OTL30-19, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula

At 2 o’clock in the afternoon everybody on the ship was called deck by deck to the “vacuum party”, follow-ing the IAATO rules, to clean the outer...

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...

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