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Under the Greenland Ice Sheet

Anyone who goes on an expedition to the right part of the globe can encounter huge amounts of ice, but Greenland has something very unique: ice...

Jupiter and Venus visible during the Solar Eclipse in Spitsbergen

We’re nicely on time, we’ve got time to set our camera’s, fix our filters and make sure all batteries work and the memory cards are empty. Then,...

A Day of Whale Watching in Antarctica

This morning we awoke early to enjoy the first light in Wilhelmina Bay, with the snow and cloud blanketing the surrounding mountains. As dawn...

A Day of Basecamp in Antarctica – Paradise Harbour

After another early morning picking up our camping group we arrived at the entrance to Lemaire Channel. Snow and some mist around the top of...

Life in the Polar Regions

Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica. That's all there is to it, right? Well, actually, no. There's a lot more to it. Though there...

Come for the Adventure, Go Home as a Hero

Bit of a busybody, are you? Lying around isn’t quite your thing? Ours either. That’s why we’ve put together a particular Arctic cruise we think...

The Top of the Arctic Animal Food Chain – the Polar Bear

You did it! You made the call you’ve wanted to make for years and booked yourself an Arctic Adventure. You made your flight, you sailed the cold...

Camping in Antarctica: a True Expedition Experience

We tend to associate camping with warm summer nights, dinners cooked over an open fire, and quiet mountain lakes. But that’s not the only kind...

5 Must Read Books on Antarctic History

Antarctica is a long way from anywhere, and thank goodness, as you’ll need all the reading time you can get. Considering that this continent...

The Narwhal: So Much More than just a Wacky Viral Video

In 2009, a wacky animated video was uploaded to YouTube entitled “Narwhals”. This video was accompanied by a song that had been written about...

Explorers in the Ice - Ross Sea Antarctica

Although I’ve been to the Peninsula many times, the opportunity to experience the Ross Sea and its historical sites for the first time was very...

Discover the Scoresby Sund Fjord System in East Greenland

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Greenland? Then one thing you do not want to miss is visiting the largest fjord on earth with spectacular...

Exploring Borchgrevink’s hut at Cape Adare Antarctica

I pointed, “Look!” My exclamation broke the reverential hush inside the first human habitation on the Antarctic continent, heads turned quizzically....

News from mv Ortelius in the Ross Sea

27.01.2015. The 50m high Ross Ice Shelf, known as the Great Ice Barrier to its discoverer James Clark Ross, stretched to the limits of our vision.

Oceanwide Expeditions wins IAATO Light Beacon Competition

16.01.2015. UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), congratulates the expedition team and crew onboard MV Plancius

Polar Bear Specials with expert Rinie van Meurs

28.11.2014. Oceanwide Expeditions is delighted to announce to have ‘the expert on Polar Bears’, Rinie van Meurs, on board Ortelius’ Polar Bear trips.

Oceanwide Expeditions’ policy on Ebola

24.10.2014. We advise all passengers to read the undermentioned and to contact Oceanwide Expeditions if the following applies to those persons:

POLAR DIVING | Visit Oceanwide Expeditions at DEMA 2014!

23.10.2014. Polar Diving with Oceanwide Expeditions highlighted at DEMA Show 2014

Oceanwide Expeditions received AECO's Puffin Award 2014

15.10.2014. The Puffin Award is given to a member who throughout the year has helped AECO and contributed to the AECO membership.

Plancius and Ortelius recover AWI seaglider in the North Atlantic

24.09.2014. Two ships, two itineraries, one mission: With an extraordinary rescue operation the crews of the two expedition ships MV Plancius and MV Ortelius...

Book your brand new cabin aboard Ortelius

14.08.2014. In 2013 Oceanwide Expeditions had the idea to further upgrade our Polar expedition vessel 'Ortelius'. The idea became reality and the goal was...

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