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Book Recommendations for Your Polar Cruise

We’ve reached out to our followers on social media, most of whom are former (or future) passengers, to find out what polar-related books the

HDS02-22, trip log, North Spitsbergen In search of the Polar Bear & Pack Ice - Birdin

What a beautiful day to begin our Arctic adventure; cloudless blue sky, bright sunshine and calm waters. Perfect! The Expedition Team lifted

HDS01-22, trip log, North Spitsbergen, Arctic Spring - Hiking Special

We awoke to our first full day on board to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an even more leisurely cruise down the fjord to the Lilliehöökbre

HDSX22, trip log, Arctic Ocean Expedition, Aberdeen - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice edg

A great start to our trip: the sun was shining; guests were smiling and Oceanwide Expeditions staff were thrilled to be welcoming the eager

Hondius begins her Arctic season, with other ships to follow

Oceanwide’s Polar Class 6 vessel Hondius set sail from her homeport Vlissingen in the Netherlands on Sunday, delivering passengers to her fi

IAATO Celebrates Inaugural Antarctic Ambassadorship Day

As much as we love Antarctica, we love taking our guests there even more. And one of the things we love most about that is seeing their eyes

Weddell Sea, Shackleton’s Endurance, and New Swabia

Our Antarctica 2023-24 cruise program is filled with fantastic expeditions, not least of which is a new itinerary that tours key locations o

Oceanwide Expeditions Continues Charity Donations Based on Passenger Reviews

Some years ago, we made an offer to our former passengers: For every review they left on our website, we would donate €5 to a charity of the

Shackleton’s Long-Lost Endurance Discovered in Antarctica

A discovery expedition launched by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust fulfilled a mission years in the making when it discovered Anglo-Ir

PLA25-22, trip log, Antarctic peninsula - Basecamp

Our first night in the Drake was a little shaky but not too bad. Eduardo woke us up at 7:30 with one of his mysterious musics that will be p

HDS24-21, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Discovery and Learning Voyage

After the mandatory safety drill we all went down for our first meal aboard together, served buffet style.

HDS23-21, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Discovery and Learning Voyage

We received warm welcomes from the Expedition Team and were escorted onboard, ready to start our adventure! Those of us in the earlier group

PLA24-21, trip log, Antarctica Peninsula

Let the trip begin, Plancius was slowly leaving the port under Ushuaia’s sunset. Even with the overcast weather, the light was beautiful. Sh

HDSEC-21, trip log, Antarctica peninsula, South Georgia, and Falkland Island – Solar

Most of us flew into Ushuaia the night before our early morning luggage drop-off and sanitation which began at 8am, where many of us caught

PLAEC-21, trip log, Antarctica peninsula, South Georgia, and Falkland Island – Solar

So here we are at last in Tierra del Fuego, at the bottom of the world. Well, from Ushuaia we’ll be going south...a long way south. But for

Kite Skiing the Greenland Ice Sheet

Laura, a French Canadian from Quebec City with a Master’s in Geophysics and Glaciology, will make the journey in April with her dad two othe

Antarctica Bound: Plancius and Hondius Sail South

If we were excited telling you that we’re finally going back to Antarctica, we’re thrilled to report that Plancius and Hondius are already o

We’re Going Back to Antarctica!

We plan to restart operations in Antarctica with two of our four ships, which are currently being supplied and prepared for positioning in A

Franz Josef Land Sites, Species, and Experiences

The archipelago of Franz Josef Land is to Russia what Svalbard is to Norway: Both island groups offer excellent Arctic scenery, adventurous

The Eight Albatrosses of Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic

Whether you’re bound for Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic, or some combination of both, this entry will give you all the important albatross in

Introducing our new Science Basecamp program

For polar travelers with a particular bent for science, we have designed an all-new Science Basecamp program that explores such fascinating

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