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Experience the Arctic Polar Night

29.11.2018. As of late November, the polar night began darkening the skies of Northern Norway. Right now there is no sunrise in Tromsø.

Emperors Everywhere: Letter from Snow Hill Island, Antarctica

23.11.2018. Yesterday marks two years in a row that we’ve been able to take our guests to the spectacular but seldom-visited Snow Hill Island emperor penguin...

The First Float of m/v Hondius

09.07.2018. On the morning of Saturday, June 9, a newly constructed polar expedition cruise vessel slid down the timber-and-steel slipway of a sprawling...

Oceanwide Expeditions presents new corporate identity

01.03.2017. Since 1993, Oceanwide Expeditions has been taking passengers deep into the Arctic and Antarctica on voyages that focus on wildlife, nature and...

Oceanwide Expeditions’ 2016 Photo Contest Winners

24.01.2017. It’s pretty difficult to take a bad picture when you’re on an Arctic or Antarctic cruise. You’re going to be surrounded by opportunities to shoot...

Oceanwide Supports Antarctic Protected Areas

16.12.2016. Oceanwide Expeditions applauds the adoption of the Ross Sea region marine protected area recently adopted by the Commission for the Conservation...

Oceanwide on Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica

14.12.2016. Oceanwide Expeditions welcomes the adoption of the Ross Sea region marine protected area adopted by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic...

Oceanwide Announces New Vessel Hondius

23.11.2016. Due to an increased demand for polar cruises, Oceanwide Expeditions, the leading exploratory Polar cruise company since 1993, has commissioned...

Oceanwide discounts voyages to celebrate Ross Sea protection news

07.11.2016. Oceanwide Expeditions is celebrating the news that the Ross Sea will become the world’s largest marine protected area by offering discounts on...

The Ross Sea Becomes Earth's Largest Protected Marine Area

28.10.2016. The Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest protected marine park. This has been signed in Hobart today by 24 countries and the...

Explore the Ross Sea and Antarctica’s Largest Ice Shelf

03.08.2016. Oceanwide Expeditions’ “Spectacular Ross Sea” voyage takes passengers through the Ross Sea, an immense bay south of the Antarctic Circle, one...

Tourists Help Clean Spitsbergen Beaches

08.07.2016. Tourists of the “Eco Volunteer, North Spitsbergen” trip organized by Oceanwide Expeditions have been cleaning the beaches of Northwest Spitsbergen....

Ortelius under repairs

10.06.2016. The vessel Ortelius is currently under repairs in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen due to a problem with the propulsion system.

Oceanwide completely refurbished deck 4 aboard Ortelius

24.05.2016. In 2011, Oceanwide Expeditions acquired the vessel Ortelius. A great expedition ship with the highest ice-class ranking as well as lots of deck...

100 Bowhead Whales near Qeqertarsuaq, West Greenland

20.05.2016. Today – May14, 2016 - we were sailing with the Rembrandt van Rijn towards Qeqertarsuaq; certainly in the hope of seeing a couple of whales. We...

Information with regards to the Zika virus

28.01.2016. On January 15, 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upgraded their Zika virus travel health notice to "Alert Level 2",...

World premiere - ship supported remote trail running in East Greenland

11.11.2015. Oceanwide Expeditions launches a brand new activity in polar adventure travel. The vessel owner & operator will offer an ultimate chance for...

Ski mountaineering: a new activity onboard m/v Ortelius in Antarctica

07.09.2015. Ski mountaineers climb high snow-covered and glaciated peaks and viewpoints, mostly roped up in small groups. It’s a thrilling experienced for...

Oceanwide Expeditions Cleans Shores of Svalbard

07.09.2015. Oceanwide Expeditions completed the first “Cleaning the Shores of Svalbard” trip of the Svalbard cruise industry.

Captain Ernesto Barria Vargas rewarded

29.06.2015. On Friday June the 26th, Captain Ernesto Barria Vargas, long time captain with Oceanwide Expeditions has been rewarded with a honorary reward.

Exceptional sighting of 80+ Bowhead Whales

29.06.2015. On the North Atlantic Odyssey passengers on s/v Plancius counted 80 – 100 Bowhead Whales

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