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Plancius and Ortelius recover AWI seaglider in the North Atlantic

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

Book your brand new cabin aboard Ortelius

During the annual docking in spring 2014 Oceanwide Expeditions upgraded the Polar expedition vessel Ortelius.

Oceanwide’s flag in Metallica’s headquarter

Metallica was given an Oceanwide flag with the signatures of all staff & crew aboard Ortelius

Oceanwide Expeditions rebuilds deck 5 aboard Ortelius

The mv Ortelius will built brand new cabins on deck 5 to complete the refurbishment program.

Oceanwide Expeditions meets Metallica in Antarctica

Metallica’s gives their first concert in Antarctica on the Argentinian base Carlini.

Sensational Emperor Penguin Expedition

Oceanwide Expeditions meets the Emperor Penguins of Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.

Oceanwide Brings Metallica to Antarctica

Oceanwide Expeditions is heading south for rock band Metallica’s first concert on Antarctica.

“All’s Well” in Captain Scott's Hut

“All’s Well” in Captain Scott's Hut. Conditions at the Hut were perfect: sunshine, blue skies, no wind, and a temperature of around -13 degr

Advanced Antarctica: The Ross Sea

Being so close to the world’s largest penguin, the elusive Emperor, is a life-changing experience! And being inside the historical huts were

Successful South Georgia Ski Crossing with Børge Ousland

The 4th South Georgia Ski Crossing ended successfully. The skiers covered a total distance of 40–50 km retracing the historic Shackleton rou

(Nearly) Stuck in the Antarctic Ice

We are at the bottom of deep sleep, gently lullabyed throughout the night by the rhythmic swaying of the Ortelius on a glass smooth Ross Sea

South Georgia in Spring

March, may be the best time of the year to be in South Georgia! The wildlife is plentiful and the light is just magical for photographs.

Oceanwide Expeditions awarded as “Best Activity Provider”

Oceanwide Expeditions was awarded by the prestigious magazine Geo Saison as “Best Activity Provider” in 2013 with The “Goldene Palme 2013”

Ross Sea progress: 50 Orcas and more

Across to the ice-edge, where we had a remarkable spectacle of walking along the ice edge with 50 or more Orca in constant procession, a few

Diving with the leopard

I found myself eyeball to huge, black eyeball with this mighty seal - it hung in the water, gazing at me, that huge crooked mouth smiling.

Ross Sea trip | Passengers visit the huts of Scott & Shackleton

Passengers have visited the historic huts of British Polar explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton during our Ross Sea trips

Ross Sea trip started | First helicopter landing on Peter I Island

Oceanwide started her first Ross Sea voyage on 16 January and completed a successful landing by helicopter, on one of the most remote places

Oceanwide has completed its first Antarctic helicopter trip

After having offered two full helicopter days in the Antarctic Weddell Sea, Oceanwide Expeditions completed its excursions on Saturday 1 Dec

Oceanwide carries out first Antarctic helicopter landings

Our vessel “Ortelius” was positioned in the Fridtjof Sound from where the first helicopter landings were offered on Wednesday to View Point

First Emperor Penguin trip started

The first helicopter transfer from our vessel m/v “Ortelius” to Snow Hill Island will take place on Wednesday morning. More details will fol

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