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A Travel Pro’s Take on the Arctic Cruise Experience: Interview with Mariola Burejko

We’ve heard what it’s like to cruise the polar regions from the perspective of the passengers, the guides, the captains. But what about the professionals...

The Ways and Wildlife of the Weddell Sea

The Weddell Sea is located off the coast of Antarctica, at the very south of the Atlantic. Its geographical location is 75 degrees south and...

Visiting the Nearly Unknown: New Zealand’s Campbell Island

New Zealand is a popular destination the world over, and for good reason: It’s absolutely amazing. Almost every corner is packed with unrivaled...

Speed, Habitat, and Other Rapid-Fire Facts about Earth’s Fastest Animal: the Peregrine...

Peregrine falcons, as their English name indicates, belong to the family Falconidae and are large raptors, or birds of prey. They are roughly...

A Brief History of Antarctica in Maps

Long before human eyes ever beheld Antarctica, the ancients were convinced it existed – or at least something like it. Ptolemy, a Greco-Roman...

The Wildlife of Antarctica’s Seas and Skies

Antarctica is one of the most pristine environments on Earth, home to whales, penguins, seals, and birds, providing nature lovers with a treasure...

8 Ultimate Antarctica Adventures

Antarctica has adventure in its bones. Long before most travelers even reach the continent, they have to cross the Drake Passage, an oft-tumultuous...

At Home in Antarctica: an Interview with Polar Scientist and Guide Katja Riedel

Most of us lucky enough to visit the polar regions seldom visit more than once, and we’re rarely experts. The most enthusiastic may have read...

The Secret Life of Glaciers: How They Form, Move, and Melt

One of the greatest natural sights you’ll ever see on an Arctic or Antarctic adventure is glaciers. These gigantic bodies of ice have been slowly...

A New App for a New Antarctica

The first of December marked Antarctica Day, the celebration of the 1959 signing of the Antarctic Treaty. What better occasion, then, to launch...

Orca Whales: the Killer Shockwave Hunters of the High Seas

The orca, or killer whale as it is commonly known, is the top marine predator and possibly the most widespread vertebrate on Earth. It is found...

Adélie Penguins: the Little People of the Antarctic

Described as “an object of endless pleasure and amusement” by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, survivor of Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition...

A Rare Glimpse of Imperial Antarctica: the Snow Hill Emperor Penguins

Oceanwide Expeditions recently achieved a rare feat, visiting Antarctica’s northernmost emperor penguin colony on Snow Hill Island. Typically...

Antarctica Cities (and 5 Other Things that Don’t Exist on Earth's Coldest Continent)

You might wonder why we’d bother writing about all the things you won’t see in Antarctica,. After all, most articles meant to talk up the virtues...

A Synergy of Science and Tourism: How Oceanwide and KNMI Are Cooperating to Study the...

Since 2012, KNMI (Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut – Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) and Oceanwide Expeditions have...

Chosen by the Sea: An Interview with Captain Ernesto Barria

Ortelius sits drydocked in a cavernous basin of brick and steel, lost in scaffolding like a sidelong building undergoing renovation. Men in dark...

7 Facts about Antarctica’s Best-Dressed Bird: the Penguin

There are 17 species of penguin, some of which are found as far north as the equator. Of these 17 species, just six are found in Antarctica:...

3 Antarctica Cruise Deals: Realize a Dream without Ravaging Your Wallet

For many travelers, Antarctica epitomizes the polar regions. But while embarking on an Antarctica cruise can be a life-changing experience, it...

Light in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The midnight sun, also known as the polar day, is a natural phenomenon seen within the Arctic and Antarctic circles. During the polar summer,...

A Few Fun Animal Facts about the “Tooth-Walking Sea Horse” (Aka the Walrus)

The walrus is a marine animal with large flippers, whiskers, and of course, tusks. A circumpolar Arctic and sub-Arctic creature, it includes...

22 Enchanting Arctic Birds and their Most Fascinating Facts

Arctic wildlife exists in a category unto itself, and for good reason. Polar bears are one of the most awe-inspiring animals on Earth, Arctic...

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