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Oceanwide staff

Die freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Mitarbeiter unserer Verkaufs- und Reservierungsabteilung stehen Ihnen zur Verfügung. Sie beantworten Ihnen alle relevanten Fragen zu Ihrer Reise, dem Reiseziel und den Oceanwide Expeditions-Schiffen. Sie alle waren auf einer oder mehreren Expeditionsreisen in der Arktis und Antarktis und haben die wunderbaren Polarregionen kennengelernt. Bereits seit Jahren arbeiten sie mit großer Begesiterung für Oceanwide Expeditions.

Expedition staff

  • Jordi Plana
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Spanish

Born in Spain, Jordi Plana studied marine science in the Canary Islands before completing a master’s degree in the same field at the University of Magallanes.

He became involved with guiding and tourism after finishing his training as a mountain guide, leading groups in the Moroccan-Algerian Sahara. In 2003 he moved to southern Patagonia, combining his studies on phylogeography with his role as a guide-lecturer in Antarctica.

Jordi has served as a guide in the Magellanic ecoregion since 2005, consulting on new tour routes for expedition vessels in the Straits of Magellan.

He is the co-author of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve and has led the marine research group there, working as a diver and marine biologist for the Francisco Coloane Protected Area.

Jordi works as a guide in the polar regions and continues his research there, mostly with the Chilean Antarctic Institute and Quaternary Research Center.

  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Jan Belgers was born in the Netherlands and currently lives in Rotterdam. He has been working as a professional outdoor guide and expedition leader for many years.

  • Sarah Gerats
  • Function: Expedition guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Sarah Gerats grew up in Belgium but lost her heart to the Arctic at an early age, first experiencing it as an exchange student at the Academy of Arts in Iceland.

  • Phil Wickens
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian
  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Arjen Drost
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Canadian

Captains

  • Mika Erik Appel
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Finnish

Mika Erik Appel was born and raised in the town of Vaasa, Finland, where cold weather and ice was just part of daily life.

A master mariner, he holds a Bachelor of Marine Transportation degree from Aboa Mare Maritime Academy. He began his captaining career by tug towing and pushing barges in the North Sea and Baltic, later moving on to passenger vessels.

During his years in the Baltic, he gained young-ice navigation expertise. Arctic and Antarctic waters are both familiar to him, and he is an expert in multi-year ice navigation.

Prior to captaining expedition vessels, Mika spent five years as a nautical instructor and training manager in Subic Bay, Philippines. There he became an accredited IMO trainer and assessor.

Mika draws on more than 25 years of experience in passenger vessels and cruise ships, now focusing mainly on polar expedition work. His area of specialization is remote, ice-laden waters.

  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Arthur Yakovlev was born in Petrozavodsk, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Karelia, in northwestern Russia.

  • Alexey Nazarov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Alexey Nazarov was born in the Russian town of Arkhangelsk, the so-called Pomors Capital of the world. Since his childhood, he dreamed of being a sailor.

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  • Andrey Zybin
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: German
  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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Office

Head Office:
Phone: +31 (0)118 410 410
Fax: +31 (0)118 410 417
Email: info@oceanwide-expeditions.com
USA & Canada reservations:
Phone: +1 800 453 7245
Fax: +1 (0)281 749 8220
Email: usa@oceanwide-expeditions.com
  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Ship Operations for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Senior Content Writer
  • Nationalität: American
  • Natascha Wisse
  • Function: Operations Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Rima Deeb Granado
  • Function: Director of Sales, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Rowan Keur
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Troels Jacobsen
  • Function: Product & Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Danish
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: CEO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Online Marketing Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Dorita de Bruijn
  • Function: HR Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Arctic Program Coordinator
  • Nationalität: German
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Ad van Bokhoven
  • Function: Finance
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Jamie Scherbeijn
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch