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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

  • Birgit Lutz
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nationalität: German

Birgit loves being out and away – that is why her life has changed from award-winning writer to Arctic-addicted adventurer.

Working 15 years for the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, she reported in 2007 from a North Pole expedition aboard the icebreaker Yamal, where she was infected with the “Arctic virus.”

She then took up circumpolar studies at the Canadian University of the Arctic, and in 2010 and 2011 skied from the ice station Barneo to the North Pole. In 2013 she crossed Greenland and became a Fellow of the Explorers Club in New York.

Birgit has published two books, is often a guest speaker, and speaks several languages. She enjoys nature and silence, and lives beside an idyllic mountain lake in Bavaria.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Captains

  • 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.

At the age of 15, he started training at the Maritime College in Petrozavodsk, where he graduated in 1999. At 18 he began his career as a seaman on a dry cargo vessel.

One year later, he was promoted as third officer on the same type of vessel, and later as second officer, working on various cargo vessels until 2007.

That same year, Arthur began work as a second officer on the passenger vessel Marina Cvetaeva, now Ortelius. As of 2008 he has worked for Oceanwide Expeditions, and in 2019 became a captain on Plancius.

Arthur never dreamed that most of his career would be spent in the polar waters, but he considers this his destiny and would not have it any other way.

He is married and has a son, and during vacation he enjoys spending most of his time with his family, while also traveling and enjoying nature.

  • Andrey Zybin
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Andrey Zybin was born in Yeisk, a small, cozy resort town on the flat-sand coast of the Azov Sea. Since childhood he dreamed of being a captain, and his favorite books during adolescence were all about the sea, marine adventures, and voyages to unexplored lands.

  • 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.

  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: German
  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Alexey Nazarov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
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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
  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Rowan Keur
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Jamie Scherbeijn
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Troels Jacobsen
  • Function: Product & Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Danish
  • Natascha Wisse
  • Function: Operations Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Senior Content Writer
  • Nationalität: American
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Dorita de Bruijn
  • Function: HR Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Arctic Program Coordinator
  • Nationalität: German
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Online Marketing Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: CEO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Ship Operations for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Ad van Bokhoven
  • Function: Finance
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Rima Deeb Granado
  • Function: Director of Sales, North-America
  • Nationalität: American