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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

  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Rinie van Meurs has been an expedition leader since 1989, leading hundreds of expeditions all over the polar regions. The Arctic island of Spitsbergen, the largest in the Svalbard archipelago, is as familiar to him as his own back yard.

After he finished his education in forestry management and nature conservation, Rinie traveled the world to photograph and study wildlife, living for almost a year in the Falklands.

Many of his photographs have been published in magazines and photography books.

Rinie has also written several books about the polar regions, including a coffee table book about areas that are off the beaten track.

  • Arjen Drost
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch

From a young age, Arjen could be found outside with his binoculars, looking for birds and mammals. It came as no surprise, then, when he decided to study biology.

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  • Phil Wickens
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British

Phil Wickens studied biology at Imperial College in London. After completing his PhD in plant pathology, he worked as a field guide for the British Antarctic Survey.

  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Canadian
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian
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  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Sarah Gerats
  • Function: Expedition guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Jordi Plana
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Spanish
  • Birgit Lutz
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nationalität: German

Captains

  • Yury Marin
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Born in Rybinsk, Russia, Yury Marin began sailing on small sporting yachts at the age of nine. By age 16, he was already preparing for a life of sailing the world's rivers and seas.

Yury attended Rybinsk River College, after which he enjoyed a short period of work on river cruise vessels and the Moscow Social Academy of water transport. Later he was employed with the Murmansk Shipping Company, for which he worked on cargo carriers.

In 2008 he started sailing in north Russia, where he discovered his deep enjoyment of ice navigation. He then made his first visit to Antarctica in 2009, sailing for five months with the Indian Antarctic Expedition​, and since then has worked in Antarctica and the Arctic on a yearly basis.

Yury has crossed all longitudes of Antarctica, received accolades for consecutive seasons spent there, and has served as a chief officer on an icebreaker for the US Antarctic Program in the Ross Sea.

In 2014 he began working for Oceanwide, and as of 2019 has been a captain on m/v Ortelius.

  • Alexey Nazarov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

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

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  • 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.

  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Evgeny Levakov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
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  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: German
  • Remmert Koster
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Dutch

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
  • Natascha Wisse
  • Function: Operations Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Iris van Zalinge
  • Function: HR & Staffing
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ingrid van de Loo
  • Function: Food & Beverage Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Field Operations Manager
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Rowan Keur
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Senior Content Writer
  • Nationalität: American
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Arctic Program Coordinator
  • Nationalität: German
  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Ship Operations for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Andreas Diesing
  • Function: Key Account Manager for the German speaking countries
  • Nationalität: German
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: CEO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Rima Deeb Granado
  • Function: Director of Sales, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Dorita de Bruijn
  • Function: HR Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Toto Vermue
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Senior Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Wim Stander
  • Function: Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Marketing & Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ad van Bokhoven
  • Function: Finance
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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