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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

  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Canadian

Beau Pruneau grew up in a log house in the northern Ontario wilderness. He appreciated the great outdoors from an early age, learning wilderness survival, navigation, tracking, and camping.

After graduating college with a degree in sustainable outdoor recreation management, for which he studied wilderness survival, plant ecology, and engine mechanics, he headed to British Columbia to work at a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains.

It was in British Columbia that he met his German wife, with whom he moved back to Ontario to work at another ski resort near the Great Lakes. In 2011 Beau relocated to Germany, trying his hand at making wine, building bikes, and traveling the world with his wife.

He has been recently certified by the Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) as a senior polar expedition guide with advanced qualifications in Zodiac driving, rifle safety, navigation, and other related skills.

Beau works as a guide, lecturer, photographer, and Zodiac mechanic. During his spare time, he is also a travel consultant. He lives in Dresden with his wife and son.

 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Jordi Plana
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Spanish
  • Birgit Lutz
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Phil Wickens
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
  • Arjen Drost
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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Captains

  • Remmert Koster
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Remmert Koster was born in the Netherlands, and from a young age he was convinced he would become a captain.

After completing nautical college, he sailed general cargo ships for several years before switching to heavy-lift ships, transporting such loads as offshore platforms, Dutch Royal Navy vessels, submarines, parts for petrochemical plants, dredgers, cranes, and other such items.

Since 2016 he has captained passenger vessels, starting with two mega-yachts and later becoming a captain with Oceanwide Expeditions on its Polar Class 6 vessel, Hondius.

Remmert is married and lives with his wife and her daughter in an old farmhouse in north Holland. When he’s not busy renovating the house, he likes to cook, travel, and spend time with his family and friends.

  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean

Ernesto Barria was born in Santiago, Chile, into a family with strong bonds to the sea: His father, grandfather, and several uncles all share a love of the ocean.

Read an interview here >
  • Evgeny Levakov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Evgeny Levakov was born in a small village not far from Nerekhta, an ancient Russian town in the Kostroma region. The closest water to his village was a 15,000 square-meter pond.

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