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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Phil Wickens
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
  • Jordi Plana
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Spanish
  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
  • Sarah Gerats
  • Function: Expedition guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Arjen Drost
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Tobias Brehm
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian

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.

  • 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.

Read an interview here >
  • 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.

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