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A Plancius Family Visit

It was with great pride, then, that we recently welcomed descendants of Petrus Plancius to visit our headquarters in Vlissingen, Netherlands,...

Third Time’s a Charm: The Last Voyage of Willem Barentsz

A Dutch cartographer and navigator, Barentsz lived from about 1550 to 1597 in the region that eventually became the Netherlands.

What to Pack for Your Expedition Cruise to the Arctic or Antarctica

It’s easy to get confused about what to pack for a polar cruise. Some gear is provided by the expedition company and some is not, and it’s not...

Rebuilding the Historic Vessel of Willem Barentsz

During lockdown, many of our expedition guides are making use of the extra time by preparing new lectures for the Arctic and Antarctic travel...

Polar Travel Tips from Field Operations Manager Adam Turner

Adam Turner has many years of experience as an expedition leader. Here are his words of wisdom on what to do and not do during your Arctic or...

Polar Travel Tips from Expedition Leader Ali Liddle

Ali Liddle - one of our expedition leaders - adds her own pearls of polar wisdom to our growing blogs of expedition travel tips.

Polar Travel Tips from Our Office Staff

Many of our office staff has experienced enough of the Arctic and Antarctica to impart some highly useful polar cruise tips.

Oceanwide Expeditions enhances safety protocols in response to Covid-19

30.06.2020. Oceanwide Expeditions is innovating a series of new safety protocols to assure the health and wellbeing of its guests continue to take top priority...

Oceanwide Removes Local Waste in Memory of Sarah Auffret

25.06.2020. Oceanwide Expeditions joined numerous people around the world in the AECO-organized waste removal effort known as Cleanup for Sarah on June 16,...

Oceanwide Expeditions donates excess supplies to local food bank

15.06.2020. Dutch polar travel operator Oceanwide Expeditions has donated the excess food stocked aboard its ships to Food Bank De Bevelanden in the Netherlands.

New ship Janssonius has its keel-laying ceremony

02.06.2020. Today the newest vessel of Oceanwide Expeditions, m/v Janssonius, had its keel-laying ceremony, the traditional shipbuilding event that marks...

Eight Antarctic Misconceptions

Some are funny, some unfortunate, some are so far from the truth it’s hard to see how anyone believed them.

Out of Antarctica, into the Outbreak

08.05.2020. On the morning of March 18, Oceanwide vessels Plancius and Ortelius were returning north across the Drake Passage, bound for Ushuaia after Antarctic...

Svalbard or Spitsbergen: What’s the Difference?

Outside the world of geopolitics or even polar travel, it’s probably not common knowledge that Svalbard and Spitsbergen are one in the same.

Six Arctic Seals

Owing to the large landmasses that populate the Northern Hemisphere, the Arctic has the most diverse wildlife of the planet’s polar regions....

Janssonius: Modern Ship, Historic Cartographer

Recently we announced the addition of a new expedition vessel to our fleet. Built to the same advanced standards as Hondius, this new ship would...

Hondius Photography and Video Workshops

There’s no shortage of great things to say about a Hondius expedition cruise, but among the best are the free video and photography workshops...

PLA32-20, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

Our first day in Antarctica starts early. We get a morning call by Iain already at 6:30 a.m. We get dressed and head out to see our first destination...

OTL28-20, trip log, Ross Sea Odyssey

Highlights for two or three lucky zodiacs were a fluffy Light-mantled sooty albatross chick on a nest right at the edge of the island; and a...

HDS31-20, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, Antarctica

The weather was blustery and bright. Rays of warm sun broke through the clouds but were punctuated by frequent squalls, rushing down from the...

PLA31-20, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Basecamp

The duty-free port flourishes with tourism but also thrives on a sizeable crab fishery and a burgeoning electronics industry. Ushuaia (literally...

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