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AECO, IAATO & OEX: Polar Travel Partnerships

Nature-based travel asks its share of responsibilities to the planet, and travel in ecologically vulnerable areas even more so. Thankfully, the...

Antarctica: When to Visit, How to Plan, What to Expect

If Antarctica is an astonishingly exotic location coveted in equal measure by ice enthusiasts and continent hoppers (and it is), it also asks...

A Moveable Feast: Interview with a Polar Cruise Chef

Polar cruises are luxurious, but they aren’t luxury cruises. The beds are wonderfully comfortable, but nobody expects goose-down pillows....

Arctic Mythology: Inuit, Saami, and the Ancient Greeks

The Arctic locations we visit aren’t merely made up of phenomenal landscapes, exotic wildlife, and more adventure than a Hardy Boys novel.

Two for the Snow: Polar Cruises for Couples

You know the old saying, “Cold hands, warm heart.” We’re not doctors or anything, but in our opinion that phrase bodes well for couples who visit...

The Seven Best Things to Do in Antarctica

Unless you’re a scientist, there’s no such thing as a means-to-an-end Antarctica trip. Merely being there is reason enough to make the journey...

Keep It Green: Our Commitment to Sustainable Polar Travel

It doesn’t do much good for polar expedition travel if every time you visit the Arctic or Antarctica you leave them a little worse than you found...

Polar Mountain High: Interview with a Ski and Mountaineering Guide

There are good jobs, and there are great jobs. And then there are jobs where you climb up mountains and ski back down them and get paid to do...

Five Reasons You Should Cruise the Ross Sea Immediately

In our quest for the little-known holiday destination (that’s still popular enough to have its own fully developed spa and gift shop), we travelers...

Why a Polar Diving Cruise Should be Your Next Great Decision

Not so very long ago, all you had to do to qualify as a thrill-seeker was hop a ship to the polar regions and make it back with all your fingers...

Six Must-See Svalbard Sites

It is home to humanity’s last-ditch supply of crop seeds, the world’s northernmost settlement over 1,000 people, and it’s one of the best places...

Where the Polar Bears Roam

Going to the Arctic without clapping eyes on a real-life polar bear might reasonably be compared to visiting Africa without seeing a giraffe...

15 Falklands Bird Photos

Few places offer as unique and abundant a selection of birds, particularly seabirds, as the remote sub-Antarctic archipelago of the Falkland...

North Norway, Northern Lights, and All the Pretty Whales

At first glance, visiting Northern Norway at any other time but the middle of a record-breaking heatwave might seem like an undertaking unfit...

8 Scientific Wonders of the Arctic

The Arctic’s frozen landscape not only contains scenic gems, it also prompts fascinating advances in research. Here are some of the eight best.

Tracking Greenland’s Wildlife from Space

Despite Greenland’s harsh environment, life has found a way to thrive there. If you’re lucky enough to embark on a Greenland cruise, you stand...

The Ice-Jewelled Geology of Spitsbergen

The Svalbard archipelago is found in the Arctic Ocean, approximately 660 km (410 miles) north of the northernmost tip of Norway. It is a geologist’s...

Hello, Hondius: Former Passengers Visit Our Future Vessel

It’s hard not to be flattered when our former passengers speak highly of our voyages, vessels, and staff. But it’s altogether impossible when...

Did You Know This About Svalbard?

Svalbard is a rugged cluster of Arctic islands located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. It is an area of untouched beauty, a unique...

The Art of the Arctic: Interview with Visual Artist Udo Prinsen

Most of us lucky enough to visit the Arctic recognize instantly how picturesque it is, far more so than even the most expert photograph can convey....

Bring out the Bowheads: Our Largest Whale Count in Years

Researchers aboard Oceanwide Expeditions vessel m/v Plancius spotted between 104—114 bowhead whales during a June 1st cruise along the east Greenland...

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