My wife wanted to see/photograph polar bears in the wild. We researched all of the options and settled on Oceanwide Expeditions from Svalbard. We were NOT disappointed. We saw polar bears and more, rode in zodiaks, and kayaked. But we were so very impressed with the professional, friendly and fun staff from many parts of the world, from the captain, to the guides, to the ship crew/staff. A special thanks to Alexis, our kayak guide, for his expert guidance! And we loved the Plancius. We felt it was just the right size for a trip like this. We are now thinking about an Oceanwide trip to the Antarctic.

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