Oceanwide Expeditions is a Dutch vessel operator, with it's own fleet of vessels, perfectly equipped for polar expeditions and explorations.

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m/v Plancius in Antarctica © Robert van Poppelen-Oceanwide Expeditions m/v Plancius in Antarctica © Robert van Poppelen-Oceanwide Expeditions Enlarge image
m/v Plancius in Antarctica © Robert van Poppelen-Oceanwide Expeditions

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  • m/v Plancius in Antarctica © Robert van Poppelen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Plancius in pack ice © Delphine Aurès-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Kayaking © Jan Bryde-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Helicopter aboard m/v Ortelius © Hans Murre-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Walking on the pack-ice © Hans Murre-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • m/v Ortelius @ Cuverville © Oceanwide Expeditions
  • m/v Ortelius @ Orne Island © Elke Lindner-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • m/v Ortelius in Spitsbergen © Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • m/v Ortelius in the Ross Sea © Oceanwide Expeditions
  • m/v Ortelius © Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Sailing on s/v Rembrandt van Rijn © Rolf Stange-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • Sailing on the comfortable and cozy s/v Rembrandt van Rijn © Rolf Stange-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • s/v Rembrandt van Rijn in Disko Bay © Rolf Stange-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • s/v Noorderlicht great angle © Remy Marion-Oceanwide Expeditions
  • s/v Noorderlicht great angle © Remy Marion-Oceanwide Expeditions

We own, manage and operate the following vessels: m/v Plancius (116 pax), m/v Ortelius (106 pax), s/v Rembrandt van Rijn (33 pax) and s/v Noorderlicht (20 pax). The vessels comply with highest international safety standards and allow our professional crew to navigate safely through pack-ice and remote narrow waterways. The size, capacity and capability of our small ships have proven to be a successful formula for exploring the remote regions for many years. Our expedition vessels offer a comfortable, friendly, intimate and informal atmosphere.

Our Ships

  • s/v Noorderlicht

    May - December

    s/v Noorderlicht
    Passengers
    20 in 10 cabins
    Staff and crew
    5
    Ice class
    -

    s/v Noorderlicht is well suited for sailing among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail.

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    Ideal for:

    • Sailing around Spitsbergen and the Lofoten island
    • For the avid sailor
    • Spotting wildlife
    • Exploring remote locations
    and more
  • s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

    April - October

    s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
    Passengers
    33 in 16 cabins
    Staff and crew
    12
    Ice class
    -

    Our 3 mast-schooner 'Rembrandt van Rijn' is well suited for expedition cruising among the fjords of Greenland

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    Ideal for:

    • Sailing in the Greenland fjords
    • For the avid sailor
    • Spotting whales
    • Exploring remote locations
    and more
  • m/v Plancius

    June - September and October - May

    m/v Plancius
    Passengers
    116 in 53 cabins
    Staff and crew
    45
    Ice class
    1D

    The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius is an ideal vessel for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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    Ideal for:

    • Exploring remote locations
    • Maneuvering through pack ice
    • Bird watching
    • Polar Diving
    • Basecamp Activities
    and more
  • m/v Ortelius

    June - September and November - April

    m/v Ortelius
    Passengers
    116 in 53 cabins
    Staff and crew
    47
    Ice class
    UL1

    The ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica.

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    Ideal for:

    • Exploring remote locations
    • Maneuvering through pack ice
    • Bird watching
    • Helicopter landings
    and more
  • m/v Plancius

    June - September and October - May

    m/v Plancius
    Passengers
    116 in 53 cabins
    Staff and crew
    45
    Ice class
    1D

    The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius is an ideal vessel for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic.

    Find out more

    Ideal for:

    • Exploring remote locations
    • Maneuvering through pack ice
    • Bird watching
    • Polar Diving
    • Basecamp Activities
    and more
  • m/v Ortelius

    June - September and November - April

    m/v Ortelius
    Passengers
    116 in 53 cabins
    Staff and crew
    47
    Ice class
    UL1

    The ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica.

    Find out more

    Ideal for:

    • Exploring remote locations
    • Maneuvering through pack ice
    • Bird watching
    • Helicopter landings
    and more
  • s/v Noorderlicht

    May - December

    s/v Noorderlicht
    Passengers
    20 in 10 cabins
    Staff and crew
    5
    Ice class
    -

    s/v Noorderlicht is well suited for sailing among small islands and offer good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail.

    Find out more

    Ideal for:

    • Sailing around Spitsbergen and the Lofoten island
    • For the avid sailor
    • Spotting wildlife
    • Exploring remote locations
    and more
  • s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

    April - October

    s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
    Passengers
    33 in 16 cabins
    Staff and crew
    12
    Ice class
    -

    Our 3 mast-schooner 'Rembrandt van Rijn' is well suited for expedition cruising among the fjords of Greenland

    Find out more

    Ideal for:

    • Sailing in the Greenland fjords
    • For the avid sailor
    • Spotting whales
    • Exploring remote locations
    and more
  • m/v Plancius

    June - September and October - May

    m/v Plancius
    Passengers
    116 in 53 cabins
    Staff and crew
    45
    Ice class
    1D

    The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius is an ideal vessel for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic.

    Find out more

    Ideal for:

    • Exploring remote locations
    • Maneuvering through pack ice
    • Bird watching
    • Polar Diving
    • Basecamp Activities
    and more
  • m/v Ortelius

    June - September and November - April

    m/v Ortelius
    Passengers
    116 in 53 cabins
    Staff and crew
    47
    Ice class
    UL1

    The ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius is an excellent vessel for Polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica.

    Find out more

    Ideal for:

    • Exploring remote locations
    • Maneuvering through pack ice
    • Bird watching
    • Helicopter landings
    and more

Did You Know?

We are proud of our fleet. Here's why.

It's an expedition vessel, not a luxury cruise ship

You will be assured of a cozy and comfortable life onboard

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Spending more time ashore

We tend to spend more time ashore to observe the scenery and wildlife

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