Oceanwide Expeditions

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Antarctica cruises & Arctic cruises

North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales

Explore the beauty of northern winter

RVR04-22 The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Cruise date:

22 Jan - 29 Jan, 2022

Price:

2450 USD

North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales

Explore the beauty of northern winter

RVR05-22 The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Cruise date:

29 Jan - 5 Feb, 2022

Price:

2450 USD

North Norway, Aurora Borealis, Hike & Sail

Experience the shores, seas, and lights of the Norwegian Arctic

RVR06-22 During this trip, hikes are offered (with snowshoes if needed). Snowshoeing is easy and for anyone with good health and good physical condition. It requires no technical knowledge. With the use of snowshoes you can move faster and safer on the snow surface.

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Cruise date:

5 Feb - 12 Feb, 2022

Price:

2450 USD

North Norway, Aurora Borealis, Hike & Sail

Experience the shores, seas, and lights of the Norwegian Arctic

RVR07-22 During this trip, hikes are offered (with snowshoes if needed). Snowshoeing is easy and for anyone with good health and good physical condition. It requires no technical knowledge. With the use of snowshoes you can move faster and safer on the snow surface.

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Cruise date:

12 Feb - 19 Feb, 2022

Price:

2450 USD

North Norway, Aurora Borealis, Hike & Sail

Experience the shores, seas, and lights of the Norwegian Arctic

RVR09-22 During this trip, hikes are offered (with snowshoes if needed). Snowshoeing is easy and for anyone with good health and good physical condition. It requires no technical knowledge. With the use of snowshoes you can move faster and safer on the snow surface.

s/v Rembrandt Van Rijn

s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Cruise date:

26 Feb - 5 Mar, 2022

Price:

2450 USD

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Antarctica & Arctic cruise reviews

Overall rating based on 546 votes

Eine großartige Reise, mit tollen, engagiert Guides. Sie haben Alle sehr viel Wissen an die Gäste vermittelt, waren sehr hilfsbereit
by Marion Schirmer

Eine Reise ,die uns fasziniert hat, einmal von der Landschaft und vor allem von der Tierwelt. Wir sind sehr dankbar, das wir die Antarktis erleben durften. 2017 durften wir schon mit der Plancius Spitzbergen

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Antarctica Peninsula - MV Hondius - Dec 2021
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The trip of a lifetime. The ship and it's crew were wonderful and we all became one big happy family on a joyous adventure. This trip was worth the wait and all the extra testing and paperwork due to Cov

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Pedro José Cermeño Parra
Trip to Antarctica (Hondius)
by Pedro José Cermeño Parra

Great trip, the best landscape I have ever seen and kayaking was really amazing!

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An Extraordinary Trip for 3 Generations
by Celine Desaedeleer

We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit the Antarctic Peninsula on the Hondius and most importantly with the Oceanwide team. Our group consisted of 7 travellers aged 7 to 70 years old and we

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Excellent Adventures!
by Jd Marhevko

The Hondius staff and crew really know how to deliver! Flawless Zodiak to land transfers with incredible views. Instant flexibility when a pod of ~40 humpback whales surrounded the Hondius while feeding and

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Amazing Antarctica Aboard the Hondius!
by Claire TORREY

We had an amazing experience in the Antarctic Peninsula aboard the Hondius. The Expedition Team, led by the wonderful Sara, worked to make sure that we encountered wildlife up close as much as possible. The

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an ice-strengthened ship and an icebreaker ship?

An ice-strengthened ship is a ship made of steel. These ships are made to get through the ice at Antarctica and the Arctic. Nowadays, most of the ships that cruise to Antarctica and the Arctic are ice-strengthened ships. Ortelius and Plancius ar

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What kind of clothing should I take during my expedition cruise?

This depends on your individual needs, but our advice is to take warm, windproof, waterproof clothes that you can easily add or remove in layers. Multiple layers of medium-warmth clothing provide more insulation than single heavier articles. This is

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Do I have to be really fit to join an expedition?

You must be in good general health, and you should be able to walk several hours per day. The expedition is ship-based and physically not very demanding. Although we spend as much time as possible on shore, you are welcome to remain aboard the ship i

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How do I prepare for my expedition trip?

Our trips can best be described as expedition-style cruises. The emphasis is on viewing wildlife, visiting interesting locations, and participating in activities. For example, we may go to places where there is a good chance of seeing penguins or pol

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How much time do we spend on shore?

That is hard to say. It depends on the weather and constraints of time and distance. Depending on the voyage, you may spend several days aboard the ship, followed by a series of landings, each several hours long. On some cruises, you land two or thre

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Are life jackets provided during the cruises?

Yes, we provide all passengers lightweight life jackets that inflate automatically on contact with the water. It is mandatory to wear these life jackets at all times while cruising in the Zodiac boats.

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About Oceanwide Expeditions

Passionate

Taking you closer to the heart of the polar regions has been our driving passion at Oceanwide Expeditions for over twenty years. Our knowledgeable cruise leaders, committed staff, and thoroughly outfitted vessels are our way of expressing what we care about most: making your cruise to the Arctic and Antarctic truly unforgettable. When you sail with us, you experience a part of the world that is unlike any other. Mountainous glaciers, snow-swept shores, whales and polar bears and vast colonies of penguins make up this world, and they are all part of the surreal ecosystem you can watch unfold before you on your future Oceanwide expedition.

Adventurous

Providing you a travel experience that inspires (and is inspired by) you, that’s what taking you closer to the heart of the polar regions means to us. We get you away from the vessel and into the action as fast as possible: up to two landings per day in the morning and afternoon, with a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs ready to shuttle you past the ice floes and onto the shore. We keep our programs flexible so that you get the most out of whatever surprises nature has in mind. When you sail with us, the cruise is just the tip of the iceberg. 

Pioneering

So what exactly is beneath the tip of that iceberg? The pioneering spirit, which all travelers to the polar regions (regardless of age and background) have in common. Guiding our expeditions with passion, tapping into the desire for inspiration and beauty, and always taking you closer to the heart of the Arctic and Antarctic – at Oceanwide Expeditions, that is our promise to you. 

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