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HDS26-23, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

After breakfast we go straight back to our cabins to prepare for Carcass Island. We put on our waterproof gear, pack our backpacks with came

Charting Flanders Bay

Until then, this spot in the northwestern Antarctic Peninsula had only been charted three times since 1898, when it was roughly mapped by th

PLA26-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

We entered the port and were welcomed by the Expedition Team and the Hotel Team at the Plancius’ gangway. After we had been shown to our roo

OTL26-23, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Discovery and Learning Voyage

The day had finally come, it was time to board Ortelius for our expedition trip to the Antarctic Peninsula! Some of us had booked the trip y

HDS25-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

Our next stop is Paulet Island, a very interesting historical site. There is a Stone hut on Paulet Island which was built in February 1903 b

OTL25-23, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Birding highlights prior to breakfast were Black-browed Albatross, Northern and Southern Giant Petrels, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Sooty shearw

PLA25-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

Meanwhile M/V Plancius continued southwest towards Deception Island and right after midday we found ourselves transiting through the so call

HDS24-22, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

At 6pm it is time for Captains cocktail to celebrate the beginning of the voyage with a glass of prosecco and delicious canapes. Captain Ton

PLA24-22, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

We entered the port and were welcomed by the Expedition Team and the Hotel Team at the Plancius’ gangway. After we had been shown to our roo

Oceanwide charts Antarctic island

Guests, guides, and crew all helped chart a route around the largest of the Guyou Islands in Flandres Bay, returning to the ship late that e

OTL24-22, trip log, Basecamp Antarctica Incl. Anvers Island and Flandres Bay

At first just a trickle of people, clutching camera bags and obviously eager to view the ship, ambled along the quayside. This slowly increa

Ortelius Staff Spot Type D Orca

Taking our guests to beautiful polar areas to see exotic polar animals is what we’re all about. Whether we’re spotting polar bears or pengui

HDS23-22, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

On embarkation, our luck already began as it was clear and sunny while we are embarking our home for the next 10 days, the Dutch Expedition

Arctic Cruises Compared: Around Spitsbergen vs. North Spitsbergen

Around Spitsbergen or North Spitsbergen – which cruise is for you? The most distinguishing feature of these cruises is the areas they visit.

HDS22-22, trip log, Antarctica - 'Basecamp'- free camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking,

We spend the rest of the evening cruising down the Beagle Channel. As we prepare ourselves to go down for our first dinner the ship is surro

OTL23-22, trip log, Weddell Sea, In search of the Emperor penguin

We were warmly welcomed by all the crew and staff who assisted us in finding our cabins. We had a little time to explore the ship and get ou

Keeping the Arctic Clean: Interview with Eelco Leemans

We spent some time talking to Eelco Leemans about what got him started in the project of waste removal and analysis on Svalbard.

OTL22-22, trip log, Weddell Sea - In search of the Emperor penguin

On Snow Hill Island the morning turned out glorious. Being able to walk on this massive blanket of frozen sea water was special enough in it

HDS21-22, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

The day started with a beautiful sunrise and we enjoyed a tasty breakfast before heading to the outer decks. Many birds such as Black-browed

OTL21-22, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

When we arose from our sleep and headed outside, we saw beautiful, calm seas and sunshine; perfect conditions to begin looking out for wonde

Oceanwide wins World’s Best Expedition Cruise Line 2022

We are honored to announce that Oceanwide Expeditions has been named World’s Best Expedition Cruise Line 2022 in the second annual World Cru

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