Expeditions

The once-in-a-lifetime holidays of hundreds of travellers are in jeopardy after Russian authorities seized two ships from a Canada-based cruise company.  One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) had leased the MV Akademik Ioffe and the MV Akademik Sergey from Russia since...
The growing conundrum of expedition cruise ships These days, making the decision to book a polar expedition cruise is the easy part. The last three decades have witnessed such a profusion of polar travel companies, expanded regions of operation,...
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography are working with Antarctic tour operators like Hurtigruten to enable vacationers to serve as citizen scientists with the FjordPhyto citizen science project. Travelers collect samples of phytoplankton from Antarctic fjords in an effort to understand the...
The markets, momuments, people, and wildlife of Cape Verde We visit Cape Verde, and more specifically its capital city of Praia, during our occasional St. Helena to Cape Verde voyages. Characterized by peaceful days at sea, these trips allow you...
Jade Hameister, polar explorer, is tricky to contact. She’s at high school, trudging through the mid-year tundra of her final year, busy with exams called SACs and GATs even as she celebrates her OAM as the youngest on...
The much-awaited day of a much-anticipated trip Today we celebrate the maiden Arctic voyage of our new ship, m/v Hondius. After more than two years from conception to construction, this newest member of our nautical family has finally left...
Walt Disney World Resort Update for June 4-10, 2019 Recently, we soft launched our new format for the Update. The content categories remain the same...
Snowshoeing: an ideal activity for the Arctic and Antarctica One of the most beloved polar sports is also one of the oldest. Snowshoeing has been the preferred means of foot travel in the Arctic since antiquity, and in the years since Antarctica...
Here’s your chance to be a paleontologist for a day! Photos: Weekender Put on your explorer vest and boots for DinoQuest, the new exhibition at the Science Centre that invites you to relive your childhood obsession with dinosaurs! If you or...
Enjoy the most classic Arctic islands in the most traditional nautical style This August our Arctic program includes two incredibly scenic wildlife trips that allow you to circumnavigate the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, experiencing the far north like a...