Expeditions

A maritime match made in heaven Recently we announced the addition of a new expedition vessel to our fleet. Built to the same advanced standards as Hondius, this new ship would also share the signature trait by which many...
Robyn Woodhead, founder of luxury Antarctic travel company White Desert, is well placed to teach us a thing or two about coping in isolation. In the brutal yet magical landscape of Antarctica, Robyn endured three months completely alone...
Should we say Spitsbergen or Svalbard? Outside the world of geopolitics or even polar travel, it’s probably not common knowledge that Svalbard and Spitsbergen are one in the same. At least, depending on who you ask. Ask a Norwegian (or...
Click here to read the full article. Coronavirus or no, summer is fast approaching, and with it comes barbecue season. If you want to kick off your post-Quarantine season (fingers crossed) with a brand-new BBQ, the grill geniuses...
Interview with expedition guide Laurence Dyke Guides are the backbone of Oceanwide Expeditions, a frontline team as vital to our operations as the captains, crew, and all those poor hard-working office folks we never see. But while we regularly interview...
North Spitsbergen polar bears, pack ice, and other Arctic marvels Last month we discussed one of the best Arctic cruise...
Until a month ago, the word “quarantine” conjured up images of someone joking about their bout of the flu, of animals entering our country, or of Sydney’s Q Station, where for 150 years until 1984, migrants suspected of...
Exploring the Arctic by boot and snowshoe The emphasis of our voyages is always getting you off the ship and into the action as often as possible. Although we travel from site to site on ice-strengthened vessels, our expeditions...
A bucket-list voyage became a quest for safe harbour on board coronavirus-free expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen. Edwina Hart describes how she weathered the at-sea quarantine I’d signed up for an adventure, one that was sure to push my...
Bring home your finest polar pictures and movies There’s no shortage of great things to say about a Hondius expedition cruise, but among the best are the free video and photography workshops offered during some of this ship’s voyages....