Destinations

A militia member checks the body temperature of a driver on a vehicle at an expressway toll gate in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in a bid to contain the spread of the...
Why we made a sixteenth-century cartographer our new ship’s namesake We at Oceanwide Expeditions are pretty fond of exploration, explorers, maps, and mapmakers. Maybe you’ve noticed. Combine this penchant with the fact that we’re a Netherlands-based company, and it’s not...

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An erroneous safari query is the genesis of this post. Not long ago, we received an email from someone looking to go on safari. We receive numerous emails requesting safari pricing, but this one was different. This person...
Why traveling alone in the Arctic or Antarctica might provide the purest polar experience Traveling to the polar regions, and indeed traveling in general, is often seen as something you do in the company of family, friends, and romantic...
Winter is coming. Some people like to find shelter during the cold months, whereas some of us cannot wait to descent snow-covered mountains.  Conquering mountain after mountain is every adventurer's dream. However, it is nice to...
On September 16th, I flew to Iceland and spent an evening in Reykjavik, then crossed to the town of Akureyri the next day. From Akureyri, I boarded Oceanwide Expeditions’ new Polar Class 6 expedition cruise ship, m/v Hondius,...
A chat with a polar expedition cruise doctor When you’re taking a polar expedition cruise, you are usually far from a hospital. In fact, you’re often days away from even the most remote small-town medical facility. This is almost never...
If you're looking for a family vacation that's easy, fun for everyone, and offers good value for your money, consider staying at an all-inclusive resort. The advantages are clear: You pay one rate per night, and drinks, meals,...
How a Catholic saint becomes an Arctic elf  Christmas is celebrated in numerous ways all over the world, and nearly all of these ways involve the historic figure of St. Nicholas. Who originally had nothing to do with Christmas. In the Netherlands,...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marshal Cohen has religiously visited the same stores every holiday season since 1999. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers clutch their Nordstrom bags as pre-Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday shopping accelerates at the King of Prussia Mall...