Destinations

EQS Group-Ad-hoc: ASMALLWORLD AG / Key word(s): Product LaunchASMALLWORLD AG announces that its North Island Resort can now be booked with Marriott Bonvoy points 21-Feb-2020 / 17:51 CET/CESTRelease of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KRThe...

Seven Sublime Antarctic Bays

Antarctica’s seven most scenic bays It’s pretty well known that Antarctica is very well known for its glaciers, icebergs, and panoramic colonies of penguins. But less obvious is the fact that the Great White Continent is positively peppered with...
20 facts about Oceanwide’s original expedition cruise vessel There’s a special place in the heart of most parents for their first child, and you could say we feel something similar for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn - minus all the sleepless...
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...

Dangerous 7

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,...
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,...