Polar

The greatest fjords of Norway, Svalbard, and Greenland Fjords are a phenomenon typically associated with the steep, deep-forested coastlines of Norway, particularly the Arctic regions of Northern Norway. But fjords are far from exclusive to that territory, and in fact...
Oceanwide Expeditions: Hondius sister ship m/v Janssonius ordered for 2021 Due to the success of our new Polar Class 6 ship, Hondius, Oceanwide Expeditions has ordered a sister ship built by the same manufacturer: M/v Janssonius is scheduled to...
It is the 5th of July, 2019, 4.00 pm. Time to board the m/v Hondius, Oceanwide’s newly built ship! After we spent three days in and around Longyearbyen, it was finally time for our 10 days expedition trip,...

A Day on m/v Plancius

An iconic Arctic location on a longstanding Oceanwide vessel Stepping aboard Oceanwide’s longest-running expedition vessel, it’s easy to forget she’s been making voyages to the polar regions since “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band was on the Billboard Hot...
Arctic and Antarctic cruises for all to enjoy Polar expedition cruises are commonly taken by couples and a growing number of solo travelers, but that doesn’t mean the buck stops there. And if you have bucks enough for the...
Wildlife, locations, and other travel-friendly facts about Antarctica’s classic cruise region: the Antarctic Peninsula You can specialize your Antarctic voyage with trips to the Falklands, South Georgia, and the Weddell Sea. But when it comes to getting the broadest...
Hondius makes its first Arctic expedition cruise to Svalbard Our new ship Hondius completed its first Arctic expedition cruise on June 14, 2019. This being a new ship, the maiden voyage was not without its hiccups. But despite these,...
12 essential wildlife attractions of Svalbard (esp. Spitsbergen) Each of our Arctic areas of operation offers its own unique and equally unforgettable feature: Greenland is great for mountainous shorelines and record-setting fjords, Northern Norway is the place to go...
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,...
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...