Polar

Interview with Antarctic camping guide Rustyn Mesdag Polar expedition guides come in many forms. Some are temporary seasonal workers who enjoy the job’s freedom in their youth but eventually leave for more stable work, and others are hardcore outdoors addicts...

A Plancius Family Visit

Descendants of Petrus Plancius visit our namesake vessel Petrus Plancius is one of the big names in historical cartography, a Dutch-Flemish astronomer who lived from 1552 to 1622 and drafted many of the core maps that most define the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
A very special day for Polar Bears International It should come as no surprise that we're crazy about polar bears. We've written extensively about where to find polar bears, we offer dozens of polar bear trips, we've even written a short...

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...