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Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceranwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions is a Dutch vessel operator, organizing polar voyages that make it possible for passengers to enjoy the scenery and nature above and underwater in the world’s most unique areas. The polar regions  visited during these wildlife expeditions contain hardly any infrastructure and are almost only reachable by boat.

Oceanwide Expeditions Fleet

Oceanwide owns and operates four expeditions ships the 20-guest Noorderlicht, 16-guest three-mast schooner S/V Rembrandt van Rijn, the 114 guest Plancius and the 116 guest Ortelius. The vessels comply with highest international safety standards. The ships allow the professional crew to navigate safely through pack-ice and remote narrow waterways. The size, capacity and capability of this fleet of small ships have proven to be a successful formula for exploring the remote regions for many years. Oceanwide's expedition vessels offer a comfortable, friendly, intimate and informal atmosphere.

The vessels comply with highest international safety standards and allow our professional crew to navigate safely through pack-ice and remote narrow waterways. The size, capacity and capability of our small ships have proven to be a successful formula for exploring the remote regions for many years. Our expedition vessels offer a comfortable, friendly, intimate and informal atmosphere. - See more at: http://www.oceanwide-expeditions.com/our-fleet/#sthash.HTMLLjr6.dpuf

Polar Expertise and Experience 

With 26 years experience in expedition cruising Oceanwide Expeditions has built up a thorough knowledge of the Arctic and Antarctica. Their cruises are constantly modified and enhances to guarantee safety and improved quality.  Their voyages have been carefully prepared and developed (routing, regulations, provisioning, crewing, excursions etc.) and are empathic to the natural conditions of the areas concerned and therefore unique in their design. During Oceanwide Expedition cruises, daily excursions in small groups are offered. Experienced tour leaders show you the most interesting aspects of the areas, often illustrated by lectures on board the vessel. Most lecturers come from a scientific background. Sailing schedules are always adapted to local sea ice conditions and Oceanwide is known for good and basic standards for the service and comfort offered to all passengers on board the ships.

Cruising with Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions offers unique, small-group expedition cruises that allow passengers to enjoy the natural wildlife and scenery of some of the world’s most spectacular and pristine shorelines, above and below the oceans. The size, capacity and capability of our ice-strengthened vessels have proven to be a successful formula for many years. As the number of participants is limited from 20 to 116 passengers, small-expedition vessels offer a friendly, intimate atmosphere. Accommodation and on-board-life is cozy and comfortable. Oceanwide cruises are primarily defined by an exploratory travel program, spending as much time ashore as possible, combined with educational lectures on board. They are also flexible, easily changing the course of the vessel with inflatable Zodiacs ready in no time for cruises among ice-floes or local wildlife. A friendly and experienced international crew, expedition and hotel staff, most of whom have been with the company for many years, are anxious to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with guests. Reliable expedition ships, completely rebuilt and operated under the supervision of Oceanwide Expeditions, allow Oceanwide to navigate safely through pack-ice and occasional remote narrow waterways.



Oceanwide Expeditions History

The Dutch ”Plancius Foundation“ (1981-1996) was the predecessor of Oceanwide Expeditions, the first cruise operator ever to organize since 1983 on a yearly basis expedition cruise voyages to and around Spitsbergen with the vessel Plancius. A passion was born and Oceanwide Expeditions continued with the activities of the Plancius Foundation in 1996. Oceanwide Expeditions has earned itself an outstanding reputation as the world leader in small expedition vessels off the beaten track offering adventure and wildlife experiences in the Arctic and Antarctic Polar regions.

Passionate about polar expedition cruising

Oceanwide is passionate about polar expedition cruising and distinguishes itself from other operators not only by setting its emphasis on educational lectures by experienced guides throughout the voyage but also by delivering an active shore program. Expedition cruises are designed for those travelers who wish to discover destinations from the inside - taking the ‘paths less traveled’ to interact with and learn about nature, local cultures, rather than simply checking off touristic spots- and experiencing true wilderness settings in the world’s most remote and pristine location

 

Oceanwide Expeditions is a Dutch vessel operator, organizing voyages that make it possible for passengers to enjoy the scenery and nature above and underwater in the world’s most unique areas. The regions we visit during these wildlife expeditions contain hardly any infrastructure and are almost only reachable by boat.

Expertise in designing and managing wildlife voyages

Oceanwide Expeditions operates, so to speak, on the borderline of land and water, where daily guided excursions in small groups are organized. Our expertise in designing and managing the wildlife voyages allows us to offer quality tours in areas that will fascinate and amaze you time after time. We would very much like to share our enthusiasm and our experiences with you.

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Oceanwide Expeditions operates with private and chartered expedition vessels and is responsible for the management and operations on board. All voyages have been carefully prepared and developed (routing, regulations, provisioning, crewing, excursions etc.) and are empathic to the natural conditions of the areas concerned and therefore unique in their design.

Experience in expedition cruising

Oceanwide Expeditions looks back at 26 years of experience in expedition cruising, having built up a thorough knowledge of the areas visited. Our tours are constantly modified to guarantee the intended quality of our voyages.

During Oceanwide Expedition cruises, daily excursions in small groups are offered. Experienced tour leaders show you the most interesting aspects of the areas, often illustrated by lectures on board the vessel. Most lecturers come from a scientific background.

Sailing schedules are always adapted to local sea ice conditions and Oceanwide is known for good and basic standards for the service and comfort offered to all passengers on board the ships.

Travelling with Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions offers unique, small-group expedition cruises that allow passengers to enjoy the natural wildlife and scenery of some of the world’s most spectacular and pristine shorelines, above and below the oceans. The size, capacity and capability of our ice-strengthened vessels have proven to be a successful formula for many years.

As the number of participants is limited from 20 to 116 passengers, our small-expedition vessels offer a friendly, intimate atmosphere. Accommodation and on-board-life is cozy and comfortable. Our voyages are primarily defined by an exploratory travel program, spending as much time ashore as possible, combined with educational lectures on board. Moreover, we can be flexible, easily changing the course of the vessel and have our inflatable Zodiacs ready in no time for cruises among ice-floes or even the local wildlife. A friendly and experienced international crew, expedition and hotel staff, most of whom have been with the company for many years, will be anxious to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with their guests. Reliable vessels, completely rebuilt and operated under the supervision of Oceanwide Expeditions, allow Oceanwide to navigate safely through pack-ice and occasional remote narrow waterways.



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