Based in the Netherlands, Oceanwide Expeditions prioritises getting you off the ship and into the action as often as possible, with a disparate and quirky fleet - sea routes are short and direct, to give as much time as possible ashore. Activities include kayaking, snowshoeing, mountaineering, camping and scuba diving.
If you are choosing Oceanwide Expeditions for your polar experience, you are looking for a very particular type of adventure - keep an eye out for really exciting options including hiking or mountaineering, visiting Spitsbergen under sail, sleeping ashore or going even further off the beaten track than other expedition companies.
Pick carefully to ensure your ship offers the exciting opportunities you are looking for, such as the 'Base Camp' sailings on Plancius and Ortelius, your headquarters for glacier walking, mountaineering, camping and more. Ortelius even has a helicopter platform. Meanwhile the tiny Noorderlicht (two masted schooner) and Rembrandt van Rijn (three masted schooner), carrying 20 and 33 passengers respectively, take you on unique expeditions under sail. The newest addition to the fleet, Hondius, will be suitable for advanced and innovative exploratory voyages.
On every voyage, friendly and knowledgeable expedition leaders and lecturers will ensure that you make the most of every minute spent in these extraordinary and sometimes hostile areas of the world.