Antarctica and the Arctic
The polar ice-caps may be melting, but there is still plenty of opportunity to experience the Arctic wilderness before it does! Join one of our expedition cruises to enjoy the delight of watching a Polar Bear with her cubs or the purity of the Ivory Gull, the miracle of the vibrant tundra or the remotest of North Atlantic islands.
As autumn sets in in the far north, Oceanwide Expedition's ships re-cross the North Atlantic and head to Greenland where big, pointy mountains, beautiful fjords, glaciers and icebergs all add up to the finest scenery for which you could wish. There's a chance to find out a little about the local population and their life style, to take zodiac cruises amongst the icebergs and, for the more active, to take long hikes in the spectacular surroundings. Read more about our Greenland holidays
Our regular expedition voyages to and round Spitsbergen give the opportunity to visit some of the most remote corners of this remote archipelago with its amazing scenery and natural history. Polar Bears compete with Walrus for attention, Ivory Gulls with Little Auk while the Arctic flowers flourish in profusion. Daily landings with expert leaders make for a wonderful holiday. But if you don't like ships, try our new land-based Spitsbergen holiday. Read more about our Spitsbergen holidays
As the Plancius continues her journey north from Antarctica she calls at Aberdeen to pick up passengers for the second half of her Atlantic Odyssey. The route will take us through the waters of the North Sea and we'll call at Fair Isle and Jan Mayen before reaching our final destination of Spitsbergen. Read more about our North Atlantic Odyssey
Antarctica must be one of the ultimate destinations for the discerning traveller and wildlife enthusiast. Here dramatic scenery is the backdrop to huge penguin colonies while the ship is constantly escorted by a myriad of fabulous sea birds including many species of albatross and petrel. Leopard and Elephant seals are among the mammals we'll see while several species of whale cruise the waters which provide the larder for all this life. Read more about our Antarctica holiday cruises