Wednesday 8 January 2020

Oceanwide to launch year round Arctic expedition cruising program

#expeditioncruising .

Dutch expedition cruise operator, Oceanwide Expeditions, will now operate all year round in the Arctic.

Dates and Rates for Arctic 2021 are now available for Hondius (170 passengers), Ortelius, Plancius (both with 108 passengers), Rembrandt van Rijn (33 passengers), and Noorderlicht (20 passengers).

USD rates for all June 2021 departures on board motor vessel voyages have decreased, whilst the summer months pricing remains stable compared with the 2020 season.

Polar expedition voyages focus on nature, wildlife, and activities in Spitsbergen, Northeast Greenland, and Northern Norway. New themes and activities have been added.

What is new?

PLA01-21 , In search of Bowhead Whales & Polar Bear voyage (7 nights)  with distinct focus on approaching wildlife in the sea ice silently

HDS04-21, HDS05-21 & HDS06-21, Extended North/South Spitsbergen voyages in search of Polar Bear & Ice (9 nights) with more time budget for wildlife observation & ice navigation.

OTL04-21 & OTL05-21, North Spitsbergen ´Basecamp´ voyages (7 nights) offering free activities, such as kayaking, snowshoe/hiking and photo workshops. Diving will be supplemented and is only suitable for experienced divers.

RVR11-21 & RVR12-21, North Norway ´Hike, Kayak & Sail´ voyages (7 nights) offering experiential kayak skills progression camps aimed at small learning groups using brand new industry-leading kayak equipment.

RVR13-21, RVR14-21 & RVR15-21 North Norway ´Ski & Sail´ voyages (7 nights) have been expanded.

s/v Noorderlicht 

Due to the great success of the ‘Aurora Borealis’ voyages with s/v Rembrandt van Rijn and s/v Noorderlicht (7 nights) in North Norway, departures in the winter months will continue from November till April making Oceanwide the only polar operator with a year-round expedition cruise program in the Arctic.

Later in the season, Oceanwide vessels will operate in the Scoresbysund, which is a popular destination ideally suited for activity minded passengers and photographers. With Rembrandt van Rijn a passenger exchange is available in Nerlerit Inaat (Constable Pynt) and flights to and from Keflavik.

Detailed day by day programs will be available in early January 2020.

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