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8 Whales You Might See during Your Antarctica Cruise

They’re powerful. They’re beautiful. Some of them are really really big. Whales are a wonder of the natural world. Whale-watching is one of the...

A Photo-Tour of our Cruise Ship the m/v Plancius

Welcome aboard the Plancius! She was originally named the Hr. Ms. Tydeman and was built as an oceanographic research vessel for the royal Dutch...

Day and night in Antarctica

The abnormal day and light cycles cause great impact on humans, and scientists are using Antarctica to study its effects and how to prevent them.

The Crabeater Seals of Antarctica

As many as 75 million individual Crabeater seals live in Antarctica, making them the most abundant seal in the world!

What to Pack on Your Antarctic Cruise

The bag you use to pack all your items, should be appropriate for your travels ahead. Although many want to pack everything they own, this is...

Humpback Whales Sing for Food, Not Entertainment

The normal call of a humpback whale can be heard from miles away, and they often make noises that sound similar to crying, howling and moaning....

Diving with the leopard

I found myself eyeball to huge, black eyeball with this mighty seal - it hung in the water, slowly twisting and gazing at me, that huge crooked...

The last remaining wildernesses on our planet are my passion.

About 15 years ago Oceanwide Expeditions gave me the opportunity to return to the Polar regions on their expedition cruise vessels, to guide...

PLA30-18, trip log, Polar Circle, Antarctic Peninsula

Today we felt the exquisite new feeling of accomplishment, achievement, and long harboured dream for many of us as we stood upon the Antarctic...

OTL29-17, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula - to the Polar Circle and back

This morning we woke up before 7 am to be ready to go through the scenic Lemaire Channel. The weather, however, was against us. It was foggy,...

PLA30-16 Trip log | Polar Circle, Antarctica

After lunch there was time for a bit of a siesta or time to enjoy the views from the outer decks before Ali invited us back to the Lounge for...

OTL27-15 Trip log | A voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula

With all the mandatory business concluded, we cast off from the quay at 1823, and watched Ushuaia slip away from us in the evening sunlight as...

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