Oceanwide Expeditions offers unique, small-group cruises to see the natural wildlife and scenery of some of the world’s most remote places in reasonable comfort on powerful, Russian polar icebreakers. Each cruise offers a full program of shore excursions, using Zodiacs to search out the best wildlife encounters. It is a full member of the International Association of Antarctic Tour operators (IAATO).
Ships are modern and comfortable oceanographic research vessels and have an ice strengthened hull, perfect for polar seas, manned by Russian crews, all highly experienced in ice navigation. Russian captains are recognised experts in polar navigation.