Oceanwide Expeditions Cruise Reviews

Twin beds (storage underneath), sofa (small drawers underneath)
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Gentoo penguins on a landing.
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Hondius from the zodiac.
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Adelie Penguin
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Very disappointing (but some good points)

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Hondius

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NikolaiAgapov
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I have mixed feelings about this cruise but wanted to share some of the points that really stood out to me. (1) Firstly, I want to say that the Hondius is a beautiful ship in several respects. It's new, fresh, not too large and not too small so you have a good feeling of safety whilst on the open seas. It's very comfortable and cozy and has a pleasant relaxed feeling on board. I only have good ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


A very rounded and complete experience which exceeded our expectations

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Ortelius

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Fatgerbil
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

At first sight this cruise is very heavy on Sea Days but, such was the effort put in by the Expedition Leader (Sara) and her team we came away feeling we had been on a very enjoyable and varied college course as well as an expedition cruise. The hotel staff were friendly and very kind, the food was very good without being overly "posh" , the helicopter team were friendly and enthusiastic and ...
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Response from MarketingTeam, Oceanwide Expeditions

Thank you very much for your kind words about the trip. We will make sure to pass on your compliments! ...

Sail Date: February 2023


Eager for New Destinations

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Rembrandt van Rijn

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ArcticIgel
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I was mainly interested in landscapes, their structures and forms in different lights and to experience the arctic. My expectations have been overwhelmingly matched. The most impressive thing aboard the 'Rembrandt van Rijn' was that the whole crew, beginning with Captain Joachim and last but not least the two excellent guides Christian Engelke and Jordi Planes Morales was eager to try out new ...
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Response from MarketingTeam, Oceanwide Expeditions

Thank you very much for leaving such a glowing review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your voyage with us, and we look forward to having you on board in the future. As to the...

Sail Date: July 2022


Stunning

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Hondius

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87hoya
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

What an amazing vacation-the scenery was magnificent, weather was gorgeous, wildlife was abundant, and people were friendly. We had an amazing time, even in the midst of the Covid pandemic. We were tested often, but it did not interfere with our enjoyment of the cruise. At one point, we were surrounded by about 45-50 humpback whales feeding and investigating us. The boat stopped so we could ...
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Response from MarketingTeam, Oceanwide Expeditions

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had an unforgettable trip....

Sail Date: December 2021


Disappointing (and dangerous) Zodiak/land excursions, blocked view cabin at full price, mediocre food and surly hotel manager

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Hondius

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Patagonia Pals
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were excited to return to Antarctica, S Georgia and the Falklands, with the added bonus of the eclipse, on this relatively new ship (2019), after having really enjoyed our 2007 trip on Orlova (old Russian ship) to the same destinations. A lot has changed since 2007 in terms of being able to get to shore, walk where you'd like without disturbing the wildlife, and the attitudes and skills of ...
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Response from MarketingTeam, Oceanwide Expeditions

Thank you for your review. We’re sorry you had this experience during your voyage. Our compliance with wildlife guidelines and marking safe routes is of paramount importance. Our expedition...

Sail Date: November 2021


A Superb Antarctic trip

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Hondius

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desired
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

The expedition was a long held dream. We were so pleased to be on a comfortable new and very environmentally friendly ship. The shell doors meant very speedy zodiac loading. The expedition leader and team epitomised the spirit of exploration by ensuring we landed safely at amazing scenic and remote places. We enjoyed wonderful land encounters with penguins and seals. A highlight was going ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


What a BLAST!

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Hondius

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agffa
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We left from Ushuaia and traveled to Antarctica on the Hondius in February of 2020. We had 2 days at sea, followed by 4 days of exploring the Antarctica, and finished with 2 more days at sea. The guides were excellent and very professional and friendly. They were always pointing out wildlife and interesting information about the area we were in. The boat had just the right ratio of staff ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Customers last

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Ortelius

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Macquarie Island
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Only few ships go into the Ross Sea. That's why I didn't mind the rather poor design of Ortelius (the lecture room practically guarantees seasickness, uncomfortable bar area, too small dining room etc.). The ship's crew responsible for operating the ship and the hotel staff all were professional, friendly and helpful. However, the actual expedition and expedition staff was quite disappointing. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Perfect!

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Plancius

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DKastelein
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

Our expedition to Antarctica exceeded our expectations more than we could ever imagine. The crew is very professional, the boat was perfect for the comfort we needed and the fresh food that is served was amazing. We would definitely recommend the company and destination. We were very lucky with the wildlife sightings. The landings at the islands and the continent were very well organized and so ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Beautiful ship, great crew, amazing expedition!

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Hondius

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Terycej
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Life long dream to go ice breaking in the Arctic and look for polar bears! Hondius did not disappoint! We saw 5 polar bears, Arctic Fox, blue whales and many more amazing animals! The glaciers were amazing. The crew was extremely knowledgeable. Cabins were gorgeous and the food was first class. The educational talks were very well done. Excursions were varied with lots of hikes and animal ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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