Poseidon Expeditions - your polar cruise operator

Expedition Team

Jan Bryde

Expedition Leader

Jan has worked as an Expedition Leader or cruise director since 1994 on cruise vessels all over the world, traveling to more than 115 countries. He’s made more than 60 voyages to Antarctica and 30 into the Arctic region, including a Northwest Passage and more than a dozen trips to the geographic North Pole.

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Anja Erdmann-Rutten

Expedition Leader

Anja visited Greenland the first time in 2000 as part of her tourism management curriculum at university. Staying in a small village where dogs outnumbered people by five to one, she was quickly won over to the polar environment and lifestyle and feels that the Arctic and Antarctic are her true homes and professional arenas. Anja has been working since then mainly as Expedition Leader in the Arctic and the Antarctic regions, but also feels at home in «normal waters».

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Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones

Expedition Leader

Huw is a historian with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His award-winning books have been published in 14 languages. Huw was the Curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute and the National Maritime Museum in London.

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Ryan Hope-Inglis

Expedition Leader

Ryan gained a background in engineering and developed his passion for the outdoors in his native England and in the Arctic. His diverse skillset includes Zodiac driving and maintenance, kayaking, and mountain climbing.

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Christian Bruttel

Expedition Leader

After having traveled around the world many times in his pursuit of the adventurous life, Christian found his calling in the High Arctic settlement of Longyearbyen and started his immensely successful career as a polar guide and expedition leader in 2012. He has a well-earned reputation as a “polar bear whisperer”.

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Saskia Travert

Assistant Expedition Leader

A world traveler and tourism professional from Reunion Island, Saskia has many years of experience on Arctic expedition cruises. She brings her boundless enthusiasm and organizational skills to the important role of AEL.

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Marta Duch

Assistant Expedition Leader

Marta, from Barcelona, has been going to sea since the age of eight. She was training in the Spanish Pre-Olympic sailing team for Athens 2004. She has spent three seasons in Greenland as a powerboat driver and tour coordinator.

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Aaron Strahlke

Geologist

As a long time member of the non-profit organization Polarworld, Aaron also started to grow a passion for Polar Regions. His last adventure trips brought him to Iceland and Greenland. Aaron is pleased to be with you on board and hopes to spark an interest in the story-telling geology of the Polar Regions in you.

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Ida Olsson

Kayak Master

Ida has been working as a wilderness and adventure guide in the most north part of Sweden. She has been driving snowmobiles in all different environments and talked about northern lights. During summer time she has also been out with guests driving off-road in the Swedish forest on an enduro bike. Now she lives in Longyearbyen on Svalbard and guides people on kayak, snowmobile, hiking and boat trips.

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Ab Steenvoorden

Ornithologist

Ab’s long and varied career as a seafarer and leader of ornithological expeditions has taken him around the world and to the Polar Regions countless times. He is an energetic and dynamic leader who possess encyclopedic knowledge and an almost supernatural ability to find rare wildlife in the vast polar wilderness.

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Dr. Boris Solovev

Biogeographer

After growing up in the Urals and Caucasia, Boris focused his academic career on the conservation of marine mammals across the Russian Arctic, including polar bear surveys, a Ph.D. thesis on beluga whales, and working for WWF Russia.

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Felicity Aston

Polar Explorer

Felicity has spent more than 15 years traveling in the Polar Regions. In 2012 she became the first woman to ski across the Antarctic continent alone. Most recently she drove over 35,000 km to the southern «Pole of Cold», the coldest inhabited place on the planet. Felicity has written several books about her expeditions. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of The Explorers Club.

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John Bozinov

Photographer

As New Zealand's most prominent landscape and wildlife photographer on the Instagram platform, John enjoys connecting with a global community of photographers through social media and teaching others how to improve their own photography skills. With a strong sense of adventure, outside of his work John's hobbies include hiking and exploring remote new places.

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Lauren Farmer

Photographer

Born in Australia and raised in America, Lauren is a professional photographer specializing in portraits and travel landscapes. She has worked for many years as an expedition photographer on cruises to the Polar Regions.

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Lupe Aguirre

Poseidon Representative in Ushuaia, Argentina

Lupe is from Mendoza, Argentina. She has a great passion for travel, the outdoors, and all the wild, remote regions of the world, especially the Arctic. She is looking forward to sharing her contagious spirit of adventure with you.

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John Suta

Zodiac Master

John comes from Ontario, Canada, where he is a self-employed landscaper, mechanic, and bicycle shop owner. On his numerous voyages to the North Pole, he puts his Zodiac driving skills and his mechanical talents to excellent use.

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