Oliver Kruess


Captain Kruess has been working at sea for two decades. His early experience was sailing aboard large cargo ships. Since 1991 he has been aboard expedition vessels, including the World Discoverer, first as 2nd Officer then as Chief Officer. He rose to command as a ship’s Master in 1995. For nearly 20 years Captain Kruess has been navigating the polar waters of the Arctic and Antarctic, logging well over 140 Antarctic and sub-Antarctic expeditions, with 50 Arctic expeditions, adding up to nearly 450 expedition cruises worldwide, including 10 years of South Pacific expeditions. Captain Kruess has also served as a representative at IAATO (International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators).

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