Ocean Albatros

The Arctic , Antarctica

Inaugurated in June 2023, Ocean Albatros, the sister ship of Ocean Victory, stands out as one of the newest vessels offering expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica. Perfect for small-ship cruising in polar regions, it boasts the highest ice rating of Polar code 6/Ice class 1A, ensuring its capability to navigate challenging polar oceans. The revolutionary X-Bow®-Infinity technology provides high stability, resulting in smoother sailing compared to older vessels.

Accommodating up to 169 passengers in 94 staterooms and suites, Ocean Albatros offers various cabin types, including those with balconies, providing modern and comfortable accommodations. Dedicated single cabins are available, eliminating the need for a single supplement. Enjoy breathtaking views of icebergs and wildlife from the superior observation decks on decks 8 and 9, with retractable hydraulic platforms on Decks 5 for near water-level viewing.

The ship is environmentally conscious, boasting a more than 50% lower carbon footprint than older expedition ships while maintaining high comfort levels.

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Location & Getting There
Ocean Albatros embarks on its Antarctica expedition cruises from Ushuaia in Argentina, navigating the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula. Contact your Lightfoot Travel specialist for details.

Staterooms are located on several decks; those on the lower deck feature either a porthole or a larger window, a French balcony, or a view of a private balcony. Some staterooms include a sofa bed, accommodating a third passenger. Connecting options are available, including the Family Suite on Deck 4, composed of two staterooms capable of accommodating up to 5 people. The suites are spacious, providing excellent views from the higher decks.

Ocean Albatross offers 9-19 day expeditions to Antarctica Peninsula, Falkland Islands, and South Georgia Island, with shorter 6-16 day Arctic cruises to Iceland, Svalbard, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic.

Enjoy Zodiac cruises, walks/hikes, and wildlife viewing for a comprehensive Polar adventure. Kayaking and camping are options on numerous Antarctic departures, with kayaking available on Arctic cruises for an extra fee.

A dedicated photography guide accompanies each expedition, documenting the voyage, offering assistance, and giving lectures during exploration.

Prepare for Zodiac cruises, scenic walks/hikes, and encounters with diverse wildlife as you venture into these Polar Regions. On numerous Antarctic departures, there's the option for kayaking and camping, while kayaking is available for an additional fee on Arctic cruises.

Ocean Albatros welcomes children over eight years old to travel on board. However, for individuals under 12, the expedition leader will decide their eligibility to participate in each excursion and landing during the journey.

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Why we recommend Ocean Albatros

"Being one of the latest expedition ships navigating the Arctic and Antarctica waters, Ocean Albatros ensures outstanding comfort and stability by utilising X-Bow®-Infinity technology"

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