Ocean Atlantic

Ocean Atlantic Antarctic and Arctic Cruises

The perfect vessel for expedition cruising in polar waters

About Ocean Atlantic

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Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic and Arctic waters! Newly renovated in 2016 and with an international ice class rating of 1B, she is one of the strongest ships operating in Antarctica. Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any Antarctica and Arctic traveler. Ocean Atlantic is newly renovated (2016) with elegant common areas and accommodation for 198 passengers. The ship was built in 1985 and underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length of 140m she has ample space on the multiple decks for several lecture halls, a relaxed restaurant serving 4-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars and observation platforms – and even a pool. All common areas on the Erickson Deck feature large panel windows, enabling passengers to quickly spot passing whales and photographic sights from the comfort of indoor lounges. All private cabins are stylish appointed and feature individual bathroom facilities, phone for internal calls, individual temperature controls and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the vessels’ accommodation ranges in size from 11 - 35 m2 and are designed with either portholes or windows. Daily shore landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and other Antarctic wonders are made possible by her fleet of 20 Zodiacs.


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All CO2 emissions of your trip (e.g. local transport, hotel) will be 100% compensated for you by a Gold Standard climate protection project.
In order to reduce chemicals released into the ocean and lower the energy used in washing items onboard, the washing of towels and bed linens is being reduced, by providing each cabin proper signage to reduce the amount being washed each time. All laundry chemicals used are biodegradable. The 3 keywords to keep in mind in every aspect are: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. All possible items are put to multiple use. For example, plastic bags from parka jackets are used afterwards as garbage bin liners. All single use plastic items are being eliminated, such as disposable cups, stirrers and straws. Paper cups can be used when requested, refillable water bottles are given to all our guests at the beginning of each voyage, and only reusable hard plastic mugs and regular glasses are used for BBQs and special events. Only paper straws are available upon request and proper signage has been located explaining this. Wooden items have replaced the plastic ones, and instead of individual packages for condiments, yogurt, jam or butter, we provide small bowls and a butter pot for each table. All garbage created in work areas is separated, and trash bins in the cabins can be requested to separate paper products. We are implementing recycling stations in key public areas for the use of our guests. Single use and plastic items have been replaced by wall-mounted dispensers to eliminate waste, and only biodegradable products are used, with proper labeling to promote the awareness of green initiatives among our guests. Phosphate free, non or minimally toxic, biodegradable, not bio accumulative and eco-friendly cleaning products only. Preventive measures to avoid the spread of plastic microfibers in the oceans are being researched and are in the process of being implemented.

Food & Drinks

The bright, spacious restaurant prepares 4-star international cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your tour price. All meals are served in the restaurant where you can enjoy the spectacular views. You have free seating at all meals. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, while dinner is a la carte. Meals, including daily snacks, are prepared by a professional chef. Coffee, tea and water are free during the entire cruise; other drinks can be purchased in the restaurant and at the bar. In the event you are not onboard at lunch time we will prepare a lunch bag for you in the morning, which you can take ashore. In the afternoon, we offer tea and coffee in the lounge. We also offer a midnight snack between 22:00 h and 24:00 h. We only prepare seafood that is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of our oceans, as well as the livelihoods of fisheries-dependent communities. The hotel management uses MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) to ensure the purchase of species approved as sustainable.