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Albatros Expedition South Shetland/ AA peninsula

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

A expedition cruise to the white continent aboard the Ocean Victory Antarctica Cruises

From: USD 7,595

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

10 days, Max. 189 passengers

5 Reviews

First Class Ship

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A 10-Day Polar Expedition Cruise

5 Reviews

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Conquer the infamous Drake Passage

Gerlache Strait

Penguin rookeries

Cross the Antarctic Circle

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Special Photo Workshop

Digital visual journal

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Expedition Parka

Onboard the strong, ice-classed Ocean Victory, you are sure to get close to the dramatic coastlines. Zodiac cruising and shore landings are an important and favorite part of the planned itinerary, enabling all expedition guests to set foot several times on the Antarctic continent, as well as the many surrounding sub-antarctic islands.

Departing from Ushuaia in Argentina, you'll cross the infamous Drake Passage en-route for the South Shetland Islands, making Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookouts along the way. Continuing southward, deep into the small islands of Antarctica, you'll pass the famous Gerlache Strait, where 3000-ft ice cliffs rise straight out of the still water. This journey is packed with prisitne nature sightings and incredible wildlife.

When Ocean Victory returns to Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, depending on weather conditions, you might pass close to the mythical Cape Horn - the southernmost point on South America; a celebrated maritime landmark.

Your ship: Ocean Victory

We’re delighted to welcome you to the new premium infinity vessel, Ocean Victory, whose maiden Antarctic cruise will begin in November 2021. This makes her one of the most modern small ship Antarctic exploration vessels.

Built to be a robust and capable polar explorer, she’s also designed with a touch of class. Her 93 comfortable guest cabins all feature ocean views and almost all of them feature a private ocean balcony.

Other standout features of Ocean Victory include several restaurants, a dedicated wellness area, a Nordic Bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge, and … Read more about Ocean Victory

Amenities

gym

Fitness Center

bar

Bar

rubber boots

Mudroom

theater

Lecture Theater

binoculars

Observation Deck

swimming pool

Pool

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

lounge

Observation Lounge

spa

Spa

gift

Gift Shop

library

Library

Food & Drinks

Beagle Restaurant Dinner always starts with delicious hot soups, cold cuts, and crisp, fresh salads. Several choices of entrees are offered each evening, to accommodate different tastes and dietary requirements; always including a meat choice, fish choice, and vegetarian choice. After dinner, freshly prepared desserts, including ship-made ice cream or cakes are a great way to end a meal and satisfy any sweet tooth. A selection of wines and beers is available to perfectly complement your visit to our restaurant. Our bar is fully equipped with a variety of cocktails, beers, non-alcoholic beverages and more, to quench your thirst and reward the explorer in you.

Albatros Expeditions South Shetlands & Antarctica
Albatros Expeditions South Shetlands & Antarctica
Albatros Expeditions South Shetlands & Antarctica

Reviews

Majestic Face of Ice from an Iceberg in Torssukatak
Richard

June 2022

Luxury Ship

Possibly the best was the Walrus colony onshore. Life altering was realising the lagoon we were anchored in was 10 years ago a glacier (Copied from Swoop Arctic)

Deanna Rieden

First Class Ship

This was the trip of a lifetime. Our final continent. Once we arrived in Punta Arenas, we were met at the airport by Paula from Aurora who took us to hotel. My baggage was lost by airline and she gave me a coat to wear immediately. Shout out to Paula and Michael for tracking my Luggage. Once we transferred to Antarctica we were met by ship crew with drinks and smiles. The week was packed with excursions and amazing information presented by scientists in different aspects of expertise. The ship staff was friendly, personable making the trip an amazing adventure. The fly and cruise is the way to go!

Marion K

First Class Ship

It was an AMAZING journey through one of the most spectacular landscapes I have ever scene (if not the most). The boat was top of the line, the professional crew incredibly professional, knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. The service crew took well care of us during all the journey. The kayak pack is specially recommended and if you are lucky you will also a face to face hunch whale experience you will remember as your top wildlife adventure for life (copied from Trip Advisor)

Doug Beham

First Class Ship

Couldn't be better! This company checks all the boxes: well-planned expeditions, pristine ship, and skilled & courteous service from all the employees. Best cruise company I have traveled with by far. (Copied from Google)

QuarkExpeditions_ Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears
Shari

Luxury Ship

Beautiful ship, though my cabin did have an weird odour issue. Dinner at night not fantastic. I felt it had been prepared way too early and had been sitting there and heated at the time . Though I could be wrong . My favourite meal was lunch due to fresh salads (copied from Swoop Arctic)

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