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Albatros Expedition South Shetland/ AA peninsula

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula aboard the Ocean Victory

A classic 10-day expedition cruise to the white continent

From: USD 6,450
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
A 10-DAY LONG EXPEDITION CRUISE

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A 10-DAY LONG CRUISE

The Trip Highlights

Conquer the infamous Drake Passage

Gerlache Strait

Penguin rookeries

Lookout for Cape Horn

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 Cruise Ship

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 many other amenities. You will not lack comfort as you discover the wonders of Antarctica.

With the highest Polar Code 6 certification and Ice Class 1A, Ocean Victory sports a revolutionary X-Bow® which provides high stability in rough Antarctic conditions. This feature, along with her sturdy construction, makes her a true “go anywhere” explorer, and she enjoys the highest SOLAS 2012 certification for safety and seaworthiness.

Mindful of offering a minimal impact to the ANtarctic environment, Ocean Victory will implement a Green Initiative Program. She is one of a brand-new generation of low-energy vessels, with 4 ultra-efficient diesel engines and 2 electric propulsion systems. Everything is computer-controlled to optimize her fuel consumption and performance as she navigates through Antarctic waters.

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Amenities

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Fitness Center
Bar
Mudroom
Lecture Theater
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Observation Deck
Pool
Zodiac Fleet
Observation Lounge
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Spa
Gift Shop
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. If you’re interested in relaxing during your time off from activities and landings, delight onboard Ocean Atlantic by raising your glass to the experience of a lifetime! 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
From: USD 6,450