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South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula | Ocean Victory

10 Days
Save Up To 20 % off!

WAS From AUD 13,090   Now From AUD 10,472

STYLE: Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACABSIP

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

SHIP: Ocean Victory

DestinationDestination

Antarctic Peninsula

DestinationDeparture Date

22/01/2023, 18/02/2023, 19/11/2023, 28/11/2023, 26/12/2023, 04/01/2024, 09/02/2024, 28/02/2024

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OVERVIEW

 

LAST MINUTE SALE - 20% OFF ALL 22/23 DEPARTURES*

 

Experience a classic 10-day voyage to the Great White Continent. This classic Antarctic voyage is highlighted by your incredible vessel, The Ocean Victory. Launching in November 2021, the Ocean Victory is the latest in polar expedition vessels creating an entirely new expedition experience. Within 10 days you will experience incredible wildlife, stunning mountain vistas and gigantic icebergs, all complimented with an incredible degree of unique wildlife. 

** PLEASE NOTE: A fuel surcharge of USD$42 per person per day will be applied to the 22/23 season - on top of cabin pricing below **

*22/23 season: Last minute 20% discount applies to cabin price only, it does NOT apply to the extra fuel surcharge. Valid until departure or sold out.
*23/24 season: save up to 20% discount valid for sale until 28Feb23 on selected cabin categories on selected departures. 

*Not combinable with any other promotion. Offers apply to new bookings only. Cabins are subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Further conditions apply, please contact us for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Contact us for more information.

*prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change based on availability, currency exchange and other factors. Please contact us for live availability and prices. 

ITINERARY

Embarkation in Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship, Ocean Victory.

Crossing the Drake - Day 2 & 3

Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for rollicking conditions and strong westerly winds, called the Roaring Fifties. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Victory, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement, and you will complete the crossing twice!

In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, we will catch our first sight of seals and penguins! The area is also well-know for its abundance of birds

South Shetland Islands - Day 4 & 5

Over the next two days, we will begin the exciting Antarctic experience our ancestors only dreamed of. During these days we will explore the sub Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way.

Weather permitting, our projected landfalls include: King George Island; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson's storm petrels and chinstrap penguins.

The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.

Antarctic Peninsula - Day 6 & 7

As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals.

Wildlife abounds along our projected route along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel's orcas and much more.
The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.
Please note that all the outings and landings rely on weather, sea and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the areas, as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all our passengers and staff.

Depart Antarctica, At Sea - Day 8 & 9

We depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina. En-route, we will cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America.

During our time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board which will provide the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow travelers equally passionate for discovering the world, enjoy the lectures by our expedition on board, visit our shop or relax at leisure on our ship’s facilities, designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing time.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia

This morning you will arrive back in Ushuaia for the conclusion of your journey. Take this time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and newfound friends. Reflect on the incredible memories you have made together, and gather inspiration for the next adventure to come.

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Ocean Victory

Ocean Victory

The latest in Albatros Expeditions fleet, the new luxury Ocean Victory is one of the most modern ships operating in the Antarctic region. With a total of 93 cabins, most with ocean views to provide an incredible visual experience when sailing through some of the most pristine environments in the world. The Ocean Victory is built with unique technologies and sturdy construction; the 'X-bow' provides high stability in rough weather conditions and some of the smoothest movement on high waves. 

Similar to other vessels in its class, the Ocean Victory was built in mind with a strong focus on sustainability, in an attempt to preserve the unique environments through which it sails. A low-energy vessel, the Victory has 4 diesel engines and 2 electro engines, all controlled electronically to optimize speed as well as minimise fuel consumption. Holding just 189 passengers this vessel proposes an intricate focus is a unique blend of comfort and sustainability. 

Ice Class: Length: 104m / 341ft
Breadth: 18m / 59ftMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 16 Knots
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
146-200

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional Activities vary for each itinerary. Limited spaces available. Contact your Destination Specialist for pricing & availability.

Kayaking

Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group.

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Photography

For photography enthusiasts of any skill level. You will receive expert advice on taking and producing amazing photos of Antarctica.

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Departing Ending Duration From Price
22 Jan 2023 31 Jan 2023 10 AUD 16,116
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Porthole Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Porthole Triple SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E - French Balcony Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT D - Stateroom Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 16,116
CAT B2 - Balcony Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT B1 - Balcony Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT A - Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 24,504
CAT PS – Premium Suite SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
18 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 10 AUD 13,112
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G Single SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Triple Stateroom SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E - French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 13,112
CAT D - Albatros State Stateroom SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 14,152
CAT B2 - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 15,672
CAT B1 - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 19,432
CAT A - Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 21,912
Polar Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 26,232
19 Nov 2023 28 Nov 2023 10 AUD 17,590
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT F - Triple Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 17,590
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 16,482
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 18,777
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 24,812
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 28,297
28 Nov 2023 07 Dec 2023 10 AUD 13,090
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole AUD 22,490
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 13,090
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 19,390
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole AUD 17,090
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 15,752
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 17,992
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 23,592
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFAUD 26,872
26 Dec 2023 04 Jan 2024 10 AUD 14,990
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole AUD 23,890
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 14,990
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 19,490
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole AUD 18,590
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 18,097
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 20,307
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 27,192
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 25,577
04 Jan 2024 13 Jan 2024 10 AUD 15,990
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole AUD 25,690
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 15,990
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 20,390
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole AUD 19,490
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,202
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 21,922
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 29,487
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 33,227
09 Feb 2024 18 Feb 2024 10 AUD 15,990
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole AUD 25,690
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 15,990
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 20,390
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole AUD 19,490
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,202
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 21,922
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 29,487
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 33,227
28 Feb 2024 08 Mar 2024 10 AUD 13,890
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Porthole AUD 23,090
CAT F - Triple Porthole AUD 13,890
CAT E - French Balcony Suite AUD 18,590
CAT D - Albatros Stateroom Porthole AUD 17,790
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 17,332
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 19,627
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 26,512
CAT PS – Premium Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFAUD 31,017

Important Info

  • Cabin accommodation on board ship 
    All meals whilst on board
    All scheduled landings and excursions 
    Complimentary use of rubber boots for duration of voyage
    All taxes and port fees
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition team

    Exclusions 

    International flights
    Optional activities not mentioned as included
    Travel and medical insurance
    Personal expenses 
    Beverages (other than tea and coffee) 
    Gratuities for the staff and crew

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions 

    ** PLEASE NOTE: A fuel surcharge of USD$42 per person per day will be applied to the following departures - 19 Nov 2022, 28 Nov 2022, & 7 Dec 2022 **

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability