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South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula | Ocean Albatros

10 Days
Save Up To 20%

WAS From USD 7,590   Now From USD 6,072

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACABPS

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

SHIP: Ocean Albatros

DestinationDestination

Antarctic Peninsula

DestinationDeparture Date

30/10/2023, 05/12/2023, 14/12/2023, 31/01/2024, 09/02/2024

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OVERVIEW

SAVE UP TO 20% ON SELECTED 23/24 DEPARTURES* 

Experience a classic 10-day voyage to the Great White Continent. This classic Antarctic voyage is highlighted by your incredible vessel, The Ocean Albatros. Launching in November 2022, the Ocean Albatros 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. 
*23/24 season: save up to 20% discount valid for sale until 28Feb2023 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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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Undertake this voyage on board the Ocean Albatros one of the latest polar expedition vessels. Featuring unique X-Bow technology and spacious suites this vessel offers an extremely comfortable expedition experience. 

  • Experience a truly incredible array of wildlife including fur and Weddell seals, humpback whales and a wider array of curious penguin species.

  • This itinerary is easily combined with a tailored journey through South America, allowing you to add a unique blend of vibrant cultures, rich history and incredible cities to this unique polar expedition. 

Ocean Albatros

Ocean Albatros

Deploying in November 2022 the Ocean Albatros will feature the latest in X-Bow hull technology. With a total of 95 comfortable staterooms and suites, all with unobstructed views, the Ocean Albatros will be one of the most popular expedition vessels in polar waters. Featuring two restaurants, a wellness area, Nordic bar, an open deck dining facility, modern lecture lounge and a number of other state-of-the-art amenities, the Albatros will provide the ultimate expedition experience. Boasting 50% less emissions than traditional polar vessels, the Albatros provides peace of mind in regard to comfort and sustainability for our guests.  The Albatros will also come with a unique panorama sauna and a total of 12 dedicated solo travel cabins without single supplement.

Ice Class: Length: 104.4m
Breadth: 18.4m Max
Draft: Cruising
Speed:
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
189

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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
30 Oct 2023 08 Nov 2023 10 USD 7,590
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole USD 12,190
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole USD 7,590
CAT E - French Balcony Suite USD 10,690
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom USD 10,290
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 9,192
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 10,552
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 14,232
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 16,072
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 20% OFFUSD 18,392
05 Dec 2023 14 Dec 2023 10 USD 8,590
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole USD 13,790
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole USD 8,590
CAT E - French Balcony Suite USD 11,490
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom USD 10,890
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 10,787
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 12,232
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 16,652
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 19,117
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 19,542
14 Dec 2023 23 Dec 2023 10 USD 8,790
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole USD 13,990
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole USD 8,790
CAT E - French Balcony Suite USD 11,690
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom USD 11,090
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 11,042
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 12,487
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 16,907
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 19,372
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 21,412
31 Jan 2024 09 Feb 2024 10 USD 9,390
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole USD 15,890
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole USD 9,390
CAT E - French Balcony Suite USD 13,390
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom USD 12,290
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 12,317
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 13,507
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 19,117
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 21,497
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 23,792
09 Feb 2024 18 Feb 2024 10 USD 9,390
Cabin Type From Price
CAT G - Single Stateroom Porthole USD 15,890
CAT F - Triple Stateroom Porthole USD 9,390
CAT E - French Balcony Suite USD 13,390
CAT D - Porthole Stateroom USD 12,290
CAT C - Balcony Stateroom SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 12,317
CAT B - Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 13,507
CAT A - Balcony Junior Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 19,117
CAT FS - Freydis Premium Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 21,497
CAT BS – Brynhilde 2BR French Balcony Suite SAVE UP TO 15% OFFUSD 23,792

Important Info

  • Cabin accommodation on board vessel
    All meals whilst on board
    All scheduled landings and excursions
    Complimentary use of rubber boots during course of voyage 
    All luggage handling on board ship 
    All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
    Group arrival transfer in Ushuaia rom airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
    Group transfer hotel to ship on embarkation day 
    Group transfer Ship to local airport/luggage facility on disembarkation day

    EXCLUSIONS 

    International flights
    Passport and Visa fees (if applicable) 
    Excess baggage fees on international flights
    Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac landings and excursions 
    Laundry, bar, spa services and other personal charges, unless specified
    Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
    Any additional overnight accommodation 
    Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated

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

  • Please note this itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. 

  • Departure dates, seasonality and availability.