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Congratulations on booking your expedition to Antarctica!

Information for passengers travelling on board the Ocean Victory & Ocean Albatros.

We are thrilled you will be travelling on this incredible adventure to the White Continent. Here you will find additional details that we require from you, information to help you plan for your trip as well as some ideas on other destinations you might like to visit in South America either before or after your Antarctica cruise. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.





Arrival Ushuaia & Disembarkation from Ushuaia
For passengers arriving into Ushuaia, Day One of your itinerary is embarkation day so we recommend booking your flights in the day before. Please contact your agent to discuss flight options, accommodation and touring in your arrival city. On the day of disembarkation we highly recommend that you book your flights to depart after 12 noon. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.

Pre-cruise Package in Ushuaia
A pre-departure briefing will be held at our joining hotel in Ushuaia the evening prior to embarkation at our joining hotel. We highly recommend you book our 1 or 2 night pre-cruise package for convenience. Please CLICK HERE for more information and inclusions. For pricing please contact your booking agent.

Fuel Surcharges
Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.

International Flights to meet your cruise
International flights to join your Antarctica cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements. Please see below for some suggestions on pre and post cruise itinerary options in South America.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.

Terms and Conditions
By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click HERE to view.





International Maritime Regulations require that all passenger information is collected and a manifest is kept for each expedition. To fulfill these obligations, certain information is required from you. Below are some links to various forms, please fill these out in a timely manner and send them back to us NO LATER THAN 100 days prior to departure (or as the form states). Some forms can be submitted directly online. 

Please ask your booking agent if you have any questions.

Participant Declaration and Booking Form
Health Declaration
Disabled Guest Participation
Mental or Physical Impairment Form
- Activities: Snowshoe Waiver / Kayak Waiver

For more information please refer to the Antarctica Pre-Departure Guide.




All passengers receive an Albatros Expeditions Expedition Parka to keep. The ship loans waterproof boots for landings for the duration of your polar adventure. Before your trip, you will receive a “Pre-departure guide - Important information” document that contains a checklist of must have items on board. 





The following activities are available on selected voyages. Please see below for more information. Contact your booking agents to check availability and pricing:

- Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you will glide between ice flows, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife. Previous kayaking experience is required. Limited availability. Price dependent on your voyage, please contact your booking agent for price and availability. See below for more information.

- Snowshoeing is a unique way to explore Antarctica. Snowshoeing makes walking up gentle slopes a breeze, allowing you to explore places others struggle to reach in boots alone. Please see below for more information. Please contact your booking agent with any queries and to check availability.

- Photography Workshop Avid photographers can join the expedition team and resident photographers for extended shore excursions, aimed at preserving the spirit of Antarctica. Three workshops, approximately 1.5 hours each, are included. Speak with your travel agent for further details. Ideal for advance beginners to experts. Available on select departures. Price dependent on your voyage, please contact your booking agent for price and availability. See below for more information.





We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Antarctica, as well as some excellent itinerary ideas to explore South America pre or post your cruise.


Optional Activity

Paddle through the majesty of the icebergs with your guide and live the experience of seeing varied birds, seals and whales in their natural habitat.  

Optional Activity

Head off the beaten track to walk atop fresh snow and visit places that are inaccessible by foot with our showshoeing excursions available on this voyage.

Optional Activity

Experience the sights and sounds of being in the elements at night. Witness dramatic light changes and the clamor of scurrying penguins on a true outdoor adventure.

About the
Ocean Victory

The latest ship in the Albatros Expeditions fleet, the new luxury Ocean Victory is one of the most modern ships operating in the Antarctic region.

About the
Ocean Atlantic

The Ocean Atlantic is the perfect  ship for expedition cruising. Learn more about newly renovated ship on which you will be exploring Antarctic waters. 

About the
Ocean Albatros

The Ocean 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.

Travellers Guide

Check out our Antarctica Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Antarctica adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.

Travellers Guide
Latin America

Useful traveller information about each country in Latin America, from the climate, visa requirements, local currency and everything in between.

Beyond Antarctica
South America Add-ons

There are many incredible places to explore in South America. Let us inspire you with our top itineraries to add pre or post your Antarctic cruise.

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