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Ocean Victory, South Shetland Is & Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

9 Night Cruise Only


Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
10 Dec 2021 Ushuaia, Argentina
11 Dec 2021 Drake Passage
12 Dec 2021 Drake Passage
13 Dec 2021 King George Island, South Shetland Islands
13 Dec 2021 Deception Island, Antarctica
14 Dec 2021 Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands
15 Dec 2021 Cuverville Island, Antarctica
16 Dec 2021 Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island
16 Dec 2021 Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
17 Dec 2021 Drake Passage
18 Dec 2021 Cape Horn (Cruising)
18 Dec 2021 Beagle Channel Chile
19 Dec 2021 Ushuaia, Argentina
9 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Ocean Victory.

Day 1 Arrival 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 Atlantic.

Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

Day 2-3 At Sea - Cross Drake Passage
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.

DAY 4-5 South Shetland Islands
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.

DAY 6-7 Antarctic Peninsula
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.

For this reason, during moments of harsh weather and throughout the entire trip, Ocean Atlantic has excellent public areas such as wellness/sauna, restaurant, bar and a library for our passengers to spend their spare time. Our ship is staffed by experts in the field who will also share great lectures along the way, ranging from exploration history to biology, geology, ice and wildlife.

DAY 8-9 Depart Antarctica - At Sea
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.

DAY 10 Back to Ushuaia and disembarkation
This morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia for the conclusion of our tour, where you can continue your adventures or begin your return home.

Albatros Expeditions is honored to announce the acquisition of its new luxury infinity vessel, Ocean Victory, which will join our fleet from November 2021, being established as one of the most modern small ship vessels in the market.

This stylish cruise ship, ideally suited for our business model of small ship expeditions, will be deployed and dedicated to varied Antarctic region voyages, with sales launching from November 2021.

With a total of 93 comfortable cabins for our guests, all with a view of the ocean, (and 90% with their own balcony), several restaurants, a wellness area, an Albatros Nordic Bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge, and other amenities, the vessel will also be environmentally-friendly onboard, with an implementation of the Green Initiative Program, ensuring both absolute comfort and sustainability for our guests.

With the highest Polar code 6 and Ice class 1A, Ocean Victory is the ideal vessel for small-ship cruising due to her sturdy construction and X-Bow®-Infinity class, which provides high stability in rough weather and allows for the smoothest movements on high waves, and a Solas 2012 classification which facilitates a safe return to port.

The vessel is part of a brand new generation of low-energy vessels, with 4 diesel engines and 2 electro engines, all controlled electronically to optimize speed and fuel consumption.


Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: 2020
  • Length: 104.4 m
  • Beam: 18.4 m
  • Draft: 5.1 m
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 189
Ship Facilities
  • Medical Clinic
  • Mudroom
  • Swimming Pool
  • BBQ Deck
  • Activity Platform
  • Ocean Boutique
  • Knud Rasmussen Library
  • Shackleton Lecture Room
  • Beagle Restaurant
  • Hydraulic Observation Platform
  • Observation Lounge
  • Bird's Eye Viewing Platform
  • Nordic Lounge
  • Antarctic Panorama Specialty Restaurant
  • Polar Spa & Gym
  • Jacuzzies and Pool Bar
As part of the Albatros group, our company has amassed decades of know-how in the travel industry around the world, with an emphasis on our home turf, the Nordic countries.

Albatros Expeditions has been intricately conceived on the foundation of this experience, the expertise of our staff, the distinct superiority of small ship cruises, and of our greatest advantage: The familiarity and proximity to our native environment, the Nordic regions.

To continue bringing high measures of quality in each voyage, our team is often tracing routes on the map to bring forth new exciting expeditions for our guests. Before the voyages are approved, we have established a demanding set of conditions to ensure Nordic standards of service, safe and transformational experiences in every outing, distinguished lectures and programs, to both educate and entertain our guests. We are also proud to offer an exclusive menu aboard our ship, which has been highly rated in all surveys this past winter.

Amundsen Deck

Bering Deck

Birds Eye View Deck

Gerlach Deck

James Cook Deck

Steller Deck

Zheng He Deck

PS - Premium Suite
Premium suite 45 m2 – PS
The largest of all the cabins on board the Ocean Victory is the Premium Suite. This 2-bedroom suite features a double bed (or twin beds), a sofa bed, table and chair, a balcony and spacious bathroom with bathtub. Located on deck. 4.

A - Junior Suite
Junior suite 42 m2
The 4 junior suites aboard Ocean Victory have a great view from their location high up on the ship on deck 7.
The suites feature a double bed or twin beds, sofa bed, seating area, a spacious bathroom with bathtub and private balcony. The cabin can accommodate up to 3 people. Located on the Amundsen deck 7.

B1 - Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite 35 m2
Ocean Victory has 2 Balcony Suites on board located on the Bering & James Cook deck respectively, located on deck 4. The suites feature double or twin beds and a seating area, bathroom with bath and private balcony. The balcony suites can host 2 people.

B2 - Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite 28 m2
Ocean Victory has 4 Balcony Suites on board located on the Bering & James Cook deck respectively, located on deck 4 & 6. The suites feature double or twin beds and a seating area, bathroom with bath and private balcony. The balcony suites can host 2 people.

C - Balcony State Cabin
Balcony State Cabin 24 m2
The most abundant type of cabin on Ocean Victory, the Balcony State Cabins are located in decks 4 & 6. They have a private balcony, a double bed or two single beds, a bathroom with bathtub and a sofa that can be used as a bed for a child if traveling as a family. If you desire to book two cabins with connecting doors, this is also a possibility under this category.

D - Albatros State Cabin Porthole
Albatros State Cabin (Porthole) 22 m2
The standard cabin on Ocean Victory is close to the Mudroom and has quick access to the zodiac platforms for disembarkation during landings. This is very convenient if you have more limited mobility and would like a short distance to the zodiacs. The cabins are perfect for those who wish a comfortable base during their stay onboard Ocean Victory. The standard cabins all have a double bed or 2 single beds and bathroom with bathtub. The cabins are located on deck 3 except for 1 which is located on deck 4.

E - French Balcony Suite
French Balcony Suite
16 m2
The French Balcony Suite is a standard cabin with a french balcony, a double bed or two single beds, floor-to-ceiling windows and a bathroom. All French Balcony Suites are located on Deck 7.

F - Triple Cabin Porthole
Triple Cabin (Porthole) 22 m2
There are four Triple cabins on board Ocean Victory featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms.
Triple cabins are normally with twin beds however a double bed can be accomodated.

G - Single Cabin Porthole
Single Cabin (Porthole) 18 m2
Standard single cabin onboard, located on deck 3. This is a conveniently located cabin close to the Mudroom which facilitates access to the zodiacs during embarkation and disembarkation to begin your adventures on the zodiacs.
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