- Polar Spa where you will be pampered with some unique 'polar' treatments, such as the Midnight Sun and the Fire and Ice Massage.
- Panorama sauna and a total of 12 single cabins dedicated to solo arctic adventurers without a single-occupancy supplement.
- Onboard experts and a selection of lectures, screenings and activities to keep your brain interested and entertained throughout the voyage.
Taking you to the most isolated and pristine regions of the planet, and enabling you to explore remote shores and coastlines, the Ocean Albatros is a sleek 341-foot-long, ice-strengthened expedition cruise ship with luxury amenities, operating in both Antarctica and the Arctic. The vessel has nine decks; she was built in 2023 and accommodates up to 169 guests with a crew of 120.
There is a modern lecture lounge on board where you can learn about the history of this fascinating region. For your relaxation and fitness, you’ll find two hot tubs and an infinity swimming pool on the upper outside deck (deck 7), allowing spectacular views of the polar landscape. There is also a spa and wellness area, a gym, and a panorama sauna, offering the perfect way to unwind after a long day of exploring.
With two restaurants, the Albatros Nordic Bar, and an open deck dining facility onboard, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and socializing. Menus change daily and accommodate different tastes and dietary requirements, with a good variety of gourmet meat, fish and vegetarian options.
The Ocean Albatros ship features dedicated outdoor observation areas (including the fore-located Observation Deck with two Hydraulic Platforms and two Viewing Platforms), and a stern marina (watersports platform) for sea kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving programs. Four Zodiac Docks serve as boat launching platforms, allowing for easier a...
Staff & Crew120
Guide & Crew to Guest Ratios1:8 & 1:1.4
Guest to Space Ratio1:44
Number of Decks7
Number of Cabins94
Zodiacs & Loading Bays18 & 4
Ice ClassPC6 (1A)
Length342.5 ft (104.4 m)
Beam60.4 ft (18.4 m)
Draft16.7 ft (5.1 m)
Cruising Speed16 kn
About the Ocean Albatros
The Ocean Albatros ship features dedicated outdoor observation areas (including the fore-located Observation Deck with two Hydraulic Platforms and two Viewing Platforms), and a stern marina (watersports platform) for sea kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving programs. Four Zodiac Docks serve as boat launching platforms, allowing for easier and faster boarding.
Choose from 94 suites and staterooms within nine different categories. There are four categories of suites including the 560 sq ft. Family Suite featuring two interconnecting French Balcony Suites and accommodating up to 5 people on two double beds and a sofa bed. Alternatively, the 344 sq ft. Category B suites host 2 guests in either double or twin beds, complete with a seating area, bathroom, and a large balcony.
Suites have extra amenities, such as continental breakfast served on your balcony. Additionally, there are five categories of stateroom ranging from the 237 sq ft. Balcony Stateroom to the 150 sq ft. Standard single Stateroom. As the name suggests, the Balcony Stateroom has a balcony, a double bed or two single beds, a bathroom and a sofa that can be used as a bed for a child if traveling as a family.
Some of these staterooms have connecting doors for larger families or groups of friends. A total of 12 dedicated solo travel cabins are available without a single-supplement. All staterooms have private, full-size bathrooms with shower / WC, hairdryer, and premium bath amenities. Sixty percent of all cabins can be booked with triple occupancy, accommodating a third person on a pull-out couch/sofa bed.
Safety and Environmental-Friendly Features
MV Ocean Albatros is the ideal vessel for small-ship cruising thanks to her solid build and X-Bow design, which gives superior stability in adverse weather and allows for the smoothest motions on large waves while maintaining high speeds. The vessel is part of a new breed of low-energy vessels, powered by four diesel engines and two electric motors that are all electronically regulated to maximize speed and fuel efficiency. Implementing the Green Initiative Program, Ocean Albatros is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly expedition ships, with a carbon footprint that is more than fifty percent lower than that of a regular expedition ship.
The itineraries include landings and excursions aboard the ship’s fleet of 18 inflatable, motorized rubber Zodiac boats. Their versatility enables you to make landfall on remote shores, cruise along awe-inspiring coastlines and share breathtakingly close encounters with whales, seals, penguins, seabirds and more. You will come within an arm’s reach of icebergs and set foot on land discovered by pioneering explorers just over a century ago.