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Ocean Albatros

Luxury ship with excellent stability

Ocean Albatros is a new state-of-the-art ship, designed for expedition cruising. On board, you will sense the exciting expedition atmosphere and at same time enjoy the extra comfort that one might look for whilst on a voyage in the polar regions.

Ocean Albatros has many facilities that add that little extra to the experience. In between landings and excursions, you can warm up in the panoramic sauna or hop in one of the jacuzzies on the pool deck. Those looking for a culinary experience will not be disappointed in the two onboard restaurants. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style. In the evenings you have a choice between A la Carte dining in the main restaurant, or grilled dishes, served in the specialty restaurant on deck 8.

The outside decks provide great opportunities for wildlife watching, with glass railings offering almost completely unobstructed views. When there is something special in sight, the hydraulic platforms on deck 5 can be opened. These allow for near water-level viewing, bringing you as close to nature as possible while being on the ship.

A less visible, yet very important element of comfort, is the stability of the Ocean Albatros. Due to her sturdy construction, ice class 1A rating and special X-bow design, Ocean Albatros allows for smooth sailing even in rough seas and areas with sea ice. Additionally, its’ 50% lower carbon footprint than traditional expedition ships, makes Ocean Albatros one of the most environmentally friendly vessels sailing in the polar regions today.

Waterproof Expeditions’ Anu (Sales & Reservations) has travelled on board Ocean Albatros in Svalbard an had the opportunity to join an extensive voyage to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. She knows the ship inside and out, and is happy to share her experiences with you.

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Why we love Ocean Albatros

  • Panoramic sauna
  • Hydraulic observation platforms
  • Very stable
  • Adventurous atmosphere
  • Zodiac platforms for smooth boarding

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Accommodation

All cabin types on board Ocean Albatros feature a safety box, television, refrigerator, several 230W power and USB outlets. In the bathroom you’ll find  bathrobes, slippers, toiletries (body wash, lotion, shampoo) and a hairdryer for your convenience.

Family Suite

The largest accommodation on board Ocean Albatros is the Family Suite, called the ‘Brynhilde Suite’. The ...

Family Suite

The largest accommodation on board Ocean Albatros is the Family Suite, called the ‘Brynhilde Suite’. The suite consists of two interconnecting French Balcony Suites, offering room for up to 5 people. It features two double beds and an extra sofa bed.

Premium Suite

The Premium Suite, named Freydis Suite on board Ocean Albatros, is located on deck 4. It has a seperate living room w...

Premium Suite

The Premium Suite, named Freydis Suite on board Ocean Albatros, is located on deck 4. It has a seperate living room with an extra sofa bed, a large balcony and a spacious bathroom. These suites can accommodate up to 3 people.

Category A Junior Suite

The Junior Suites can accommodate up to 3 people and have double or twin beds, an extra sofa bed in the living room, ...

Category A Junior Suite

The Junior Suites can accommodate up to 3 people and have double or twin beds, an extra sofa bed in the living room, a spacious bathroom and a private balcony.

The Junior Suites are located high up on deck 7 and offer an amazing view from their balcony.

Category B Balcony Suite

The spacious Balcony Suites are located on deck 4 and 6. They feature double or twin beds, a seating area, bathroom a...

Category B Balcony Suite

The spacious Balcony Suites are located on deck 4 and 6. They feature double or twin beds, a seating area, bathroom and a large private balcony. The balcony suites can host 2 people.

Category C Balcony Cabin

These Balcony Cabins are located on decks 4 and 6. All have a private balcony, a double bed or twin beds and a bathro...

Category C Balcony Cabin

These Balcony Cabins are located on decks 4 and 6. All have a private balcony, a double bed or twin beds and a bathroom. Some cabins also feature a sofa that can be used as an extra bed.

Several Balcony cabins have interconnecting doors.

Category D Porthole Cabin

The standard Porthole Cabins on board Ocean Albatros are conveniently located on deck 3 and 4, close to the mudroom a...

Category D Porthole Cabin

The standard Porthole Cabins on board Ocean Albatros are conveniently located on deck 3 and 4, close to the mudroom and zodiac platforms. The staterooms are perfect for active explorers who wish a comfortable base during their expeditions. The Porthole Cabins have a double bed or twin beds and  a bathroom.

Category E French Balcony Cabin

The French Balcony Cabins are standard room with the addition of a French balcony. They feature a double bed or twin ...

Category E French Balcony Cabin

The French Balcony Cabins are standard room with the addition of a French balcony. They feature a double bed or twin beds, floor-to-ceiling windows and a bathroom. All French Balcony Cabins are located on Deck 7.

Category F Triple Cabin

The Triple staterooms, featuring porthole windows, are located on Deck 3. They’re close to the mudroom and zodi...

Category F Triple Cabin

The Triple staterooms, featuring porthole windows, are located on Deck 3. They’re close to the mudroom and zodiac boarding platforms. Triple staterooms are normally set up with twin beds, however a double bed can be accommodated.

Category G Single Cabin

The single cabins are available without  a single supplement. These are located on deck 3 which is a convenient loca...

Category G Single Cabin

The single cabins are available without  a single supplement. These are located on deck 3 which is a convenient location close to the mudroom and quick access to the zodiacs. All single cabins have portholes and a private bathroom.

Facilities

Restaurants

Breakfast and lunch are offered buffet style in both of the restaurants on Deck 5 Jens Munk Restaurant and and Deck 8...

Restaurants

Breakfast and lunch are offered buffet style in both of the restaurants on Deck 5 Jens Munk Restaurant and and Deck 8 Fridtjof Nansen Restaurant. In the evening dinner is served by a la carte menu on both of the restaurants, but with a special menu in Fridtjof Nansen Restaurant, that can be booked separately from the reception.

Lecture hall

The Vitus Bering Lecture Hall invites you to enjoy different on board activities that are offered as part of the expe...

Lecture hall

The Vitus Bering Lecture Hall invites you to enjoy different on board activities that are offered as part of the expedition program. These activities may include for example briefings, presentations, films, photography workshops and daily recaps.

Lounge & Bar

There are two Lounge & Bar areas, The Roald Amundsen Lounge Bar on Deck 5 and Knud Rasmussen Observation Lounge o...

Lounge & Bar

There are two Lounge & Bar areas, The Roald Amundsen Lounge Bar on Deck 5 and Knud Rasmussen Observation Lounge on Deck 8. In both you can enjoy complimentary coffee or tea, or purchase a tasty beverage from the bar.

The observation lounge on the 8th Deck offers panoramic views and plenty of seating area. The railings outside are made of glass, and therefore you can enjoy nearly completely unobstructed view.

Mud Room

The mudroom is the gateway in and out from the ship to zodiacs for majority of the outings. Each cabin has their numb...

Mud Room

The mudroom is the gateway in and out from the ship to zodiacs for majority of the outings. Each cabin has their numbered locker in which you can keep your life vest, boots, expedition jacket, and other outerwear and equipment that you don’t otherwise need on board the ship.

There are benches that you can use to put on your boots or stay seated whilst waiting for boarding on the zodiacs.

Pool Deck & BBQ Deck

The pool deck is an excellent place to spend time if the sun is out or otherwise admire the views. You can also dip i...

Pool Deck & BBQ Deck

The pool deck is an excellent place to spend time if the sun is out or otherwise admire the views. You can also dip in one of the two jacuzzis and enjoy the combination of hot water and cold air on your skin.

Weather permitted, normally during your expedition you get to enjoy the ultimate outdoor dining experience on the BBQ deck. There is plenty of seating areas around for you to enjoy your meal outside.

Spa, Gym & Sauna

On Deck 7 you can you can use the gym facilities, or if you prefer to sweat in the sauna, whilst enjoying the landsca...

Spa, Gym & Sauna

On Deck 7 you can you can use the gym facilities, or if you prefer to sweat in the sauna, whilst enjoying the landscape outside from floor to ceiling windows. You can also make a reservation for the Polar Spa, and pamper yourself for example with destination inspired massage or facial treatment.

Activities

For the adventurous explorers, Ocean Albatros offers some exciting off-ship activities, allowing you to fully immerse yourself into your destination. Depending on your departure, you might be able to add the following optional activities to your polar expedition:

  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking

Zodiac excursions and shore landings are always included on expedition cruises with Ocean Albatros.

Dates & rates

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