Why we like the Ocean Albatros

  • 70% of the staterooms have private balconies. All cabins are exterior, enabling you to enjoy the spectacular Antarctic views
  • Two jacuzzis and an onboard sauna allow you to warm up in style after a chilly day out exploring on foot and by Zodiac
  • Safe navigation of challenging polar waters - top ice class 1A/PC6 rating 
  • Advanced "clean ship" engines with significantly lower emissions than traditional expedition vessels
  • X-Bow® Infinity technology and zero speed stabilisers on a purpose-built expedition ship improves your comfort in rough waters
  • Optional activities include kayaking, snowshoeing and camping for active travellers
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Cassia says

I sailed on Ocean Albatros's sister ship in December 2022 and loved the unique experience of soaking up the jaw-dropping Antarctic views from the comfort of the on deck jacuzzis.

Cassia Jackson Polar Specialist

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What our customers think of Ocean Albatros

Excellent ship. Very comfortable and stable. Spacious cabins, dining and lounge areas, very well appointed. This is my third voyage on this ship. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Farhad Vatcha - USA

It was a great experience on an amazing ship. Food, staff, everything just perfect. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Edgar Funke - Switzerland

Great ship, set up well. Cabin was great with balcony. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

James Bachrach - USA

Excellent ship and great hotel service. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Ziming Hua - USA

Great ship and great crew. The expedition team were a very friendly and knowledgeable group! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Kang (Teresa) Ge - Canada

The ship allows enhanced access to Antarctica that a larger cruise ship could not provide. The Ocean Albatros was just the right size to allow interaction with other travelers. I didn't imagine meeting as many great people as I did. Once again it was a life experience. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2023

Keith Lorin Harris - USA

The expedition team gets a 10. They were constantly helpful and knowledgeable about everything around us. Constantly teaching. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2023

Keith Lorin Harris - USA

The boat was very nice. Just the right size for what we were doing. My single cabin was good for me. Not super big but still comfortable. The food was typically good. The dinners were probably the best meal of the day. I'm sure I put on a few pounds. I really liked the boat. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2023

Bob Burgos - USA

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Cabin categories

Cabin categories for Ocean Albatros, Antarctic vessel

All of the 94 comfortable cabins have an ocean view; 70% with their own private balcony. Most rooms can be configured as either two single beds or conjoined to form a double (European king). There is a choice of dining options, a wellness area, a sauna, an open deck dining facility and a spacious presentation lounge onboard.

*Please note cabin sizes below INCLUDE the balcony area.

Family Suite (Brynhilde Suite)

  • Located on Deck 7
  • Approximately 52m² (559ft²)
  • Two double bedrooms - interconnecting French Balcony Suites
  • Separate living area with sofa bed, table and chair
  • Two spacious bathrooms

Premium Suite (Freydis Suite)

  • Located on Deck 4
  • Approximately 45m² (484ft²)
  • Private balcony
  • Double bed or two single beds
  • Separate living area with sofa bed, table and chair
  • Spacious bathroom

Category A - Junior Suite

  • Located on Deck 7
  • Approximately 42m² (452ft²)
  • Private balcony
  • Double bed or two single beds
  • Option to convert to a triple capacity
  • Sofa bed, table and chair
  • Spacious bathroom 

Category B - Balcony Suite

  • Located on Deck 4 & Deck 6
  • Approximately 28m² - 35m² (301ft² - 377ft²)
  • Private balcony
  • Double bed or two single beds
  • Seating area
  • Ensuite
  • Cabins 428 and 429 are accessible cabins, with wet room style bathrooms, with no shower tray, a fold down seat and a shower curtain rather than glass. These cabins also have automatic open and close doors to the public corridor and also ramps can be provided to smooth access across the lip of the balcony door.

Category C - Balcony Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 4 & Deck 6
  • Approximately 24m² (258ft²)
  • Private balcony
  • Double bed or two single beds
  • Seating area with sofa bed (which can be used for a child)
  • Ensuite
  • Option to book two cabins with connecting doors if travelling as a group

Category D - Porthole Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 3 & Deck 4
  • Approximately 22m² (237ft²)
  • Porthole windows
  • Double bed or two single beds
  • Seating area 
  • Ensuite 
  • Convenient location for passengers with limited mobility
  • Please note: although on the same deck as the mudroom, the cabins on Deck 3 cannot directly access to the mudrooms due to the presence of crew-only areas in between. Therefore you will need to walk up one flight of stairs onto Deck 4 and onto down to the stern where there are stairs directly down into the mudroom.

Category E - French Balcony Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 7
  • Approximately 16m² (172ft²)
  • French balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite 

Category F - Triple Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 3
  • Approximately 22m² (237ft²)
  • Porthole windows
  • Two single beds & one sofa bed
  • Seating area
  • Ensuite
  • Please note: although on the same deck as the mudroom, the cabins on Deck 3 cannot directly access to the mudrooms due to the presence of crew-only areas in between. Therefore you will need to walk up one flight of stairs onto Deck 4 and onto down to the stern where there are stairs directly down into the mudroom.

Category G - Single Stateroom

  • Located on Deck 3
  • Approximately 18m² (194ft²)
  • Porthole window
  • Single bed  - Cabins: 301 + 302 have a double bed (approx. 15m²). All other Category G cabins have one single bed (10-15m²)
  • Seating area
  • Ensuite
  • Please note: although on the same deck as the mudroom, the cabins on Deck 3 cannot directly access to the mudrooms due to the presence of crew-only areas in between. Therefore you will need to walk up one flight of stairs onto Deck 4 and onto down to the stern where there are stairs directly down into the mudroom.

Deckplan

Onboard Communication & Facilities

Where accessible, internet access is available for an extra charge; keep in mind, we will be cruising in a very remote region of the world. 

The official language onboard is English. If you form part of a large group and require communication in your own language, please let us know and we may be able to make special arrangements to accommodate your needs; the expedition team and crew are often a wonderful mix of nationalities.

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