Ocean Victory and Ocean Albatros united in Antarctica

Albatros Expeditions' sister ships together for the first time

Polar expedition specialist, Albatros Expeditions, achieved a historic milestone with both of its cutting-edge vessels, Ocean Victory and the Ocean Albatros, meeting for the first time at 65.067°S 64.027°W in the fabeld Lemaire Channel in Antarctica on the morning of 11 December.

This momentous occasion was long-awaited, as this is the first Antarctic season in the company’s history with two state-of-the-art vessels operating simultaneously. Passengers aboard Ocean Victory and Ocean Albatros had the unique opportunity to admire their vessel’s sister ship before continuing their journey through the Antarctic Peninsula.

Both ships, launched in 2021 and 2023 respectively, are exemplars of modern expedition vessels, equipped with advanced technology and design that set new standards in expedition travel.

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Hans Lagerweij, CEO of Albatros Expeditions, expressed his excitement about this significant achievement, stating, “It is an absolute pleasure to witness the two vessels coming together against the stunning backdrop of the Lemaire Channel. After much anticipation, excitement, and years of hard work, our office and offshore teams were delighted to see the sisters unite for the first time. We hope our guests onboard enjoyed the view and will have an amazing journey sailing ahead.”

Ocean Victory and the Ocean Albatros are at the forefront of expedition travel, boasting a 1A Ice Class, zero-speed stabilisers, dynamic positioning, and multiple zodiac loading locations. These features ensure the vessels can navigate through challenging icy waters, providing passengers with unparalleled access to remote and pristine locations.

The vessels offer the perfect blend of exploration and indulgence, with features including the X-Bow for stability, speciality restaurants, jacuzzis, a spa, and gym facilities.

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