Vessel Type: Ice-class small expedition cruise ship
Length: 140 meters
Passenger Capacity: 198
Built / rebuilt / renovated: 1985 / 2010 / 2016
Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic waters! Newly renovated in 2016 and with an international ice class rating of 1B, she is one of the strongest ships operating in Antarctica. Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any Antarctica traveler.
Ocean Atlantic is newly renovated (2016) with elegant common areas and accommodation for 198 passengers.
The ship was built in 1985 and underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length of 140m she has ample space on the multiple decks for several lecture halls, a relaxed restaurant serving 4-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars and observation platforms – and even a pool.
All common areas on the Erickson Deck feature large panel windows, enabling passengers to quickly spot passing whales and photographic sights from the comfort of indoor lounges.
All private cabins are stylish appointed and feature individual bathroom facilities, phone for internal calls, individual temperature controls and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the vessels’ accommodation ranges in size from 11 - 35 m2 and are designed with either portholes or windows.
Daily shore landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and other Antarctic wonders are made possible by her fleet of 20 Zodiacs.
Restaurant & Bar
The bright, spacious restaurant prepares 4-star international cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your tour price. All meals are served in the restaurant where you can enjoy the spectacular views. You have free seating at all meals. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, while dinner is a la carte. Meals, including daily snacks, are prepared by a professional chef. Coffee, tea and water are free during the entire cruise; other drinks can be purchased in the restaurant and at the bar. In the event you are not onboard at lunch time we will prepare a lunch bag for you in the morning, which you can take ashore. In the afternoon, we offer tea and coffee in the lounge. We also offer a midnight snack between 22:00 h and 24:00 h.
The professionally staffed bar offers a selection of soft drinks, juices, wines, liquors, spirits and beer that can be charged to your shipboard account.
Observation Deck / Pool
Enjoy the time on our observation deck while relaxing in a deckchair, take a swim in the pool or soak in the jaccuzi.
Library: Our board library offers a wide range of multilingual books ranging from fiction to travel literature. Curl up with a book, watch a DVD and broaden your understanding of the region's history, flora, fauna, climate, scientific contributions and more.
Entertainment: During all Albatros Expedition cruises, the focus is placed on exploration and education. From the ship's well-equipped, onboard lecture theatres, the expedition team will host a series of presentations and workshops on various topics.
Shore Excursions & Landings: The expedition team will organize a series of Zodiac excursions and shore landing activities to bring you closer in touch with your natural surroundings.
Gym & Wellness
Gym facilities and a sauna are available onboard the ship.
Large windows, comfortable seating and even binoculars create the ideal lookout to enjoy the ever-changing landscapes.
Optional Extension: Buenos Aires - Wine Tasting, Tango & The Pampas (4 days)
Extend your expedition cruise with this exciting pre- or post-tour option to further experience South America. DAY 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. City tour in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Known for its wide boulevards, buzzing street life, elegant shopping districts and green parks, the city is sexy and alive with a Latin vibe. free evening. DAY 2: Not only is Argentina the world's 3rd largest wine producer, but Buenos Aires is also the birthplace of tango - a sensual, dramatic dance rooted in Argentina's history and culture. After a day of city sights, a professional sommelier will introduce the aromas and flavors that typify Argentinian wines. The evening continues with dinner and a tango performance. DAY 3: Transfer to the pampas. Home of the gauchos, the pampas consists of flat, treeless plains used for grazing by Argentina's famous beef cattle. Visit an estancia, which is a large Argentinian ranch, to savor authentic asado-BBQ with delicious, grilled meats and empanadas, and traditional Argentinian music. Free evening. DAY 4: Transfer to the airport. Depart.
Optional Extension: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro & Iguazu (7 days)
Extend your expedition cruise with this exciting pre- or post-tour option to further experience South America. DAY 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. City tour in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Known for its wide boulevards, buzzing street life, elegant shopping districts and green parks, the city is sexy and alive with a Latin vibe. free evening. DAY 2: Not only is Argentina the world's 3rd largest wine producer, but Buenos Aires is also the birthplace of tango - a sensual, dramatic dance rooted in Argentina's history and culture. After a day of city sights, a professional sommelier will introduce the aromas and flavors that typify Argentinian wines. The evening continues with dinner and a tango performance. DAY 3: Transfer to the airport. Fly to Posados. Transfer from the airport to the Itaipu Dam, situated on the Parana River between Brazil and Paraguay. Tour this modern engineering marvel, which is the world's largest operational hydroelectric power plant. DAY 4: The astonishingly awesome Iguazu Falls are, in fact, a 3-km stretch of 275 waterfalls that span the Brazilian-Argentinian border. Visit the Argentinian side. DAY 5: Visit the mighty Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side. Fly to Rio. DAY 6: Visit Corcovado Mountain, the sharp, rocky peak crowned by the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. Towering over Rio at 700-meters high, it offers a 360-degree, bird's eye view. Reach the summit via cog train in the tropical Tijuca Forest national Park. Tour a Brazilian favela with a local guide. Plus, thre's time for a samba lesson. Free evening. DAY 7: Visit Sugarloaf Mountain - literally one huge, monolithic, granite rock. Situated on a peninsula and accessible by cable car, it rises nearly 400-meters straight up from the waters of Guanabara Bay. Transfer to the airport. Depart.