Onboard our strong, ice-classed expedition vessel, Ocean Atlantic, we are sure to get close to the dramatic coastlines. Zodiac cruising and shore landings are an important and considerable part of the planned itinerary, enabling all expedition guests to set foot several times on the Antarctic continent, as well as the many surrounding sub-antarctic islands.

Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, we cross the mighty Drake Passage en-route for the South Shetland Islands, making Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookuots along the way. Continuing southward, deep into the inlets of Antarctica, we pass the famous Gerlache Strait, where 3000-ft ice cliffs rise straight out of the still water. On no other journey can you exprience so much pristine nature and varied wildlife in so few days! When Ocean Atlantic returns to Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, we pass close to the mythical Cape Horn - the southermost point on South America and a celebrated maritime landmark.

Any voyage to Antarctica is an adventure, but with a maximum capacity of 198 guests aboard Ocean Atlantic, this cruise offers a unique experience for the few. Shore landings, excursions, lectures and whale safaris are easily accommodated to help you enjoy a matchless expedition experience.

Highlights


• Visit the sub-antarctic South Shetland Islands

• Explore the Antarctic Peninsula

• Top wildlife destination in the world with penguins, seals, whales and albatrosses

• Icebergs and glaciated mountains with volcanoes

• Many Zodiac excursions and landings

• Small expedition ship that enbales access to remote areas

• Onboard activities while at sea - lectures, workshops and wildlife spotting

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship, Ocean Atlantic. Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.
Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for rollicking conditions and strong westerly winds, called the Roaring Fifties. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Atlantic, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement, and you will complete the crossing twice! In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, we will catch our first sight of seals and penguins! The area is also well-know for its abundance of birds.
Over the next two days, we will explore to the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain. Projected landfalls include: King George Island; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson's storm petrels and chinstrap penguins. The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.
As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiples by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals. Wildlife abounds along our projected route along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel's orcas. The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings.
On Day 8, we depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on our way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia, Argentina. En-route, we will cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America. During our time at sea, a variety of activities will be arranged on board and it provides the perfect opportunity to socialise with fellow travellers.
This morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia where our tour ends. Transfer to airport.
As this is an expedition cruise to the world's most remote regions, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. We have planned itineraries for each tour package, but to ensure the safety of our guests and crew, we may be forced to change the route. The itinerary can and will be changed according to weather, ice and local conditions, and travellers should consider this part of the journey. We strive to conduct as many shore landings, Zodiac excursions and hikes (up to 11km) as possible and these can be adjusted as desired to ensure everyone's safety.

Category F

$5,190 USD pp
Category F
Size 18-21 m2. Large Inside Triple Cabin, featuring a double or two single beds, and a fold-out single bed, a relaxing sitting area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category E

$5,990 USD pp
Category E
Size 18-21 m2. Large Inside Cabin, featuring a double or two single beds, a relaxing sitting area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category D

$8,390 USD pp
Category D
Size 11-12 m2 . Featuring two single beds, private bathroom, and a porthole. Located on the Columbus Deck (Deck 4).

Category G

$8,790 USD pp
Category G
Size 9-10 m2. Cabins feature a single bed, private bathroom, and a porthole. Located on Columbus Deck (Deck 4).

Category C

$9,390 USD pp
Category C
Size 12-13 m2 . This Standard Cabin has two single beds, private bathroom, and a window. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category B

$9,690 USD pp
Category B
Size 20-23 m2. Featuring a double bed or two single beds, a sofa bed that enables triple accommodation, a relaxing sitting area, private bathroom and windows. Partly obstructed view. Located on the Magellan and Hudson Deck (Deck 7 & 8).

Category A

$11,290 USD pp
Category A
Size 19-24 m2. Featuring a double bed or two single beds, a relaxing sitting area, private bathroom and windows. Located on the Marco Polo Deck

Premium Suite

$11,790 USD pp
Premium Suite
Size 35 m2 . These 2-room suites are designed with a large double bed or two twin beds, an elegant living room, large private bathroom and windows. Located on the Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category F

$9,550 AUD pp
Category F
Size 18-21 m2. Large Inside Triple Cabin, featuring a double or two single beds, and a fold-out single bed, a relaxing sitting area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category E

$11,590 AUD pp
Category E
Size 18-21 m2. Large Inside Cabin, featuring a double or two single beds, a relaxing sitting area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category D

$14,390 AUD pp
Category D
Size 11-12 m2 . Featuring two single beds, private bathroom, and a porthole. Located on the Columbus Deck (Deck 4).

Category B

$14,490 AUD pp
Category B
Size 20-23 m2. Featuring a double bed or two single beds, a sofa bed that enables triple accommodation, a relaxing sitting area, private bathroom and windows. Partly obstructed view. Located on the Magellan and Hudson Deck (Deck 7 & 8).

Category G

$15,690 AUD pp
Category G
Size 9-10 m2. Cabins feature a single bed, private bathroom, and a porthole. Located on Columbus Deck (Deck 4).

Category C

$15,990 AUD pp
Category C
Size 12-13 m2 . This Standard Cabin has two single beds, private bathroom, and a window. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category A

$19,950 AUD pp
Category A
Size 19-24 m2. Featuring a double bed or two single beds, a relaxing sitting area, private bathroom and windows. Located on the Marco Polo Deck

Premium Suite

$20,350 AUD pp
Premium Suite
Size 35 m2 . These 2-room suites are designed with a large double bed or two twin beds, an elegant living room, large private bathroom and windows. Located on the Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category F

$6,490 USD pp
Category F
Size 18-21 m2. Large Inside Triple Cabin, featuring a double or two single beds, and a fold-out single bed, a relaxing sitting area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category E

$7,890 USD pp
Category E
Size 18-21 m2. Large Inside Cabin, featuring a double or two single beds, a relaxing sitting area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category D

$9,790 USD pp
Category D
Size 11-12 m2 . Featuring two single beds, private bathroom, and a porthole. Located on the Columbus Deck (Deck 4).

Category G

$10,690 USD pp
Category G
Size 9-10 m2. Cabins feature a single bed, private bathroom, and a porthole. Located on Columbus Deck (Deck 4).

Category C

$10,890 USD pp
Category C
Size 12-13 m2 . This Standard Cabin has two single beds, private bathroom, and a window. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category B

$11,490 USD pp
Category B
Size 20-23 m2. Featuring a double bed or two single beds, a sofa bed that enables triple accommodation, a relaxing sitting area, private bathroom and windows. Partly obstructed view. Located on the Magellan and Hudson Deck (Deck 7 & 8).

Category A

$12,990 USD pp
Category A
Size 19-24 m2. Featuring a double bed or two single beds, a relaxing sitting area, private bathroom and windows. Located on the Marco Polo Deck

Premium Suite

$13,890 USD pp
Premium Suite
Size 35 m2 . These 2-room suites are designed with a large double bed or two twin beds, an elegant living room, large private bathroom and windows. Located on the Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category F

$8,390 AUD pp
Category F
Size 18-21 m2. Large Inside Triple Cabin, featuring a double or two single beds, and a fold-out single bed, a relaxing sitting area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category E

$10,550 AUD pp
Category E
Size 18-21 m2. Large Inside Cabin, featuring a double or two single beds, a relaxing sitting area, and a bathroom with a bathtub. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category B

$13,350 AUD pp
Category B
Size 20-23 m2. Featuring a double bed or two single beds, a sofa bed that enables triple accommodation, a relaxing sitting area, private bathroom and windows. Partly obstructed view. Located on the Magellan and Hudson Deck (Deck 7 & 8).

Category D

$13,490 AUD pp
Category D
Size 11-12 m2 . Featuring two single beds, private bathroom, and a porthole. Located on the Columbus Deck (Deck 4).

Category G

$14,650 AUD pp
Category G
Size 9-10 m2. Cabins feature a single bed, private bathroom, and a porthole. Located on Columbus Deck (Deck 4).

Category C

$14,950 AUD pp
Category C
Size 12-13 m2 . This Standard Cabin has two single beds, private bathroom, and a window. Located on Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Category A

$18,150 AUD pp
Category A
Size 19-24 m2. Featuring a double bed or two single beds, a relaxing sitting area, private bathroom and windows. Located on the Marco Polo Deck

Premium Suite

$19,050 AUD pp
Premium Suite
Size 35 m2 . These 2-room suites are designed with a large double bed or two twin beds, an elegant living room, large private bathroom and windows. Located on the Marco Polo Deck (Deck 5).

Ocean Atlantic

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.

Activities

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. 

Panoramic Lounges

Large windows, comfortable seating and even binoculars create the ideal lookout to enjoy the ever-changing landscapes.

Cabin layout for Ocean Atlantic

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.

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.

Kayaking (235.00 USD)

Glide through the waters and take in the royal grace of the icebergs, see the varied birds and seals, and maybe even the whales in their natural habitat under the supervision of experienced kayak guides, who will ensure your safety during each outing. Exercise your body while engaging your mind and heart in an unforgettable outing, safely guided by Kayak masters throughout the journey. Kayaking activities available on both Arctic and Antarctic voyages. Although kayaking opportunities are possible in most locations during each excursion in the Antarctic region, weather, sea and ice conditions will dictate the when and where to ensure your safety and improve your experience. In order to sign up for this activity you need to have previous kayaking experience, and attend a mandatory safety briefing by the Kayak Master. The cost is USD$235.00 per person / per outing and it can only be booked onboard.

Inclusions


• Voyage in selected cabin category
• Accommodation in shared inside or outside cabins as booked
• English speaking expedition team
• Shore landings by zodiac
• Information briefings and lectures held on board by expedition team
• All meals while on board
• Welcome and farewell cocktails
• Free tea and coffee on board
• Complimentary use of boots for shore landings
• Digital journal link after voyage (Includes voyage log, gallery, species list and more)
• Port Fees, taxes and AECO fees and tariffs
• Expedition parka to keep
• Special photo workshop

Exclusions


• Flights to/from departure port unless specified in itinerary
• Hotel accommodations unless specified in itinerary
• Travel Insurance
• Cancellation insurance
• Additional excursions and activities not mentioned in itinerary
• Meals when not on board the ship
• Beverages other than tea/coffee and water
• Gratuities for crew (recommended USD$13.50 per passenger per day)
• Any items of a personal nature
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