Fort Lauderdale, FL — (December 21, 2023) — Albatros Expeditions, a pioneer in polar exploration, has achieved a historic milestone with both of its cutting-edge vessels, the Ocean Victory and the Ocean Albatros, meeting for the first time at 65.067°S 64.027°W in the iconic 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 the Ocean Victory and the Ocean Albatros had the unique opportunity to admire their vessel’s sister ship before continuing their journey through the Antarctic Peninsula.
Both the Ocean Victory and the Ocean Albatros, 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. 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.”
As the Antarctic season unfolds, Albatros Expeditions is excited to continue redefining polar exploration, this time with both the Ocean Victory and the Ocean Albatros.
About the Ocean Victory and the Ocean Albatros:
Cutting-Edge Expedition Vessels:
The 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.
Unparalleled Comfort and Environmental Consciousness:
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. Albatros Expeditions leads the industry in sustainability, with Tier 3 compliant engines, exclusive use of Marine Gas Oil, a compact design for minimal emissions, and two electro engines per vessel.
Solo Traveller Friendly Accomodation:
Recognising the growing trend of solo adventurers, Albatros Expeditions caters to these travellers with dedicated single rooms and single-share options. Our company is committed to providing a welcoming environment for those seeking camaraderie on their polar expeditions.
Captivating Moments Onboard: From relaxing in jacuzzis and saunas overlooking polar waters, to intimate encounters with whales on the hydraulic platforms, our ships create Instagram-worthy memories against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.
About Albatros Expeditions:
http://www.albatros-expeditions.com or call 888-691-0620.With its state-of-the-art eco-conscious vessels, Albatros Expeditions provides sustainable small ship expeditions inspired by its Nordic heritage. The company, operating since 1986, has been dedicated to crafting life-changing memories for its guests while delivering unbeatable value. Albatros Expeditions considers its guests, staff, and crew as part of its extended family, fostering a warm and welcoming environment for all. For more information about Albatros Expeditions and the Ocean Albatros, please visit our website at