LUXURIOUS CABINS & WELLNESS ONBOARD OCEAN VICTORY
Ocean Victory is the perfect addition to our fleet, due to its nautical technology and innovative low-energy usage. She’s been designed and is currently undergoing additional preparations to satisfy our Nordic standards of service.
Our objective for safe and transformational experiences, distinguished lectures and programs, and superior-quality stays on our vessels, can now also manifest through more gentle sea crossings and a luxurious experience onboard.
Her X-BOW™ - Infinity class provides high stability in rough weather and high waves, and the spacious cabins allow for comfort and leisure between locations. Several restaurants, a wellness center and all the commodities to complete a dream voyage to the Antarctic region.
There are private balconies in approx. 90% of the staterooms, allowing you to behold the magnitude of the open ocean all around you.
suite 45 m2 – PS
largest of all the cabins on board the Ocean Victory is the Premium
Suite. This 2-bedroom suite features a double bed (or twin beds), a
sofa bed, table and chair, a balcony and spacious bathroom with
bathtub. Located on deck. 4.
category is available upon request.
suite 42 m2
4 junior suites aboard Ocean Victory have a great view from their
location high up on the ship on deck 7.
suites feature a double bed or twin beds, sofa bed, seating area, a
spacious bathroom with bathtub and private balcony. The cabin can
accommodate up to 3 people. Located on the Amundsen deck 7.
Suite 35 m2
Victory has 2 Balcony Suites on board located on the Bering &
James Cook deck respectively, located on deck 4. The suites feature
double or twin beds and a seating area, bathroom with bath and private
balcony. The balcony suites can host 2 people.
Suite 28 m2
Victory has 4 Balcony Suites on board located on the Bering &
James Cook deck respectively, located on deck 4 & 6. The suites
feature double or twin beds and a seating area, bathroom with bath and
private balcony. The balcony suites can host 2 people.
State Cabin 24 m2
most abundant type of cabin on Ocean Victory, the Balcony State Cabins
are located in decks 4 & 6. They have a private balcony, a
double bed or two single beds, a bathroom with bathtub and a sofa that
can be used as a bed for a child if traveling as a family. If you
desire to book two cabins with connecting doors, this is also a
possibility under this category.
State Cabin (Porthole) 22 m2
standard cabin on Ocean Victory is close to the Mudroom and has quick
access to the zodiac platforms for disembarkation during landings. This
is very convenient if you have more limited mobility and would like a
short distance to the zodiacs. The cabins are perfect for those who
wish a comfortable base during their stay onboard Ocean Victory. The
standard cabins all have a double bed or 2 single beds and bathroom
with bathtub. The cabins are located on deck 3 except for 1 which is
located on deck 4.
Balcony Suite (Porthole) 16 m2
French Balcony Suite is a standard cabin with a french balcony, a
double bed, floor-to-ceiling windows and a bathroom.
All French Balcony Suites are located on Deck 7.
Cabin (Porthole) 22 m2
are four Triple cabins on board Ocean Victory featuring portholes, all
with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom
and loading platforms.
cabins are normally with twin beds however a double bed can be
Cabin (Porthole) 18 m2
single cabin onboard, located on deck 3. This is a conveniently located
cabin close to the Mudroom which facilitates access to the zodiacs
during embarkation and disembarkation to begin your adventures on the
to its important role as a control center for all nautical and
technical processes, the ship's bridge is a vital, sensitive place.
Therefore, the bridge may not be accessible to the public at all times.
Conditions permitting, we will be happy to welcome you into the bridge
for a visit. Guests must be accompanied by the expedition leader.
AND SWIMMING POOL
ship features two jacuzzis and an infinity swimming pool on the upper
outside deck (deck 7), allowing spectacular views of the polar
landscape outside in a relaxing environment.
note, that there is no lifeguard on duty, and the pool and jacuzzis
will not be accessible if weather and wind conditions render them
unsafe to use. The weather in polar regions is typically not suitable
for infinity swimming pool use. It is to be expected that the use of
these facilities will be on certain calm days and within certain hours,
so if you plan on using them, please confer with the expedition staff
onboard. The jacuzzis (hot tubs) can normally be used much more
frequently and whilst the ship is moving.
stateroom is serviced daily. We provide a turn-down service. We provide
meals to the room only for serious cases of guests being sick. Our
suites will have VIP services.
note! The layout, illustration, and dimensions of the cabin categories
shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact
representation of the staterooms. The actual cabin layouts and sizes
feature of our expedition cruises includes landings and excursions
aboard Ocean Victory's fleet of 18 inflatable, motorized rubber
"Zodiac" boats. The Zodiac brand has earned a well-deserved reputation
as the sturdiest and safest small watercraft available. These boats
have a low draft and great stability. Zodiacs are constructed for
professional use and are outfitted with a top-quality outboard engine,
yet their design minimally impacts the environment.
Zodiacs are designed to provide unrestricted access to the
world’s last great frontier. Their versatility enables us to
make landfall on remote shores, cruise along awe-inspiring coastlines,
and share breathtakingly close encounters with whales, seals, penguins,
seabirds, and more. We will come within arm’s reach of
icebergs and set foot on land discovered by pioneering explorers just
over a century ago.
safety and comfort are our #1 priority, and your expedition leader will
carefully plan for as many Zodiac excursions as possible, dependent
upon the local weather and prevailing conditions. In each case, the
expedition leader makes the final decision if the landing is possible
or not. Safety regulations apply on landings. All guests receive
mandatory instructions on the safety guidelines. Life jackets are
mandatory to wear.
note, that we highly recommend the use of waterproof bags in order to
protect your personal camera or binoculars, as both hands must be free
of everything during boarding. Participation is fairly easy and
comfortable for able-bodied guests but can be more challenging for
those with physical handicaps.
CARD / PAYMENTS / CREDIT CARDS
the time of embarkation, you will receive your personal cruise card,
which you should always have with you. This card is used on board as a
payment instrument and identity card. All on-board purchases from the
boutique, bar, internet, telephone, laundry, and the like are charged
to your shipboard account.
activate your personal onboard account, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and
American Express credit cards. At the end of the voyage, your account
will be settled by the payment methods mentioned above.
is no currency exchange office onboard the vessel. Onboard payment will
be completed by your cruise card. For stays ashore during the cruise,
we recommend changing a minimal amount of the local currency in small
bills, as most of the ports and airports have exchange offices.
Alternatively, lots of shops and restaurants accept international
credit cards. In bigger ports and cities, you have the possibility to
withdraw cash from ATMs.
you choose to leave a gratuity for the crew, the amount that you
authorize will be charged to the shipboard account. Be sure to contact
your credit card provider regarding the use of your credit cards
overseas. Any questions regarding the bill can be addressed to the
international standards in the service industry, it is customary to
leave a gratuity for the ship’s crew at the end of the
voyage. All gratuities will be divided among the crew. Typically, the
recommended amount is approximately 13.50 USD per person per day.
Gratuity is, of course, not required and any gratuity payments are
you choose to leave a gratuity for the crew, the amount that you
authorize will be charged to the shipboard account.
dress code on board is casual. Ties, jackets and evening dresses you
may leave at home. It is rather more important to wear the right
clothes in order to adapt to the different weather conditions. We
recommend comfortable, breathable, waterproof, and windproof clothing.
Also, you should have a pair of gloves, thermal underwear, and sturdy
footwear in your luggage. For the captains and farewell cocktail, we
recommend a smart casual dress style.
specific packing recommendations, refer to the specific itinerary of
a tour operator for cruises in the Polar Regions, which are some of the
world’s most pristine environments, we extremely emphasize
environmental awareness as well as sustainability. One of our top
priorities is to protect the environment and minimize our CO2
emissions. All waste will remain onboard the vessel until we return to
shore and it's possible to dispose of waste.
ask that you show deep respect for the unique nature and act according
to the motto: leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories.
in mind, that we will be cruising in a very remote region of the world.
Where accessible, internet access is available for an extra charge.
Mobile phone reception may be possible in select regions along our
route. For further details please contact your mobile phone operator.
Prices can be found in the information folder in your stateroom. Please
ensure that your ‘Data Roaming’ function is
official language aboard our vessels is English; however, our
expedition leaders and crew are knowledgeable in a variety of
languages. If there is a large group, who desires communication in
their own language, we will make special arrangements to accommodate
guest is responsible for ensuring that he/she meets the applicable
passport and visa requirements for the duration of the trip. The
passport is the only valid proof of identity for all trips with the
Ocean Victory. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months
after arriving home from your destination. Although some countries may
require shorter periods, we implement this 6-month prerequisite to
avoid situations where a country’s validity requirements may
be amended between the time of your booking and departure. The name in
your passport must be identical to the name in all travel
documentation. Costs incurred due to insufficient travel documents are
the responsibility of the passenger.
note that passports will be collected for clearing formalities at the
beginning of the voyage. The passports will be kept safely by the
Purser during the whole voyage and will be handed out on the last day.
We, therefore, recommend preparing copies of all documents before you
start your travels.
daily office hours of the board reception are from 06:00 until 23:00.
selection of items available for purchase varies by ship and may
include a range of warm and practical clothing, as well as souvenirs,
local arts, and postcards at reasonable prices. A small selection of
soap, toothpaste, and other sundries are also sold.
Lecture Room: 185
Specialty Restaurant: 40
Specialty Restaurant: 46
/ MEDICAL EMERGENCY
of our vessels has a small medical facility equipped with the necessary
equipment and medicine to handle small emergencies. The infirmary is
always staffed by a professionally licensed, English-speaking
physician. Should a serious incident occur, the nearest hospital will
be contacted. All guests must have personal travel/health insurance.
we do not have an official requirement regarding personal fitness, you
should be able to move on board and ashore without the help of others.
to safety reasons, a cruise is only possible for pregnant women until
the 24th week of pregnancy. The state of pregnancy must be presented by
a medical certificate.
/ SECURITY ON BOARD
ships comply with all safety regulations and are ice-class vessels
suitable for sailing in polar environments. Upon arrival on the vessel,
there will be a mandatory passenger briefing and safety drill before
departure. We will provide security information and practical details
regarding life onboard and introduce key personnel. You will be
informed where the safety equipment is located and how it is used. Each
stateroom is equipped with lifejackets. Once onboard, please
familiarize yourself with the ship's emergency rescue plan.
DISABILITIES / WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Ocean Victory has two cabins available to guests requiring wheelchair
access. Guests needing any form of assistance, and those who are
physically disabled must be accompanied by someone who will take full
responsibility for any needed assistance during the cruise and in the
event of an emergency.
guests requiring a wheelchair must provide their own collapsible
wheelchair. Please be aware that some ports of call, shore excursions,
docks, gangways, and other requirements may preclude a wheelchair-bound
guest from leaving the vessel; that decision will be made by the
Expedition Leader or ship’s captain and is binding.
ship is equipped with stabilizers in order to reduce the
ship’s roll. However, these expeditions are hosted in remote
regions, and it is possible to periodically encounter changing
environments and climate patterns, including rough seas and large
swells. Seasickness medication work solely or in part to help cure
nausea for most people. These medicines can cause sleepiness. If you
are prone to motion sickness, consult with your doctor prior to
departure to help ensure your comfort while travelling.
safety reasons and to protect the health of our guests and employees,
smoking is only allowed in designated areas on the outside decks.
Smoking is not permitted inside the vessel, in the stateroom or near
the Zodiacs. Please remember to respect our natural environments and
dispose of cigarette butts in designated bins.
meals on board the vessel is chef-prepared. If you have special dietary
requirements (food allergies, intolerances, health conditions or
religious preferences), please inform us as early as possible -
ideally, no later than 2 weeks before departure. In order to ensure
efficient service, please re-confirm your requirements with the crew
upon boarding the ship.
ship has a 220v / 50 Hz cycle system. Please check your appliances
before use. 110-volt appliances require an adapter prior to use aboard
electrical outlets on board Ocean Victory are the so called
‘F-type sockets’, round 2-pin, 220-240 V, grounded,
used in continental Europe and Russia. They take C, E, and F-type 2-pin
are several water stations onboard Ocean Victory. Normally, water is
not rationed, but we do advise our guests to pay attention to their
you wish to have some laundry done while aboard the ship, laundry
service is available for an additional fee.
Expedition Leader will conduct regularly scheduled briefings to
highlight key points in the itinerary, organize excursions and
communicate important information.
to safety precautions, children under 12 years of age will be taken
into consideration on each landing. It is entirely at the Expedition
Leader’s discretion to permit children on excursions and
& PROGRAM CHANGES
this is an expedition cruise to the world’s most remote
region, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. We have planned
itineraries for each tour package, but to ensure to safety of our
guests and crew, we may be forced to change the route.
FOR LANDINGS & EXCURSIONS
ashore, it is very important to show deep respect for the unique nature
and act according to the motto: leave nothing but footprints, take
nothing but memories. We also ask that you remain together with your
group, as we are truly in the wild and must remain extra vigilant of
the wildlife and weather conditions around us. Walking around
independently is strictly prohibited. It is essential to abide by the
strictly communicated safety rules.
our specialty restaurant, you have the possibility to take in all the
wonderful views from the top deck.
have a special menu such as hot stones and steaks.
the weather allows, we do not miss the chance to offer you a wonderful
BBQ lunch on our BBQ Deck. A great way to enjoy the pristine
surroundings, while enjoying a delicious grill meal.
always starts with delicious hot soups, cold cuts, and crisp, fresh
salads. Several choices of entrees are offered each evening, to
accommodate different tastes and dietary requirements; always including
a meat choice, fish choice, and vegetarian choice.
dinner, freshly prepared desserts, including ship-made ice cream or
cakes are a great way to end a meal and satisfy any sweet tooth.
selection of wines and beers is available to perfectly compliment your
visit to our restaurant… and if you’re interested
in relaxing during your time off from activities and landings, delight
onboard Ocean Victory by raising your glass to the experience of a
bar is fully equipped with a variety of cocktails, beers, non-alcoholic
beverages, and more, to quench your thirst and reward the explorer in
makes a good expedition? It is a combination of its landings and the
experiences onboard the ship. At Albatros Expeditions, we are honored
to have an amalgam of experts in our expedition team, from
climatologists and geologists to renowned photographers, all eager to
share their adventures and knowledge with our guests.
the great explorers, the lecture room allows for an adventure within an
adventure. Here you can find sagas, narratives and practical
information on the polar regions, in various languages and subjects.
From encyclopedias of the polar wildlife and fauna to narrations of the
many challenges faced by the first expeditions, this is the perfect
location for entertaining your brain while we sail.
your dream polar adventure, engage in conversation and relax while
admiring the icy landscape of the polar regions. At our Observation
Lounge, we aim to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere with great
views and relaxing seating areas.
your journey and step into the Polar Spa for an escape within your
escape. Our destination-inspired treatments are unique, just like the
places, we visit.
though you’re on vacation, you won’t want to skip
this gym. In Albatros Fitness, you can stay in shape with weight
machines and cardio equipment while connecting to the sea with
floor-to-ceiling windows for a little motivation.
Nordic Bar Lounge
Albatros Nordic Bar Lounge provides a bit of warm Nordic hospitality to
the Antarctic. Offering a large choice of drinks, including wine
tasting menus from Gerard Bertrand, this is the perfect place to relax
after an unforgettable day and make new international friends.
mudroom is utilised for passenger embarkation and disembarkation via
our Zodiac boats. It is the place for guests to store their expedition
gear, jackets, and boots and get set for their shore-landings.
Sun Pool Deck
Victory features two jacuzzis an infinity swimming pool and an outside
bar on the upper deck, allowing spectacular views of the polar
landscape outside in a relaxing environment.