MV Ocean Atlantic

The excellent four-star MV 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 manoeuvrability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated channels and fjords, creating exciting and unique adventures for any Antarctic traveller.

Originally launched in 1986, the ship underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010 before being completely refurbished in 2016 when she was purchased by the Copenhagen-based Albatros Expeditions. This 30-year old family-owned company has long experience in operating expedition ships in polar regions. With a length of 140m the ship has ample space on the multiple decks for spacious public areas, a relaxed restaurant serving four-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars and observation platforms – and even an outdoor pool!


There are 103 passenger cabins located across four decks and priced according to their location and size. Most have outside views with either a porthole or windows (porthole covers may be closed during rough weather). There are also a very small number of inside and single cabins on request. All cabins have been recently refurbished with light, colourful carpets and fabrics, and have compact en-suite bathrooms with shampoo dispensers, razor-sockets and hairdryer. There’s a cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a personal safe, TV (onboard channels only) and bedside table.


Food & Drink

The attractive Vinland restaurant seats all guests in a single sitting in sociable four and six-person tables and you are free to sit where you wish. The delicious meals are a mixture of buffet service for breakfast and lunch and table service for dinner. The day starts with an impressive breakfast spread, including fresh juices, a wide selection of freshly-baked breads (including gluten-free), Danish pastries, fruit, muesli and cereals, cold cuts, cheese, assorted yogurts, as well as porridge, eggs, bacon and sausages.

Lunch usually consists of an excellent and varied buffet selection, whilst for dinner there’s usually a choice of two soups and salads to start with, followed by a selection of four main courses (one is always a vegetarian option) and a choice of two deserts, plus fruit or ice cream.


Life on Board

The lecture theatre and bar located on the Erickson deck affords excellent views through its floor-to-ceiling windows and is the main meeting place onboard. This is where our expedition leader and guides provide their daily informative briefings and lectures. Just next door, the Nordic coffee-bar has comfortable armchairs and provides complimentary all-day coffee and a good selection of teas. The daily afternoon tea is also served here with freshly-made sandwiches and cakes. There’s also a small lending library with numerous fascinating books on Antarctic

This is not a typical cruise ship – the only evening ‘entertainment’ is fascinating lectures by the expedition team on their specialist subjects; biology, geology, ornithology, the life cycle of penguins and seals, the history of whaling in the region or the enthralling journeys of discovery by the great polar explorers. Our Riviera tour manager is also an expert wildlife photographer and will be on hand to offer valuable tips and advice.

Life on Board


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