Page 1

EXPEDITION CRUISES IN THE

ARCTIC & ANTARCTICA

Expedition cruises

1


Welcome to small ship cruising with Albatros Expeditions

Table of

CONTENTS

With over 30 years of operational expertise in the Nordic countries, Arctic and Antarctic, here at Albatros Expeditions, we pride ourselves on being specialists in what we do.

2 WELCOME FROM THE FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN 4-5 ALBATROS EXPEDITIONS

6-7 IN THE THE SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION 8-9 24 HOURS ON BOARD 10-11 MEET ONE OF OUR EXPEDITION LEADERS

We believe the primary focus of an expedition cruise is to experience the distinctive nature along the route, and to broaden one’s horizons across borders and cultures.

12-13 POLAR PREPARATIONS 14-1 5

For this purpose, our expedition cruise team consists of former expedition leaders, biologists and professionals who have extensive knowledge of the Polar Regions and a passion for exploration. Their knowledge has been amassed over decades, and we are therefore able to provide you with specially crafted expedition cruises that are out of the ordinary. Our specialist knowledge of polar exploration extends from the furthest reaches in the Arctic territory’s Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard; then crisscrosses the globe to Antarctica. We don’t just know the history of these regions and the lesser travelled footpaths, but also the names of the flora and fauna that make the Arctic and Antarctica unique. Our small expedition ships have a distinct advantage over larger, traditional cruise ships they can access narrow inlets and sail close to shore, in-between icebergs and into remote waters, permitting us to disembark quickly via our fleet of Zodiac watercraft and access ®

SØREN RASMUSSEN

amazing sites with greater speed and efficiency.

you to discover the rich history, unique cultures, raw beauty and rare wildlife of these Polar Regions. Choosing Albatros Expeditions is choosing locally. We add a local touch, a familiar feel and just that extra service to make the trip not just a holiday, but an adventure for life. Welcome on board! Søren Rasmussen

GREENLAND 2

Expedition cruises

16-17 GREENLAND LUXURY CRUISE – 9 DAYS 18-19 GREENLAND’S LAST FRONTIER – 14 DAYS 20-21 ICE & FIRE: GREENLAND & ICELAND – 10 DAYS 22-23 THE GREAT EXPEDITION CRUISE – 15 DAYS 24-25 TO THE END OF THE WORLD – 10 DAYS 26-27 SPITSBERGEN 81° N – 8 DAYS 28-29 IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS – 11 DAYS 30-31

GO EXPLORE: DENMARK, NORWAY & ICELAND

32-33 EXPERIENCE THE ANTARCTIC 34-35 FALKLAND, SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARCTICA – 19 DAYS

In the spirit of many pioneering polar explorers, we look forward to setting sail with

BIOLOGIST, EXPEDITION LEADER, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF

EXPERIENCE THE ARCTIC

36-37 ANTARCTICA & POLAR CIRCLE – 13 DAYS 38-39 SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTICA – 10 DAYS 40-41

GO EXPLORE: ARGENTINA & BRAZIL

42-43 SHIP: SEA ENDURANCE 44-45 SHIP: OCEAN DIAMOND 46-47 SHIP: OCEAN ATLANTIC 48-49

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

50-51

CSR & ALBATROS TRAVEL GROUP


Your wings

TO THE WORLD

Led by an impassioned curiosity and fascination with exploration, adventure and connection, Albatros Expeditions aims to connect discerning travelers to the distant landscapes, animals and cultures that shape our world’s extraordinary diversity.

While travel into the Polar Regions is still a

ROUTES

distant daydream for many, we feel privileged to

All expedition cruises feature an approximate

bring the Arctic and Antarctica within your reach

itinerary that can and will be changed according

via our superiorly designed, ice-class ships. For

to weather, ice conditions and wildlife sightings

more than 20 years, we have operated small ship

to provide you with the best possible voyage.

expedition cruises with multiple routes and limited

An essential element of any expedition is the

accommodation, ensuring each guest enjoys an

ability to come in close contact with the natural

authentic, highly personalized experience.

surroundings. Therefore, we strive to conduct as many shore landings, Zodiac cruises and hikes (up

ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS During

the

northern

to 10km) as possible. With our selection of optional hemisphere’s

summer

excursions, on board activities and extensions, you

months of June through September, our variety

can tailor-make an unforgettable adventure in the

of unique voyages reveal the splendors of an

polar frontier.

arctic summer in Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard. In this brief period, the surprisingly green landscapes

ICE-CLASS VESSELS

are lit by the midnight sun. The vistas are buzzing

Our excellent fleet of ice-class expedition cruise

with wildlife. The mountains and tundra are

ships are all built to tackle the extreme weather

blanketed in a lush, colourful tapestry of heather,

conditions of sailing in polar waters. Aboard, life is

moss and flowers. In the Arctic, we will travel deep

relaxed and cozy. Meals are prepared by professional

into polar bear country, visit Inuit settlements,

chefs and served by friendly, helpful staff. The crews

breathe the fresh arctic air and enjoy the warm,

are professionally trained and speak a variety

welcoming people.

of languages, although the primary language on board is usually English. You will probably be

ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

surprised to note that throughout your journey, our

Our expedition cruises to Antarctica are available

attentive staff will already know your suite number

during the southern hemisphere’s summer months

and quite possibly your name too. This is one of the

of November to March. Characterized by stable

key advantages of travelling with small expedition

weather and tolerable temperatures, the austral

cruise ships. With a high staff to guest ratio, it’s easy to

summer brings life to the otherwise jagged

understand why the level of service is so exceptional.

coastlines of Antarctica and the sub-antarctic islands. Penguins come to shore, sea birds nest

YOUR TRUSTED PARTNER

and seals return to their curious ways. The season

Our passion for the Arctic and Antarctica is all

is short, and animals are working hard preparing

encompassing and reflected in all that we do. With

for their young’s arrival before ice once again

Albatros Expeditions as your trusted partner, an

encapsulates the Great White Continent. As we

adventure for life is closer than you think. We are

glide into the calm, pristine Antarctic waters, only

confident that our expedition cruises will surpass

the songs of nature and crackling of ice are audible.

your wildest expectations, and we look forward to sharing the amazing journey with you.

4

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

5


In the spirit of

EXPLORATION

We’ve all heard wondrous tales from the heroic era of polar exploration, and great explorers such as Knud Rasmussen and Sir Earnest Shackleton. Their daring adventures tap into our instinctive curiosity, whetting our appetite for discovery. Let your sense of wanderlust lead you in the footsteps of these pioneers – the mystifying, natural marvels of the Arctic and Antarctica await. Arctic Wilds Life in Greenland dates back 4000 to 5000 years, when mankind first arrived. These genuine Arctic pioneers, known as the Inuit or Polar Eskimos, arrived from northernmost Canada when the sea straight froze at Thule in northern Greenland. Centuries later, a Danish-Inuit explorer and anthropologist, Knud Rasmussen, made significant historical and scientific contributions. Born and raised in the Ilulissat, Rasmussen shared a loved for the Arctic and Greenlandic people. From an early age, he learned to hunt, drive dog sleds, speak the Inuit language and survive the harsh arctic wilderness. In 1910, he established The Thule Trading Post, a starting point for many of his Thule Expeditions. In his most epic, well-known Fifth Thule Expedition (1921-1924), Rasmussen’s team navigated the Greenland ice cap and across arctic North America to the Siberian coast. Uncharted Antarctic Meanwhile in the Southern Ocean, efforts to discover the uninhabited Great White Continent began in the 1770s, when Captain Cook sailed into Antarctica’s uncharted waters. Although vexingly close, he became hampered by vast ice and could not penetrate beyond 70° South – the edge of Antarctica! Though unsuccessful, his efforts sparked the world’s next grand conquest. Perhaps the most compelling attempt is that of Sir Earnest Shackleton and his crew of 28. After their ship, Endurance, became ensnared in an Antarctic ice floe and succumbed to the unforgiving ice, the team set across the stormy Drake Passage in three 22-foot lifeboats. With his crew safely ashore the deserted Elephant Island, Shackleton boldly navigated for 16 days to South Georgia to secure help. Amazingly, no one perished in the near two-year old ordeal. Fortunately, for us, polar exploration today is just as awe-inspiring as the days of yesteryear, but much more comfortable and a lot safer! Whether you are a history aficionado, curious adventurer or wildlife enthusiast, the Polar Region will amaze.

6

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

7


HOURS Below is a typical day on an expedition voyage. Normally, our activities are scheduled around meal times. However, if there is a polar bear sighting or a humpback whale makes a sudden appearance, our dinner will have to wait! Whether you’re cruising along the shorelines of Greenland, island hopping in the archipelago of Svalbard or outnumbered by penguins in Antarctica, the rhythm of the day is quite similar.

05:30

well as biscuits, jams and

view you could ask for. We

15:00 - 17:00

If you are an early bird, you’ll

other delicious spreads.

enjoy tender steaks, plenty

This

of salads and various kinds

involves

of side dishes, as we take in

and more wildlife spotting.

desserts

the

mountains

A variety of excursions, such

can be difficult to choose!

be pleased to know that the lounge serves fresh coffee

08:00 - 11:30

and

After

tea,

and

delicious

it’s

time

ice-capped

a

Zodiac

from our 4-star restaurant. activity cruise

With

several

soups,

main on

appetisers, courses

the

and

menu,

it

pastry from 6:00. Enjoy the

to get ready for the first

lingering in the distance and

as bird watching, kayaking or

With free seating in the dining

quiet of the lounge and marvel

landing of the day provided

the

photography instruction, may

room, we get to known the

at the floating plates of sea ice

that ice conditions, wind and

sparkle and glitter amidst

also be available.

other guests on board.

outside

other

weather permit. Decked out

the calm sea. Occasionally,

guests arrive, or take your

in our expedition gear, we

there is a ripple in the water;

18:00 - 19:00

coffee and croissant or muffin

disembark to the awaiting

could it be a whale lurking

It’s

aperitif

After dinner, we make our way

into the library and read up on

Zodiacs

beneath? We hold our breaths

before dinner. The expedition

to the lounge or dash to get

the elusive narwhale or the

crew lend a hand to get

in

wait.

team invites us to the lounge

our parkas and enjoy a bit of

bellowing elephant seal that

from the platform to the

Meanwhile, we enjoy dessert

for a recap of the day’s

fresh air after our meal. The

you sighted yesterday. As the

Zodiac. Depending on where

and coffee in the sun and put

activities and a presentation

clock reads nearly midnight,

captain casts anchor after a

we dock, it’s normally an

on some extra sunblock, as

of

programme.

but at this end of the Earth,

long night of sailing, we hear

exhilarating

the sun is strong.

The expedition leader will

the sun is still shining bright!

the rustle of footsteps and

shuttle

from

inform us of weather and

Some of us head to the bar

murmur of voices as the ship

shore.

Excursion

ice conditions, and brief us

for a nightcap and socialising.

slowly awakens.

can be hikes to investigate the

We set sail during lunch

on the number of landings

Others retire to their suites

wildlife, visits to landmarks or

and

icebergs

and Zodiac cruises we will be

and are pleased to see and

simply to enjoy the pristine

and blocks of sea ice create

embarking on the next day.

inviting sight – the steward

nature first hand.

a mesmerising sight. Before

Perhaps an interesting talk

has drawn the curtains and

the afternoon landing, there’s

about polar bears, or the

turned down the beds for a

time for a short nap or a

history of Antarctica and her

well-deserved

before

the

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast time! With a spread like this, it’s not hard to

8

breakfast,

afternoon’s

and

the

5-10 the

friendly

minute ship

to

activities

floating

icebergs

anticipation

and

that

13:30 - 15:00 the

floating

time

for

tomorrow’s

an

20:00 - midnight

stock up on energy for this

11:30 - 13:00

morning’s

Back on board, we’re invited

coffee in the lounge with

neighbouring islands, will be

Reflecting on the delightful

buffet table is overflowing

to

the

our fellow travellers where

on tonight’s programme.

day, we feel privileged to spend

with the large selection of

sun deck. The weather is

we can swap images from

fruit, cereal, muesli, different

marvellous and the captain

our cameras and share our

19:00 - 20:00

kinds of bread, pastry, bacon,

and chef treat us to an

mutual experiences.

Dinner is an á la carte affair

to the marvels that are to

sausages and

outdoor feast with the best

with

come.

adventures.

Expedition cruises

The

cold cuts as

a

BBQ

lunch

on

international

night’s

rest.

yet another day exploring this Polar Region and look forward cuisine

Expedition cruises

9


Meet one of our

EXPEDITION LEADERS

We are proud to have Kim on board our carefully selected expedition team that lives and breathes all things polar.

KIM HANSEN

Most of our leaders have some form of

share with our guests the fantastic sense

landfalls on South Georgia and Antarctica

It’s not often you can savor solitude, the

personal connection to the areas in which

of belonging that one experiences when

are eye-opening – abandoned whaling

songs of nature and the sound of your

they guide. In Kim’s case, his passion for

surrounded by wildlife in the world’s most

stations, remarkable history and prolific

own breath.

the Polar Regions began in the Arctic

remote places.

wildlife. Just imagine being surrounded

where he spent years patrolling the

EXPEDITION LEADER Polar expert

10

Expedition cruises

by vast colonies of penguins, basking

5. Do you have any tips for our guests?

2. What’s special about travelling with

elephant seals, nesting albatrosses, and

Familiarize

yourself

with

your

Albatros Expeditions?

towering icebergs. Antarctica is fragile,

destinations

amazing

history,

geo-

beautiful, wild and dramatic.

graphy, culture and animal inhabitants.

exteriors of northern Greenland with the Danish Navy’s elite sled dog unit, along with time as a policeman in Nuuk.

Albatros

His expertise also extends to Svalbard,

that has specialised in adventure since

Norway and traverses the globe to

its

4. What’s important to know about

more

Antarctica. Kim leads active “off the

on a geographical region, a market

travelling in Polar Regions?

experience, appreciate the harmonious

beaten track” adventures, both afloat

segment, or split between land/sea-based

They are the most stunning, untouched

ecosystems

and afoot – Zodiac outings, snow shoeing,

travel, Albatros has taken its clients to

places

harsh environments, and value the

hiking, whale watching, dog sledding,

the frontiers and stepped beyond them.

when travelling here, nature is at the

efforts

and more. His years of experience

The land-based trips complement the

forefront. We have an itinerary, but if the

explorers. Antarctica and the Arctic are

has provided a deep understanding

experiences on the water and vice versa.

weather changes, we change the plan

truly special places. Also, pay careful

accordingly. And, that’s why we always

attention to your packing list, and come

3. What are your favorite expedition

have a plan B (and a plan C) ready.

well prepared for cold conditions. Apart

experiences?

View interruptions as opportunities to

from that the best advice, which also

1. What’s the best part about your job?

As for top experiences, one personal

welcome the unexpected, and most

applies to life in general, is to enjoy the

As an Polar Expedition Leader, I get to

favorite is the journey into Antarctica´s

of all – embrace being in the middle of

adventure. Be open. Be curious.

combine work with my big passion for

waters, the floating ice growing rapidly in

nowhere, take in the fresh air and save

discovery, but most importantly, I can

size just like our eagerness to arrive. Zodiac

the cyber world for post-trip storytelling.

Expeditions

inception.

Rather

is

a

than

company focusing

and respect for the Polar Regions’ unpredictable, untamed wilderness.

The

on

Earth.

Remember

that

deeper you

of

your

knowledge,

will

gain

that the

the

from

function regions’

in

It’s not often you can savor solitude, the songs of nature and the sound of your own breath.

your these

earliest

Expedition cruises

11


Antarctic Expeditions We are amazed by the grandeur of Mother Nature’s last great, untamed wilderness. Antarctica’s beauty exceeds everything imaginable. Vastly different from the Arctic, 98% of the Great White Continent is covered in ice with glaciers, smooth ice-sheet and glaciated mountains with volcanoes. Crisp white icebergs and deep blue seas, flank the barren, rocky coastlines, which are home to moss, lichens, liverworts and even two small flowering plants – the Antarctic pearlwart and Antarctic hair grass. The sub-antarctic islands and Falklands have tundra-like landscapes.

POLAR PREPARATIONS The raw beauty of the Arctic and Antarctica is extreme. Gear up for your polar experience and be prepared to welcome the many magnificent surprises that await in the polar frontier.

Due to the harsh climate, there are no terrestrial mammals, yet a plethora of wildlife still call Antarctica home – at least in the warmer summer months when temperatures hover just above freezing! The prolific birdlife, penguin colonies and marine mammals, such as whales, porpoises and seals, provide rewarding wildlife observation. There will typically be crisp, autumn-like weather in Patagonia and the Falkland Islands, and near-freezing temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctica is a frozen desert where winds shape the surface of snow and ice, and average annual precipitation is only 10cm. If your journey continues to Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro, expect warmer, more humid conditions.

Gearing up What’s the secret of keeping warm in the Polar Regions, and adapting to the drastically different climates along your

Arctic Expeditions

Po

l ar E x per t

itinerary? Layers! They insulate trapped air, and you can adjust them as needed. Select

The tremendous natural beauty of the Arctic is unsurpassed. Vast expanses of ice, icebergs and the arctic tundra are just some of the reasons nature lovers seek out the Arctic for an unrivalled nature experience.

lightweight

technical

fabrics

KEY DESTINATIONS

|

DAILY TEMPERATURES

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

(NOVEMBER – MARCH)

17°C

to 28°C

(63°F to 83°F)

engineered to wick away moisture, while

USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

9°C

to 18°C

(48°F to 64°F)

keeping you dry and warm.

PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS

7°C

to 14°C

(44°F to 57°F)

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA -2°C to 4°C (28°F to 39°F)

WE SUGGEST: • Thermal base layer

Our Arctic expedition cruises touch three fascinating islands: Greenland – an enormous 2,175,600 km² island where 80% is an ice sheet fringed by fjords, Svalbard – an archipelago known for its large population of polar bears and Iceland – an island of magnificent natural phenomena and Reykjavik’s exciting mini-metropolis. The terrain is varied with plains, mountains, rivers, lakes, rolling hills and huge stretches of tundra. These lush, green landscapes and icy seas are home to many terrestrial mammals, including musk ox, reindeer, caribous, fox, hare, wolf, lemming, bears, and more. The surrounding Arctic Ocean is teeming with walrus, whales, porpoises, seals and, in some areas, polar bears. Once called the Frozen Ocean, the Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world’s five major oceans and is located entirely within the Arctic Circle. Largely formed by thick sea ice in its northernmost ranges, icebergs breakoff, and eventually drift southward.

• Mid-layer fleece • Jacket • Waterproof pants • Waterproof shell • Down-filled parka • Sturdy rubber boots (rent free

of charge)

AND, DON’T FORGET: • Winter hat, scarf & ski gloves • Wool socks • Swim suit • High-protection sunglasses • Sunscreen & SPF lip balm

From around April to August, the summer’s midnight sun bathes Greenland, Svalbard and Iceland in sunlight, increasing the average daily temperatures to a comfortable, crisp temperature. If you’re journey continues to Oslo or Copenhagen, expect warmer days with a mixture of sunshine, rain and refreshing breezes.

• Small waterproof bag • Camera, batteries & memory cards On board vessels, dress is casual; however, some guests choose to dress up

KEY DESTINATIONS

|

DAILY TEMPERATURE

(JUNE – OCTOBER)

LONGYEARBYEN, SVALBARD

-5°C to

6°C

(23°F to 43°F)

ILULISSAT, GREENLAND

-4°C to

9°C

(25°F to 48°F)

CONSTABLE POINT, GREENLAND -5°C to 2°C

(23°F to 35°F)

for dinner.

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND 5°C to 13°C (41°F to 55°F)

12

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

13


Experience

THE ARCTIC

The adventure is waiting for those who seize the moment! – Knud Rasmussen

14

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

15


Uummannaq Eqip Sermia Qeqertarsuaq

Sisimiut Itilleq

Ilulissat

Kangerlussuaq

Reykjavík Keflavík

GREENLAND LUXURY CRUISE 9 DAYS SHIP: Ocean Diamond

Greenland is best approached from the sea. It allows you to get closer to the stunning glacial formations and the inaccessible villages, to see the graceful whales that fill the icy waters and breathe in the pure arctic air on deck.

Highlights • Majestic beauty of Disko Bay islands

• Cultural Kaffemik experience

• Whale and wildlife watching

• ‘Iceberg Capital’ Ilulissat

• Icebergs and glaciers

On this cruise we will go to the iceberg capital, Ilulissat, the UNESCO-protected Ice Fjord and the ethereally beautiful islands around Eqip Sermia in Disko Bay. If we are lucky - and we usually are - we will see whales and other wildlife. An added highlight is the chance to experience a unique Greenlandic tradition - kaffemik - where we are invited into a private home. This journey starts and ends in Iceland.

Inclusions • English-speaking expedition team • Flights Iceland (KEF) – Kangerlussuaq round trip

Itinerary

• Airport transfers in Greenland • Shore landings as per itinerary

DAY 1: Fly Iceland (KEF) - Kangerlussuaq. Embarkation

DAY 5: The calving Eqip Sermia glacier and evening walking tour to the

DAY 2: Sisimiut - experience Greenland’s

Sermermiut plain in the capital

second-largest city at the foot of

of icebergs, Ilulissat

with walks, museum and church visits • ‘Kaffemik’ home visit in Qeqertarsuaq

Nasaasaaq Mountain

• Information briefings and lectures by expedition team • 7-day cruise in a shared outside double cabin with ensuite facilities • Full board on the ship • Free coffee and tea on the ship • Taxes and tariffs • Hotel accommodation in Iceland including breakfast on day 8

DAY 6: Ilulissat and the Ice Fjord DAY 3: Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island and ‘kaffemik’ in a private home

DAY 7: Ittileq - a settlement south of Sisimut

Optional Excursions

DAY 4: Uummannaq and a walking

16

Expedition cruises

tour of one of Greenland’s most beautifully

DAY 8: Back to Kangerlussuaq.

located towns

Fly to Iceland (KEF)

• Helicopter tour to Equip Serima on Day 4

• Helicopter tour or boat trip to the Ice Fjord on Day 6

Expedition cruises

17


14 DAYS SHIP: Ocean Diamond

GREENLAND´S LAST FRONTIER

On this extraordinary Greenland expedition, we take you all the way up to polar bear country and the Thule area that was put on the map by polar explorers Knud Rasmussen and Peter Freuchen.

Highlights • Explore one of the world’s last frontiers in the Arctic • Northern Greenland’s fantastic ice landscapes • Visit the world’s most northerly settlement • Discover arctic wildlife

The area is known for its magnificent nature and stunning landscapes. Follow in the footsteps of the arctic explorers and enjoy the deafening silence and alluring beauty of the region.

• Greenlandic specialities and hospitality

As we discover the Disko Bay area, we experience the classic highlights such as the small settlements dotted along the coastline with their colourful wooden houses, ‘kaffemik’ – the age-old Greenlandic practice of coffee and storytelling in a private

Inclusions

home, gigantic ice-covered mountains and the arctic fauna and flora. • English-speaking expedition team • Flights Iceland (KEF) – Kangerlussuaq

Itinerary

round trip

DAY 1: Fly Iceland (KEF) - Kangerlussuaq.

DAY 6: The former trading station at

DAY 10: The calving Eqip Sermia

Embarkation

Thule by Dundas Mountain, Pittufik

glacier and evening walking tour to the Sermermiut plain in the capital of

DAY 2: Sisimiut - experience Greenland’s

DAY 7: Siorapaluk, the world’s

second-largest city at the foot of

northernmost settlement and Qaanaaq

icebergs, Ilulissat

DAY 8: At sea. Enjoy magnificent ice DAY 3: Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island

landscapes

DAY 12: At sea

and ‘kaffemik’ in a private home DAY 13: Back to Kangerlussuaq.

DAY 4: Upernavik, the gateway to

of one of Greenland’s most beautifully

Fly to Iceland (KEF)

Northern Greenland

located towns

• Information briefings and lectures by expedition team

Siorapaluk Qaanaaq (Thule) Pittufik

double cabin with ensuite facilities Kullorsuaq

• Full board on the ship DAY 14: Departure

and Melville Bay

walks, museum and church visits

• 12-day cruise in a shared outside DAY 9: Uummannaq and a walking tour

DAY 5: Kullorsuaq,”The Devil’s Thumb”

• Shore landings as per itinerary with

• ‘Kaffemik’ home visit in Qeqertarsuaq DAY 11: Ilulissat and the Ice Fjord

Nasaasaaq Mountain

• Airport transfers in Greenland

GREENLAND

• Free coffee and tea on the ship • Taxes and tariffs

Upernavik

• Hotel accommodation in Iceland including breakfast on day 14

Uummannaq Eqip Sermia Qeqertarsuaq

Optional Excursions

Ilulissat 66°33’N The Arctic Circle

Sisimiut Kangerlussuaq

• Helicopter tour to Equip Serima on Day 9

I

Reykjavík

• Helicopter tour or boat trip to the Ice Fjord on Day 11

18

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

19


Myggbukta

10 DAYS

Dead Man’s Bay

Ella Island Mestersvig

SHIP: Sea Endurance

Ittoqqortoormiit Constable Point

GREENLAND

Isafjordur c Circle 66°33’N The Arcti

ICELAND Reykjavík

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrival in Iceland DAY 2: Fly Iceland (KEF) - Greenland. Embarkation DAY 3: The national park of North and East Greenland: Kong Oscar Fjord DAY 4: Ella Island and continue to the Ice Fjord DAY 5: Franz Joseph Fjord and hike to Noa Lake DAY 6: Myggbukta DAY 7: Scoresby Sound DAY 8: At sea en-route to Iceland DAY 9: Isafjordur, fantastic stone formations and surreal lava landscapes DAY 10: Back to Reykjavik and disembarkation

ICE AND FIRE:

Greenland’s Frozen North and Iceland’s Volcanoes An expedition cruise to the largest and northernmost national park in Greenland. Join us for an exciting polar cruise among icebergs, pack ice, glacial landscapes, whales and polar bears.

Highlights • Visit an Inuit settlement in Greenland • Spot whales, seals and other arctic wildlife

• English-speaking expedition team

northernmost park (covering an area of 972,000 km2), but it is also one of the world’s

• Flights Iceland (KEF) - Constable

Greenland most of the year, and until the new millennium, the national park was only accessible to local dog sled hunters and semi-professional and professional expeditions.

Point • Nature hikes and Zodiac cruises as per itinerary • Information briefings by expedition team

20

Expedition cruises

access to remote areas • Experience the world’s largest national park

Inclusions

The Arctic national park in northeast Greenland is not only the world’s largest and most inaccessible places. Pack ice from the North Pole blocks the entrance to east

• Small expedition ship that enables

• 9-day cruise in shared outside double cabin with ensuite facilities • Full board, plus free coffee and tea on the ship • Taxes and tariffs • Hotel accommodation in Iceland including breakfast on day 1

Expedition cruises

21


Hinlopenstretet

15 DAYS

Longyearbyen Danmarkshavn

SHIP: Sea Endurance

Ny Ålesund

SVALBARD Shannon Daneborg Franz Josef Fjord Ella Island King Oscar Fjord Constable Point

GREENLAND

Itinerary

Ittoqqortoormiit

c Circle 66°33’N The Arcti

ICELAND

DAY 1: Arrive in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Embarkation Keflavík

DAY 2: Ny-Ålesund

Reykjavík

and Signehamma and WWII weather station DAYS 3-4: Cross the Greenland Sea to Greenland DAYS 5-12: Northeast Greenland National Park DAY 13: Inuit settlement Ittoqqortoormiit and Scoresby Sund DAY 14: Constable Point and fly to Iceland DAY 15: Departure

THE GREAT EXPEDITION CRUISE

Highlights • Experience the world’s largest national park

Travel in the footsteps of the great explorers on this adventurous journey from Svalbard to Greenland.

• Small expedition ship that enables

On this voyage, we travel far away from the usual tourist routes and visit places

• Explore Spitsbergen – the realm of

where only explorers and scientists go. A part of the route follows Knud Rasmussen’s

• Visit an Inuit settlement in Greenland • Spot polar bears, whales, seals and other arctic wildlife

access to remote areas

the polar bear

legendary Denmark Expedition that mapped the last unexplored shorelines of the northeastern Greenland coast in 1906-1908. We will experience the unspoiled arctic ice landscapes close up and see polar bears, whales, musk oxen and other wildlife.

Inclusions

We sail with the excellent Sea Endurance built especially for polar cruising. With a

• English-speaking expedition team

• Full board on the ship

capacity of only 50 guests, this cruise is a unique experience for the few. All guests

• Flights Constable Point-Iceland (KEF)

• Free coffee and tea on the ship

• Nature hikes and Zodiac cruises as

• Taxes and tariffs

will be able to participate in shore landings, settlement visits, excursions, lectures and whale safaris at the same time. In Svalbard, the realm of the polar bear, we will sail through the fjords and visit Ny-Ålesund, one of the world’s northernmost towns. In northeast Greenland, we explore the pristine and untouched national park, the world’s largest. We complete our voyage with a visit to the remote Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit.

per itinerary • Information briefings and lectures by

• Hotel accommodation in Iceland including breakfast on day 14

expedition team • 13-day cruise in shared outside double cabin with ensuite facilities

22

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

23


Myggbukta

Dead Man’s Bay

Ella Island Mestersvig Ittoqqortoormiit Constable Point

GREENLAND

c Circle 66°33’N The Arcti

ICELAND Reykjavík Keflavík

10 DAYS SHIP: Sea Endurance

TO THE END OF THE WORLD

Explore the wilderness of remote north-eastern Greenland and be awed by majestic Icelandic volcanoes. Join us for an exciting polar cruise among icebergs, pack ice, glacial landscapes, whales and polar bears.

Highlights • Visit an Inuit settlement in Greenland • Spot whales, seals and other arctic wildlife

• Small expedition ship that enables access to remote areas • Experience the world’s largest national park

The arctic national park in northeast Greenland is not only the world’s largest and northernmost park, but also one of the world’s most inaccessible places. Pack ice from the North Pole blocks the entrance to east Greenland most of the year, and until the new millennium, the national park was only accessible to local dog sled hunters and semi-professional and professional expeditions.

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrival in Iceland

DAY 4: Ella Island and continue to the Ice

DAY 7: Mosquito Bay

Embarkation

DAY 8: Scoresby Sound DAY 5: Franz Joseph Fjord and hike to Noa Lake

DAY 3: The national park of North and East Greenland: Kong Oscar Fjord

DAY 9: Disembarkation and flight to Iceland

Expedition cruises

• Full board on the ship

• Flights Iceland (KEF) Keflavik-

• Free coffee and tea on the ship

Constable Point round trip

per itinerary • Information briefings and lectures by

• Taxes and tariffs • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Iceland including breakfast on day 1 and 9

expedition team • 7-day cruise in shared outside double

DAY 6: Dead Man’s Bay DAY 10: Departure

24

• English-speaking expedition team

• Nature hikes and Zodiac cruises as

Fjord DAY 2: Fly Iceland (KEF) - Greenland.

Inclusions

cabin with ensuite facilities

Expedition cruises

25


8 DAYS SHIP: Sea Endurance

Highlights • Sail aboard one of the world’s only ice-

Itinerary

class expedition ships built to meet the North Pole pack ice • Send a postcard from the world’s most

DAY 1: Arrive in Longyearbyen,

northerly town Ny Ålesund

Svalbard

• See whales and other amazing wildlife DAY 2: Former whaling station at

close up

Smeerenburg and Raudfjordens • Zodiac cruises and nature walks

glacial landscapes

• Visit a walrus colony

DAY 3: Moffen, walrus colony and

• Get to know Longyearbyen - Svalbard’s

Sjuøyane. Polar bear country at 80 degrees DAY 4: Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve and expedition history DAY 5: Through Hinlopenstretet DAY 6: Monaco glacier, ice landscape in Liefdefjorden and hunting cabin at Mushamna DAY 7: Ny Ålesund, one of the

‘capital city’

SPITSBERGEN 81°NORTH

Experience high summer in the Arctic with the Sea Endurance - one of the few ice-class expedition ships built to meet the North Pole pack ice.

world’s northernmost towns, and Signehamna with old weather

The goal of this voyage is to sail around Svalbard to reach Sjuøyane, where we

station from WWII

encounter pack ice from the North Pole, the polar bear’s favourite summer residence.

DAY 8: Departure

During the short summer, wildlife such as the Svalbard reindeer is busy amassing

Sjuøyane

• English-speaking expedition team

Moffen

• Local transportation in Longyearbyen upon arrival and on departure (day 1 and

Smeerenburg

Mushhamna

day 8)

Monacobreen

• Walking city tour of Longyearbyen

Singeharbour Hinlopenstretet

Ny-Ålesund

• Walk near harbour in Ny Ålesund

Longyearbyen

• 7-day cruise with Sea Endurance in

ready to leave their nests. The prolific bird life can be further witnessed in the form of

shared exterior double cabin with

arctic guillemot, black guillemots and razorbills fishing in the wake of our ship.

cruises in the fjords and glacial landscapes.

• Information briefings and lectures by expedition team

with countless birds - in a few months, the new generation of arctic sea birds will be

Zodiacs allow us to have frequent shore landings and embark on exploratory mini

• Nature hikes and Zodiac cruises per itinerary

energy for the icy polar winter. The cliffs shimmer with life as every surface is populated

In the fleet of Zodiac boats we are able to view wildlife at close proximity and the

Inclusions

bathroom/toilet (category D)

SVALBARD

• Full board on board the ship • Free coffee and tea on the ship • Taxes and levies

26

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

27


11 DAYS SHIP: Sea Endurance

Itinerary

Highlights • Explore the 1000-year-old history of the

DAY 1: Arrival in Reykjavik. The Golden Circle, Gullfoss waterfall,

Vikings

Geysir and Þingvellir National Park

• Sail among the archipelago along Scotland’s coasts

DAY 2: Embarkation and sail from Reykjavik to the Westman Islands.

• Visit famed Scottish whisky distilleries

Heimaey and visit Pompeii of the North museum DAYS 3-4: Cross the North Atlantic to the Faroe Islands. Shore landing at Eysturoy and visit Tórshavn DAYS 5-6: The Shetland Islands. Lerwick, UNESCO-protected Jarlshof, Scalloway Castle, Fort Charlotte and stunning nature and wildlife DAY 7: The Orkney Islands. Kirkwall, whisky distillery and island cruise DAY 8: The Hebrides. Isle of Skye. Hike and Dunvegan Castle

IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS

An expedition cruise from Iceland to the Faroe Islands, the Shetland Islands, Orkney, the Hebrides and Ireland with the Sea Endurance.

Inclusions • 10 night /11 day cruise on Sea Endurance in shared outside cabin (category E) with ensuite facilities • International expedition team • Half day Iceland Golden Circle excursion on day of cruise commencement

This exciting expedition takes you along the former maritime routes of the Old Norse DAY 9: The Hebrides. Isle of Mull

seafarers, to the Shetland Islands and Orkney and onwards to the North Atlantic

and Isle of Lona. Tobermory and

islands of the Faroes and Iceland, before their journey took them to England and

monastery visit

Ireland. We follow these routes and see the aftermath of their conquests.

DAY 10: The Hebrides. Isle of Islay.

Sailing on the superior Sea Endurance with only space for 50 guests, this expedition is

Whisky distillery and hike

one for the few. We explore the islands along Scotland’s coast and our journey takes us to the Atlantic islands’ most important places, some of which are World Heritage Sites.

DAY 11: Arrival in Dublin. End of tour

Enjoy the exceptional nature with its abundance of waterfalls, hot springs, active volcanoes, tree-clad mountains and steep cliffs. We will also see seals, dolphins and whales and go ashore to places where there are more sheep than people!

• All other excursions and zodiac cruises during the voyage • Information meetings and lectures

Reykjavík Westman Islands

Faroe Islands

Shetland Islands

Orkney

by expedition team • Entrance fees to museums and castles during the voyage • Full board on the ship

The Hebrides

Dublin

• Free coffee, tea and ice water on the ship • All taxes and tariffs

28

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

29


Extend your expedition cruise with these exciting pre and post-tour options 4 days

Wonderful Copenhagen & Vikings Relics DAY 1:

Arrive in Denmark. Transfer from

market. Time for individual sightseeing.

Copenhagen Airport (CPH) to the hotel. Visit Nyhavn, the picturesque 17th century

DAY 3: Transfer to/from Roskilde. Visit

harbor with its brightly coloured facades

The Viking Museum at Roskilde fjord with

and old sailing ships. Take a canal tour

its original 11th-century Viking vessels

through

historic

and active boatyard, where boat building

waterways. Enjoy traditional local cuisine

and cultural traditions of the Viking Age

in a cozy, candlelit restaurant and savor the

are evident. Tour the stunning, medieval

heartwarming feeling of “hygge”, a difficult-

Roskilde Domkirke cathedral, a UNESCO

to-describe-sensation

World Heritage Site with a 1000-year old

central

Copenhagen’s

of

happiness

and

gratitude that’s integral to Danish culture.

history and tombs to the Viking Kings of Harold Bluetooth (d. 985), his son Sweyn

DAY 2: Visit the castles of Copenhagen,

Forkbeard (d. 1014) conqueror of England

including: the royal residence of Amalienborg

and almost 40 Danish kings and queens.

Palace and witness the ceremonial changing

Time for individual sightseeing.

of the guards and the well-preserved, 17th-

GO EXPLORE Stunning Scandinavia: authentic history, culture and cuisine

century Rosenborg Castle, home to royal art

DAY 4: Transfer to Copenhagen Airport

treasures, crown jewels and royal regalia.

(CPH). Depart.

Savor the culinary surprises at Torvehallerne

3 days

48 hours in Oslo DAY 1:

Arrive in Norway. Transfer from

hiking trails and beaches. Visit the Viking

Gardermoen Airport (OSL) to the hotel. Visit

Ship Museum with two of the best-preserved

Akershus Fortress and Castle that was first

9th-century, wooden Viking ships, as well

constructed in the 1300s, then Oslo City Hall,

as artifacts from Viking tombs around Oslo

The Royal Palace and lovely Royal Palace

fjord. Tour Oslo Opera House, home of The

Park. Enjoy an evening stroll at Aker Brygge,

Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Time

known for its boardwalk, alfresco dining

for individual sightseeing.

opportunities and shops. DAY 3: Transfer to Gardermoen Airport (OSL). DAY 2: Transfer to Bygdøy, a peninsula on the

Depart.

western side of Oslo with popular museums,

3 days

Mystic Blue Lagoon & The Golden Circle DAY 1:

Arrive in Iceland. Experience the

natural wonders such as the geothermal

mystic Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa. Dinner

Haukadalur, the Gulfoss waterfall, and

at the hotel. Includes transfers from the ship

geysers of Geysir and Strokkur. Enjoy an

or Keflavik Airport (KEF) to the Blue Lagoon

Icelandic lunch. Free evening.

and the hotel in Reykjavik. DAY 3: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to ship DAY 2: Sightseeing tour by bus along the

or Keflavik Airport (KEF).

Golden Circle, a 300-km route with impressive

30

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

31


Experience

THE ANTARCTIC

“Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.” – Captain James Cook

32

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

33


19 DAYS SHIP: Ocean Atlantic

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town. Afternoon boarding DAY 2-3: South Atlantic crossing and visit Port Stanley, Falkland Islands DAY 4-10: South Georgia – Drake Passage – Elephant Island

THE ULTIMATE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION: Falkland, South Georgia and Antarctica

On this extraordinary 19-day Antarctic voyage, we follow in the wake of courageous polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to Falkland, South Georgia and Elephant Island before setting our heading on the Great White Continent of Antarctica. With our ship’s first heading on the Falkland Islands, home to only 3000 people, our adventure begins with a two-day crossing through the South Atlantic. Arriving to the

DAY 11-12: Projected landfalls on King

main town, Port Stanley, we are welcomed by the picturesque scene of grazing sheep,

George Island, Deception Island and

local fishermen and a shoreline freckled by sea lions, penguins and birds.

Half Moon Island Sailing onwards between South Georgia and Elephant Island offers a small glimpse

Channel

rookeries. 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

DAY 17-18: Depart Antarctica. Drake

seals, nesting birds and the spray of marine mammals.

Inclusions • Transfer to the ship in Ushuaia on embarkation

Passage crossing to Cape Horn. Arrive to Beagle Channel, a strait in

The sub-antarctic and Antarctic Peninsula are a nature photographer’s paradise

Tierra del Fuego Archipelago

and we will attempt as many shore landings as possible per day, weather conditions permitting. During our days at sea, a variety of onboard activities, from lectures to

DAY 19: Morning arrival Ushuaia.

BUENOS AIRES

workshops and wildlife spotting, will be possible.

• Accommodation in a shared double cabin • All landings and excursions as per itinerary

Transfer to airport

• Expedition parka • Rubber boot rentals

Optional Excursions • Snowshoeing

• Sea kayaking

• Guiding and lectures by our • Photography Workshops

expedition leader and team • Full board on the ship – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

34

Expedition cruises

• Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily • Transfer to airport in Ushuaia on disembarkation • Many Zodiac excursions

Falkland

and landings • On board activities at sea lectures, workshops and wildlife spotting • Taxes

South Georgia

Ushuaia

e

ssag

e Pa Drak th Sou

ds Islan land Shet

Half Moon Island Deception Island

Paradise Bay

Elephant Island King George Island

CTICA

are on our agenda. South Georgia is also home to the world’s largest king penguin

The Antarctic Circle

ANTAR

research stations, former whaling stations and a visit to Shackleton’s final resting place

Strait, Paradise Bay and the Lemaire

TINA

1300km course through Drake Passage in an effort to save his stranded crew. Active

includes Cuverville Island, Gerlache

ARGEN

into the passage made famous by Shackleton 100 years ago, when he navigated the

CHILE

DAY 13-16: Wildlife abounds on the Antarctic Peninsula. Projected route

Expedition cruises

35


13 DAYS SHIP: Ocean Atlantic

EXPEDITION CRUISE:

Antarctic Peninsula and Polar Circle Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive in Ushuaia, the

On this 13-day inspiring cruise, we explore the Great White Continent’s magnificent landscapes, glacial mountains and incredible wildlife before reaching 66o33’ – the Antarctic Circle.

world’s southernmost town.

As our voyage begins, we pilot through the calm, gunmetal grey waters and sloping

Afternoon boarding

glaciers of Beagle Channel. Turning southward, our journey begins in earnest, and we enter Drake Passage. A body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic

DAY 2-3: Cross Drake Passage

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 Atlantic, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly qualified

Island, Deception Island and Half

crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement, and you

Moon Island

will complete the crossing twice!

DAY 6-10: Wildlife abounds on

In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather

the Antarctic Peninsula. Projected

permitting, we catch our first sight of seals and penguins!

route includes Cuverville Island,

BUENOS AIRES

Inclusions

Gerlache Strait, Paradise Bay and

We will weave through the South Shetland Islands, a pearly necklace of glistering,

the Lemaire Channel. Explore

ice-covered islands and dormant volcanoes. Numerous Zodiac excursions are likely.

as far south as possible to

We are constantly on the lookout for great whales, sea lions, elephant seals and an

• Transfer to the ship in Ushuaia

unbelievable amount of sea birds and penguins.

Pleneau and Petermann Islands, Crystal Sound and Fish Island.

on embarkation

• Accommodation in a shared

Visit research stations and the

Continuing onward, we enjoy the calming silence and alluring beauty of the Antarctic

Antarctic Circle, if ice conditions

mainland. Spread in isolation along the coast, we also see a number of manned and

allow

unmanned research stations, which we aim to visit before accomplishing our goal

• All landings and excursions as

– crossing the Antarctic Circle at 66°33’ South. Here, the sun is up for 24-hours a day

DAY 11-12: Depart Antarctica.

during the austral summer. Our expedition may include visits to sites such as Pleneau

Cross Drake Passage to Cape

and Petermann Islands, Crystal Sound and Fish Island.

double cabin

per itinerary

• Expedition parka • Rubber boot rentals

Horn. Arrive to Beagle Channel, a strait in Tierra del Fuego

Dense pack ice forbids many ordinary vessels from reaching this far south, but with

Archipelago

the highest ice-class rating, Ocean Atlantic moves swiftly carrying us on an adventure for life.

• Guiding and lectures by our

expedition leader and team

DAY 13: Morning arrival Ushuaia.

• Full board on the ship – breakfast,

Transfer to airport

lunch, dinner and snacks

• Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily • Transfer to airport in Ushuaia on disembarkation • Many Zodiac excursions and landings

ARGEN TINA

may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean

CHILE

DAY 4-5: Projected landfalls on Elephant Island, King George

• Antarctic Circle crossing • On board activities at sea - lectures, workshops and wildlife spotting • Taxes

Ushuaia ge

ssa e Pa Drak th S Sou

ds Islan and hetl

Half Moon Island

King George Island

Deception Island

• Snowshoeing

36

Expedition cruises

• Sea kayaking

Lemaire Channel

• Photography Workshops

Paradise Bay

ANTARCTICA

Optional Excursions

The Antarctic C

Expedition cruises

37


10 DAYS SHIP: Ocean Atlantic

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town.

CLASSIC EXPEDITION CRUISE:

South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula

DAY 2-3: Cross Drake Passage

This is our classic voyage to the Great White Continent. Experience the incredible wildlife, stunning mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs in 10 action-packed days.

Afternoon boarding

DAY 4-5: Projected landfalls on

On board our strong, ice-classed expedition vessel, Ocean Atlantic, we are sure to get

Elephant Island, King George

close to the dramatic coastlines. Zodiac cruising and shore landings are an important

Island, Deception Island and Half

and considerable part of the planned itinerary, enabling all expedition guests to set foot

Moon Island

several times on the Antarctic continent, as well as the many surrounding sub-antarctic islands.

DAY 6-7: Wildlife abounds on the Antarctic Peninsula. Projected

Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, we cross the mighty Drake Passage en-route for the

route includes Cuverville Island,

South Shetland Islands, making Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations

Gerlache Strait, Paradise Bay and

and fascinating lookouts along the way. Continuing southward, deep into the inlets

the Lemaire Channel

of Antarctica, we pass the famous Gerlache Strait, where 3,000-ft ice cliffs rise straight out of the still water. On no other journey can you experience so much pristine nature

DAY 8-9: Depart Antarctica. Cross

and varied wildlife in so few days! When Ocean Atlantic returns to Tierra del Fuego and

Drake Passage to Cape Horn.

Ushuaia, we pass close the mythical Cape Horn – the southernmost point on South

Arrive to Beagle Channel, a strait

America and a celebrated maritime landmark.

BUENOS AIRES

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.

• Transfer to the ship in Ushuaia on embarkation • Accommodation in a shared double cabin • All landings and excursions as

Optional Excursions • Snowshoeing

• Sea kayaking

per itinerary

• Photography Workshops

• Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily • Transfer to airport in Ushuaia on disembarkation • Many Zodiac excursions and landings

• Rubber boot rentals

• On board activities at sea - lectures,

expedition leader and team

Expedition cruises

lunch, dinner and snacks

• Expedition parka

• Guiding and lectures by our

38

• Full board on the ship – breakfast,

Ushuaia ge

ssa e Pa Drak th Sou

land Shet

ds Islan

Half Moon Island

King George Island

Deception Island

workshops and wildlife spotting • Taxes

Paradise Bay

ANTARCTICA

DAY 10: Morning arrival Ushuaia. Transfer to airport

CHILE

Any voyage to Antarctica is an adventure, but with a maximum capacity of 198

ARGEN TINA

Inclusions

in Tierra del Fuego Archipelago

The Antarctic Circle

Expedition cruises

39


Extend your expedition cruise with these exciting pre and post-tour options 4 days

Buenos Aires – Wine Tasting, Tango & The Pampas DAY 1: Arrive in Argentina. Transfer from

wines. The evening continues with dinner

the airport to hotel. City tour in Argentina’s

and a tango performance.

capital, Buenos Aires. Known for its wide boulevards, buzzing street life, elegant

DAY 3: Transfer to the pampas. Home of the

shopping districts and green parks. The city

gauchos, the pampas consists of flat, treeless

is sexy and alive with a fiery Latin vibe. Free

plains used for grazing by Argentina’s

evening.

famous beef cattle. Visit an estancia, which is a large Argentinian ranch, to savor authentic

DAY 2: Not only is Argentina the world’s

asado-BBQ with delicious, grilled meats and

3rd largest wine producer, but Buenos Aires

empanadas, and traditional Argentinian

is also the birthplace of tango – a sensual,

music. Free evening.

dramatic dance rooted in Argentina’s history and culture. After a day of city sights, a

DAY 4: Transfer to the airport. Depart.

professional sommelier will introduce the aromas and flavors that typify Argentina

GO EXPLORE Vivacious culture and natural marvels of South America

7 days

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro & Iguazú DAY 1: Arrive in Argentina. Transfer from

DAY 4: The astonishingly awesome Iguazú

the airport to hotel. City tour in Argentina’s

Falls are, in fact, a 3-km stretch of 275

capital, Buenos Aires. Known for its wide

waterfalls

boulevards, buzzing street life, elegant

Argentinian border. Visit the Argentinian

shopping districts and green parks. The city

side.

that

span

the

Brazilian-

is sexy and alive with a fiery Latin vibe. Free DAY 5: Visit the mighty Iguazú Falls from

evening.

the Brazilian side. Fly to Rio. DAY 2: Not only is Argentina the world’s 3rd largest wine producer, but Buenos Aires

DAY 6: Visit Corcovado Mountain, the sharp,

is also the birthplace of tango – a sensual,

rocky peak crowned by the iconic Christ

dramatic dance rooted in Argentina’s history

the Redeemer Statue. Towering over Rio at

and culture. After a day of city sights, a

700-meters high, it offers a 360-degree, bird’s

professional sommelier will introduce the

eye view. Reach the summit via cog train in

aromas and flavors that typify Argentina

the tropical Tijuca Forest National Park. Tour

wines. The evening continues with dinner

a Brazilian favela with a local guide. Plus,

and a tango performance.

there’s time for a samba lesson. Free evening.

DAY 3: Transfer to the airport. Fly to Posados.

DAY 7: Visit Sugarloaf Mountain – literally

Transfer from the airport to Itaipu Dam,

one huge, monolithic, granite rock. Situated

situated on the Paraná River between Brazil

on a peninsula and accessible by cable car,

and Paraguay. Tour this modern engineering

it rises nearly 400-meters straight up from

marvel,

the waters of Guanabara Bay. Transfer to the

which

is

the

world’s

largest

operational hydroelectric power plant.

40

Expedition cruises

airport. Depart.

Expedition cruises

41


“Sea Endurance is one of the world’s best expedition ships for polar cruising.”

Sea Endurance Sea Endurance is one of the world’s best expedition ships for polar cruising. Designed with a double bottom and central steel keel, she is built tough for sailing in the icy waters of Greenland.

Deckplan

Facilities on board

Cabins/Suites:

• Meals are prepared by a professional chef in a spacious restaurant

CATEGORY A: Large deluxe cabins,

CATEGORY E: Standard cabins, size

size 15 m2. Featuring a double bed

10.5-13.5 m2. Featuring two separate

• A well-stocked bar

(two mattresses), seating area,

beds (sofa and bed), desk, chair, and

refrigerator, TV, DVD player, and two

a window. Located on Deck 3.

• Panorama lounge (on the top deck) with comfortable armchairs where all information briefings and lectures are held • Large observation area for wildlife viewing

Originally built in Denmark in 1992, and later refurbished in 2005, Sea Endurance offers an informal and relaxed atmosphere. She comfortably accommodates 53 passengers in 26 outside cabins, all of which provide views of the sea and feature single or double beds, private en-suite toilet and shower facilities. With such a small passenger capacity, expeditions aboard Sea

Ship specifications

CATEGORY F: Standard cabins, size CATEGORY B: Deluxe cabins, size

10.5-13.5 m2. Featuring a desk, chair,

12.5 m2. Featuring a double bed (two

and a window. Upper and lower

mattresses), desk, seating area, TV,

berths, as well as a convertible

DVD player, and a window. Located

sofa, provide comfortable sleeping

on Decks 3 and 4.

accommodation for three guests. Note, a limited number of these

• Built: 1992, refurbished in 2005

CATEGORY C: Superior cabins, size

cabins are available. Located on

• Length: 50m

10.5 m2. Featuring a double bed,

Deck 3.

Endurance are a unique experience for the few. Aboard the ship’s

• Breadth: 11m

fleet of five Zodiac watercraft, all guests will be able to participate

• Draft: 3.5m

in shore landings to isolated areas, settlement visits, excursions,

windows. Located on Deck 4.

desk, seating area, and window. Located on Deck 3.

• Engines: MAN / B & W, 1470 KW

CATEGORY D: Superior cabins, size

exploration, the top deck’s panorama lounge offers the ideal

• Ice Class: 1B (1A hull)

12 m2. Featuring two separate beds

environment to recollect and savor the day’s events with fellow

• Speed: 10-12 knots

lectures and whale safaris at the same time. After a day of

shipmates.

(sofa and bed), desk, chair, and a window. Located on Deck 3.

• Displacement: 1,180 tonnes • Guests: 53 • Registration: Bahamas

42

Expedition cruises

Expedition cruises

43


Facilities on board • Meals, including daily snacks, are prepared by a professional chef • The bar is staffed by a professional bartender

• Onboard facilities also include wellness programmes such as yoga classes, massage therapy and aromatherapy treatments

The ship is designed with top-notch passenger experience and comfort in mind.

• A photography programme is also available with an in-resident expert • The library is well-stocked with polar books and DVDs • Internet access can be purchased on board the vessel

Cabins/Suites: BALCONY SUITE: These 30 m suites

CABIN WITH WINDOW

feature a double bed or 2 twin beds,

(OBSTRUCTED): Size 19 m2. Cabin

private bathroom with shower, sitting

features double bed, private bathroom

area, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe,

with shower, TV with DVD-player,

safe, refrigerator, individual temperature

wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual

controls, satellite telephone access,

temperature controls, satellite telephone

hairdryer, full-size window with a sliding

access, hairdryer, picture window (the

glass door, balcony. Located on deck 7.

view is obstructed). Located on decks 6

2

Ocean Diamond The Ocean Diamond is a superior expedition vessel made for polar cruising. Its ice-strengthened hull and relatively small size makes this ship perfect for sailing in the ice-choked polar seas. Without compromising on safety, the ship is designed with topnotch passenger experience and comfort in mind. The vessel’s well-equipped 101 cabins are tastefully decorated and with exterior views. The ship also boasts spacious lounge and common areas, an elegant restaurant, a well-stocked polar library and a bright panorama lounge perfect for observing arctic wildlife.

44

Expedition cruises

Deckplan

• The onboard clinic is run by a licensed doctor • A large auditorium is used for presentations and information meetings

Ship specifications

and 7. SUITE: The suites are 37 m2 and feature

• Crew: 144

double bed or 2 twin beds plus two

CABIN WITH PORTHOLE: Size 19 m2.

more beds, 2 private bathrooms with

Cabin features double bed, private

shower, sitting area, TV with DVD-

bathroom with shower, TV with DVD-

• Length: 124m

player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator,

player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator,

• Breadth: 16m

individual temperature controls, satellite

individual temperature controls, satellite

telephone access, hairdryer and picture

telephone access, hairdryer and 2

window. Located on deck 4.

portholes. Located on deck 3.

• Propulsion: 2 Wichmann Engines, 7,375 horsepower

CABIN WITH WINDOW: Size 17-19 m2.

CABIN WITH PORTHOLE: Size 19 m2.

• Ice class: 1D

Cabin features double bed or 2 twin

Cabin features 2 twin beds and 1 upper

• Cruising speed: 15.5 knots

beds, private bathroom with shower,

bed, private bathroom with shower,

TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe,

TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe,

refrigerator, individual temperature

refrigerator, individual temperature

controls, satellite telephone access,

controls, satellite telephone access,

hairdryer, picture window. Located on

hairdryer and 2 portholes. Located on

decks 5, 6 and 7.

deck 3.

• Guests: 189

• Draft: 4.9 m

• Lifeboats: 2 (fully enclosed)

Expedition cruises

45


“Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any Antarctica traveller.”

Cabins/Suites: PREMIUM SUITE: Size 35 m2 . These

sitting area, private bathroom and a

2-room suites are designed with a large

window. Limited view. Located on the

double bed or two twin beds, an elegant

Magellan and Hudson Deck (Deck 7 & 8). 811

813

817

815

VERANDA

810

812

living room, large private bathroom and

814

816

SALON

VERANDA

window. Located on the Marco Polo Deck

Magellan Deck / 8 m2 . Featuring CATEGORY C: Size 12-13

(Deck 5).

a double bed or two single beds, private bathroom, and a window. Located on LOUNGE

the Columbus and Marco Polo Deck

double bed or two single beds, a relaxing

(Deck 4 & 5).

700

CATEGORY A: Size 19-24 m2. Featuring a

811

813

815

VERANDA

817

MEDICAL AREA

810

812

814

816

SALON

Hudson Deck / 7

VERANDA

sitting area, private bathroom and a

Magellan Deck / 8

CATEGORY D: Size 11-12 m2 . Featuring

window. Located on the Marco Polo Deck

LIFT

a double bed or two single beds, private LIFT

LOUNGE

SALON

POOL

RESTAURANT

700

(Deck 5).

MEDICAL AREA

bathroom, andHudson a porthole. Located on the Deck / 7 LOUNGE

LIFT

CATEGORY B: Size 20-23 m2. Featuring a

LIFT

Deck / 64). ColumbusErickson Deck (Deck

VERANDA

portholes or windows.

46

502

506

510

514

518

522

526

534

530

501

505

502

506

509

510

514 513

518

522

526

517

530

534

538

521 542

533

546

550

554

558

525

RECEPTION 562

564

566

537

568

541

545

549

553

557

559

RECEPTION

400

406

404

402

404

400

402

501

505

408 406

408

412

412

509

414 414

416

416

513

418 420

422

420

422

424

424 426

428

430

432

418

517

521

525

529

533

428

430

432

436

434

438

440

434 442

426

537

541

545

549

438

436 444

446

448

450

553

452

454

440

557

442

559 456

444

448 433

458

450 435

446

452 437

460

454 439

462

456 441

460

462

401

403 401

403

407

405 405

407

409

411 411

409

411A

411A

413 415

417

419

413

415

417 421

423

Cat. A

Cat. A

Cat. B

Cat. B

Cat. C

Cat. C

Cat. D

Cat. D

501

505

509

513

517

419

421

423 427

425

427

425 429

431

433

437

439

441

435

429 443

431

502

506

510

514

530 521

518

534 525

522

538 529

526

542 533

568

546 537

541

545

549

553

557

561

559

700

400

402

412 407

406

414 409

408

416 411

404

418

420

411A

424

415

422

426

430

428

432

419

417

421

444 429

436

446 431

434

448 433

438

450 435

440

452 437

442

454 439

460

456 441

462

458 443

LIFT

401

403

413

423

427

425

405

Cat. C

Cat. D

400

404

402

406

408

412

416

414

• Speed, maximum: 15 knots 418

420

422

424

415

401

403

405

407

409

411

411A

413

419

421

423

425

427

Cat. B

• Elevators: 2 LIFT

• Breadth: 21 m Deck / 4 Columbus

• Stabilizers: 2

• Draft: 5.8 m Premium Suite

Cat. A

• Speed, cruising: 12 knots

501

505

509

513

517 426

430

428

432

417

436

434

438

442

440 LIFT

LIFT

502

506

510

514

530 521

518

534 525

522

538 529

526

542 533

546

550

554

558

562

564

566

568

RECEPTION

537

444

LIFT

• Zodiacs: 20 Cat. A

Cat. B

The ship was built in 1985 and underwent

• Engines: 4 x 3,600 kW

an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length

• Ice class: 1B

Expedition cruises

458

561

• Sauna & Swimming Pool

LIFT

• Length: 140 m 429

11 - 35 m2 and are designed with either

541

vessels’ accommodation ranges in size from

20 Zodiacs.

446

wonders are made possible by her fleet of

448

• Boutique

431

controls and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the

LIFT

Premium Suite

LIFT

Marco Polo Deck / 5

433

Antarctic

other

545

research

LIFT

• Passengers: 198 450

• Laundry service

435

for internal calls, individual temperature

549

Daily shore landings at penguin rookeries,

553

feature individual bathroom facilities, phone

and

198

• Lecture theatres

passengers.

stations

for

LIFT

Columbus Deck / 4

SHOP

• Crew: 140

443

accommodation

All private cabins are stylish appointed and

• Gym & Wellness Facilities

557

(2016) with elegant common areas and

LIFT

Ship specifications 559

renovated

561

newly

452

is

LOUNGE

Erickson Deck / 6

460

Atlantic

LIFT

RESTAURANT

LIFT

462

Ocean

• The library is well-stucked with polar books and DVDS

456

of indoor lounges.

LIFT

LIFT

458

and photographic sights from the comfort

LIFT

Columbus Deck / 4

Premium Suite

LIFT

LIFT

LIFT

441

Antarctica traveler.

LIFT

LIFT

Marco Polo Deck / 5

SALON

POOL

437

any

454

for

LIFT

Columbus Deck / 4

SHOP

Hudson Deck / 7

439

adventures

550

passengers to quickly spot passing wales

exciting

LOUNGE MEDICAL AREA

LIFT

Marco Polo Deck / 5

Premium Suite

RECEPTION

creating

• The on board clinic is run by a licensed doctor

554

Deck feature large panel windows, enabling

• Two well-stocked, professionally staffed bars

LIFT

Erickson Deck / 6 558

for extended voyages into isolated fjords,

LOUNGE

LIFT

562

• Comfortable lounge area

VERANDA

564

a pool. All common areas on the Erickson

RESTAURANT

Magellan Deck / 8 566

shallow draft and strong engines allow

811

bars and observations platforms – and even

813

in Antarctica. Her high maneuverability,

815

international cuisine, professionally staffed

4-star

LIFT

LIFT

810

she is one of the strongest ships operating

serving

817

a

LIFT

SHOP

LIFT

SALON

POOL 812

With an international ice class rating of 1B

VERANDA

SALON 814

multiple decks for several lecture halls,

816

expedition cruising in Antarctic waters!

LIFT

Marco Polo Deck / 5

443

• A bright, spacious restaurant provides 4-star international cuisine

of 140m she has ample space on the restaurant

MEDICAL AREA

RESTAURANT

LIFT

Erickson Deck / 6

SHOP

LOUNGE

Hudson Deck / 7

Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for

relaxed

Deckplan

LIFT

700

Ocean Atlantic

Facilities on board

561

Magellan Deck / 8

LIFT

LOUNGE

LIFT

529

VERANDA

538

542

SALON

546

550

554

POOL

558

562

564

566

LIFT

568

810

812

814

SALON

816

LIFT

811

813

817

815

double bed or two single beds, a relaxing

Cat. C

Cat. D

• Lifeboats, covered: 8

Expedition cruises

47


Practical Information small watercraft available. These boats

Conveniences

are constructed for professional use and

Gear Expedition Parka

are outfitted with a top-quality outboard

Boutique

engine,

arrangements to accommodate their

at the Expedition Leader’s discretion to

Gratuity

needs.

permit children on excursions and shore

Following

landings.

the service industry, it is customary to

minimally

The selection of items available for

Onboard Briefings

impacts the environment. Your safety

purchase varies by ship, and may include

The

and comfort is our #1 priority, and your

a range of warm and practical clothing,

Expedition Leader will carefully plan for

yet

their

design

standards

in

leave gratuity for the ship’s crew at the

Medical Emergencies

end of the voyage. All gratuities will be

regularly scheduled briefings to highlight

Each of our vessels has a small medical

divided among the crew. Typically, a

as well as souvenirs, local arts and

key points in the itinerary, organize

facility equipped with the necessary

recommended amount is approximately

as many Zodiac excursions as possible,

postcards at reasonable prices. A small

excursions and communicate important

equipment and medicine to handle small

8 EUR or 13.5 USD per person per day.

dependent upon weather and prevailing

selection of soap, toothpaste and other

information.

emergencies. The infirmary is staffed at

Gratuity is, of course, not required and any

conditions. Participation is fairly easy and

personal effects are also sold.

all times by a professionally licensed,

gratuity payments are voluntary.

Expedition

Leader

will

conduct

can be more challenging for those with

Electrical Outlets

Security, Safety & Lifesaving Equipment

physical handicaps.

The ship has a 220v / 50 Hz cycle system.

Our

safety

nearest hospital will be contacted. All

Please check your appliances before use.

regulations and are ice-class vessels

guests must have personal travel/health insurance.

comfortable for able-bodied guests, but

As a thank you for exploring with us, as

ships

comply

with

English-speaking physician and nurse. Should a serious incident occur, the all

well as to ensure you safety and comfort,

Entertainment

110-volt appliances require an adapter

suitable for sailing in polar environments.

Albatros Expeditions provides each guest

During all Albatros Expedition cruises,

prior to use aboard the ship.

Upon arrival to the vessel, there will be a

with a complimentary expedition parka,

the focus is placed on exploration and

mandatory passenger briefing and safety

Seasickness

which will be distributed onboard the

education. The expedition team will

Water

drill before departure. We will provide

These expeditions are hosted in remote

vessel and is yours to keep. Included on

organize a series of lectures concerning

Tap water in the cabins is drinkable.

security information, practical details

regions, and it is possible to periodically

expeditions in Antarctica.

various topics such as history, biology,

Water

regarding life onboard and introduce key

encounter changing environments and

wildlife, marine life and geology, as

the ship is in port. There is also the

personnel.

climate patterns, including rough seas

Rubber Boot Rentals

well as excursions and shore landings

possibility of converting seawater into

We offer sturdy, high quality boots for

to bring you in touch with your natural

drinking water. Normally, water is not

Rules for Landings & Excursions

(Scopoderm or similar) work solely or in

Cruise Card / Payment / Credit Cards

rent (free of charge) for the duration

surroundings.

rationed, but we do advise our guests to

When ashore, it is very important to

part to help cure nausea for most people.

All on board purchases from the bar,

pay attention to their water consumption.

show a deep respect for the unique nature,

These medicines can cause sleepiness. If

telephone, laundry, and the like are

and act according to the motto: leave

you are prone to motion sickness, consult

charged to your shipboard account. If

of your trip. These boots will be your

supplies

are

filled

up

when

and large swells. Seasickness patches

private pair for the entire voyage to wear

Panoramic Lounges

during landings and hikes. Included on

Large windows, comfortable seating and

Laundry

nothing but footprints, take nothing but

with your doctor prior to departure to

you choose to leave gratuity for the crew,

expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica.

even binoculars create the ideal lookout

If you wish to have some laundry done

memories. We also ask that you remain

help ensure your comfort while travelling.

the amount that you authorize will be

to enjoy the ever-changing landscapes.

while aboard the ship, laundry service is

together with your group, as we are truly

available for an additional fee.

in the wild and must remain extra vigilant

Smoking

account can be activated with a major

of the wildlife and weather conditions

Smoking is only allowed in designated

credit card. Be sure to contact your credit

around us. Walking around independently

areas on the outside decks. Smoking is not

card regarding provider regarding use of

is strictly prohibited. During shore visits,

permitted inside the vessel, in the cabin

your credit cards overseas. Any questions

Waterproof Bag

charged to the shipboard account. This

We highly recommend bringing a small,

Bar Service

waterproof backpack or bag to protect

The professionally staffed bar offers a

your gear during excursions and shore

selection of soft drinks, juices, wines,

landings.

liquors, spirits and beer that can be

all Albatros Expeditions tour leaders

or near the Zodiacs. Please remember to

regarding the bill can be addressed by the

charged to your shipboard account.

carry weapons to help ensure your safety.

respect our natural environments, and

ship’s hotel manager.

In the Arctic, encounters with polar bears

dispose of cigarette butts in designated

are possible and it is essential to abide the

bins.

Communication & Safety

Binoculars we recommend bringing your own for

Dining & Special Dietary Requirements

excursions. Without them, you may miss

All meals on board the vessel are chef-

a lot of the splendid wildlife and nature.

prepared. If you have special dietary

Binoculars are available on board, but

strictly communicated safety rules.

Documentation, Currency & Itineraries

requirements (food allergies, intolerances,

Itinerary & Program Changes As this is an expedition cruise to the world’s most remote region, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. We have

Packing List

health conditions or religious preferences),

Passport

planned itineraries for each tour package,

For additional information regarding the

please inform us as early as possible.

Your passport must be valid for a

but to ensure to safety of our guests and

climate and clothing/gear suggestions, refer to page 12.

Life On Board

minimum of 6 months after arriving home

crew, we may be forced to change the

Gym & Wellness

from your destination. Although some

route.

Gym facilities are available onboard.

countries may require shorter periods,

Wellness services vary by ship.

Language The

48

international

official

we implement this 6-month prerequisite language

aboard

our

to avoid situations where a country’s

Zodiac Excursions

Library

vessels is English; however, our expedition

Many wonder, what is a Zodiac and are

Curl with a book, watch a DVD and

leaders and crew are knowledgeable in

Children

the excursions safe? Rest assured the

broaden your understanding of your

a variety of languages. If there is a large

Due

children

departure. The name in your passport

Zodiac brand has earned a well-deserved

destination’s history, flora, fauna, climate,

group, who desires communication in

under 12 years of age will be taken into

must be identical to the name in all travel

reputation as the sturdiest and safest

scientific contributions and more.

their own language, we will make special

consideration on each landing. It is entirely

documentation.

Expedition cruises

validity requirements may be amended to

between the time of your booking and safety

precautions,

Expedition cruises

49


DESTINATION MANAGMENT With an established network and three decades of operational expertise, we can provide you and your clients with quality travel solutions. We offer a broad variety of travel experiences and are open to creating special packages that suit your discerning clients. Our global wingspan covers:

Albatros Travel Group A Scandinavian travel company with a global

Greenland

China

Albatros Travel owns Albatros Arctic

With an office in Beijing and know-

Circle and with offices in Kangerlussuaq,

ledgeable staff speaking both Danish

we have been showing people this mighty

and Chinese, we are at the forefront

frozen country for years. Nobody knows

of providing unforgettable travel ex-

Greenland like we do and we offer dog

periences for those who want to see

sled tours, trips to see the Northern Lights,

the best of China.

cruises to remote glaciers and much more. We can offer excursions and longer trips to individual travelers and groups, as well as provide conference facilities for groups of up to 30 participants. Our all-terrain vehicles and buses provide

Southern & East Africa

transport from 4-36 passengers.

wingspan, Albatros Travel

Since 1986, Albatros Travel has offered

has grown from a small office

exciting, adventurous and diverse safari

in Copenhagen, Denmark to offices around the world.

experiences to Southern and East Africa, which includes Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana,

Victoria

Falls,

Tanzania,

Kenya. We operate as a DMC and travel

Headquarters

Corporate

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Albatros Travel recognises its responsibility to not be a barrier, but to contribute positively to social, environmental and economic sustainable development in accordance with the UN Global Compact. Albatros Travel will comply with all applicable laws regarding human rights, environment and corruption, and apply internationally recognised principles when local law and regulation set lower standards.

50

Expedition cruises

‘Albatros’ is the Danish spelling of ‘albatross’ the globetrotting bird with the big wingspan! From safaris and cruises, to Arctic voyages and Adventure Marathons in the African bush, Albatros Travel spans the world with our unique packages.

partner, own and manage a growing portfolio of Tented Safari Camps under the brand name of Honeyguide, and manage a VIP day touring services within Southern and East Africa under the trading name of Albatros Beyond Touring.

From our humble beginnings in 1986, the family-owned company now employs more than 250 full-time staff in branches across three continents. All of Albatros Travel’s different business operations are united under the same set of principles that govern the Albatros Way: a commitment to quality, responsible travel and customer satisfaction. Albatros Expeditions Albatros Expeditions specialises in expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica. With icestrengthened hulls, our small ships provide access to the most remote polar regions.

Our challenging running events take participants to a whole new level! Albatros Adventure Marathons organizes five annual races, each characterized by locations of exceptional natural beauty and historic significance. From the barren desert landscape of Jordan to the African savannah, from the epic Great Wall of China to the temples of Bagan, these remarkable courses will challenge even the most experienced runner. All events include a tour package, creating the perfect opportunity to share the journey with family and friends.

We welcome you to our newest cruise product, offering tours on America’s Great Lakes and, later this year, exciting new itineraries that will feature a complete circumnavigation of the hottest destination in tourism, the island nation of Cuba. Victory Cruise Lines will feature great itineraries covering all the ports and top destinations in these two popular regions.

Expedition cruises

51


GREENLAND ARCTIC CIRCLE

albatros-expeditions.com info@albatros-expeditions.com

52

Expedition cruises

Albatros Expedition - Arctic & Antarctica  

Small ship cruising with Albatros Expeditions in the Nordic countries, Arctic and Antarctic

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you