Ocean Victory, the next-generation expedition ship, is one of the most up-to-date small ship boats in the market, making it suitable for small ship cruises. Its inaugural voyage took place in November 2021.
Onboard, there are 93 staterooms, 90% of which have their private balconies, several restaurants, a fully stocked bar, an open deck dining facility, and an environmentally friendly Green Initiative Program that ensures both absolute comfort and sustainability.
When it comes to small-ship cruising, Ocean Victory is an excellent choice thanks to its X-Bow®-Infinity class and Polar code 6, which ensures maximum stability in rough weather and allows for the smoothest movements on high waves, as well as a Solas 2012 classification that makes it easier to return to port safely. With four diesel engines and two electric engines, the vessel is part of a new breed of low-energy boats that is electronically controlled to maximize speed and fuel usage.
Five single cabins located on deck 3. 16 m², cabins have porthole window.
Category F Triple
Four triple cabins located on deck 3. 22 m², cabins have porthole windows.
Nine cabins located on deck 7. 16 m², cabins have a french balcony.
Seven cabins located on deck 3 or 4. 22 m², cabins have porthole windows.
57 cabins located on deck 4 or 6. 24 m², cabins include a balcony.
Category B Triple
Four triple/family cabins located on deck 4 or 5. 28 m², cabins include a balcony. Include VIP services
Two cabins located on deck 4. 35 m², cabins include a balcony. Include VIP services
Four cabins located on deck 7. 42 m², cabins include a balcony. Include VIP services
One two-bedroom cabin located on deck 4. 45 m², the cabin includes a balcony. Include VIP services
Ocean Victory Cabins, Staterooms & Suites
There are 93 total staterooms on the Ocean Victory. 12 Porthole Cabins and 68 Balcony Cabins. In 57 crew staterooms, the vessel has 100 crew/staff. A private step-out balcony is accessible from the living space via floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors in most rooms (80%, except Deck 3's porthole cabins). Every balcony has a small table and two chairs. Most cabins can accommodate three people (with a pull-out couch/sofabed in 60%).
There are hotel beds (King-size or two twins, size 200 x 160 cm, ample under-bed storage space for suitcases), sleeping couches (sofabeds), bedside cabinets, mirrored vanity (writing desk/dressing table) with chair, built-in dressers with drawers, mini-bar / refrigerator, 42-inch smart HDTV (local and satellite reception), phone (onboard communication only), digital clock/alarm, seating area (small table with 1 or 2 armchairs), spacious wardrobe. Bathrooms with shower/WC, hairdryer, and quality bath items are available in each stateroom.
Dinner always begins with hot soups, cold cuts, and salads. Every evening, various dishes are available, including meat, fish, and vegetarian options. Desserts, such as ship-made ice cream or cakes, and a selection of wines and beers are available to complement your dining experience. Dining options include Panorama Specialty Restaurant, Beagle Restaurant, and Albatros BBQ Deck.
An outdoor observation deck with two hydraulic platforms and two viewing platforms/bridge wings is located forward on the newbuild expedition ship. The redesigned Zodiac loading platform provides for easier and faster boarding. Relaxation and wildlife observation are available on the Sun Deck. The Albatros Observation Lounge has its own bar.
Additionally, Albatros introduces Polar Spa providing exotic treatments and massages. Also available are Medical Center, Mudroom, Shackleton Lecture lounge, Albatros Ocean Boutique, Reception Desk Lobby, Knud Rasmussen Library, Piano Bar, Art Room, Fitness Center, Lower Sun Deck (Deck 7 aft, with lifeboats and liferafts), and Upper Sun Deck with sunbathing area and infinity swimming pool, pool bar.
There are four Zodiac Docks, two on each side, with hull access at sea level.
Ocean Victory Ship Specifications
Year Built: 2021
Christened by: Elise Grondahl
Owner: SunStone Ships Inc
Built by: CMHI-China Merchants Heavy Industry
Built in: Haimen shipyard, Jiangsu China
Cost: 65 million
Speed: 16 knots
Length: 104 m (341 ft)
Beam: 18 m (59 ft)
Gross Tonnage: 7,400 gt
Class: Infinity Ulstein CX103
Passengers: 189 (93 cabins)
Albatros Expeditions is an expedition company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, specializing in Arctic and Antarctic cruises. It is a subsidiary and brand of Albatross Travel Group Ltd. Albatros Expeditions offers expeditions to Arctic Europe (Svalbard Norway, the Faroe Islands, and Scotland), Arctic Canada (Greenland and Iceland), and Antarctica (together with Patagonia/Chilean Fjords and SGSSI-South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands).
There are now more ships cruising Antarctica than ever before, with a wide range of vessels and itineraries. Contact our Antarctica consultants for expert reviews of Ocean Victory.
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