Albatros Expeditions celebrates the christening in South Georgia of the Ocean Victory, a vessel that reaches new environmental standards.
In striving for pioneering goals, Scandinavian boutique expedition cruise operator Albatros Expeditions has christened the Ocean Victory in South Georgia on its maiden voyage.
The ship was christened by Elise Grøndahl, Albatros Expeditions’ head of operations and product, in an environmentally friendly way, replacing the traditional bottle of champagne with a block of ice.
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Ocean Victory is 104 metres long, 18 metres wide, and features 93 large staterooms and suites. The vessel is part of a brand-new generation of low-energy vessels and is of the highest Ice Class 1A, Polar Code 6. It has been built with Safe Return to Port, Dynamic Positioning and Zero Speed Stabilisers. The vessel showcases the X-Bow by Ulstein Design & Solutions while the interior design has Nordic touches as well as environmentally friendly amenities in all staterooms.
Before the Ocean Victory set sail it had already been recognized with a gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award in the category of Cruise – Overall-Eco-Friendly Green Cruise Ship. Albatros is an enthusiastic supporter of The South Georgia Heritage Trust and is helping with the establishment of the sculpture Commensalis – the Spirit Tables of South Georgia at the old Grytviken Whaling Station (above).
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Albatros Expeditions has also launched its new 2023/2024 Antarctica season, with a record number of visits to South Georgia.
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