Albatros Expeditions: A Voyage Of A Lifetime To Antarctica – Other Cruise News: Iceland Cargo-Passenger Service To Return

by Kevin Griffin

Argentina is finally reopening its borders and Albatros Expeditions has announced a new Antarctica programme for the Ocean Victory meanwhile Europe to Iceland cargo-passsenger route returns on the 22,200-ton Jonni Ritscher.


Albatros Expeditions’ new Antarctica programme

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – St Augustine.

With the news that Argentina is finally reopening its borders to fully-vaccinated international visitors from November 2021 Albatros Expeditions has announced a new Antarctica programme for the Ocean Victory.

Ocean Victory (March 2021)

Ocean Victory (March 2021)

Albatros Travel Group is a Scandinavian travel and expedition company with a global wingspan. The family-owned company has grown from a small office in Copenhagen in 1986, to having offices around the world and employing more than 250 full-time staff across their branches.

The company has amassed decades of know-how in the travel and expedition industry and upholds Nordic standards of service.

They are experts in Polar Regions (Antarctica / Arctic) with three expedition ships: ”Ocean Victory”, ”Ocean Atlantic” and ”Ocean Albatros”, much smaller ships rather than larger, traditional cruise ships, for a more personal, exclusive experience.

Each expedition is carefully planned and researched, with the expedition team consisting of multilingual expedition leaders and staff (from biologists to other professionals), who have extensive knowledge of Polar Regions and who also have a passion for exploration and adventure.

Ocean Atlantic ex-Russ ex-Konstantin Chernenko (Photo courtesy Frode Adolfsen at

Ocean Atlantic ex-Russ ex-Konstantin Chernenko (Photo courtesy Frode Adolfsen at

Albatros offers safe,unforgettable and superior quality polar voyages to all guests, with an emphasis on active exploration, education and adventure.

From distinguished lecturers, workshops and programmes to both educate and entertain guests on board and an exclusive menu, including vegetarian options, to outdoor activities such as haymaking, hiking, snowshoeing, dog sledding, fishing, Glacier camp and trips, wildlife observations and Zodiac boat trips.

You’ll be be sailing on the brand new expedition ship ”Ocean Victory” and should you choose to embark on the 17 November 2021 you will be among the lucky few to sail on her maiden voyage.

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands

Expedition Cruise Dates:

1) 17 Nov 2021 – South Shetland Islands and Antarctica Peninsula – 9 Nights from $ 6.450 p/p .

2) 10 Dec 2021 – South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula – 9 Nights, from $ 6.450 p/p .

3) 19 Dec 2021 – Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula – 18 Nights ,from $ 11.250 p/p .

4) 21 FEB 2022 – South Shetland and Antarctic Peninsula – 9 Nights ,from $ 7.450 p/p .

5) 02 MAR 2022 – Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula – 18 Nights, from $ 11.250 p/p .

Note: Albatros Expeditions will require full vaccinations of all guests, staff and crew – without exception, in line with recommendations from IAATO.


Europe to Iceland Cargo-passsenger Route To Return

With a route from Bremerhaven and Rotterdam to Reykjavik and Grundartangi in Iceland, the 22,200-ton Jonni Ritscher has opened four passenger cabins (two doubles and two singles) for use by the public.

The round voyage from Europe to Iceland takes 14 days and is being sold as a round-trip cruise from Bremerhaven. Minimum age is 6 and maximum is 79.

Passengers are accepted from the mile of March to the end of September and Passenger facilities include DVD/TV, fitness room, table tennis, outdoor pool, steward, salon, sun deck, darts and deck quoits.

(Kevin Griffin is managing director of The Cruise People Ltd in London, England. For further information concerning cruises mentioned in this article readers can visit his blog)

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