Ocean Albatros will sail for the first time in the region in 2023 following her 2022 delivery
Danish expedition cruise operator Albatros Expeditions has released its schedule for the 2023 Arctic season, with new ship Ocean Albatros set to make her debut in the region.
The cruise line will offer seven different itineraries visiting destinations around Greenland, including the Northeast Greenland National Park and the Unesco World Heritage Site of Icefjord. Four more itineraries will take guests to the Svalbard archipelago in Norway, sailing near the pack ice to the north, and to Bellsund and Hornsund in the south.
Two new itineraries will also be introduced exploring destinations around the Baltic Sea. The cruises will explore locations related to the Northern Crusades in the region in the 12th, 13th and early 14th centuries.
“After the fall of Jerusalem in 1187, the crusading knights and the states that supported them pointed their weapons at the pagan tribes along the Baltic Sea,” said Soren Rasmussen, owner and chairman of Albatros Expeditions. “This rarely told story of the Danish medieval kings and the expansion of the German order of knights forms the framework for these cruises.”
Ocean Albatros will be delivered in 2022. The ship is the sister of Ocean Victory and will have capacity for 183 guests in 95 staterooms and suites. She will be certified to Ice Class 1A and Polar Class 6 standards, meaning she will be able to operate in the summer and autumn in medium first-year ice.
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