CruiseThese 2023 itineraries explore Greenland's vast beauty with the new and environment-loving Ocean Albatros.

Polar bears or Viking history? Albatros launches first Arctic cruises

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Albatros Expeditions has unveiled its first Arctic season on the brand-new Ocean Albatros.
Albatros Expeditions has unveiled its first Arctic season on the brand-new Ocean Albatros.

Danish boutique expedition cruise operator Albatros Expeditions, part of the Alabatros Travel Group, has unveiled its first Arctic season on the brand-new Ocean Albatros.

Come 2023, Albatros Expeditions will offer seven different itineraries across Greenland, covering the largest national park worldwide on the east side, the Viking history in the south, and the authentic settlements with the UNESCO World Heritage Ilulissat Icefjord on the west side.

Albatros also has four different itineraries exploring Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago and one of the world's the best places to observe polar bears in their natural habitat.

In addition, two new cruises will explore the unique historic and natural locations in the Baltic Sea, including the "rarely told story of the Danish medieval kings and the expansion of the German order of knights," said Albatros Expeditions' owner and chairman Soren Rasmussen.

The brand-new Ocean Albatros is touted to have one of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per passenger in the industry.
The brand-new Ocean Albatros is touted to have one of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per passenger in the industry.

The Ocean Albatros, which measures 104m long and 18m wide, features 95 large staterooms and suites. On board, the new vessel will feature three restaurants, including a Nordic Sushi specialty restaurant, an infinity pool, jacuzzis, a spa, a gym, and a panorama sauna.

The Ocean Albatros, which is a sister ship of the Ocean Victory, is touted to have one of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per passenger in the industry.

According to the cruise line, the Ocean Albatros runs on clean Tier III compliant engines that limit the amount of nitrous oxides; only burns marine gas oil, which emits less CO2 per ton burned compared to a heavier bunker fuel; and the patented and revolutionary Ulstein X-bow allows efficient sailing in surf and in rougher seas.

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