MV Ocean Atlantic

The excellent four-star MV Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic waters. Newly renovated in 2016 and with an international ice class rating of 1B, she is one of the strongest ships operating in Antarctica. Her high manoeuvrability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated channels and fjords, creating exciting and unique adventures for any Antarctic traveller.

Originally launched in 1986, the ship underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010 before being completely refurbished in 2016 when she was purchased by the Copenhagen-based Albatros Expeditions. This 30-year old family-owned company has long experience in operating expedition ships in polar regions. With a length of 140m the ship has ample space on the multiple decks for spacious public areas, a relaxed restaurant serving four-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars and observation platforms – and even an outdoor pool!


Accomodation Types

There are 103 passenger cabins located across four decks and priced according to their location and size. Most have outside views with either a porthole or windows (porthole covers may be closed during rough weather). There are also a very small number of inside and single cabins on request. All cabins have been recently refurbished with light, colourful carpets and fabrics, and have compact en-suite bathrooms with shampoo dispensers, razor-sockets and hairdryer. There’s a cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a personal safe, TV (onboard channels only) and bedside table.

Premium Suites

The largest accommodations onboard, with windows, a separate elegant sitting room with sofa bed, larger bathroom and twin beds which can be joined together as a double.

All cabins have been recently refurbished with light, colourful carpets and fabrics, and have compact en-suite bathrooms with shampoo dispensers, razor-sockets and hairdryer. There’s a cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a personal safe, TV (onboard channels only) and bedside table.

  • 35 Square Metres

Category A

19-24 square metres with a window, a sitting area with sofa bed, bath/shower and twin beds which can be joined together as a double.

All cabins have been recently refurbished with light, colourful carpets and fabrics, and have compact en-suite bathrooms with shampoo dispensers, razor-sockets and hairdryer. There’s a cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a personal safe, TV (onboard channels only) and bedside table.

  • 19-24 Square Metres

Category B

20-23 square metres with window (some with slightly restricted view), a sitting area with sofa bed, rain shower and twin beds which can be joined together as a double.

All cabins have been recently refurbished with light, colourful carpets and fabrics, and have compact en-suite bathrooms with shampoo dispensers, razor-sockets and hairdryer. There’s a cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a personal safe, TV (onboard channels only) and bedside table.

  • 20-23 Square Metres

Category C

All cabins have been recently refurbished with light, colourful carpets and fabrics, and have compact en-suite bathrooms with shampoo dispensers, razor-sockets and hairdryer. There’s a cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a personal safe, TV (onboard channels only) and bedside table.

  • 12-13 Square Metres

Category D

All cabins have been recently refurbished with light, colourful carpets and fabrics, and have compact en-suite bathrooms with shampoo dispensers, razor-sockets and hairdryer. There’s a cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a personal safe, TV (onboard channels only) and bedside table.

  • 11-12 Square Metres


Deck Plans

There are 103 passenger cabins located across four decks and priced according to their location and size. Most have outside views with either a porthole or windows (porthole covers may be closed during rough weather). There are also a very small number of inside and single cabins on request. All cabins have been recently refurbished with light, colourful carpets and fabrics, and have compact en-suite bathrooms with shampoo dispensers, razor-sockets and hairdryer. There’s a cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a personal safe, TV (onboard channels only) and bedside table.

Magellan Deck

  • Lounge
  • Category B stateroom

Hudson Deck

  • Bistro
  • Medical Centre
  • Category B stateroom

Erickson Deck

  • Pool
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Bar
  • Coffee Bar and Library
  • Restaurant

Marco Polo Deck

  • Reception 
  • Shop
  • Internet Cafe
  • Category C stateroom
  • Category E stateroom
  • Category A stateroom
  • Premium Stateroom

Columbus Deck

  • Category D
  • Category G


Dining

Vinland Restaurant

Experience complimentary · Cuisine varies

The attractive Vinland restaurant seats all guests in a single sitting in sociable four and six-person tables and you are free to sit where you wish. The delicious meals are a mixture of buffet service for breakfast and lunch and table service for dinner. The day starts with an impressive breakfast spread, including fresh juices, a wide selection of freshly-baked breads (including gluten-free), Danish pastries, fruit, muesli and cereals, cold cuts, cheese, assorted yogurts, as well as porridge, eggs, bacon and sausages.

Lunch usually consists of an excellent and varied buffet selection, whilst for dinner there’s usually a choice of two soups and salads to start with, followed by a selection of four main courses (one is always a vegetarian option) and a choice of two deserts, plus fruit or ice cream.


Entertainment

The lecture theatre and bar located on the Erickson deck affords excellent views through its floor-to-ceiling windows and is the main meeting place onboard. This is where our expedition leader and guides provide their daily informative briefings and lectures. Just next door, the Nordic coffee-bar has comfortable armchairs and provides complimentary all-day coffee and a good selection of teas. The daily afternoon tea is also served here with freshly-made sandwiches and cakes. There’s also a small lending library with numerous fascinating books on Antarctic

This is not a typical cruise ship – the only evening ‘entertainment’ is fascinating lectures by the expedition team on their specialist subjects; biology, geology, ornithology, the life cycle of penguins and seals, the history of whaling in the region or the enthralling journeys of discovery by the great polar explorers. Our Riviera tour manager is also an expert wildlife photographer and will be on hand to offer valuable tips and advice.


Enrichment

This is not a typical cruise ship – the only evening ‘entertainment’ is fascinating lectures by the expedition team on their specialist subjects; biology, geology, ornithology, the life cycle of penguins and seals, the history of whaling in the region or the enthralling journeys of discovery by the great polar explorers. 


Health & Fitness


Kids & Teens

Please note this ship does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.


Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

Riviera Travel's ships are not adapted for wheelchair access; if you are intending to take a wheelchair with you please contact the operator directly.

Due to popularity of river cruising when there is more than one ship in port the ships could be moored alongside each other. If the ship happens to be moored away from the landing pier disembarking could involve walking across gang planks and the sun deck of other ships.

River cruises operate with a smaller crew than ocean cruises and do not have the crew available to personally attend to passengers with reduced mobility therefore a travelling companion would need to be able to help with any physical needs.

The itinerary included with the river cruises involves shore excursions visiting places with cobbled streets which can be on an incline making navigation of these streets difficult for anyone with reduced mobility.

Cruising down the Rhine, Danube or any of the European rivers Riviera Travel offer gives you the opportunity to take in the spectacular scenery and there is a lot to enjoy from the comfort of the ship. If you can’t do many shore excursions, river cruising in Europe can still be very enjoyable and worthwhile. Please contact the operator with any concerns you may have.

Dress Code

There is no requirement to bring formal dress; smart/casual is acceptable for both day and evening as there is no dress code enforced. Men may wish to wear a jacket & tie for dinner. The Captain’s Dinner offers the opportunity to wear more special attire.

Age Restrictions

The minimum age limit is 12 years old at the date of departure. We reserve the right to limit the number of children on any particular cruise. Any minor must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult aged 21 or over. If the adult is not the minor’s parent, a ‘Parental Consent Guardianship Form’ must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to sailing.

Dietary Requirements

We cater for most dietary requirements, please ensure you contact the reservations team when making your booking.

Ship Facts
  • Ocean Cruise Ship
  • Boutique Size
  • Expedition Style

  • Launched in 1986
  • Refitted in 2016
  • Currency USD
  • 198 Passangers
  • 125 Crew
  • 4 Decks
  • 103 Cabins

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