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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!

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Ship Highlights
Ship Stats
Staterooms
103
Capacity
198
Accessible
Staterooms
Crew
125
Year Launched
1986
Last Refurbishment
2016
Decks
4
Currency
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Gross Tonnage
12798
Length (metres)
140.0
Width (metres)
21.0
Ship Speed (knots)
15
Language on board
en

Dining

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. 

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.

Health & Fitness

The Hudson deck and Sun decks have a large area of open deck space offering the best possible views in all directions. The ship's Bridge is also open to passengers, there is a small gym, sauna and shop (open at specified times), as well as a small infirmary and doctor on board.

Kid & Teens

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

Useful to Know

Gratuities

It is customary aboard all cruise ships worldwide to give a gratuity at the end of a cruise, providing, of course, you have received good service. The amount you give is entirely discretionary, and is then divided equally among the crew onboard. For guidance on the amount, Riviera Travel suggest between €5 and €10 per person per day.

Again at your discretion they also recommend tipping your local guides and drivers at the end of each tour, for which you can use the following guidelines:

Local guides €2 per person, per day

Drivers €1 per person, per day

Should you also wish to give a gratuity to your Riviera Cruise Director and Tour Manager, this is also at your discretion.

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