Albatros Expeditions Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview
Who goes on Albatros Expeditions cruise ships?
The line appeals to well-traveled active adventurers from English-speaking countries looking to explore remote destinations that are inaccessible on mainstream cruises. You need to be in reasonably good health and ambulatory to make the most of these expedition sailings and understand that itineraries can be affected by weather conditions and subject to change.
Do I have to dress up on a Albatros Expeditions cruise?
No. The dress code onboard is casual and you can leave your ties, jackets and evening dresses at home. Comfortable, breathable, waterproof and windproof outdoor clothing is required for shore excursions and Zodiac tours and Albatros Expeditions provides a useful packing list. All passengers receive an expedition parka, which is theirs to keep, and waterproof boots are loaned free of charge for the duration of the sailing.
Is everything free on Albatros Expeditions cruises?
No. Fares included all meals, house wine, beer and soda with dinner, welcome and farewell cocktails, 24-hour tea and coffee, Zodiac landings and excursions as listed on the itinerary and shuttle transfers to the ship from Ushuaia city center on embarkation and to the city center or airport after the sailing. All other drinks, optional excursions such as kayaking, spa treatments, laundry, Wi-Fi and gratuities (recommended USD$14 per person, per day and automatically charged to the onboard account) are extra.
What are Albatros Expeditions’s most popular activities?
Nature is the star of the show on Albatros Expeditions' voyages and tours are designed to showcase this to the full. They range from landings at national parks, such as Torres del Paine in Patagonia and the 17th century whaling town of Smeerenburg on Arctic itineraries to Zodiac excursions for close-up views of fjords and glacial landscapes.
Back onboard the ship the panoramic lounge and outdoor viewing platforms provide opportunities to spot polar bears and other wildlife, while expert lectures provide an in-depth insight into destinations being visited.
Best for: Open-minded travelers looking to explore remote regions on a comfortable ship where the accent is on discovery
Not for: Anyone looking for a traditional cruise experience on a vessel with formal nights, entertainment, multiple dining options or luxury amenities