The Danish boutique expedition cruise operator Albatros Expeditions, part of Albatros Travel Group, has announced that following the successful sea trials for the brand-new expedition cruise vessel, Ocean Victory, they are convinced the ship will deliver the lowest Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions per passenger in the industry.
The environmental performance is created by the unique features of the vessel. Hans Lagerweij, President, Albatros International, said, “First of all, Ocean Victory has Tier III compliant engines, the cleanest engines in the world that limit the amount of nitrous oxides. Secondly, we only burn marine gas oil, which emits less CO2 per ton burned compared to a heavier bunker fuel. Thirdly, the patented and revolutionary Ulstein X-bow is fantastically efficient, especially with surf and in rougher seas. And lastly, Ocean Victory has a fully optimised compact design, providing comfortable space for 185 guests in only 104 metres length and just over 8000 gross tonnage.”
According to Albatros Travel Group owner and founder, Søren Rasmussen, the ship uses 60 per cent less energy. Rasmussen said, “We look forward to the day when we can replace the last 40 percent with sustainable fuel.”
Søren is proud Ocean Victory is further supporting the sustainable vision of Albatros Travel, and said, “We received our first sustainable travel award back in 1997, when most of the industry had no clue what sustainable travel meant, so of course we are always wanting to aim higher and find new solutions.”