The expedition cruise vessel of the ULSTEIN CX103 design, Ocean Victory, in South Georgia.

Ocean Victory

The 104.4m long X-BOW vessel sports the capacity for 185 guests in 93 suites, 68 with balconies, nine with French balconies and 16 with panoramic windows. The vessel has been chartered out to Albatros Expeditions for Antarctica journeys and Alma Cruceros for Mediterranean cruises.

Owned By
SunStone Ships Inc
Built By
Partner yard
IMO Number
Operated By
Alma Cruceros/Albatros Expeditions

Primary Specifications

104,4 m
18,4 m
Draught (max)
5,3 m
Speed (max)
15,5 kn
202 PAX
300 POB

Additional Data

DWT approx (draught 5.1m)
DWT approx (draught 5.3 m)
Note: Specifications may have changed since the original completion date.
Classifications: PolarClass6, ICE1A*, PassengerShip, POLARCAT-B, +HULL, +MACH, INWATERSURVEY, Comf-Noise-Pax1, Comf-Noise-Crew3, CLEANSHIP, AUT-UMS, MON-SHAFT, LI-HG-S2, SEEMP, UnrestrictedNavigation, SRP
  • Ocean Victory under construction.
  • The 'Ocean Victory' is equipped with two hydraulic observation platforms to increase the 'out-of-the-ordinary' experience. Photo: Albatros Expeditions.
  • The 'Ocean Victory' on her first voyage to Antarctica. Photo: Albatros Expeditions.

Ship history

US-based SunStone Ships has ordered a series of X-BOW® expedition cruise vessels for construction at the CMHI yard in China.

The 'Ocean Victory' is vessel number three in the INFINITY series of expedition cruise vessels. Although a sister vessel to number one in the series, 'Greg Mortimer', the 'Ocean Victory' differs in several ways, reflecting the flexibility of the design series. The 'Ocean Victory' has 93 staterooms, all with ocean view and 90 per cent with their own balcony, and an infinity pool has been installed. Two observation platforms have replaced the bridge wings. Onboard are several restaurants, a wellness area, an Albatros Nordic Bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge, and other amenities.

Read the captain's story: 'The perfect balance'


2019, 12 Mar: Steel cutting ceremony
2020, 16 Mar: Launching
2021, early Feb: Sea trial
2021, 12 Oct: Delivery

IMO 9868869

Ship history

2021, 3 December. 'Ocean Victory' was named in South Georgia on 3 December 2021. The vessel has been chartered out to Albatros Expeditions for Antarctica journeys in winter, and Victory Cruise Lines/American Queen Voyages for Alaska cruises in summer.

2024, April: Sunstone announced a long-term charter with Alma Cruceros (Alma Cruises), which will be offering Mediterranean cruises in the Northern Hemisphere summer season from April 2025.

Ocean Victory 3 rev