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 in winter and to American Queen Voyages for Alaska cruises in the summer.

Vessel type




Built by

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI), China



Owned by

Ocean Victory Partners Ltd

Designed by

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS

Ordered by

SunStone Ships Inc

Operated by

Victory Cruise Lines/Albatros Expeditions

IMO Number


Principal dimensions

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

Note: Subject to selected variant configuration


DWT approx (draught 5.1m):
1,000 t
DWT approx (draught 5.3 m):
1,450 t


  • Polar Code 6 (Ice Class 1A)
  • 1A, Passenger Ship, POLAR CAT-B, +HULL, +MACH, INWATERSURVEY, Polar Class 6, ICE CLASS IA, Comf-Noise-Pax 1, Comf-Noise-Crew 3, CLEANSHIP, AUT-UMS, MON-SHAFT, LI-HG-S2, SEEMP, Unrestricted Navigation, SRP
Ocean Victory under construction.
Ocean Victory under construction.

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

Although being one of the sister vessels to the 'Greg Mortimer', which is vessel number 1 in the INFINITY series, the 'Ocean Victory' differs from the 'Greg Mortimer' in several ways, reflecting the flexibility of the design series. The 'Ocean Victory' sports 93 staterooms, all with ocean view and 90 per cent with their own balcony, and an infinity pool has been installed. The bridge wings have been replaced by two observation platforms. On board are several restaurants, a wellness area, an Albatros Nordic Bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge, and other amenities.

The 'Ocean Victory', number three in the INFINITY series of expedition cruise vessels, has been chartered out to Albatros Expeditions for Antarctica journeys in the winter season. The company has also announced that they will operate some South American voyages. In the summer, the American Queen Voyages will be offering Alaska cruises. Ocean Victory is scheduled for her first voyage in November 2021, and will be joined by her sister ship, 'Ocean Albatros', in Q4 2022.

Ship history

12 March 2019: Steel cutting ceremony
16 March 2020: Launching
Early Feb 2021: Sea trial

2021: Delivery

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Ocean Victory - The ULSTEIN way of exploration cruising.
Ocean Victory - The ULSTEIN way of exploration cruising.

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