Sunday, 18 January 2015

Introducing Albatros Travel and Sea Endurance

#expeditioncruising
MS Quest, to become Sea Endurance from 2016
Formed in 1986 by Danish environmentalist couple, Berit Willumsgaard and Soren Rasmussen, Albatros Travel specialises in both African safaris and expedition cruises.

Soren Rasmussen
Despite Rasmussen's interest in shipping enterprises that involves many of the small expedition vessels currently in operation around the world, they have maintained Albatros Travel as a boutique adventure company marketing predominantly to Northern Hemisphere customers.

Beginning in 2016, Albatros will take exclusive ownership of the MS Quest, renaming her Sea Endurance and embarking on a series of Arctic expedition itineraries encompassing Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland.

In between, the Sea Endurance will operate exciting itineraries in the Mozambique Channel, including exploration stops at such exotic locations as Madagascar, Comoros Islands and Tanzania.

The 50m MS Quest carries just 53 passengers in 26 cabins and, Rassmussen believes, is the perfect vessel for intimate, low impact adventures in these sensitive regions.

“There is a trend to larger expedition vessels carrying more than 200 passengers,” he says, “but we believe these new ships are not ideal for operations in delicate polar regions and protected areas. We [at Albatros] are dedicated to the concept of small ships to deliver the most enriching and rewarding experiences for our clients.”

Visit the website for further details: www.albatros-travel.com