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Quark Expeditions' new polar vessel - Ultramarine

Ultramarine

Ship Summary

Staff and Crew
140
Ice Class
1A+, PC6
Cruising Speed
16 knots, in open water

The newest ship in our fleet, Ultramarine, is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and to immerse you in the best the region has to offer.

Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.

With all this and more, Ultramarine is set to deliver the ultimate polar expedition experience.

Ship Specifications

Staff and Crew

140

Draft

16.4ft (5.1m)

Registration

Marshall Islands

Guests

199

Lifeboats

4, fully enclosed

Length

420 ft (128m)

Ice Class

1A+, PC6

Cruising Speed

16 knots, in open water

Features of the Vessel

Four Embarkation Points

Four Embarkation Points

Embarkation points on the starboard, port, and stern of the ship mean we can load and embark Zodiacs faster, safer and easier than ever before. ​
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MAGS

Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is the industry-leading system that converts waste into energy at the site that it's generated. MAGs eliminates the environmental impact of waste transportation, offering an innovative sustainability feature that exceed all industry standards.​
Twin Engine Helicopters

Twin Engine Helicopters

Two twin-engine helicopters operated from two helidecks allow more passengers to simultaneously experience new destinations accessible only by air, and to enjoy more unique aerial perspectives of the polar regions than on any other ship. ​
Water-level Zodiac Hangar

Water-level Zodiac Hangar

An internal Zodiac hangar quickly and safely deploys Ultramarine’s twenty Zodiacs, allowing for more spontaneous off-ship adventures and more intimate wildlife engagement. This unique design allows guests to get off the ship in half the time of other vessels.​
Wraparound Deck

Wraparound Deck

The wraparound deck located on Deck 5 of Ultramarine offers generous outdoor viewing opportunities to take in the polar landscapes and seize the moment when wildlife encounters occur.

Amenities

Ready Rooms

Ready Rooms

Designed for efficiency—with wider hallways, plenty of seating, and conveniently located bathrooms—our two ready rooms allow guests to quickly change in and out of their expedition gear.​
Polar Boutique

Polar Boutique

Forgot something at home? Don’t worry. Our Polar Boutique is stocked with the industry’s top cold-weather expedition gear. ​
Auditorium

Auditorium

A state-of-the-art, high-resolution LED screen wall in the main theater ensures high-definition viewing of presentations from your Expedition Team from any angle. ​
Main Restaurant

Restaurant

Featuring table tops that accommodate 2 to 10, guests can enjoy a quiet dinner with a loved one or join a larger table of new friends. Guests will also enjoy views from every seat in addition to direct access to the wraparound deck.
Bridge

Bridge

During your voyage you may be given access to the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship.

Bistro

Guests can enjoy a meal in the Bistro which offers an indoor/outdoor dining experience. Perfect for enjoying the polar landscapes.
Spa

Spa

Offering a variety of treatments exclusively crafted for our guests, the spa and adjacent steam room allow passengers; to fully relax and unwind before their next off-ship adventure.
sauna

Sauna

Perfectly juxtaposed luxury: guests can rest and relax in the comfort and warmth of the sauna while enjoying the spectacular views outside.​
Fitness Center

Fitness Center

In the fully-equipped fitness center, featuring a separate yoga space with views to the outside.
Panorama Lounge

Panorama Lounge and Bar

Enclosed in glass and featuring unobstructed views, the Panorama Lounge and Bar allows guests to relax indoors while staying connected to the awe-inspiring landscapes drifting by. ​It serves as a cozy gathering point where guests can sip a glass of wine, engage in great conversation, indulge in a board game, or socialize at the bar—and, later in the evening, bust a move on the dance floor.

Highlights of Quark Expeditions’ Industry-leading Helicopter Program

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Unbeatable Polar Helicopter Experiences

Quark Expeditions’ two twin-engine Airbus H145 helicopters are able to take guests further over the polar landscape than any other helicopter in its category, and deliver the largest portfolio of off-ship adventure options in the industry.

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Most Experienced Team

The Quark Expeditions team has the most experience getting guests off the ship—as much as possible—during polar voyages. Our guests also benefit from flying with helicopter pilots who have impressive track records, as well as worldly experience to share during flights.

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Adventure Meets Luxury

Guests will enjoy superior comfort (7/8 passengers get a window seat) in a sleek, best-in-class helicopter equipped with interior padding for a quieter flight, individual seats, and large scratch-proof windows that are perfect for photography.

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Industry-leading Polar Safety

The H145 helicopter features advanced autopilot technology and cutting-edge safety features that make it the safest aircraft in its category.

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Advanced Sustainability

The H145 helicopters—which are the most fuel-efficient in their class—are celebrated for their small external footprint and reduced noise pollution.

Helicopter Adventure Options Available on Ultramarine

Flightseeing
Heli-Hiking
Ice Sheet Experience
Alpine Kayaking
Exclusive Heli-Landing
Greenland Camp Experience
Mountain Biking
Alpine Heli-Trekking

Deck Plans & Cabins

Public Spaces on Deck 2

Ready Rooms

Ready Rooms

Ready Rooms

Designed for efficiency—with wider hallways, plenty of seating, and conveniently located bathrooms—our two ready rooms allow guests to quickly change in and out of their expedition gear.​

Cabin Details for Deck 3

Explorer Triple

Triple Suite

Explorer Triple

Located on Deck 3, and approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 m2). This suite is perfect for guests traveling solo who want to share their experience with other like-minded travelers of the same gender, or for groups of three traveling together. Featuring three separate single beds, and amenities for each of the three guests.

Features: three single beds (two of which can be combined into a double bed), sitting area, picture window, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

  • Size (sqf)

    285

  • Occupancy

    1-3

  • Bed Config.

    3 single beds, two of which can be converted to a double bed

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 3
  • Size (sqf)

    285

  • Occupancy

    1-3

  • Bed Config.

    3 single beds, two of which can be converted to a double bed

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 3

Explorer Suite

Category 1

Explorer Suite

Located on Deck 3, and approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 m2). These suites are perfect for people traveling together or solo guests looking to share with like-minded individuals. This suite maximizes interior living space while still offering guests the opportunity to stay connected to the outdoors. Our entry-level twin suites are the largest available on a ship of this class.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, picture window, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

  • Size (sqf)

    285

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 3
  • Size (sqf)

    285

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 3

Public Spaces on Deck 3

Polar Boutique

Polar Boutique

Polar Boutique

Forgot something at home? Don’t worry. Our Polar Boutique is stocked with the industry’s top cold-weather expedition gear. ​

Cabin Details for Deck 4

Balcony Suite

Category 2

Balcony Suite

Located on Decks 4 and 6, with approximately 226 sq. ft. (21 m2) of indoor living space, and a 52 sq. ft. (4.8 m2) balcony, this entry-level balcony suite is one of the largest available on a ship of this class. This suite is perfect for guests who are looking for both indoor and outdoor living spaces. There are four connecting suites in this category, making this an excellent option for families or groups wanting to stay connected to each other during their expedition.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

  • Size (sqf)

    226

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 4
  • Size (sqf)

    226

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 4

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Category 4

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Located on Decks 4 and 6, with approximately 299 sq. ft. (27.8 m2) of indoor living space, and a 70 sq. ft. (6.5 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests wanting a larger living space, full bathroom, and a substantial balcony. Deluxe Balcony Suites are the first suite type to offer additional privacy in the bathroom with an enclosed toilet, a full bath and shower to make it easier for guests to get ready together in the morning.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

  • Size (sqf)

    299

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 4
  • Size (sqf)

    299

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 4

Public Spaces on Deck 5

Auditorium

Auditorium

Auditorium

A state-of-the-art, high-resolution LED screen wall in the main theater ensures high-definition viewing of presentations from your Expedition Team from any angle. ​

Restaurant

Main Restaurant

Restaurant

Featuring table tops that accommodate 2 to 10, guests can enjoy a quiet dinner with a loved one or join a larger table of new friends. Guests will also enjoy views from every seat in addition to direct access to the wraparound deck.

Cabin Details for Deck 6

Solo Panorama

Solo Suite

Solo Panorama

Located on Deck 6, and approximately 132 sq. ft. (12.3 m2). This suite is perfect for solo guests who appreciate privacy and want to wake up to sweeping views from the comfort of their bed. These are the only solo suites with floor-to-ceiling windows available onboard any ship in its class.

Features: single bed, floor-to-ceiling window, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

  • Size (sqf)

    132

  • Occupancy

    1

  • Bed Config.

    1 twin

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    132

  • Occupancy

    1

  • Bed Config.

    1 twin

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 6

Terrace Suite

Category 6

Terrace Suite

Located on Deck 6, with approximately 350 sq. ft. (32.5 m2) of indoor living space, and a 100 sq. ft. (9.3 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests wanting generous interiors with a wide layout and the largest balconies on the ship. Centrally located on Deck 6, guests will enjoy minimal movement and motion from the comfort of these suites.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, private extra-wide balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

Premium Amenities: upgraded bedding, in suite coffee. 

Services: onboard WiFi credit*, included laundry**, in suite dining during scheduled meals. 

*terms & conditions apply, WiFi may be limited in duration or data 
**terms & conditions apply, limited number of laundry loads per voyage 

  • Size (sqf)

    350

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    350

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite

Located on Deck 6, with approximately 446 sq. ft. (41.4 m2) of indoor living space and a 46.3 sq. ft. (4.3 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests who want it all. A large, luxurious suite featuring a private bedroom, full bathroom, powder room, and two separate living spaces. This suite is perfect for families or couples who want all the comforts of home onboard the ship.

Features: one double or two single beds in a private bedroom with walk-in closet, sitting area with sofa bed and additional closet, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors and separate powder room.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle. 

Premium Amenities: upgraded bedding, in suite coffee, binoculars on loan. 

Services: onboard WiFi credit*, included laundry**, in suite dining during scheduled meals, included spa package, upgraded hotel accommodation pre-/post-expedition where applicable, included arrival transfers where applicable. 

*terms & conditions apply, WiFi may be limited in duration or data 
**terms & conditions apply, limited number of laundry loads per voyage 

  • Size (sqf)

    446

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    446

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6

Ultra Suite

Category 9

Ultra Suite

Located on Deck 6, with approximately 563 sq. ft. (52.3m2) of interior living space, and a 46 sq. ft. (4.3 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests who want to travel without compromise. Our largest and most luxurious suite features the most sleeping, entertainment and storage space onboard the ship. It is perfect for families or travelers who want all the comforts of home onboard the ship.

Features: one double or two single beds in a private bedroom with walk-in closet, sitting area with sofa bed and additional walk-in hallway closet, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors and separate powder room.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle. 

Premium Amenities: upgraded bedding, in suite coffee, binoculars on loan. 

Services: onboard WiFi credit*, included laundry**, in suite dining during scheduled meals, included spa package, upgraded hotel accommodation pre-/post-expedition where applicable, included arrival transfers where applicable.

*terms & conditions apply, WiFi may be limited in duration or data 
**terms & conditions apply, limited number of laundry loads per voyage 

  • Size (sqf)

    563

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    563

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6

Public Spaces on Deck 6

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

During your voyage you may be given access to the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship.

Cabin Details for Deck 7

Penthouse Suite

Category 7

Penthouse Suite

The only suite category to be located on Deck 7, with approximately 369 sq. ft. (34.3 m2) of indoor living space, and a 67 sq. ft. (6.2 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests wanting to wake up to unobstructed polar views from the warmth and comfort of their bed onboard the ship. These suites offer the best of everything—views, spacious interiors, full bathrooms and generous balcony sizes—as well as easy access to the wellness centre.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

Premium Amenities: upgraded bedding, in suite coffee. 

Services: onboard WiFi credit*, included laundry**, in suite dining during scheduled meals.

*terms & conditions apply, WiFi may be limited in duration or data 
**terms & conditions apply, limited number of laundry loads per voyage 

  • Size (sqf)

    369

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 7
  • Size (sqf)

    369

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    1 double or 2 single beds

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 7

Public Spaces on Deck 7

Bistro

Bistro

Guests can enjoy a meal in the Bistro which offers an indoor/outdoor dining experience. Perfect for enjoying the polar landscapes.

Spa

Spa

Spa

Offering a variety of treatments exclusively crafted for our guests, the spa and adjacent steam room allow passengers; to fully relax and unwind before their next off-ship adventure.

Sauna

sauna

Sauna

Perfectly juxtaposed luxury: guests can rest and relax in the comfort and warmth of the sauna while enjoying the spectacular views outside.​

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

In the fully-equipped fitness center, featuring a separate yoga space with views to the outside.

Panorama Lounge and Bar

Panorama Lounge

Panorama Lounge and Bar

Enclosed in glass and featuring unobstructed views, the Panorama Lounge and Bar allows guests to relax indoors while staying connected to the awe-inspiring landscapes drifting by. ​It serves as a cozy gathering point where guests can sip a glass of wine, engage in great conversation, indulge in a board game, or socialize at the bar—and, later in the evening, bust a move on the dance floor.
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