Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Adventurer (formerly known as the Sea Adventurer).

As of June 2017, Quark Expeditions’ much beloved polar expedition ship the “Sea Adventurer” has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation, and been officially renamed the “Ocean Adventurer”.

The new and improved Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 128 travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favorite over the years and underwent refurbishments in 1999 and 2002, with the most significant being in 2017. It is a recipient of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Overall Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or under).

With the latest rounds of refurbishments guests will enjoy:

  • A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship.
  • The addition of six new twin cabins and three new suites.
  • All existing cabins will be furnished with all new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms.
  • Main common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room will be remodeled as well as the Bar.
  • Major technical enhancements—including two new Rolls Royce engines, which will significantly increase fuel efficiency and minimized carbon footprint.

Ocean Adventurer in Antarctica. Photo by Abbey Weisbrot

Ocean Adventurer in the Lemaire Channel - Karen Jacot

Owners Suite on the Ocean Adventurer, cabin 512.

Washroom in Owners Suite, cabin 512.

Dining Room in the Ocean Adventurer.

Dining Room on the Ocean Adventurer

Main Lounge in the Ocean Adventurer.

Main Lounge in the Ocean Adventurer.

Main Lounge in the Ocean Adventurer.

Deluxe Cabin on the Ocean Adventurer, cabin 409.

Passengers on the Ocean Adventurer in Antarctica.

Library in the Ocean Adventurer.

Clipper Club aboard the Ocean Adventurer

Polar Boutique on the Ocean Adventurer

Reception aboard the Ocean Adventurer

Bridge aboard the Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Adventurer in Antarctica. Photo by Caroline Modolo

Features

Cabin

  • 63 outside cabins with exterior views and en-suite facilities
  • TV in every cabin

Aboard

  • Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
  • One dining room with unreserved seating
  • Bar staffed by a professional bartender
  • Polar Boutique
  • Multi-purpose lounge and presentation room
  • Exercise Room
  • Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email, and wireless, Internet access
  • Polar Library with a large collection of polar books

Activities

  • Zodiac Cruising (included)
  • Hiking & snowshoeing (included)
  • Optional kayaking (additional charge)
  • Camping (additional charge, on select voyages)

Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew 87
  • Guests 128
  • Length 101.1 meters
  • Breadth (Beam) 16.2 meters
  • Draft 4.5 meters
  • Propulsion Diesel Twin Engines - 5,400 horsepower
  • Ice Class 1A
  • Cruising Speed 12 knots, in open water
  • Registration Bahamas
  • Lifeboats 4 partially-enclosed
  • Year Built 1975
  • Year Refurbished 2017
  • Voltage 220V, European plugs
  • Gross Tonnage 4614 tons
  • Zodiacs 14 (Mark V type)
  • Stabilizers 2 x Sperry Gyrofin (1998)
  • Engine Rolls Royce Diesel Twin Engines, 6 cylinder, 5400 horsepower

Deck Plan

Accommodations

Triple

A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

Lower Deck Twin

A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

Main Deck Twin Porthole

A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

Main Deck Twin Window

A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.

Superior

A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views. Note: this cabin has either corner or parallel bed configuration.

Deluxe

A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

Suite

A Suite has a double bed, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Suites have showers.

Owner's Suite

An Owner's Suite has a double bed and private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.

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