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Ocean Explorer

Ship Summary

Staff and Crew
105
Ice Class
1A, PC6
Cruising Speed
16.5 knots, in open water

Ocean Explorer, the newest addition to our fleet, is modern, elegant and purpose-built for polar exploration. The 138-passenger vessel has been designed with the latest in expedition ship technology. One of the ship’s key features is the ULSTEIN X-BOW®, a marine engineering innovation that ensures a comfortable and smooth sailing experience thanks to the inverted bow. Located at the bow is the two-story, light-filled library, which introduces a welcome airiness to the expedition ship.  

 

Spacious cabins feature a modern, bespoke Scandinavian design and almost all have verandas. Guests can relax and find comfort in the spacious gym, sauna with large windows, and two outdoor Jacuzzis.  

 

Ocean Explorer features ample outdoor viewing areas and multi-height outer decks, which are ideal for long-view photography and wildlife viewing. The vessel is equipped with a fleet of 15 Zodiacs that enable guests to get off the ship quickly and safely for off-ship adventures. In addition to the well-appointed and spacious public areas, Ocean Explorer has an industry-leading mix of sustainability systems, including fuel-efficient Rolls Royce engines. 

Ship Specifications

Staff and Crew

105

Draft

17.3ft (5.3 m)

Registration

Portugal

Guests

138

Lifeboats

2

Zodiacs

15

Length

342 ft (104.4 m)

Ice Class

1A, PC6

Cruising Speed

16.5 knots, in open water

Features of the Vessel

Two Story Library

Two Story Library

Light-filled interior library—at the bow of the ship— allows guests to sit and relax indoors while taking in the surrounding polar landscapes from their choice of two levels.
Waste-Reducing Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS)

Leading Edge Sustainability

With the latest sustainability technology in polar expedition, the ship features fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines and the ground-breaking MAGS gasification system that converts waste into energy, eliminating the environmental impact of waste transportation.
ULSTEIN X-Bow

Ulstein X-Bow

In addition to forming the double-story library, the innovative X-Bow design ensures calm, energy-efficient sailing in rough waters.
Observation Deck

High Observation Outdoor Decks

Observation areas on Decks 7 and 8 allow for higher, longer-view landscape photography while contending with less sea spray.
Spacious and Quiet Cabins

Quiet and Comfortable

Spacious and luxurious cabins ensure your quiet ambience with no sound disturbance from adjoining cabins—and almost all cabins feature a balcony for outdoor viewing.
Public Space

Stunning Interior Design

Each interior element was carefully hand-picked by designers for you to enjoy, from the dramatic two-story forward lounge, the floor-to-ceiling glass refuge in the library, to the grand fixtures and luxe furnishings throughout the ship.

Amenities

OEX Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

Contemporary meets cozy in this modern dining room with its stylish lighting and contemporary art. Located on Deck 5, the Main Dining Room seats 144 guests, and features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the spectacular polar wilderness.
OEX Private Dining Room

Private Dining Room

Tasteful and intimate. This stylish, private dining room on deck 5 provides a relaxed dining experience—with views of the polar landscape—for up to 36 guests.
OEX Latitude Bar

The Latitude Bar

A popular social hub on Deck 5, the beautifully-lit Latitude Bar—with its lush sofas and faux marble-topped end tables—is large enough to seat 46 and is ideal for enjoying a quiet drink on your own or hanging out with friends.
OEX - Library

Library

Located on Deck 6 at the top of the gorgeous atrium staircase, this beautiful Library with floor-to-ceiling glass, accommodates up to 47 people
OEX Sauna

Dry Sauna

After a day of exciting off-ship adventure, guests can relax on the sauna’s traditional wood benches while gazing at the polar wilderness just outside the large sauna windows. Accommodates 15 people on Deck 7.
OEX Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Stay fit with the latest work-out equipment in the Fitness Center on Deck 7.
OEX Jacuzzi

Jacuzzis

Two outdoor Jacuzzis on deck 7, at the ship’s stern, mean you can relax alfresco while soaking up the breath-taking polar views.
OEX Observation Lounge

Observation Lounge

This stylish lounge at the top of the ship guarantees incredible views. Guests also frequent this spacious lookout on Deck 8 to enjoy cocktails and conversation with fellow travelers. Seats 63.

Deck Plans & Cabins

Ocean Explorer Deck 2
Ocean Explorer Deck 3

Cabin Details for Deck 3

Studio Single

Studio Single

Studio Single

Designed for one.  These cabins are located on Deck 3 and approximately 177 sq. ft. (16.5 sq. m,) in size, with one double bed and a porthole view.  There is also a desk and chair, TV, state of the art 'infotainment' system and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor.. 

  • Size (sqf)

    177

  • Occupancy

    1

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 3
  • Size (sqf)

    177

  • Occupancy

    1

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 3

Studio Double

Studio Double

Studio Double

Enjoy the calm ambience of this stateroom which features a porthole window and every amenity essential for your polar voyage. 

  • Size (sqf)

    175-186

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 3
  • Size (sqf)

    175-186

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 3
Ocean Explorer Deck 4

Cabin Details for Deck 4

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Revel in superior comfort of this stateroom on Deck 4 while taking in the panoramic ocean views from your private veranda. 

  • Size (sqf)

    200-205

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 4
  • Size (sqf)

    200-205

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 4

Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom 

Deluxe Veranda Middle

Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom 

These classic staterooms ensure guests have easy access to all amenities the ship has to offer. 

  • Size (sqf)

    203-272

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus some with fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 4
  • Size (sqf)

    203-272

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus some with fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 4

Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom

Enjoy privacy and elegance at the front of the ship where guests are treated to sweeping views from their private veranda. 

  • Size (sqf)

    168-195

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 4
  • Size (sqf)

    168-195

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 4

Royal Veranda Stateroom

Royal Veranda Stateroom
Royal Veranda Stateroom

Royal Veranda Stateroom

This spacious, classic stateroom allows you to stretch freely. Centrally located on Decks 4 and 6. 

  • Size (sqf)

    189-272

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 4 ,
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    189-272

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 4 ,
    • Deck 6
Ocean Explorer Deck 5

Public Spaces on Deck 5

Main Dining Room

OEX Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

Contemporary meets cozy in this modern dining room with its stylish lighting and contemporary art. Located on Deck 5, the Main Dining Room seats 144 guests, and features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the spectacular polar wilderness.

Private Dining Room

OEX Private Dining Room

Private Dining Room

Tasteful and intimate. This stylish, private dining room on deck 5 provides a relaxed dining experience—with views of the polar landscape—for up to 36 guests.

The Latitude Bar

OEX Latitude Bar

The Latitude Bar

A popular social hub on Deck 5, the beautifully-lit Latitude Bar—with its lush sofas and faux marble-topped end tables—is large enough to seat 46 and is ideal for enjoying a quiet drink on your own or hanging out with friends.
Ocean Explorer - Deck 6

Cabin Details for Deck 6

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

The decor and layout of this stately suite will amaze. The private veranda, convenient Deck 6 location, plus proximity to the lounge and downstairs dining room are equally impressive. 

  • Size (sqf)

    296-299

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    296-299

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6

Royal Veranda Stateroom

Royal Veranda Stateroom
Royal Veranda Stateroom

Royal Veranda Stateroom

This spacious, classic stateroom allows you to stretch freely. Centrally located on Decks 4 and 6. 

  • Size (sqf)

    189-272

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 4 ,
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    189-272

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 4 ,
    • Deck 6

Grand Veranda Stateroom

Grand Veranda Stateroom
Grand Veranda Stateroom

Grand Veranda Stateroom

Near the center of the ship on Deck 6, this stateroom offers easy access to the lounge, dining room and a private veranda. 

  • Size (sqf)

    195-205

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    195-205

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6

Studio Veranda Stateroom

Studio Veranda Stateroom

Studio Veranda Stateroom

Located on Deck 6 and approximately 173 sq. f. (16.1 sq. m,) in size, these cabins have one double bed that can be configured into two singles.  There is a floor to ceiling glass view that opens to a walkout balcony.  There is also a desk and chair, TV, state of the art 'infotainment' system and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor. 

  • Size (sqf)

    173

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    173

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths

  • Class

    Standard

  • Location
    • Deck 6

Public Spaces on Deck 6

Library

OEX - Library

Library

Located on Deck 6 at the top of the gorgeous atrium staircase, this beautiful Library with floor-to-ceiling glass, accommodates up to 47 people
Ocean Explorer - Deck 7

Cabin Details for Deck 7

Explorer Suite

Explore Suite

Explorer Suite

This unique 2-room suite is located on Deck 7 and is approximately 269 sq. f (25.0 sq. m.) in size. It has one double bed that can be configured into two singles in the inner bedroom.and the outer sitting area is furnished with a sofa-bed. Walk-out from either room to a double sized balcony . There are also 2 TV's, state of the art 'infotainment' system and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor. And an additional powder room in the outside sitting area. 

  • Size (sqf)

    269

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 7
  • Size (sqf)

    269

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 7

Owners Suite

Owners Suite
Owners Suite
Owners Suite
Owners Suite

Owners Suite

This palatial, airy apartment offers stunning views from its large private veranda on the highest cabin level. The luxurious suite features a large master bedroom, living room and dining area and two large master bathrooms, among other amenities. 

  • Size (sqf)

    443

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 7
  • Size (sqf)

    443

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 7

Grand Veranda Stateroom

Grand Veranda Stateroom
Grand Veranda Stateroom

Grand Veranda Stateroom

Near the center of the ship on Deck 6, this stateroom offers easy access to the lounge, dining room and a private veranda. 

  • Size (sqf)

    195-205

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6
  • Size (sqf)

    195-205

  • Occupancy

    1-2

  • Bed Config.

    One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 6

Studio Veranda Single

Studio Veranda Single

Studio Veranda Single

Designed for one.  This unique cabin is located on Deck 7 and approximately 162 sq. f. (15.1 sq. m.).  It has one twin bed with a  floor to ceiling glass view that opens to a generous walkout balcony. There is also TV, state of the art 'infotainment' system and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor. 

  • Size (sqf)

    238

  • Occupancy

    1

  • Bed Config.

    One twin single

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 7
  • Size (sqf)

    238

  • Occupancy

    1

  • Bed Config.

    One twin single

  • Class

    Premium

  • Location
    • Deck 7

Public Spaces on Deck 7

Dry Sauna

OEX Sauna

Dry Sauna

After a day of exciting off-ship adventure, guests can relax on the sauna’s traditional wood benches while gazing at the polar wilderness just outside the large sauna windows. Accommodates 15 people on Deck 7.

Fitness Center

OEX Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Stay fit with the latest work-out equipment in the Fitness Center on Deck 7.

Jacuzzis

OEX Jacuzzi

Jacuzzis

Two outdoor Jacuzzis on deck 7, at the ship’s stern, mean you can relax alfresco while soaking up the breath-taking polar views.
Ocean Explorer - Deck 8

Public Spaces on Deck 8

Observation Lounge

OEX Observation Lounge

Observation Lounge

This stylish lounge at the top of the ship guarantees incredible views. Guests also frequent this spacious lookout on Deck 8 to enjoy cocktails and conversation with fellow travelers. Seats 63.

Comparison of All Cabins

Cabin Category Deck Location(s) Size # of Guests Berth Configuration
Studio Double
  • Deck 3
175-186 sq. ft. 1-2 One double bed made up of two twin berths
Studio Single
  • Deck 3
177 sq. ft. 1 One double bed made up of two twin berths
Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom
  • Deck 4
168-195 sq. ft. 1-2 One double bed made up of two twin berths
Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom 
  • Deck 4
203-272 sq. ft. 1-2 One double bed made up of two twin berths plus some with fold out sofa bed
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
  • Deck 4
200-205 sq. ft. 1-2 One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed
Studio Veranda Stateroom
  • Deck 6
173 sq. ft. 1-2 One double bed made up of two twin berths
Grand Veranda Stateroom
  • Deck 6
195-205 sq. ft. 1-2 One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed
Junior Suite
  • Deck 6
296-299 sq. ft. 1-2 Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed
Royal Veranda Stateroom
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 6
189-272 sq. ft. 1-2 One double bed made up of two twin berths plus fold out sofa bed
Studio Veranda Single
  • Deck 7
238 sq. ft. 1 One twin single
Explorer Suite
  • Deck 7
269 sq. ft. 1-2 Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed
Owners Suite
  • Deck 7
443 sq. ft. 1-2 Two rooms. One double bed made up of two twin berths fold out sofa bed

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