Contact: Mariela Castro
Multi-million-dollar renovation sees upgrades across the board
[Seattle, WA] – 9 December 2016 – Quark Expeditions®, the leading provider of expeditions to the Polar Regions, announces that effective June 17, 2017, the small polar expedition ship Sea Adventurer, owned by Cruise Management International (CMI), will be officially renamed, sailing as Ocean Adventurer. This name change follows a recent, multi-million-dollar renovation of the ship inside and out.
The significant refurbishment will give the 132-passenger ship a totally new look and feel. Renovations include six new twin cabins, three new suites, new bathrooms in every cabin, and upgrades to the main lounge, dining room, the gym, and select suites. Significant technical enhancements – including two new Rolls Royce® engines – will result in increased fuel efficiency, and a minimized carbon footprint.
“We’re incredibly excited to have collaborated with a team of marine architects, engineers, interior designers and our own polar expedition specialists to enhance and revitalize the Ocean Adventurer,” said Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions®. “Passengers and expedition staff love this vessel, and have always enjoyed the intimate atmosphere and authenticity of this true expedition ship. Now everyone will enjoy greater comforts, amenities, and an enhanced onboard experience.”
This short video provides a glimpse of life onboard this popular vessel, ideally suited to optimize passengers’ experience in the Polar Regions, nosing up to impressive bird cliffs or pushing into sea ice to spot bears.
Quark Expeditions® continues to offer a wide variety of arctic expeditions tailored for every budget and schedule. Ocean Adventurer sailings for the 2018 Arctic Season include:
• Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari
• NEW! Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief
• Spitsbergen in Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure
• NEW! Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears
• NEW! West Greenland: Disko Bay
• Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords
• Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen
• NEW! Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic
• NEW! Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin
About Quark Expeditions®:
Specializing in expeditions to Antarctic and the Arctic, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for 25 years. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, it offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. Led by passionate and seasoned expedition teams, including scientists, naturalists and researchers, the on-board program focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience. The company is known for its unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability, including its partnership with The Nature Conservancy (USA). It was also the first to offer passengers — free of charge — carbon offsetting aboard Ocean Diamond and Ocean Nova voyages.
Travelopia offers premium, experience-based adventure holidays and expeditions worldwide for active travelers. In addition to QuarkExpeditions.com, the division includes expedition specialists IEtravel.com and Zegrahm.com; leading European adventure and activity specialists ExodusTravels.com, Headwater.com, World-Challenge.co.uk, Sawadeee.nl, TrekAmerica.co.uk and GrandAmericanAdventures.com; as well as US-based destination management company AmericanAdventures.com. From reaching the top of Kilimanjaro and canoeing on the Zambezi, to catching tiger cub sightings and breaking ice en route to the North Pole, Travelopia offers inspirational experiences that create lifelong memories.
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