Ocean Adventurer Arctic and Antarctic Cruises
Explore the polar regions in comfort and style on this Expedition cruise ship
A polar cruise on board the Ocean Adventurer
The Ocean Adventurer is a comfortable vessel with spacious cabins. All cabins have private bathroom facilities and exterior views. This vessel is designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Ocean Adventurer was built in 1976 and underwent extensive upgrades in 2017. This multi-million dollar investment included renovations to the interior of the ship, significant technical upgrades, and the addition of a new cabin category, the Owner’s Suites. The refurbishment included new bathrooms in every cabin and upgrades to the lounge, dining room, gym, and suites.
What is life like on an expedition? During days at sea, you’ll enjoy lectures and workshops presented by our Expedition Team and spend time on deck looking for seabirds and cetaceans. Other days are packed full of multiple landings, zodiac boat cruises, and activities. Enjoy all of this and great meals from your onboard chefs!
Key features of Ocean Adventurer
The smallest ship in the Quark Expdition fleet.
The expedition team's favorite ship.
Pictures and Deck Plans of the Ocean Adventurer
Dates & Prices of Ocean Adventurer
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Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you, and you can confirm with a payment later. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, include taxes, and can be subject to fluctuation and change. The routes are fixed, but can be changed due to weather or breeding behavior of the animals. Could not find your preferred date?
Cabin Categories on board the Ocean Adventurer
Lower Twin Cabin
Located on the Lower Deck. 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.
Located on the Upper Deck, and Captain's Deck. A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views. Note: this cabin has either corner or parallel bed configuration.
Located on the Bridge Deck. 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. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Owner's Suites have showers.
Located on the Captain's Deck. A Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Located on the Main Deck. 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.
Located on the Main Deck. A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
Located on the Captain's Deck. A Suite has a double bed, windows with exterior views, private facilities.
Located on the Main Deck. 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.
All expedition cruises on board the Ocean Adventurer
Amenities on board the Ocean Adventurer
Open Bridge Policy
Ocean Adventurer's take on sustainable traveling
Technical enhancements to Ocean Adventurer – including two new engines, generators, gearboxes, drive systems, and re-bladed propellers – have resulted in increased fuel efficiency, and a minimal carbon footprint.
Ocean Adventurer is a proud and long-time member of key industry organizations, such as the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). It adheres to these organizations’ strict codes of practice, which are designed to ensure the Polar Regions are protected for future generations.
Ocean Adventurer aims to further reduce its carbon emissions per passenger by 10% through additional technical improvements and operational changes. In terms of waste, this Arctic and Antarctic cruise ship has taken steps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, including avoiding single-use plastics and partnering in the SeaGreen recycling initiative in Ushuaia, constantly working towards a zero-waste plan aboard.
More info about the Ocean Adventurer
Mid Range Ship
Expedition Cruise Ship
Rolls Royce Diesel Twin Engines, 6 cylinder, 5400 horsepower
4 Lifeboats partially enclosed
Food & Drinks on board the Ocean Adventurer
There is one dining room located on the Upper Deck. While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three delicious meals a day.
Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet-style, while dinners are served plated. À la carte meals are made at the time of your order, allowing the chefs to prepare each dish to your individual needs. Working in a small kitchen, the chefs are able to monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top-quality meals during the course of your expedition.
An assortment of freshly baked cookies and/or pastries are offered each afternoon. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour, expedition activities permitting.
Reviews of Ocean Adventurer
We were upgraded to the Owners Suite so we were over the moon about that. Food and service were excellent. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)
Food was AMAZING!! I am glad I have 9 months until my wedding. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)
Comfortable accomodations with good service and solid food. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)