Ocean Diamond Antarctic Cruises
One of our fastest and most comfortable expedition ships
A polar cruise on board the Ocean Diamond
The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht. She was designed to allow you to explore the Antarctic in luxury. Every cabin enjoys gorgeous exterior views and a private bathroom, and facilities include a TV with a DVD player.
Carrying only 198 passengers, Ocean Diamond has many standout features, including a well-stocked polar library, comfortable lounge, and state-of-the-art lecture room.
During days at sea, you’ll enjoy lectures and workshops presented by the experts in the Expedition Team and you can spend time on deck looking for Antarctic seabirds and cetaceans, identifying them with our experts’ help.
Days at anchor will be packed with multiple shore landings, Zodiac cruises, and other activities. No matter what kind of exploring you do, you will always enjoy three excellent meals and snacks prepared by our skilled onboard chefs.
The dress code on Ocean Diamond is casual as befits an antarctic exploration vessel, though some may choose to dress up a little for the Captain’s Welcome Reception!
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Ocean Diamond's take on sustainable traveling
The Ocean Diamond 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 always follows these organizations’ stringent operating guidelines, which are designed to ensure the Polar Regions are protected for future generations.
Ocean Diamond aims to reduce its carbon emissions per passenger by 10% through technical improvements and operational changes in order to reduce its impact on the Antarctic environment during her cruises. In terms of waste, she has taken steps to reduce the amount 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.
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2 Wichmann Engines, 7,375 horsepower
2 Lifeboats fully enclosed
Food & Drinks on board the Ocean Diamond
There is one dining room located on the Lower Deck which operates an open seating policy and there’s one sitting for everyone at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This encourages passengers to mingle with their like-minded fellow Antarctic explorers.
While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three delicious meals a day. 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.
Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet style on Ocean Diamond, 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.
The well-stocked bar on the ship is open to enjoy with your fellow Antarctic cruise passengers in the late morning, afternoon, and evening. Soft drinks, juices, and water are available at no cost, and beer and wine are offered with dinner. A selection of liquors, spirits, and premium beer, wine, and champagne is available and can be charged to your shipboard account.