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Ocean diamond

Ocean Diamond Antarctic Cruises

One of our fastest and most comfortable expedition ships

A polar cruise on board the Ocean Diamond

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The Ocean Diamond is a luxurious vessel with spacious cabins. All cabins have private bathroom facilities and exterior views. Please feel free to enjoy the flat-screen TV and DVD player in your cabin. The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, this outstanding vessel features numerous adventure options plus onboard amenities for you to enjoy such as a well-stocked polar library.

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 cruises, and activities. Exhausting or relaxing, smiles abound as do great meals from your onboard chefs! The dress code on the ship is casual, though some may choose to dress up a little for the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

Key features of Ocean Diamond

The Ocean Diamond offers two single cabin options, both with double beds and windows.

Pictures and Deck Plans of the Ocean Diamond

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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?

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Cabin Categories on board the Ocean Diamond

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Twin Window Cabin

Between 183 and 200 sq. ft. (17 and 19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper, Main and Captain’s Decks, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

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Twin Cabin- Obstructed View

Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain’s Deck and Upper Deck, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

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Balcony Suite

Approximately 325 sq. ft. (30 sq. m) in size, including the balcony, this suite has one double bed or two twin beds, and a full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs. Located on the Observation Deck, this suite has a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

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Single Porthole

Located on the Lower Deck. Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Deck, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

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Single Cabin-Obstructed View

Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed, and a picture window (the view is obstructed by the lifeboats). Located on the Captain’s Deck, these cabins have a private bathroom with a shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

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Triple Cabin

Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, this cabin has two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes. Located on the Lower Deck, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

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Suite

Approximately 400 sq. ft. (37 sq. m) in size, these suites have one double bed and two twin beds, and two picture windows. Located on the Main Deck, these suites have two private bathrooms, and a separate sitting area with a sofa, chair, and small table. Two refrigerators, TVs, and DVD players are included in each cabin.

All expedition cruises on board the Ocean Diamond

Amenities on board the Ocean Diamond

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Fitness Center

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Bar

theater

Lecture Theater

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Observation Deck

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Zodiac Fleet

lounge

Observation Lounge

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Gift Shop

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Medical Services

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Library

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Open Bridge Policy

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.

More info about the Ocean Diamond

Category

First Class Ship

Type

Expedition Cruise Ship

Main Engines

2 Wichmann Engines, 7,375 horsepower

Class

1D

Length

124 meters

Crew members

144

Cruising speed

14 knots

Safety

2 Lifeboats fully enclosed

Draft

4.9 meters

Capacity

189

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.

Reviews of Ocean Diamond

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Mark

5/5

This ship is not new, but certainly well maintained. Our cabin on the 5th deck was large enough and the service of making up our room multiple times a day was really nice. The 5th deck was also nice since we had direct access to the side decks. The ship had a nice enclosed, warm observation deck on the 7th level right above the bridge. It was also great that we were allowed in the bridge. One of my favorite spots however, was the large observation deck on the top of the ship, which seldom had many people on it. The food was also great, as we never went hungry with the ample snacks between meals. The food selection at the meals was always great and whatever we had was done well. Access to fresh salads everyday was appreciated. Most important however, is that all food was properly appropriated, stored and prepared as we never got sick, something that is always a worry on a ship. I can't imagine working in the kitchen while crossing the Drake Passage under the conditions we had, as we heard several large crashes as the ship swayed so strongly that I was thrown out of my chair in the dining room. (Swoop Antarctica)


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