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World Explorer

World Explorer Antarctic Cruises

Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy

A polar cruise on board the World Explorer

6 Reviews

Welcome aboard the World Explorer! Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy—these attributes and more describe World Explorer. Every cabin has a private walk-out or French balcony for direct ocean views. World Explorer also delivers spacious public lounge spaces to unwind after a day outdoors, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge, the Explorer Lounge, and a dedicated presentation theater. Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor walking track, a fitness center, and a spa, plus a sauna with a change room and shower.

For the active adventurers, add-ons include kayaking, camping, and stand-up paddleboarding.

The ship dress code is casual, though some may choose to dress up a little for the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

Key features of World Explorer

The best of both worlds! A luxury ship with an expedition mindset.

Pictures and Deck Plans of the World Explorer

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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 World Explorer

world explorer superior suite
Superior Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 278 sq. ft. (26 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom. The cabin features a separate sitting area with a sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state-of-the-art “infotainment” system, and a private bathroom with a shower.

Bed distribution:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max occupancy:

2

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world explorer deluxe suite
Deluxe Suite

Located on Deck 5, and approximately 334 sq. ft. (31 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, double closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Bed distribution:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max occupancy:

2

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world explorer triple
Triple Suite

Located on Deck 6, and approximately 242 sq. ft. (22.5 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet is around the corner. A refrigerator, TV, state-of-the-art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower are also featured in each cabin.

Bed distribution:

Triple

Max occupancy:

3

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World explorer veranda suite
Veranda Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m) walk-out balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Bed distribution:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max occupancy:

2

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world explorer owners suite
Owner's Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 355 sq. ft. (33 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 110 sq. ft. (10 sq. m) walk-out balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom. The cabin features a separate sitting area with a sofa, refrigerator, TV, state-of-the-art “infotainment” system, and a private bathroom with a shower, dual vanity, and bathtub.

Bed distribution:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max occupancy:

2

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world explorer infinity suite
Infinity Suite

Located on Decks 5 and 6, and approximately 270 sq. ft. (25 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a floor-to-ceiling glass French balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.

Bed distribution:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max occupancy:

2

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All expedition cruises on board the World Explorer

Amenities on board the World Explorer

gym

Fitness Center

rubber boots

Mudroom

parka

Expedition Parka

theater

Lecture Theater

binoculars

Observation Deck

swimming pool

Pool

lounge

Observation Lounge

spa

Spa

gift

Gift Shop

sauna

Sauna

doctor's suitcase

Medical Services

library

Library

boat

Open Bridge Policy

World Explorer's take on sustainable traveling

Foremost among our sustainability goals are actively reducing the impact and emission of our vessels, investing in new technology, and continuously improving our existing resources. We have also installed a new low-emission engine in our veteran vessel, Ortelius. This engine complies with all the latest environmental legislation. Another of our important commitments to sustainability is our use of low-sulfur marine gas oil (LSMGO), which has a sulfur content of less than 0.1 percent.

We limit onboard waste production by recycling as often as we can as well as banning single-use plastics. This ship does not use straws, plastic cups, or any individually wrapped butter, yogurt, and jam. This vessel has a water treatment system and desalination system that uses reverse osmosis, allowing us to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles on board. Rather, guests receive a reusable water bottle they can refill on the vessel. Bathrooms are equipped with biodegradable shampoo and soap in recycled packing, further limiting our use of plastics.

More info about the World Explorer

Category

Luxury Ship

Type

Large Ship (151-240 Guests)

Main Engines

2 x Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric

Class

1B

Length

126 meters

Crew members

125

Cruising speed

16 knots

Safety

2 Lifeboats fully enclosed

Draft

4.7 meters

Capacity

172

Food & Drinks on board the World Explorer

There is one dining room located on Deck 4 which offers three meals per day. While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be assured of excellent quality food during our time on World Explorer.

There is one seating for all passengers at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the restaurant has an open seating policy that encourages passengers to mingle with like-minded Antarctic explorers and share their experiences.

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, 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.

Reviews of World Explorer

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Jonisharps

5/5

This new ship was very nice! The staff and Quark expedition crew on our Feb. 2020 sailing were amazing! Wine was good, food very good and excursions awesome (Copied from Trip Advisor)


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LarryandTim

5/5

A visit to Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience. Quark excels in this region of the world. There were 27 naturalists with various specialties for 130 passengers. The Zodiac activities were well organized and efficient. Special special place to visit. (Copied from Trip Advisor)


Quark Expeditions - South Georgia
Susie M

5/5

We had three generations of family aboard the World Explorer for a trip of a lifetime to South Georgia and Antartica to see penguins. All the staff was amazing, food was terrific, Quark expedition staff was world class, and accommodations on boat couldn't have been better. All cabins had balconies which was a plus for a 16 day adventure. (Copied from Trip Advisor)


Quark Expeditions - Antarctica
Dave & Lisa

5/5

Simply amazing! Efficiency and friendliness of staff and guides. Willingness to make every excursion special. We ticked off the big 13. Add a blue sky glacier day with some calving and you have it all. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)



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