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Ocean Adventurer

Ship Summary

Staff and Crew
Ice Class
Cruising Speed
12 knots, in open water

Ocean Adventurer has long been a fleet favorite among guests and crew who’ve appreciated the charm and intimacy of this 128-passenger vessel, its ample outdoor deck space, numerous cozy spots to socialize onboard—and the outdoor jacuzzi. A few years ago, Ocean Adventurer underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation involving a talented team of marine architects, engineers, interior designers and polar expedition specialists. Quark Expeditions is proud of the enhancements to the much-loved polar vessel—which subsequently won the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Overall Small Cruise Ship (500 passengers or under).

The refurbishments now enjoyed by guests:

  • A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship
  • The addition of six new twin cabins and three new suites
  • All existing cabins furnished with new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms
  • Remodelling of common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room 
  • Major technical enhancements, such as two new Rolls Royce engines, which increase fuel efficiency and minimize carbon footprint.

Ship Specifications

Staff and Crew



4.5 meters






2 x Sperry Gyrofin (1998)


Diesel Twin Engines - 5,400 horsepower


4 partially-enclosed


14 (Mark V type)


220V, European plugs


101.1 meters

Ice Class



16.2 meters

Gross Tonnage

4614 tons

Cruising Speed

12 knots, in open water


Ocean Adventurer Gym


Located on the Main Deck, gym hours are posted at the door, with facilities available on a first come, first served basis.
Main Lounge

Main Lounge

Our theater-style auditorium in the Main Lounge on the Upper Deck can accommodate everyone onboard, so it serves as our main lecture hall where presentations and movies are provided for your education and enjoyment.
Clipper Club

Clipper Club

Enjoy a more private dining experience in the Clipper Club, just off of the main Dining Room.
Dining Room

Dining Room

There is one dining room located on the Upper Deck. If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals on a daily basis. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day.
Polar Boutique

Polar Boutique

If you forgot any essentials or need a little souvenir from your voyage, the Polar Boutique on Deck 5 is our onboard gift shop.


On the Captain's Deck you will find a library of polar books, reference and general reading materials in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. The library is open 24 hours a day and also includes a selection of games for your entertainment.


During your voyage you may be given access to the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship.

Features of the Vessel

Breezeway of Fleet


Enjoy the breezeway on Ocean Adventurer, a semi-enclosed space with excellent views.
Ship view onto the ocean

2 Rolls Royce Engines

Ocean Adventurer underwent extensive upgrades in 2017; this multi-million dollar investment included signficant technical upgrades to two new Rolls-Royce engines.

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