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Max Passengers: 138
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship
Operated by: Quark Expeditions

Ocean Explorer is a stunning vessel built explicitly for polar exploration. With a capacity of 138 passengers, this modern and elegant ship has been designed with the latest expedition ship technology. One of the most noteworthy features of the ship is the ULSTEIN X-BOW®, a marine engineering innovation that ensures a smooth and stable ride even in rough seas. 

The two-story library at the bow is a great place to relax and unwind while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding ocean. The cabins are designed in a modern, bespoke Scandinavian style, and most feature verandas, providing a comfortable and luxurious living space for guests. Additionally, the ship boasts a spacious gym, sauna, and two outdoor Jacuzzis where guests can relax and rejuvenate while enjoying stunning views of the surroundings. 

Ocean Explorer has ample outdoor viewing areas and multi-height outer decks, providing excellent vantage points for long-view photography and wildlife viewing. The vessel has 15 Zodiacs that enable guests to disembark quickly and safely for off-ship adventures. The ship also features an array of well-appointed public spaces and an industry-leading mix of sustainability systems, including fuel-efficient Rolls Royce engines, making it an eco-friendly choice for those exploring the polar regions.


Ship Specifications

STAFF AND CREW
105

DRAFT
17.3ft (5.3 m)

REGISTRATION
Bahamas

GUESTS
138

LIFEBOATS
2

ZODIACS
15

LENGTH
342 ft (104.4 m)

ICE CLASS
1A, PC6

CRUISING SPEED
16.5 knots in open water
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Available Itineraries

Cabins

Ocean Explorer - Studio Double
Studio Double
The Studio Double, located on Deck 3 and classified as Standard, offers a peaceful atmosphere with a porthole window, all necessary amenities, and a double bed of twin berths. It can accommodate up to two occupants in its 175-186 sqft space.
Studio Veranda State Room
Studio Veranda Stateroom
The Studio Veranda Stateroom, located on Deck 6 and measuring approximately 173 sq. f. (16.1 sq.m.), is classified as Standard and features a floor-to-ceiling glass view that opens to a walkout balcony, one double bed that can be configured into two singles, a desk and chair, TV, state-of-the-art 'infotainment' system, and a private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor, making it ideal for 1-2 occupants.
Ocean Explorer  - Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom
Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom
The Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom is a standard class on Deck 4, providing guests with privacy, elegance, and sweeping views from their private veranda. It is 168-195 sqft and has a bed configuration of one double bed made up of two twin berths, with a maximum occupancy of 2.
Ocean Explorer - Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom
Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom
The Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom, located on Deck 4 and classified as Standard, offers guests easy access to all ship amenities. It is 203-272 sqft and accommodates 1-2 guests on a double bed made up of two twin berths plus some with a fold-out sofa bed.
Ocean Explorer - Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Experience the panoramic ocean views from the comfort of a Deluxe Veranda Stateroom on Deck 4. This room has a bed configuration of one double bed made up of two twin berths plus a fold-out sofa bed, a size ranging from 200-205 sqft, and a standard class.
Ocean Explorer  - Studio Single
Studio Single
The Studio Single is a standard class located on Deck 3, with an occupancy of one person. It features a double bed made up of two twin berths, a porthole view, a desk and chair, a TV, a state-of-the-art 'infotainment' system, and a private bathroom with shower, vanity, and heated floor, all within approximately 177 sq. ft. (16.5 sq. m) of space.
Grand Veranda State Room
Grand Veranda Stateroom
This premium Grand Veranda Stateroom, located on Deck 6 and spanning over 195-205 sqft, is perfect for 1-2 occupants. It features a double bed made up of two twin berths plus a fold-out sofa bed, and it has easy access to the lounge, dining room, and private veranda.
Royal Veranda State Room
Royal Veranda Stateroom
The Royal Veranda Stateroom, located on Decks 4 and 6, is a spacious premium-class cabin that can accommodate up to two guests. It features one double bed made up of two twin berths and a fold-out sofa bed, and its size ranges from 189 to 272 sqft.
Ocean Explorer - Studio Veranda Single
Studio Veranda Single
The Studio Veranda Single is a premium cabin located on Deck 7, with an occupancy of 1 person, featuring a twin single bed, a private bathroom with shower, vanity, and heated floor, a state-of-the-art 'infotainment' system, and a floor-to-ceiling glass view that opens to a generous walkout balcony, covering an area of approximately 162 sq. ft. (15.1 sq. m.).
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
This Junior Suite, located on Deck 6, boasts an impressive decor and layout, a private veranda, and proximity to the lounge and downstairs dining room. It is 296-299 sqft and has a bed configuration of two rooms: one double bed made up of two twin berths and a fold-out sofa bed. It accommodates up to two guests and is classified as Premium.
Ocean Explorer - Explorer Suite
Explorer Suite
The Explorer Suite is a premium class accommodation located on Deck 7, featuring a unique 2-room layout with a double bed that can be configured into two singles in the inner bedroom, a fold-out sofa bed in the outer sitting area, walk-out access to a double-sized balcony from either room, 2 TVs, state-of-the-art 'infotainment' system, private bathroom with shower, vanity, and heated floor, as well as an additional powder room in the outside sitting area, and can accommodate up to 2 guests.
Owners Suite
Owners Suite
The Owners Suite, located on Deck 7, is a premium class, palatial apartment that features a large master bedroom, living room, dining area, two master bathrooms, and a private veranda with stunning views while accommodating 1-2 occupants with a bed configuration of two rooms, one double bed made up of two twin berths, and a fold-out sofa bed, all within a total size of 443 square feet.

Deckplan

Ocean Explorer - Deck Plan

Amenities

Main Dining Room
Contemporary meets cozy in this modern dining room with its stylish lighting and contemporary art. Located on Deck 5, the Main Dining Room seats 144 guests and features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the spectacular polar wilderness.

Private Dining Room
Tasteful and intimate. This stylish, private dining room on deck 5 provides a relaxed dining experience—with views of the polar landscape—for up to 36 guests.

The Latitude Bar
A popular social hub on Deck 5, the beautifully lit Latitude Bar—with its lush sofas and faux marble-topped end tables—is large enough to seat 46 and ideal for enjoying a quiet drink or hanging out with friends.

Library
Located on Deck 6 at the top of the gorgeous atrium staircase, this beautiful Library, with floor-to-ceiling glass, accommodates up to 47 people.

Dry Sauna
After an exciting off-ship adventure, guests can relax on the sauna’s traditional wood benches while gazing at the polar wilderness outside the large sauna windows. Accommodates 15 people on Deck 7.

Fitness Center
Stay fit with the latest workout equipment in the Fitness Center on Deck 7.

Jacuzzis
Two outdoor Jacuzzis on deck 7, at the ship’s stern, mean you can relax alfresco while soaking up the breathtaking polar views.

Observation Lounge
This stylish lounge at the top of the ship guarantees incredible views. Guests also frequent this spacious lookout on Deck 8 to enjoy cocktails and conversation with fellow travelers. Seats 63.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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