Initially launched in 1976, the Ocean Adventurer (formerly MS Sea Adventurer) has undergone extensive renovations, including the addition of an observation deck, a forward lounge with panoramic views, and two new engines to reduce fuel use and the ship's overall carbon footprint.
This ice-strengthened polar expedition ship has a maximum capacity of 132 passengers, and the refurbishment has added generators, a motor system, and re-bladed propellers to the vessel. The new-look is genuinely breathtaking - with six new twin cabins and three new suites. Those who love the outdoors will appreciate the refreshed contemporary look of Ocean Adventurer, with its soft furnishings, brand new bathrooms, and reworked lounge common areas and dining room.
Averaging 128 sq. ft. (12 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths and one upper berth. Located on the Main Deck, it has private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Lower Deck Twin
Averaging 133 sq. ft. (12 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Lower Deck, it has private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Main Deck Twin with Porthole
Averaging 118 sq. ft. (11 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Main Deck, it has private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
Main Deck Twin with Window
Averaging 139 sq. ft. (13 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Main Deck, it has private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
Averaging 142 sq. ft. (13 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Upper Deck, it has private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Averaging 160 sq. ft. (15 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Upper and Captain’s Decks, it has private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Averaging 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Captain’s Deck, it has windows with exterior views and private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Suites have shower stalls.
Averaging 290 sq. ft. (27 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Bridge Deck, it has private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
Ocean Adventurer Cabins, Staterooms and Suites
Eight cabin categories are available on five of the ship's six decks, ranging from twins and triples to the superior, deluxe, suite, and owner's suite rooms. Each provides explorers with a comfortable place to rest recharge after each exciting day. All cabins feature en-suite bathrooms with a shower, toilet, and washbasin. Every cabin has climate control, a hairdryer, and bathrobes. All cabins are also equipped with SOLAS life jackets. Housekeeping and laundry services are available.
There are no assigned seats in Ocean Adventurer's dining area, which has large windows, so you can mingle with other passengers and meet new acquaintances. Tables can seat four to eight people. For a staff ratio in the 80s, the crew provides courteous hospitality throughout the journey. Two bars, one in the dining room and one in the lounge, are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's possible to enjoy a barbeque buffet outside on the Captain's Deck if the weather permits. While you are onboard, a masterful chef can accommodate whatever dietary restrictions you may have.
The main briefing and lecture area is a theater-style lounge with presentations, videos, and slideshows for education and entertainment. There are booths, swivel chairs, and bar stools. Enjoy a library with literature and games, a small gym, and a medical clinic. Visit the Polar Boutique for souvenirs or relax on the observation decks to see wildlife and the water. Take advantage of the bow's multi-leveled viewing when the captain opens this sometimes-off-limits zone. Through an open bridge policy, you may witness the captain and his crew in action. Binoculars are available for viewing wildlife and landing places. A free internet provides daily schedules and expedition personnel bios.
Off the boat, various activities are available to guests, including zodiac cruising, kayaking, optional campfires, and hiking.
Quark Ocean Adventurer Cruise Ship Specifications
Year Built: 1975
Last Refurbished: 2017
Built by: Tito Shipyard (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Former name: Sea Adventurer, Clipper Adventurer, Alla Tarasova
Owner: SunStone Ships
Speed: 13 knots
Length: 101 meters (331 ft)
Beam: 16 meters (52 ft)
Gross Tonnage: 4376 gt
Previously known as Sea Adventurer, the Ocean Adventurer joins the fleet of other expedition ships Ocean Diamond, Ultramarine, and World Explorer. The ships in Quark Expeditions' fleet range in capacity from 128 to 199 passengers.
Quark Expeditions is a Seattle-based expedition travel company that conducts expeditions to the Polar Regions onboard specially designed expedition ships and icebreakers. The North Pole expedition in 1991 by founders Lars Wikander and Mike McDowell launched thousands of curious tourists to places they could only imagine. Quark Expeditions have led the way in polar expeditions, opening up the Arctic and Antarctica to visitors from 50 nations.
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