Ocean Adventurer

Quark Expeditions

The Ocean Adventurer will be your home away from home during your expedition.

The passionate Expedition Team and crew aboard this ship can’t wait to show you around and take you to places most people only dream about. Every day presents a new adventure. An early wake-up call may signal the sighting of nearby whales, while an afternoon Zodiac cruise may present you with the intense blues of passing icebergs. Polar travel is unlike any other type of travel, so please take a moment to get to know your ship.

The Ocean Adventurer is a comfortable vessel with spacious cabins, which all have private bathroom facilities and exterior views. Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Adventurer was built in 1976, and underwent extensive upgrades in 2017. This multi-million dollar investment included renovations to the interior of the ship, significant technical upgrades, and the addition of a new cabin category, the Owner’s Suites. The refurbishment gave the ship new bathrooms in every cabin, and upgrades to the Lounge, Dining Room, gym, and suites. Technical enhancements – including two new engines, generators, gear boxes, drive systems, and re-bladed propellers – resulted in increased fuel efficiency, and a minimized carbon footprint.

Cruise Expeditions

Spitsbergen In Depth

Big Islands, Big Adventure

Spitsbergen Highlights

Expedition in Brief

Spitsbergen Explorer

Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

Intro to Spitsbergen

Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

Under the Northern Lights

Exploring Iceland & East Greenland

Three Arctic Islands Northbound

Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Three Arctic Islands Southbound

Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Four Arctic Islands

Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Penguin Safari

Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

Explorers and Kings

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

14–day Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Antarctic Express Fly the Drake

Fly the Drake

Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle

Crossing the Circle

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 11 Days

Discovering the 7th Continent

Cabin Detail


Ice Class:
4614 tons tons
Rolls Royce Diesel Twin Engines, 6 cylinder, 5400 horsepower
Cruising Speed:
12 knots


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.