Quark Expeditions

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 wakeup 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 newest ship in our fleet, Ultramarine was designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and immerse you in the best the region has to offer. Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, it offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, and features the category’s most spacious suites, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features a best-in-class operational range and an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards. With all this and more, Ultramarine is perfectly poised to deliver the ultimate polar expedition experience.

Cruise Expeditions

Spitsbergen Explorer

Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

Intro to Spitsbergen

Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

Arctic Saga

Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

Greenland Explorer

Sail and Soar the Alpine Arctic

Gems of West Greenland

Fjords, Icebergs, and Culture

Northwest Passage

In the Footsteps of Franklin

Arctic Express Canada

The Heart of the Northwest Passage

Essential Patagonia

Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine

Epic Antarctica

Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Southern Expedition with flights from Buenos Aires

Antarctic Explorer

Discovering the 7th Continent plus Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 12 Days

Discovering the 7th Continent with flights from Buenos Aires

Cabin Detail


Marshall Islands
Ice Class:
1A+, PC6
4 x diesel-electric, 12,000 horsepower
Cruising Speed:
16 knots
No. of Cabins:
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Four Embarkation Points

Embarkation points on the starboard, port, and stern of the ship mean we can load and embark Zodiacs faster, safer and easier than ever before. ​


Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is the industry-leading system that converts waste into energy at the site that it's generated. MAGs eliminates the environmental impact of waste transportation, offering an innovative sustainability feature that exceed all industry standards.​

Twin Engine Helicopters

Two twin-engine helicopters operated from two helidecks allow more passengers to simultaneously experience new destinations accessible only by air, and to enjoy more unique aerial perspectives of the polar regions than on any other ship. ​
Water-level Zodiac Hangar

Water-level Zodiac Hangar

An internal Zodiac hangar quickly and safely deploys Ultramarine’s twenty Zodiacs, allowing for more spontaneous off-ship adventures and more intimate wildlife engagement. This unique design allows guests to get off the ship in half the time of other vessels.​
Wraparound Deck

Wraparound Deck

The wraparound deck located on Deck 5 of Ultramarine offers generous outdoor viewing opportunities to take in the polar landscapes and seize the moment when wildlife encounters occur.
Ready Rooms

Ready Rooms

Designed for efficiency—with wider hallways, plenty of seating, and conveniently located bathrooms—our two ready rooms allow guests to quickly change in and out of their expedition gear.​
Polar Boutique

Polar Boutique

Forgot something at home? Don’t worry. Our Polar Boutique is stocked with the industry’s top cold-weather expedition gear. ​

Ambassador Theater

A state-of-the-art, high-resolution LED screen wall in the main theater ensures high-definition viewing of presentations from your Expedition Team from any angle. ​

Balena Restaurant

Featuring table tops that accommodate 2 to 10, guests can enjoy a quiet dinner with a loved one or join a larger table of new friends. Guests will also enjoy views from every seat in addition to direct access to the wraparound deck.


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.

Bistro 487

Guests can enjoy a meal in the Bistro which offers an indoor/outdoor dining experience. Perfect for enjoying the polar landscapes.
Tundra Spa

Tundra Spa

Offering a variety of treatments exclusively crafted for our guests, the spa and adjacent steam room allow passengers; to fully relax and unwind before their next off-ship adventure.

Tundra Sauna

Perfectly juxtaposed luxury: guests can rest and relax in the comfort and warmth of the sauna while enjoying the spectacular views outside.​

Fitness Center

In the fully-equipped fitness center, featuring a separate yoga space with views to the outside.

Panorama Lounge and Bar

Enclosed in glass and featuring unobstructed views, the Panorama Lounge and Bar allows guests to relax indoors while staying connected to the awe-inspiring landscapes drifting by. ​It serves as a cozy gathering point where guests can sip a glass of wine, engage in great conversation, indulge in a board game, or socialize at the bar—and, later in the evening, bust a move on the dance floor.