Antarctica expedition cruises

Ocean Adventurer

The Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travelers in comfort. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976 and signifcantly updated in 2017, this is a nimble, ice-strengthened ship.

Class: Antarctic Category 1
Style: Polar expedition
Passengers: 132 maximum
Length: 332 ft
Cruising speed: 12 knots

Cabin prices: ££, £££, ££££

Introducing 'Ocean Adventurer'

The latest rounds of refurbishment guests include:

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.
Main common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room to be remodelled as well as the Bar.
Major technical enhancements include two new Rolls Royce engines, which will significantly increase fuel efficiency and minimise carbon footprint.

On board 'Ocean Adventurer'


Ocean Adventurer cabin Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 3

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Ocean Adventurer cabin Suite


Number of cabins of this type: 3

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Ocean Adventurer cabin Deluxe


Number of cabins of this type: 6

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Ocean Adventurer cabin Superior


Number of cabins of this type: 10

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Ocean Adventurer cabin Main Deck Twin Window

Main Deck Twin Window

Number of cabins of this type: 18

Bed configuration: twin beds only

Ocean Adventurer cabin Main Deck Twin Porthole

Main Deck Twin Porthole

Number of cabins of this type: 6

Bed configuration: twin beds only

Ocean Adventurer cabin Lower Deck Twin

Lower Deck Twin

Number of cabins of this type: 13

Bed configuration: twin beds only

Ocean Adventurer cabin Triple


Number of cabins of this type: 6

Bed configuration:


Ocean Adventurer deck Lower Deck

Lower Deck

(Deck level: 6)

Ocean Adventurer deck Main Deck

Main Deck

(Deck level: 5)

Ocean Adventurer deck Upper Deck

Upper Deck

(Deck level: 4)

Ocean Adventurer deck Captain's Deck

Captain's Deck

(Deck level: 3)

Ocean Adventurer deck Bridge Deck

Bridge Deck

(Deck level: 2)

Ocean Adventurer deck Observation Deck

Observation Deck

(Deck level: 1)

Voyages in detail


Everyone visiting Antarctica and the South Atlantic must recognise the obvious: that conditions can intervene at short notice and a voyage's planned itinerary must be altered. Make sure you read 'A very important note on published itineraries' in 'How to choose an Antarctic cruise'.

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Some of the sites that may be visited

Orne Harbour

(planned for Day 7)

Orne Harbour is a cove one mile wide, indenting the west coast of Graham Land two miles southwest of Cape Anna along the Danco Coast on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache in 1898, the name Orne Harbour was probably in use by Norwegian whalers, because it was used by Scottish geologist David Ferguson following his reconnaissance of this area aboard the whaler Hanka in 1913. The harbour is a popular excursion site for tourist expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula. Activities including kayaking in the harbour and visiting a nearby chinstrap penguin colony, weather conditions permitting. Antarctic shags and Chinstrap penguins nest not far above the waterline and can be observed quite closely from zodiacs. The harbour offers some excellent views of mountains and glaciers from cruising zodiacs.

      courtesy Lewnwdc77

Neko Harbour

(planned for Day 7)

Along the eastern side of Andvord Bay, the sheer ice cliffs lining the coast are interrupted by a tiny rocky point called Neko Harbour. This is an excellent place for ice-cliff viewing. Ground space is hard to find here but it does not stop a small colony of Gentoo penguins nesting a good distance up the cliff. If you follow them please don’t step in their short legged “websteps” as this will make their icy climb more difficult. Perhaps a last stop on mainland Antarctica but beware straying too far. Extreme care should be taken due not only to hidden glacier crevasses but also huge waves created by falling ice. Other wildlife includes Snowy sheathbill, Skuas and Kelp gull.

  • Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
  • One dining room with unreserved seating
  • Bar staffed by a professional bartender
  • Polar Boutique
  • Multi-purpose lounge and presentation room
  • Exercise Room
  • Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email, and wireless, Internet access
  • Polar Library with a large collection of polar books
  • Observation deck
  • Zodiac Cruising (included)
  • Hiking & snowshoeing (included)
  • Optional kayaking (additional charge)
  • Camping (additional charge, on select voyages)

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Naturalist guides

Crew members


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Other technical information

Staff and Crew: 87
Guests: 132
Lifeboats: 4 partially enclosed
Length: 101.1 meters
Breadth: 16.2 meters
Draft: 4.5 meters
Propulsion: Diesel Twin Engines - 5,400 horsepower.
Ice Class: 1A
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water
Registration: Bahamas

This information has been provided by the boat operator and is subject to alteration

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Complete trips

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Cruise Starts Ends Nights Owner's Suite Suite Deluxe Superior Main Deck Twin Window Main Deck Twin Porthole Lower Deck Twin Triple