Ocean Explorer

EXPEDITION-LUXURY (138 GUESTS)

Introduction to the Ocean Explorer

The Ocean Explorer is a purpose built expedition vessel.  Accommodating on average 138 guests for each voyage, those lucky enough to experience an Antarctic journey can be assured of comfort and luxury coinciding with exploration and adventure.

 

She has the revolutionary Ulstein X BOW hull design and features a distinctive Glass Atrium Lounge at the bow of the ship with a stunning panoramic view on both port and starboard side, Lecture theatre and lounge, a swimming pool and jacuzzi where you can admire impressive scenery while watching the world go by.

OCEAN EXPLORER DATES AND PRICES

OCEAN EXPLORER 2024-25 DATES AND PRICES

Early Booking Offer

Save up to 20% on selected voyages/cabins. Subject to availability and change without notice.

Prices in USD$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)
Click on Cruise itinerary name below to view detailed description of your Antarctic Cruise

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsStudio SingleStudio DoubleStudio Veranda StateroomDeluxe Veranda FwdDeluxe Veranda MidDeluxe VerandaGrand Veranda StateroomRoyal Veranda StateroomJunior SuiteStudio Veranda SingleExplorer SuiteOwner's Suite
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings04 Nov 202423 Nov 202420Ushuaia$30,995$23,995$25,495$26,995$28,495$29,495$30,995$35,995$40,995$37,995$42,495$43,495
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent22 Nov 202402 Dec 202411Ushuaia$17,995$13,995$14,995$15,495$16,495$16,995$17,995$20,995$23,495$21,995$24,495$24,995
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent01 Dec 202411 Dec 202411Ushuaia$17,995$13,995$14,995$15,495$16,495$16,995$17,995$20,995$23,495$21,995$24,495$24,995
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent10 Dec 202420 Dec 202411Ushuaia$18,495$14,495$15,495$15,995$16,995$17,495$18,495$21,495$24,495$22,495$24,995$25,995
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings19 Dec 202407 Jan 202520Ushuaia$33,995$26,495$28,495$29,995$31,495$32,495$33,995$39,995$44,995$41,995$46,495$47,995
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake09 Jan 202516 Jan 20258Punta Arenas$22,495$17,495$18,495$19,495$20,495$20,995$22,495$25,995$29,495$27,495$30,495$31,495
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake14 Jan 202521 Jan 20258Punta Arenas$22,495$17,495$18,495$19,495$20,495$20,995$22,495$25,995$29,495$27,495$30,495$31,495
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake19 Jan 202526 Jan 20258Punta Arenas$22,495$17,495$18,495$19,495$20,495$20,995$22,495$25,995$29,495$27,495$30,495$31,495
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 24 Jan 202503 Feb 202511Punta Arenas$28,495$22,495$23,495$24,995$26,495$26,995$28,495$33,495$37,495$34,995$38,995$40,495
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition 04 Feb 202517 Feb 202514Ushuaia$25,495$19,995$20,995$22,495$23,495$24,495$25,495$29,995$33,995$31,495$34,995$35,995
South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari 16 Feb 202505 Mar 202518Ushuaia$33,495$25,995$27,495$29,495$30,995$31,495$33,495$38,995$43,995$40,995$45,495$47,495
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition 04 Mar 202517 Mar 202514Ushuaia$22,995$17,995$18,995$19,995$20,995$21,995$22,995$26,995$30,495$28,495$31,495$32,495

No single supplement applies for passengers willing to share. If you would prefer your own room the single supplement is 1.5 x the published twin rate.

OCEAN EXPLORER 2024-25 CRUISES

OCEAN EXPLORER 2025-26 DATES AND PRICES

Prices in USD$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)
Click on Cruise itinerary name below to view detailed description of your Antarctic Cruise

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsStudio SingleStudio DoubleStudio Veranda StateroomDeluxe Veranda FwdDeluxe Veranda MidDeluxe VerandaGrand Veranda StateroomRoyal Veranda StateroomJunior SuiteStudio Veranda SingleExplorer SuiteOwner's Suite
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent04 Nov 202514 Nov 202511Ushuaia$18,595$14,495$15,395$16,295$17,095$17,595$18,595$19,195$21,395$19,695$22,195$23,895
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings13 Nov 202502 Dec 202520Ushuaia$36,495$28,495$30,095$31,795$33,495$34,495$36,495$37,495$41,795$38,495$43,495$46,795
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent01 Dec 202511 Dec 202511Ushuaia$19,895$15,595$16,495$17,395$18,295$18,795$19,895$20,495$22,895$20,995$23,795$25,595
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent10 Dec 202520 Dec 202511Ushuaia$19,895$15,595$16,495$17,395$18,295$18,795$19,895$20,495$22,895$20,995$23,795$25,595
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent19 Dec 202529 Dec 202511Ushuaia$21,295$16,595$17,595$18,595$19,595$20,195$21,295$21,895$24,495$22,495$25,395$27,395
Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North28 Dec 202506 Jan 202610Ushuaia / Punta Arenas$22,895$17,895$18,895$19,995$20,995$21,595$22,895$23,495$26,295$24,195$27,295$29,395
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake04 Jan 202611 Jan 20268Punta Arenas$25,995$20,295$21,395$22,595$23,795$24,495$25,995$26,695$29,795$27,395$30,995$33,295
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 09 Jan 202619 Jan 202611Punta Arenas$38,595$30,095$31,895$33,695$35,395$36,495$38,595$39,695$44,295$40,695$45,995$49,595
Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North17 Jan 202626 Jan 202610Punta Arenas / Ushuaia$21,795$16,995$17,995$18,995$19,995$20,595$21,795$22,395$24,995$22,995$25,995$27,995
South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari 24 Jan 202610 Feb 202618Ushuaia$32,395$25,295$26,795$28,295$29,795$30,695$32,395$33,295$37,195$34,195$38,695$41,595
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition 09 Feb 202622 Feb 202614Ushuaia$24,795$19,395$20,495$21,695$22,795$23,495$24,795$25,495$28,495$26,195$29,595$31,895

No single supplement applies for passengers willing to share. If you would prefer your own room the single supplement is 1.5 x the published twin rate.

OCEAN EXPLORER 2025-26 CRUISES

OCEAN EXPLORER OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Sea Kayaking (USD $995)

Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery of Antarctica onboard a kayak. Cruise past ice formations and see wildlife swim past as you glide along. You will be in groups of up to 12 with an experienced kayak guide who will take you to interesting locations, many that can only able to be reached by kayaks.
Available on all voyages.

Camping Antarctica

Camping (USD $295)

Camping has become one of the most popular optional activities, with some passengers camping for the first time in their lives in Antarctica! All the equipment you need is provided for you to be able to experience a night on shore in Antarctica. Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Available on select voyages:

Antarctic Explorer (11 days)

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica (20 days)

For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 784 794 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au

Ocean Explorer Cabins

Enjoy panoramic ocean views from the Deluxe Veranda Staterooms which are comfortable and peaceful. Featuring small sitting areas, a desk and double bed, you will find everything you need for an unforgettable voyage.

The Royal Veranda Staterooms are classic and spacious, offering plenty of room to stretch your legs at sea. These cabins feature a double bed, desk and private veranda to admire the views. You’ll also enjoy convenient access to all the amenities in the heart of the ship.

The Grand Veranda Staterooms are spacious and comfortable, featuring a private veranda to savour the views, a small sitting area, desk and private bathroom. Their location provides convenient access to the lounge and dining room.

In the Junior Suites, enjoy a private veranda and convenient Deck 6 location, so you’re never far from the lounge, and only a short stroll away from the downstairs dining room. These Suites feature a spacious bedroom, private bathroom and more.

The Owner’s Suite features superlative views from an expansive private veranda on the highest cabin level, plus a large master bedroom, adjacent living room and dining area, two large master bathrooms and more.

Deck Plan

Ship Details

Lounge / lecture theatre

Library

Photography and art room

Gym, sauna and wellness centre

Sun deck

Jacuzzi’s / plunge pool

Observation lounge

Changing room/Mudroom

Viewing platforms

Hydraulic platforms

Zodiac launching platforms

Chinstrap & gentoo penguins

Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises and some activities*
Comprehensive pre-departure information kit and destination
resource guide
An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beer and soft
drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house
cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
Pre-dinner drinks including canapés and bar snacks
Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
Complimentary use of gumboots
Complimentary use of fitness centre
Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic
Personalised photo book (post-voyage) 1 issued per booking
Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
Port, pilotage charges and landing fees.
The following inclusions are also part of select voyages. Please refer to the specific voyage Trip Notes for inclusions pertaining to the voyage of your choice:
All Antarctic voyages include one night’s pre-voyage accommodation (included in itinerary)
and arrival airport transfer (on selected preferred flights)
Flights mentioned as per itinerary
Guided town tour and activities as per voyage itinerary
Luggage transfers.

Guests:                  138

Staff & crew:      105

Dimensions:       Length: 104.4m Width: 18.2m Draft: 5.3m

Speed:                   16.5 knots cruising

Built:                      2021

Operator:             Quark Expeditions

Ice-Class:              1A (The hull is one category below a full ice-breaker)

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.