Why we like the Ocean Adventurer cruise ship

  • Extensive recent refurbishment has considerably benefited this already popular ship
  • One of the more stable Arctic vessels with her rounded stern and active stabilizing system
  • The promenade deck areas are a great place to hang out and watch icebergs float past
  • An enthusiastic and dedicated team of expeditionary staff who really go the extra step
  • The lounge and dining room's panoramic windows mean you never miss out on the passing scenery
  • A cruising speed of 12.5 knots puts her in the faster category of ships

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Trips aboard Ocean Adventurer

Svalbard Polar Bear Safari

This early season Svalbard voyage is a ‘classic’ providing ample time for near guaranteed polar bear sightings, alongside encounters with the region’s other plentiful wildlife and exploring its dramatic scenery. Phippsoya, 14th of July glacier and Hinlopen Strait are all…

  • 11 Days
  • $9,495
Into the Polar Bear’s Realm

This popular introduction to Svalbard is keenly priced and with early season departures guarantees plenty of ice. Sail onboard one of the newest ships in polar waters and spot bears from the plentiful deck space. Optional kayaking and hiking come…

  • 10 Days
  • $6,495
Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland Polar Quest

Introductions to the High Arctic don’t come much better. Traverse the High Arctic between wildlife-rich Svalbard, via East Greenland’s towering icebergs and autumnal tundra then onto Iceland. Aurora sightings are possible at any point. The longer trip also includes Jan…

  • 15 - 18 Days
  • $10,495
Svalbard Wildlife In-Depth

Travelling at the height of summer this 14-day trip is the longest of any Svalbard cruise - providing the best possible conditions for wildlife encounters. This circumnavigation of Spitsbergen includes huge glaciers, bird cliffs and ice choked channels. There's even…

  • 14 Days
  • $10,995
Greenland, Baffin & Northwest Passage In-Depth

This comprehensive westbound voyage stands out for its compelling combination of West Greenland, in-depth exploration of the east coast of Baffin Island and the historic Northwest Passage. Jaw dropping scenery, towering icebergs, thrilling wildlife encounters, Inuit community visits and fascinating…

  • 17 Days
  • $15,495
​Ultima Thule: Northwest Passage & West Greenland

Spending time exploring Canada’s historic Northwest Passage and West Greenland, we like this voyage’s balance and variety as much as exploring little visited spots such as Thule, one of the northernmost towns in the world, and Smith Sound. Big ice,…

  • 20 Days
  • $14,845
Southern Greenland: Vikings & Big Ice

One of very few voyages to explore Southern Greenland in depth, expect big ice, Viking history, dramatic scenery and humpback whale sightings. Then journey on to the west coast, delving into Greenlandic culture in the capital city, and visiting the…

  • 15 Days
  • $9,895
Russian High Arctic Island Explorer

Go where very few people go on this unique journey to the Russian High Arctic. Explore the ice-trapped lands of the Kara sea and Novaya Zemlya, visit Franz Josef and best of all, ice permitting, explore Severnaya Zemlya, one of…

  • 22 Days
  • $15,495

Technical Specifications

  • ​Passenger capacity: 128 passengers
  • Ice​ class rating:  Ice Class 1A
  • Size​: 101.1m long x 16.2m wide
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Other key feature: Library and Lounge

Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

The Ocean Adventurer has 70 cabins, all outward facing, and they include ensuite bathroom facilities, as well as a TV and DVD player.  All cabins have twin beds except for the triple.

Owner's Suites (3)

  • These cabins are located on the Bridge Deck
  • Windows with exterior views

Suites (3)

  • All 3 suites are located on the Captain's Deck
  • 2 windows

Deluxe (6)

  • 6 completely new Deluxe Cabins are located on the Captain's Deck, are slightly larger than those located on the Upper Deck, and have unobstructed view
  • 2 windows
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Deluxe Room, Ocean Adventurer

Superior (10)

  • Located on the upper deck
  • Two lower berths
  • One window

Main Deck Twin Window (18)

  • These 18 cabins are located on the Main Deck and the Lower Deck
  • 1 window

Main Deck Porthole (6)

  • These 6 cabins are located on the Main Deck
  • Porthole

Lower Deck Twin (13)

  • Located on the Lower Deck
  • Two lower berths
  • Private facilities porthole window with exterior views

Triple (6)

  • All 6 cabins are located on the Main Deck, towards the front of the vessel
  • Porthole
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What our customers think of Ocean Adventurer - Arctic Ship

We didn't actually expect to enjoy such excellent food, drink and service on what is correctly termed an expedition rather than an Arctic cruise. Read the full review

Travelled: July 2019

Stewart Adams - United Kingdom

I cannot say enough good things about the Expedition Staff. Read the full review

Travelled: June 2019

Steve Liu - United States of America

The Ocean Adventurer was top-notch. Carries just the right amount of passengers. The ship staff service was exceptional. The ship was very clean and the food quality and variety was excellent. I really liked the cultural programs in the Inuit villages. Learned a lot about the culture. Read the full review

Travelled: August 2018

Pat Clark - United States of America


Communal Areas

Explore the most remote corners of the world in comfort with free time spent between the lounge and bar areas, the Polar Boutique, and the Polar Library.

Get your heart rate going before the day of adventure ashore with use of the exercise room, and learn from the polar specialists with lectures in the presentation room.

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Library, Ocean Adventurer

Onboard Communications & Facilities

If whilst in the Arctic you wish to stay in touch, there are a number of options to choose from:

  • Internet & wifi: available as a pre-paid PIN card; 100mb cards cost $100. You can connect your personal device in Wi-Fi spots in the public spaces and (with a more limited connection) in the cabins. 
  • Satellite phone card:  $0.25/minute when calling to the USA.
  • Ship-based email: $30 (text-based email only)
  • Mail: it is possible to send mail from the ship

This is for light data traffic only, and text-only emails. The above prices are approximate.

Other facilities include:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)

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