Sail aboard the Ocean Diamond, a modern, stable super-yacht and experience Quark's Antarctica. This is the fastest ship in the fleet meaning less time spent crossing the Drake Passage and more time spent exploring.  Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, this outstanding vessel features on board facilities such as a well-stocked polar library, a purpose built presentation room and a panoramic observation lounge on the top deck to sit and watch the spectacular scenery go by. The Ocean Diamond is the first certified carbon neutral ship to operate in Antarctic waters and is staffed by a dedicated and passionate team of experts and guides.

Ship Specs

  • Staff and Crew 144
  • Guests 189
  • Length 124 metres
  • Breadth 16 metres
  • Draft 4.9 metres
  • Propulsion 2 Wichmann Engines, 7375 horsepower
  • Ice Class 1D
  • Cruising Speed 15.5 knots
  • Registration Nassau, Bahamas
  • Lifeboats 2 fully enclosed

Ship Amenities

  • Elevator accessing all decks
  • Bar staffed by a professional bar tender (drinks added to ship board account)
  • 24 hour tea and coffee available
  • Theatre style auditorium for presentations
  • Polar library containing the largest collection of Polar books and DVD’s afloat
  • Clinic with licensed Doctor
  • Wifi in certain public areas (data usage charges apply)
  • Optional webmail account for email (charges apply)
  • Ship to Shore telephone communications (charges apply)
  • Polar boutique selling essentials, souvenirs and clothing
  • On board laundry service (charges apply)
  • Gym with a selection of fitness equipment

Cabin Amenities

  • All cabins have ensuite facilities
  • All cabins have external views
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • In room refrigerators
  • Flat Screen TV’s and DVD players
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided
  • In room safe
  • Climate control
  • Electrical current 220 volts.  Plugs are standard European two round pin plugs

Adventure Options

  • Kayaking (all departures)*
  • Camping (select departures)*
  • Snowshoeing (select departures)

* These adventure options need to be booked and paid in advance.  Numbers are limited

Other Inclusions on the Ocean Diamond

  • Expedition Parka to keep
  • Expedition boots on loan
  • Downloadable Photographic journal documenting your voyage
  • Presentations by the Expedition team and onboard experts
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • All shore landings and zodiac cruising according to the daily programme
  • All luggage handling on board the ship
  • All port charges and taxes
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum of US$100,000 per person