of World Explorer deck 4 (Lobby-Dining-Lounge)
The aft-located Dining Room Restaurant is operated with unreserved / open seating policy. Meal times could be changed due to scheduled daily landings and wildlife encounters. Each day here are served 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Restaurant's opening hours are posted around the ship and are subject to change (based on daily scheduled activities). The restaurant also features an outdoor terrace used as al fresco dining venue (weather permitting).
For vegans and vegetarians, the Restaurant's menu always has a wide selection of pasta, grains, vegetables and fruits. Quark Expeditions caters to most special dietary requests, but they must be clearly indicated upon cruise booking. All menus have clearly labeled vegetarian and gluten-free items. However, the ship's galley / kitchen can't prepare kosher food. Complimentary are soft drinks, juices, water, coffee, tea, as well as beer and wine (by the glass) during dinner.
Explorer Lounge has comfortable seating and is used as multi-purpose room also hosting special events (anniversaries, birthdays, group and private meetings, etc). The lounge is a quit place where passengers can enjoy reading or relaxing with complimentary coffee and tea. Fresh-baked cookies and pastries are offered in the afternoons. Hot and cold snacks are available in the lounge during the evening cocktail hour,(activities permitting). anniversary, birthdayor other event anniversary, birthdayor other event
The Lounge's Bar is staffed by a professional bartender serving a selection of liquors, spirits, premium beers, wines and champagnes (by the glass), which all are at additional cost and charged to passengers' shipboard accounts. Complimentary are soft drinks, juices, water, coffee, tea.
Polar Library is well stocked with polar books and popular board games. The Library is open 24 hours. Its collection includes books in various languages themed on wildlife, history, marine biology, geology, ecology, also field guides, picture- and reference books.
Reception (Guest Services Desk) is served by dedicated staff that assists passengers with information, purchasing PIN cards (Internet / email access, phone cards), arranging wake-up calls. The Reception also doubles as Cashier's Office for setting shipboard accounts and making payments of these accounts towards the end of the cruise.
Lecture Theater is the ship's main show lounge (theater-style auditorium) with capacity to accommodate all passengers.. This lounge serves as lecture hall for media presentations and videos provided by Quark Expeditions' enrichment program. The Theater is open 24 hours.
Polar Boutique is the ship's gift shop selling essentials and souvenirs, as well as a selection of expedition gear (clothing, waterproof pants, gloves, hats). Shop's ppening hours are based on the daily scheduled cruise activities.
On Deck 4 are also the ship's two entrance areas in the lobby (portside and starboard). They are used for passenger embarkation / disembarkation in ports of call where pier/quay/wharf is available for docking.