Ocean Adventurer

Former names: Sea Adventurer, Clipper Adventurer, Alla Tarasova

Ocean Adventurer current position

Ocean Adventurer current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 53.13116 N / -48.28633 W) cruising at speed of 15.4 kn (29 kph/ 18 mph) en route to ST JOHN'S. The AIS position was reported 12 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Ocean Adventurer

Year built1975  /  Age: 47
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderTito Shipyard (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)101 m / 331 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage4376 gt
Passengers118 - 132
Crew87
Passengers-to-space ratio47
Decks5
Cabins63
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesSea Adventurer, Clipper Adventurer, Alla Tarasova
OwnerSunStone Ships Inc
OperatorQuark Expeditions, Albatros Travel

Ocean Adventurer Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Sep 21 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Under the Northern Lights Exploring Iceland and East Greenland Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik $10556
2022 Nov 15 18 days, round-trip 19 Night Falklands South Georgia and Antarctica Explorers and Kings Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $19795
2022 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $11444
2022 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $12874
2022 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $11444
2022 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $15205
2022 Dec 29 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $10292
2023 Jan 07 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $11173
2023 Jan 16 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Crossing the Antarctic Circle Southern Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $15655
2023 Jan 28 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $10553
2023 Feb 09 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $12160
2023 Feb 14 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $12874
2023 Feb 19 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $12160
2023 Feb 24 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $16555
2023 Mar 07 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $8299
2023 May 16 12 days, one-way from Aberdeen to Oslo Aberdeen $7171
2023 May 28 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Intro to Spitsbergen Fjords Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $6729
2023 Jun 15 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Intro to Spitsbergen Fjords Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $7111
2023 Jun 23 10 days, round-trip 11 Night Spitsbergen Explorer Wildlife Capital of the Arctic Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $8551
2023 Jul 03 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Spitsbergen Highlights Expedition in Brief Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $5581
2023 Jul 08 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Spitsbergen in Depth Big Islands Big Adventure Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $11701
2023 Jul 29 16 days, one-way from Helsinki to Reykjavik Helsinki $12571
2023 Aug 14 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Helsinki Reykjavik $11131
2023 Aug 27 13 days, one-way from Helsinki to Reykjavik Helsinki $11625
2023 Sep 09 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Under the Northern Lights Exploring Iceland and East Greenland Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik $9109
2023 Sep 21 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Under the Northern Lights Exploring Iceland and East Greenland Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik $12145
2023 Nov 15 18 days, round-trip 19 Night Falklands South Georgia and Antarctica Explorers and Kings Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $16556
2023 Dec 03 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $9109
2023 Dec 12 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $9109
2023 Dec 21 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $11471
2023 Dec 30 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $11471
2024 Jan 11 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $11516
2024 Jan 16 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $11516
2024 Jan 21 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $11516
2024 Jan 26 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $13676
2024 Feb 06 14 days, round-trip 15 Night South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Penguin Safari Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $14846
2024 Feb 23 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $11156
2024 Feb 28 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $10459
2024 Mar 04 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $12484

Ocean Adventurer Review

Review of Ocean Adventurer

MV Ocean Adventurer cruise ship is an ice-strengthened expedition vessel for commercial cruise shipping operations in both polar regions (Arctic and Antarctica). The vessel is owned by the Copenhagen-based Albatros Travel company, which specializes in polar expedition cruises and tours. Quark Expeditions (USA-based polar cruise company) operates the vessel under a charter. The list of other Albatros Travel-owned ships also includes Ocean Atlantic, Ocean Diamond, Ocean Endeavour, Sea Endurance.

The vessel (IMO number 7391422) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 309997000) and registered in Nassau.

In the period 2012-2017, the cruise ship was named "Sea Adventurer". Before October 1, 2012, its name was "Clipper Adventurer". The vessel was built in the former Yugoslavia (Serbia today) under the name "Alla Tarasova". In 1998, it underwent a USD 13 million drydock refit and refurbishment. The new name "Ocean Adventurer" followed the multi-million-dollar refurbishment in 2017, done at Ulstein Verft (Norway) and Orskov shipyard (Denmark). During the 2017 refit, all auxiliary equipment and marine diesel engines were replaced. The vessel's passenger capacity was increased from 110 to 132. All cruise cabins were upgraded, and all public areas were rebuilt, redesigned and modernized.

MV Ocean Adventurer cruise ship (Quark Expeditions)

As part of Quark Expeditions fleet, Ocean Adventurer cruises to some of the world's most remote places: polar regions (Arctic Canada, Antarctica, Svalbard /Arctic Norway), also to Greenland and Iceland. Currently, the ship offers Arctic and Antarctic itineraries leaving out of Chile and Argentina (Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, fly-cruise deals from Buenos Aires) and Longyearbyen (Svalbard, Norway).

Decks and Cabins

The ship has a total of 63 staterooms - all of which are Oceanview cabins with en-suite bathrooms and LCD TVs.

MV Ocean Adventurer cruise ship (Quark Expeditions)

The boat has 6 decks, all of which are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.

Shipboard facilities

MS Ocean Adventurer is less luxurious and older in comparison to the other Quark Expeditions ships. Nevertheless, the onboard staff is fully dedicated to helping passengers to experience the itinerary's destinations. A team of naturalist guides and an expedition leader are in charge of all tours - from hiking through wildlife viewing to Zodiac boat cruising along icy beaches. When spotting animals, the guides are usually on deck, helping passengers with binoculars and adjusting telescopes to provide everyone with a better look. They also give nightly talks and in-depth information on seabirds, land and marine animals, historical sights and landscapes encountered during the shore excursions.

The daily cruise schedule of Ocean Adventurer is well structured but flexible. Usually, there is one Zodiac tour or landing in the morning and another in the afternoon. The activity program is clearly announced via ship's onboard program, with updates over the PA system. However, everything is subject to change and the cruise ship might take a detour to follow whales or bypass unexpectedly icy fjords.

The vessel's draft is only 15 ft (4,5 m) allowing access to remote islands and unique coastal destinations. The ship is powered by two MAN marine diesel engines (total power output 5400 HP). The hull is ice class 1A. The ship has all 4 lifeboats, which are partially enclosed. Ship-to-shore communications are via Inmarsat Capsat Fleet 77 (satellite phone and Internet).

Among the ship's features are a dining room restaurant (unreserved seating), Bar (run by a professional bartender), Polar Boutique (shop), Lounge (multi-purpose and presentation room), Polar Library, Gym, Wi-Fi. Complimentary tour equipment includes Zodiac (cruising, landings), hiking, snowshoeing. At extra cost (optional) are sea kayaking and camping (high-quality REI equipment).

MV Ocean Adventurer cruise ship (Quark Expeditions)

During 2009 summer, the travel agency Adventure Canada (Mississauga, Ontario Canada) booked the Clipper Adventurer ship for an itinerary through the Northwest Passage (Canadian Arctic). On August 27, 2010, Clipper Adventurer ran aground on an uncharted rock in Coronation Gulf (Nunavut, Canada). Later was found the rock was well known and had been properly reported by Canadian Hydrographic Service. On September 18 the ship was towed into Cambridge Bay (Victoria Island, Nunavut Canada).

During the ship's 2016 refurbishment, on Bridge Deck 5 (aft) two of the Zodiacs were relocated to make space for all 3 new Owner's Suite accommodations. On Captain's Deck 4, the fore-located Observation Deck area was redesigned into all six Deluxe cabins.

Quark cruise deals

Quark Expeditions cruise deals are inclusive of:

  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay, group transfers (airport-hotel on the day prior departure, and hotel-ship on embarkation day)
  • onboard accommodation (daily housekeeping service)
  • all onboard meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners) - know that the ship's galley/kitchen can't prepare kosher meals
  • all Zodiac landings (daily, weather permitting) and Zodiac transfers and cruising (daily)
  • media presentations by Expedition Team members and special guest lecturers
  • waterproof expedition boots (onshore landings)
  • complimentary Quark Expeditions logoed parka
  • lifejackets and immersion suits
  • complimentary coffee, tea and cocoa (24 / 7)
  • hairdryer and bathrobe (in all cabins)
  • pre-departure materials (including maps)
  • all service taxes and port fees
  • all onboard luggage handling
  • emergency evacuation (medevac) insurance to a max benefit USD 100,000 pp
  • Fly-cruise deals are inclusive of complimentary house wines (by the glass), beers and spirits on the ship, also of all gratuities (staff and crew) and all domestic flights (prior to embarkation).
  • Shipboard laundry and Ironing services are available at additional cost.
  • Ship-to-shore communications are via Inmarsat Capsat Fleet 77 (satellite phone and Internet) and cost extra.

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