Ocean Adventurer

Former names: Sea Adventurer, Clipper Adventurer, Alla Tarasova

Ocean Adventurer last position

Ocean Adventurer last location was at West Africa (coordinates 28.15501 N / -15.40830 W) cruising en route to LAS PALMAS. The AIS position was reported 20 hours ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Adventurer current cruise is 13 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik. The itinerary starts on 18 Sep, 2021 and ends on 01 Oct, 2021.

Date / TimePort
18 Sep    Departing from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Norway hotels
19 Sep - 22 Sep    Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard Norway
25 Sep - 28 Sep    fjord cruising
01 Oct    Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland hotels

Specifications of Ocean Adventurer

Year built1975  /  Age: 46
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderTito Shipyard (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
OwnerSunStone Ships Inc
OperatorQuark Expeditions, Albatros Travel
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
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Ocean Adventurer Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Aug 20 16 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik Longyearbyen
2021 Sep 05 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen Reykjavik
2021 Sep 18 13 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik Longyearbyen
2021 Nov 15 14 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Antarctic Peninsula Ushuaia $20996
2021 Dec 06 6 days, round-trip 8 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $12243
2021 Dec 12 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $12150
2021 Dec 17 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $12142
2021 Dec 22 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $13002
2021 Dec 30 14 days, round-trip 15 Night South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Penguin Safari Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $16914
2022 Jan 13 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $11311
2022 Jan 22 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $11291
2022 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Belize City $3994
2022 Feb 12 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $12568
2022 Feb 17 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $12572
2022 Feb 22 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $17386
2022 Mar 05 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Crossing the Antarctic Circle Southern Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $13503
2022 May 18 12 days, one-way from Aberdeen to Longyearbyen Aberdeen $7280
2022 May 30 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Spitsbergen Highlights Expedition in Brief Cruise and Land Tour Longyearbyen $4692
2022 Jun 04 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Intro to Spitsbergen Fjords Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Cruise and Land Tour Longyearbyen $6053
2022 Jun 12 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Intro to Spitsbergen Fjords Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Cruise and Land Tour Longyearbyen $6796
2022 Jun 20 10 days, round-trip 11 Night Spitsbergen Explorer Wildlife Capital of the Arctic Cruise and Land Tour Longyearbyen $8999
2022 Jun 30 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Intro to Spitsbergen Fjords Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Cruise and Land Tour Longyearbyen
2022 Jul 08 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Spitsbergen in Depth Big Islands Big Adventure Cruise and Land Tour Longyearbyen $12327
2022 Jul 23 13 days, round-trip 15 Night Jewels of the Russian Arctic Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya Cruise and Land Tour Murmansk $11493
2022 Aug 05 19 days, round-trip 21 Night High Arctic Odyssey Remote Russian Archipelagos Cruise and Land Tour Murmansk $15781
2022 Aug 27 13 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik Longyearbyen $10696
2022 Sep 09 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Under the Northern Lights Exploring Iceland and East Greenland Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik $10693
2022 Sep 21 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Under the Northern Lights Exploring Iceland and East Greenland Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik $10696
2022 Nov 15 18 days, round-trip 19 Night Falklands South Georgia and Antarctica Explorers and Kings Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $16817
2022 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $12866
2022 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $12867
2022 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $13598
2022 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $14435
2022 Dec 29 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $12214
2023 Jan 07 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $11787
2023 Jan 16 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Crossing the Antarctic Circle Southern Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $14094
2023 Jan 28 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $11799
2023 Feb 09 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $13597
2023 Feb 14 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $13596
2023 Feb 19 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $13593
2023 Feb 24 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle Cruise and Land Tour King George Island $14902
2023 Mar 07 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $9956

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.

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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