Ocean Adventurer

Former names: Sea Adventurer, Clipper Adventurer, Alla Tarasova

Ocean Adventurer current position

Ocean Adventurer current location is at Southern Ocean (coordinates -62.20136 S / -58.92324 W) cruising en route to FREI STATION. The AIS position was reported 55 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Adventurer current cruise is 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour. The itinerary starts on 28 Feb, 2024 and ends on 04 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
28 Feb    Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica hotels
28 Feb    flight
28 Feb    King George Island Antarctica, South Shetlands
29 Feb - 03 Mar    Antarctic Peninsula
04 Mar    King George Island Antarctica, South Shetlands
04 Mar    flight
04 Mar    Arriving in Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica hotels

Specifications of Ocean Adventurer

Year of build1975  /  Age: 49
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderTito Shipyard (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Speed13 kn / 24 km/h / 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
2024 Jan 26 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $16065
2024 Feb 06 14 days, round-trip 15 Night South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Penguin Safari Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia $18546
2024 Feb 23 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas
2024 Feb 28 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas
2024 Mar 04 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas $12946
2024 May 16 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Spitsbergen Highlights Expedition in Brief Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $4712
2024 May 21 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Intro to Spitsbergen Fjords Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $7081
2024 May 29 10 days, round-trip 11 Night Spitsbergen Explorer Wildlife Capital of the Arctic Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $7412
2024 Jun 08 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Intro to Spitsbergen Fjords Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $7516
2024 Jun 16 10 days, round-trip 11 Night Spitsbergen Explorer Wildlife Capital of the Arctic Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $8901
2024 Jun 26 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Spitsbergen Highlights Expedition in Brief Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $5641
2024 Jul 01 10 days, round-trip 11 Night Spitsbergen Explorer Wildlife Capital of the Arctic Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $9766
2024 Jul 11 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Spitsbergen in Depth Big Islands Big Adventure Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $11941
2024 Jul 23 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Intro to Spitsbergen Fjords Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $7516
2024 Jul 31 10 days, round-trip 11 Night Spitsbergen Explorer Wildlife Capital of the Arctic Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki $9181
2024 Aug 10 16 days, one-way from Helsinki to Reykjavik Helsinki $10071
2024 Aug 26 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Helsinki Reykjavik $9651
2024 Sep 08 13 days, one-way from Helsinki to Reykjavik Helsinki $9448
2024 Sep 21 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Under the Northern Lights Exploring Iceland and East Greenland Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik $10496
2024 Nov 05 18 days, round-trip 19 Night Falklands South Georgia and Antarctica Explorers and Kings Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia
2024 Nov 23 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia
2024 Dec 02 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia
2024 Dec 11 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Explorer Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia
2024 Dec 20 18 days, round-trip 19 Night Falklands South Georgia and Antarctica Explorers and Kings Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia
2025 Jan 10 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas
2025 Jan 15 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas
2025 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip 7 Night Antarctic Express Fly the Drake Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas
2025 Jan 25 8 days, round-trip 10 Night Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle Cruise and Land Tour Punta Arenas
2025 Feb 05 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Crossing the Antarctic Circle Southern Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia
2025 Feb 17 16 days, round-trip 17 Night South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Penguin Safari Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia
2025 Mar 05 12 days, round-trip 13 Night Crossing the Antarctic Circle Southern Expedition Cruise and Land Tour Ushuaia
2025 May 16 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 May 24 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Jun 01 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Jun 09 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Jun 17 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Jun 25 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Jul 03 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Jul 11 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Jul 19 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Jul 27 8 days, round-trip 9 Night Svalbard Explorer Best of High Arctic Norway Cruise and Land Tour Helsinki
2025 Aug 14 13 days, one-way from Helsinki to Reykjavik Helsinki
2025 Aug 27 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Adventures in Northeast Greenland Glaciers Fjords and the Northern Lights Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik
2025 Sep 05 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Adventures in Northeast Greenland Glaciers Fjords and the Northern Lights Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik
2025 Sep 14 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Adventures in Northeast Greenland Glaciers Fjords and the Northern Lights Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik
2025 Sep 23 9 days, round-trip 10 Night Adventures in Northeast Greenland Glaciers Fjords and the Northern Lights Cruise and Land Tour Reykjavik

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 January 2024, SunStone confirmed that in October 2024 ends the charter agreement with Quark Expeditions for Ocean Adventurer, as in Quark's fleet the ship will be replaced with Ocean Explorer (2021-built). The statement also mentioned that after Oct 2024, Ocean Adventurer will be available for charter or sale.

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 (Ulsteinvik Norway) and Orskov Yard (Frederikshavn 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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