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Ocean Explorer

A modern, elegant, Scandi-style expedition vessel purpose-built for sustainable polar exploration.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,131
Up to 40% savings
6 Itineraries
8 - 20 Days
Medium Size
138 Guests
Service Level
Luxury
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,131
Up to 40% savings

Highlights

  • Soak in the breathtaking views from the front-facing two-story library, private balcony cabins, two outdoor Jacuzzis, and multi-height outer decks.
  • Ample outdoor viewing areas and multi-height outer decks, perfect for capturing stunning photography and observing wildlife.
  • Sets a new standard in sustainability with its groundbreaking X-Bow hull and MAGS gasification system converting waste into energy.

Embark on a polar expedition like never before aboard the Ocean Explorer. With its modern elegance and purpose-built design, this 138-passenger vessel promises an unparalleled upscale adventure into the heart of the poles’ pristine landscapes.

Cruising at the forefront of technological innovation, the Ocean Explorer features the iconic X-Bow hull, ensuring a comfortable and smooth sailing experience even in the most challenging waters. This inverted bow design not only enhances stability but also houses a two-story, light-filled library, offering an enchanting panoramic view of the surrounding polar wonders and a welcome airiness to the expedition ship.

Life On Board

Step into your spacious cabin adorned with bespoke Scandinavian design, where almost every room boasts a private veranda. Unwind in the expansive gym, rejuvenate in the sauna with large windows overlooking the polar wilderness, or soak in the breathtaking views from one of the two outdoor Jacuzzis.

With grand fixtures and luxe furnishings throughout the ship, every corner exudes sophistication. Revel in indulgent cuisine in the stunning main dining room, with its expansive views of the polar wilderness, or opt for a more intimate dining experience in the tasteful private dining room.

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Specifications

  • Guests
    138
  • Staff & Crew
    105
  • Guide & Crew to Guest Ratios
    1:7 / 1:1.3
  • Guest to Space Ratio
    1:60
  • Number of Decks
    6
  • Number of Cabins
    70
  • Zodiacs & Loading Bays
    15
  • Year Built
    2021
  • Ice Class
    1A, PC6
  • Length
    342.5 ft (104.4 m)
  • Beam
    60.4 ft (18.4 m)
  • Draft
    17.4 ft (5.3 m)
  • Cruising Speed
    16.5 kn
  • Stabilizers
    Yes

Amenities

cocktail
The Latitude Bar
treadmill
Fitness Center
jacuzzi
Jacuzzis x 2
books
Library
armchair
Observation Lounge
cutlery
Private Dining Room & Main Dining Room

Cabins

There are 4 cabin types available

Owner's Suite

2 Guests , 1 Double bed
540 ft² (50 m²)
1 Cabin

Grand Veranda Stateroom

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
254-266 ft² (23.6-24.7 m²)
20 Cabins

Junior Suite

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
401-404 ft² (37.3-37.5 m²)
6 Cabins

Royal Veranda

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
307-355 ft² (28.5-33 m²)
4 Cabins

Itineraries

There are 6 itineraries available
Antarctic Express: Fly The Drake Fly / Fly
8 Day / 7 Night
Up to 33% savings

Antarctic Express: Fly The Drake Fly / Fly

An expeditious voyage to the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula maximizing exploration by skipping the Drake Passage crossing.
Length: 8 Day / 7 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
$ 11,809 - $ 23,972
Per Person
Antarctic Express: Crossing The Circle Fly / Fly
11 Day / 10 Night
Up to 33% savings

Antarctic Express: Crossing The Circle Fly / Fly

An exciting, express Antarctica expedition with direct round-trip flight from Chile crossing the Circle but not the Drake Passage.
Length: 11 Day / 10 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle
$ 17,996 - $ 33,476
Per Person
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent + Flights (11D)
11 Day / 10 Night
Up to 38% savings

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent + Flights (11D)

A time-honored trip to the pristine Antarctica Peninsula from Ushuaia bookended with flights from and to Buenos Aires.
Length: 11 Day / 10 Night
Embarkation: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sites: Ushuaia, Beagle Channel, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 9,131 - $ 18,491
Per Person
Crossing The Circle: Southern Expedition
14 Day / 13 Night
Up to 38% savings

Crossing The Circle: Southern Expedition

An in depth, two-week exploration of the wonders of the western Antarctic Peninsula traversing the Antarctic Circle.
Length: 14 Day / 13 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle
$ 12,596 - $ 24,296
Per Person
South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari (18D)
18 Day / 17 Night
Up to 33% savings

South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari (18D)

An extraordinary extended penguin safari with extra days to extensively explore South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Length: 18 Day / 17 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, South Georgia, Grytviken, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 17,074 - $ 28,076
Per Person
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorers and Kings
20 Day / 19 Night
Up to 40% savings

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

A sailing saga for the ages to Antarctica via the world famous sub-Antarctic wildlife meccas of the Southern Ocean.
Length: 20 Day / 19 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Falkland Islands, Port Stanley, South Georgia, Grytviken, + 3 More
$ 18,959 - $ 40,796
Per Person
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November 4 - Nov 23, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 19,121 - $ 32,621
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November 22 - Dec 2, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 10,459 - $ 16,871
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December 1 - Dec 11, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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December 10 - Dec 20, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 9,784 - $ 17,546
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January 9 - Jan 16, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 11,809 - $ 21,259
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January 14 - Jan 21, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
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January 19 - Jan 26, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 12,484 - $ 19,909
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January 24 - Feb 3, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,996 - $ 32,396
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February 4 - Feb 17, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,496 - $ 24,296
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March 4 - Mar 17, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 12,596 - $ 20,471
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November 4 - Nov 14, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 9,131 - $ 15,053
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November 13 - Dec 2, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 18,959 - $ 28,480
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December 1 - Dec 11, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 9,824 - $ 17,916
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December 10 - Dec 20, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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December 19 - Dec 29, 2025
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$ 11,201 - $ 18,491
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December 19 - Jan 7, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 24,221 - $ 40,796
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January 4 - Jan 11, 2026
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 14,612 - $ 23,972
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January 9 - Jan 19, 2026
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 20,314 - $ 33,476
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January 24 - Feb 10, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 17,074 - $ 28,076
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February 9 - Feb 22, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,091 - $ 21,529
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Deals

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Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full

Guests will receive 10% additional savings on select Antarctic departures between November 2024 and March 2025 if full payment is received at the time of booking. The full payment includes the voyage fare and any outstanding balances on the booking (air, hotels, transfers, Adventure Options, pre/post tours and insur...

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Many of our guests fulfill lifetime polar dreams at the very last minute—in the wilds of Antarctica. All of our special offers feature voyages departing in 90 days or less—with discounts ranging from 15% to 40% off the price!

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