Ocean Diamond: Ship Details and Overview


Photo of Ocean Diamond

The Ocean Diamond is one of the favorites among Antarctic travelers. Its beautiful design, well equipped cabins and stunning itineraries make this a tough expedition ship to beat! 

Although not a luxury vessel, the Ocean Diamond certainly boasts a fair amount of on board sophistication.

Able to carry 189-passengers, the Ocean Diamond is decked out with large polar library, professionally staffed bar, theater-style auditorium and medical clinic. On top of this, the ship come with a gym, jacuzzi, a wellness program, yoga classes, aromatherapy treatments and massage therapy.

The ships crew are very knowledgeable and will take you ashore at all the best locations, such as Deception Island, whilst discussing the landscape and wildlife you’re viewing. 

All cabins on the ship are excellently equipped and come with T.V/DVD player, en suite, outward facing windows, refrigerator and telephone.

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Ocean Diamond Ship Overview

Specifications

Ship Type: Research Ship

Crew : 63

Passengers: 96

Length : 384

Speed : 14.5

Beam : 60

Draft : 20

Route Map of the Ocean Diamond

Facilities

Theater-style Auditorium, Restaurant, Bar, Polar Library, Gym, Spa, Clinic with licensed doctor, Gift Shop, Elevator

Equipment

Zodiacs, Kayaks, Adventure Equipment, Trekking Poles

Cabin Options

Triple Cabin
Lower Deck — Approx. 200 sq ft. Cabin contains 2 twin beds and an upper bed (cabin No 332 has three lower beds), 2 portholes, private en suite with tub and shower, wardrobes, TV/DVD, refrigerator, telephone, safe, bathrobes and hair dryer.
Twin Obstructed View
Upper and Captain’s Decks — Approx. 200 sq ft. Cabin contains one double bed or two twin beds, window (view is obstructed by lifeboats), private en suite with tub and shower, safe, fridge, telephone, wardrobes, TV/DVD, bathrobes and hair dryer.
Twin Window
Main, Upper and Captain’s Decks — Approx. 183-200 sq ft. Cabin contains one double bed or 2 twin beds, window, private en suite with tub and shower, fridge, telephone, wardrobes, TV/DVD, safe, bathrobes and hair dryer.
Suite
Main Deck — Approx. 400 sq ft. Cabin contains one double bed or 2 twin beds, 2 large windows, sitting area with sofas, private en suite with tub and shower, fridge, telephone, wardrobes, TV/DVD, safe, bathrobes and hair dryer.
Balcony Suite
Observation Deck — Approx. 325 sq ft. Cabins comes with balcony, one double bed or 2 twin beds, sliding glass door, private deck space, private en suite with tub and shower, wardrobes, safe, fridge, phone, TV/DVD, sitting area, bathrobes and hair dryer.
​Single Porthole
Lower Deck — Approx. 200 sq ft. Cabin contains one double bed or 2 twin beds, 2 portholes, wardrobes, TV/DVD, safe, private en suite with tub and shower, fridge, telephone, bathrobe and hair dryer.
Single Obstructed View
Captain’s Deck — Approx. 200 sq ft. Cabin contains one double bed, window (view is obstructed by lifeboats), private en suite with tub and shower, TV/DVD, safe, fridge, wardrobes, telephone, bathrobe and hair dryer.

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

The ocean Diamond is one of the most comfortable expedition style ships in Antarctica and boasts facilities well above most other expedition vessels.

The layout of the public spaces is bright and modern and you will find a well stocked bar, big lounge with excellent views, large dining room, polar library, gift shop, medical clinic, purpose built lecture auditorium and a wellness program that includes, aromatherapy, messages, gym and yoga classes. The Ocean Diamond also has excellent deck space with a lovely sun deck and Jacuzzi.

Cabin Facilities

Like the public areas, the cabins on the Ocean Diamond are well thought out, spacious and come with a lot of features.

All cabins have outward facing windows so you never miss a great view! 

They also come with sat phones, en suites, flatscreen T.V with DVD player, hairdryer, mini fridge, desk, temperature control, desk, wardrobe, storage space and a personal safe.

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Activities Offered

Activity Details Offered?
Camping

$180 per person on average – camping info

Kayaking

$465 per person on average

Skiing

Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking

Included in price

Hiking and snowshoeing

Included in price

Polar Plunge and Zodiac Trip

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies

Scuba-diving

Price varies

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