Ocean Adventurer: Ship Details and Overview


Built in 1975 for adventure cruising, the Ocean Adventurer is a superb Polar vessel that offers a whole host of creature comforts.

The ship itself went under a $13 million dollar overhaul in 1998 and was then upgraded once again in 2002. Being purpose built for cruising, the ship is perfectly adapted to shore landings and narrow channels. All cabins are outward facing and each room comes with an en suite facility.

The Ocean Adventurer has an ice-strenthned hull and there are plenty of zodiacs aboard for daily excursions. Accommodation is refined and modern and you can expect excellent service and food on the ship.

The Ocean Adventurer has a good reputation for quality and elegance and you can expect a very pleasurable journey aboard this purpose-built vessel.

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​Ocean Adventurer Ship Overview


  • Ship Type: Expedition Ship
  • Passengers: 132
  • Crew: 87
  • Cabins: 57
  • Length: 332 feet
  • Voltage: 220 volts
  • Facilities: Dining Room, Observation Lounge, Bar, Library, Clinic with licensed doctor, Exercise Room

Cabin Options

Triple Cabin 

​Lower Deck Twin Cabin

​Main Deck Porthole Cabin

​Main Deck Window Cabin


​Deluxe Cabin


On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

Although not a luxury vessel, the Ocean Adventurer does pack a fair punch in terms of facilities and decor. Because the ship was purpose built for adventure cruising, there are nice little touches everywhere that make this a fabulous expedition ship.

An example is the large library, dinning room and lounge that are all completely window lined so you don’t miss a single view! The multi-purpose lounge also doubles a nice lecture room and the dining room has unreserved seating.

There is good outside deck space on decks 4 and 5 and several bars and gift shops can be found on the lower levels. There is a fitness room aboard the vessel and a massage therapist for those tired backs and shoulders! There is also a 24 hour drink station and medical clinic on-board.

Cabin Facilities

Cabin facilities aboard the Ocean Adventurer are well thought out and spacious for an expedition ship.

There are 61 cabins in total and all cabins have an outward facing porthole or window. Each room comes with a private en suite and each cabin also has temperature control. The larger rooms with come with couches, wardrobes and desks for extra space and seating.

T.V and DVD player comes as standard in each cabin. Please see pictures below for more information.

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Ship Photos

Activities Offered





$180 per person on average – camping info


$465 per person on average


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


Price varies

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