Ocean Explorer

Ocean Explorer is Quark's latest addition to the fleet, boasting a bright, elegant interior and an innovative X-Bow design for ultimate guest comfort.

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Ocean Explorer joins the Quark fleet in 2024 and is a purpose-built expedition vessel designed for polar waters. Built in 2021, it showcases innovative expedition technology including a striking X-Bow design which improves efficiency and guest comfort when sailing in extreme environments. On board, guests will enjoy spacious cabins, almost all with private verandah, multi-height outdoor decks which are perfect for wildlife viewing, and a fleet of 15 Zodiacs for immersive exploration.

capacity 138 Guests
crew 105 Staff
style Bright, spacious and elegant interiors plus expansive observation decks and an expert Quark expedition team offer enriching exploration to the Polar regions.
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks, juices and water
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Library
  • Lectures and talks in the Explorer Lecture lounge
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Zodiac excursions and shore landings
  • Quark Expeditions parka
year built 2021
length 342 feet
cruising speed 16.5 knots


Quark Ocean Explorer - Main Dining Room
Main Dining Room

Enjoy great cuisine in stylish surroundings, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows for dining with a view.

Main Dining Room

On Deck 5, this restaurant can seat all guests on board and has a contemporary design. Expansive windows bring light into the room and allow you to enjoy a meal whilst taking in stunning polar landscapes.

Private Dining Room

Set in a separate room adjacent to the Main Dining Room, this private dining venue offers a more intimate ambiance for up to 36 guests featuring the same bright window views.

Bars and lounges

Quark Ocean Explorer - Latitude Bar

Modern and stylish design punctuates the public areas and you can choose from quiet nooks or social hubs as you relax after a day exploring or share stories with your fellow adventurers.

The Latitude Bar on Deck 5 is a popular meeting place with plush sofas and seats at the modern bar, or for something al fresco, why not head up to the Observation Deck and Solar Bar, perfect for relaxing during the day if conditions allow. For a bright indoor space, the Observation Lounge is a relaxed area for cocktails and conversation, and of course not forgetting the Explorer Lecturer Lounge where your expedition team will brief you and host informative talks.

Rooms and suites

Quark Ocean Explorer - Owners Suite
Owners Suite
Quark Ocean Explorer - Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Quark Ocean Explorer - Royal Veranda Stateroom
Royal Veranda Stateroom
Quark Ocean Explorer - Grand Veranda Stateroom
Grand Veranda Stateroom

For an expedition vessel carrying up to 138 guests, there is a surprising array of accommodation options, almost all with private verandah.

Owners Suite

The largest suite onboard with an impressive 540 square feet of space and comprising two rooms, this suite on deck 7 features an expansive private verandah, a large master bedroom, and comfortable living and dining areas.

Explorer Suite

This unique two-room suite on deck 7 offers from 254 square feet of space, divided into a central bedroom, outer living area and features a bathroom and additional powder room.

Junior Suite

A spacious suite on deck 6 featuring a private verandah and comfortable living area, and easy access to the lounge and dining room.

Royal Veranda Stateroom

Centrally located on decks 4 and 6, these rooms boast from 307 square feet of space with private verandah.

Grand Veranda Stateroom

Comfortable staterooms on deck 6 and offering from 254 square feet of space, these rooms include a private verandah, seating area and bathroom.

Deluxe Veranda/Deluxe Veranda Middle/Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom

Located in various locations across deck 4, these staterooms offer from 212 square feet of space with private veranda.

Studio Veranda Stateroom/Studio Veranda Single

Compact but perfectly formed, these staterooms offer from 162 square feet of space, private veranda and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor.

Studio Double/Studio Single

Compact cabins on deck 3 for either single or double occupancy, these rooms offer a porthole view, private bathroom and desk and chair.

Onboard experiences

Quark Ocean Explorer - Explorer Lecture Lounge

The ship's innovative X-Bow design offers a smooth and comfortable sailing experience and together with ample outdoor viewing areas and a schedule of activities ashore, a sailing on Ocean Explorer offers a comprehensive expedition experience.

Four separate sea-level embarkation points and a fleet of 15 Zodiacs means that the expedition team can assist guests with getting on the water as quickly as possible and explore up-close in incredible surroundings. On board, the Explorer Lecture Lounge is the place to be for briefings and informative talks, supported by several large screens, and the high level observation decks offer longer range landscape viewing.

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