Ultramarine is Quark's most exciting polar ship yet, equipped with two twin-engine helicopters and offering an amazing array of innovative excursions.

What we love

Ultramarine is Quark's first ever new-build, and promises to deliver the most comprehensive polar expedition experience at sea. You can expect fantastic included excursions, active adventures ashore and a superb onboard expedition team. The ship will also feature more outdoor wildlife viewing space than any other vessel this size, stylish public spaces and the latest environmentally-sensitive technology.


199 Guests

Crew 140 Staff

Comfortable and inviting, with a real focus on in-depth polar exploration and active pursuits such as kayaking and hiking.

  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks, juices and water
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Reusable water bottles with filling stations
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Library
  • Lectures in the theatre-style auditorium
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Zodiac excursions and shore landings
  • Flightseeing and hiking
  • Quark parka and boots

Year Built

Length 420 feet
Cruising Speed 16 knots


Quark Expeditions Ultramarine - Main Restaurant
Main Restaurant

Enjoy great food in two comfortable restaurants with fantastic views.

Main Restaurant

The main restaurant features tables that accommodate 2 to 10 guests, so you can choose to dine in your own company or join a larger group of new friends. No matter your preference you'll enjoy views from every seat with the restaurant offering direct access to the wraparound deck.


The Bistro offers an indoor/outdoor dining experience, perfect for enjoying the polar landscapes.

Panorama Lounge and Bar

Ultramarine - Panorama Lounge Bar

Enclosed in glass and featuring unobstructed views, the Panorama Lounge and Bar allows you to relax indoors while staying connected to the awe-inspiring landscapes drifting by.

This is a cosy gathering point where you can sip a glass of wine, engage in great conversation and socialise at the bar, while later in the evening it's also a lively venue for after dinner drinks.

Cabins & Suites

Ultramarine - Ultra Suite
Ultra Suite
Ultramarine - Owner's Suite
Owner's Suite
Ultramarine - Terrace Suite
Terrace Suite
Ultramarine - Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
Ultramarine - Deluxe Balcony Suite
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Ultramarine - Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite
Ultramarine - Explorer Suite
Explorer Suite

Cleverly configured rooms maximise the space with warm woods and light tones giving the accommodation an airy and modern feel. Each has a sitting area, small desk, heated floors and gear storage for your comfort.

Ultra Suite

With 563 square feet of interior living space and a 46 square foot balcony, this is the largest and most luxurious suite on board. The private bedroom is complemented by a walk-in wardrobe and full bathroom. A living space and lounge area (with sofa bed) also has a separate washroom. Guests also enjoy additional benefits including onboard WiFi credit, some included laundry, in-suite dining during scheduled meals, included spa package and upgraded hotel accommodation pre-/post-expedition on applicable voyages.

Owner's Suite

Perfect for couples or families who want all the comfort of home, the large Owner's Suite offers 446 square feet of indoor living space. There's a private bedroom with walk in wardrobe, full bathroom, two separate living areas, an additional powder room and a 46 square foot balcony. Guests also enjoy additional benefits including onboard WiFi credit, some included laundry, in-suite dining during scheduled meals, included spa package and upgraded hotel accommodation pre-/post-expedition on applicable voyages.

Terrace Suite

The centrally positioned Terrace Suite has 350 square feet of indoor living space, and a 100 square foot balcony. The generous interior has a wide layout with a good sized lounge area and the largest balcony on the ship. Guests also benefit from onboard WiFi credit, some included laundry and in-suite dining during scheduled meals.

Penthouse Suite

As the only suite category to be located on Deck 7, the 369 square foot Penthouse Suite enjoys the highest position on the ship. Beds face the large floor-to-ceiling windows for unobstructed polar views. There's a spacious bathroom, lounge area and generous 67 square foot balcony. Guests also benefit from onboard WiFi credit, some included laundry and in-suite dining during scheduled meals.

Deluxe Balcony Suite

With 299 square feet of indoor living space, and a substantial 70 square foot balcony, this suite is perfect for guests wanting a larger space.

Balcony Suite

This entry-level balcony suite offers 226 square feet of indoor living space and a 52 square foot balcony. There are four connecting suites in this category, making this an excellent option for families or groups wanting to stay connected to each other during their expedition.

Explorer Suite

Maximising the interior living area, this category offers 285 square feet of space with a large picture window connecting guests to the outdoors. Available for couples and for solos looking to share, they have one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed and a private bathroom with shower.

Explorer Triple

Available for groups travelling together or as part of Quark Expeditions' share programme, these rooms can be configured as a double and single or three single beds and have a small sitting area plus a private bathroom with shower.

Solo Panorama

An unusual but welcome room category for a small expedition vessel, these sung 132 square foot rooms have been designed specifically for solo guests, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping sea views.

All rooms and suites include

  • Picture window or floor-to-ceiling window and balcony
  • Seating area
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV with interactive entertainment
  • Refrigerator
  • Security safe
  • Hair dryer


Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, operated from two helidecks, Ultramarine allows guests to simultaneously experience new destinations accessible only by air, and to enjoy more unique aerial perspectives of the polar regions.

A flightseeing experience is included for all guests providing there are no local restrictions in the region you're exploring. The helicopters are also used for a number of exciting adventure activities including heli-landings, heli-hiking, Alpine kayaking, mountain biking, ice sheet experiences and Greenland camping experiences.

Onboard experiences

Quark Expeditions - Ultramarine lecture theatre

As a dedicated polar specialist, Quark have one of the best expedition teams in the industry, and Ultramarine offers a robust portfolio of adventure activities, wonderful public spaces and a fantastic amount of outdoor wildlife viewing space for a ship this size.

A wraparound deck gives uninterrupted 360 degree views, while the state-of-the-art lecture theatre has a high-resolution LED screen wall designed to bring presentations to life.

Onboard facilities

Ultramarine - Fitness Center
Ultramarine  Ready Room
Ultramarine - Sauna

Facilities have been designed to maximise exploration whilst also allowing for relaxation.

Embarkation points on the starboard, port and stern of the ship mean you can embark Zodiacs quickly and safely, and the water-level Zodiac hangar allows ultra-quick deployment. Two ready rooms have been designed for efficiency with wider hallways and plenty of seating, and there are a number of other facilities including:

  • Zodiacs, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards
  • Two twin-engine Airbus H145 helicopters
  • Mudroom with gear storage
  • Lecture theatre
  • Spa, sauna, gym and yoga room
  • Polar boutique
  • Library
  • Plenty of deck space for viewing or relaxing

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect adventure holiday

Call us on +44 20 7399 7630 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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