World Explorer

The new World Explorer, launched in 2019, stands out as one of the fastest and finest expedition ships in Quark's fleet.

What we love

With their history of expertise in polar adventure, Quark are taking things to the next level with this spacious and comfortable ship, which combines a modern and inviting cruise experience with some wonderful adventure opportunities. Every cabin and suite boasts a walk-out or Juliet balcony, ensuring you'll always have a great view of the spectacular scenery.


172 Guests (140 Guests on Antarctic Express voyages)
Crew 130 Staff
Style Comfortable and inviting, with well-equipped and roomy cabins from 242 square feet, and a passionate and experienced expedition team.
  • Three meals a day in comfortable dining room, open seating
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Soft drinks, juices and water
  • Reusable water bottles with filling stations
  • Tea and coffee available in the Explorer Lounge all day
  • Library
  • Lectures in the theatre-style auditorium
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Large heated outdoor pool
  • Quark parka and boots

Year Built 2019
Tonnage 9,300 grt
Length 413 feet
Breadth 62 feet
Crusing Speed 16 knots

The Restaurant and Lounge

Quark Expeditions - World Explorer Restaurant
Main Restaurant

The main restaurant is the communal hub of the ship, operating one seating for all guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with meal times dependent on landings and wildlife encounters.

In the lounge there is an assortment of freshly-baked cookies and/or pastries offered each afternoon and a selection of hot and cold snacks is available during cocktail hour, expedition activities permitting.

Cabins & Suites

Quark Expeditions - World Explorer Veranda Suite
Veranda Suite
Quark Expeditions - World Explorer - Superior Suite lounge
Superior Suite lounge
Quark Expeditions - World Explorer - Infinity Suite
Infinity Suite

Each comfortable room has modern décor and features either a private walk-out or Juliet balcony for unimpeded ocean views.

Owner's Suite

Approximately 355 square feet in size and with a 110 square foot balcony, these are the largest suites on board with a separate sitting area and a large bathroom with a shower, separate bathtub and dual vanity.

Deluxe Suite

At 334 square feet the Deluxe Suite has a 110 square foot balcony with access from the sitting room and bedroom.

Superior Suite

Configured with a large double 110 square foot balcony and 278 square foot of interior living space with a sitting area and separate bedroom.

Veranda Suite

The most common accommodation grade on board with 215 square feet of indoor living space and a 55 square foot walkout balcony.

Infinity Suite

Located towards the aft of the ship, this category offers more internal living space (270 square feet) by featuring a Juliet balcony rather than a full walkout balcony.


Triple rooms can be configured with a twin and single or three single bed and have a full walkout balcony.

All rooms & suites include
  • Private walk-out or Juliet balcony
  • Seating area
  • Desk
  • Flat screen TV with interactive entertainment
  • Refrigerator
  • Security safe
  • Hair dryer

Onboard experiences

Quark Expeditions - World Explorer - Observations Lounge

As a dedicated polar specialist Quark have one of the best expedition teams in the industry, who give informative destination talks from the theatre-style auditorium which can easily accommodate everyone on board.

A wraparound deck gives uninterrupted 360 degree views and the glass-domed Observation Lounge is a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy the panoramic polar scenery.

Tours, talks and more
  • Onboard naturalists, scientists and local experts
  • Presentations, seminars, lectures, reviews of the day's events
  • Trips ashore by zodiac
  • Kayaking, camping and stand-up paddleboarding are available on selected voyages

Onboard facilities

Quark Expeditions - World Explorer - Pool

World Explorer offers a range of facilities allowing you to explore the polar regions in comfort.

  • Large heated outdoor pool with two hot tubs
  • Fitness centre, spa and sauna
  • Library with floor to ceiling windows
  • Glass-domed Observation Lounge
  • Mudroom with gear storage
  • Polar Boutique
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Outdoor running track
  • Wraparound deck

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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Mundy Adventures office, 48/49 Russell Square, London