Quark Expeditions has announced the latest addition to its polar fleet: the Ocean Explorer.
The 138-passenger polar expedition ship will set sail under the Quark Expeditions banner at the start of the Antarctic 2024-25 season, the company said in a news release.
"Going beyond in the polar regions requires the best expedition team operating the best ships," said Andrew White, president of Quark Expeditions. "And we've got both. Ocean Explorer is the perfect addition to our fleet—for adventure, for luxury, and for leading-edge technology, this purpose-built polar expedition ship truly delivers for our discerning polar explorers."
Ocean Explorer's expedition technology elevates the polar experience, incorporating adventure with safety, sustainability, space and comfort, from its X-Bow design to its two-story forward lounge.
"The depth and breadth of our portfolio of innovative itineraries and polar experiences—from kayaking in Antarctica to flightseeing over the Greenland Ice Sheet—is made possible by the depth and breadth of our fleet," said White. "Maintaining such a diverse fleet of small polar ships enables guests to customize their voyage, to choose how they want to explore the Polar Regions and experience their expedition of a lifetime."
This Infinity class polar expedition ship was delivered in 2021 by Quark's long-standing partner SunStone Maritime Group.
Ocean Explorer's rated Ice Class 1A and PC6 place it in the same league as its soon-to-be sister ship, the technologically-advanced Ultramarine.
Quark is currently taking bookings on Ocean Explorer for the Antarctic 2024-25, Arctic 2025 and Antarctic 2025-26 sailing seasons.
Click here to visit the ship information page on the Quark's website.