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  • Ocean Diamond Balcony Suites are located on the Observation Deck.

  • Ocean Diamond Balcony Suites feature private balconies.

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  • Ocean Diamond Suites are located on the Main Deck.

  • The living room in an Ocean Diamond Suite

  • A Twin Window cabin aboard Ocean Diamond

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  • The lecture theater aboard Ocean Diamond, where naturalists lead talks.

  • The library aboard Ocean Diamond

  • Live piano music is a highlight of the Ocean Diamond lounge.

  • The Ocean Diamond dining room

  • The Observation Deck features large view windows.

  • Ocean Diamond carries Zodiacs to access shorelines and nature up close.

Ocean Diamond

189 guests
144 crew members
Length: 407 feet
Beam: 52 feet
Draft: 16 feet
Cruising Speed: 15.5 knots
Flag: Nassau, Bahamas
Ice Class: 1D

Sail aboard the Ocean Diamond, a modern, stable super-yacht and experience one of the newest, fastest most eco-friendly ships in Antarctica. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, this outstanding small ship features numerous adventure options plus onboard amenities such as a massage and wellness program.

Ocean Diamond Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Ocean Diamond review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Please read our review below then contact our polar cruise experts to compare the Ocean Diamond with other small ships cruising Antarctic waters.

With a cruising speed of 15.5 knot, the Ocean Diamond saves up to 12 hours on the Drake crossing, giving you more time to enjoy Antarctica. Choose the Ocean Diamond if you want to experience Antarctica on a high-tech, new vessel with the least impact on the environment.

Sustainability Aboard Ocean Diamond

Ship operator Quark Explorations offsets the emissions of the Ocean Diamond, the company's newest ship, thereby offering the first carbon neutral voyages in polar travel history. Travelers to Antarctica, one of the world's most remote and remarkable destinations for once-in-a-lifetime vacations, are guaranteed to have a "green" experience at no added cost to any passenger. Quark offsets an estimated 5,682 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) with select hydro, wind power and reforestation CarbonNeutral projects in Turkey, Kenya, India and China, one being a gold standard project.

Ocean Diamond’s operator also supports the work of the Scott Polar Research Institute. Founded in 1920 in Cambridge, United Kingdom, the Scott Polar Research Institute is the oldest international center for Polar Research within a university, linking the history of polar exploration with modern research. For every traveler aboard Ocean Diamond, Quark makes a financial contribution and enrolls travelers in the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute association.

Common Areas & Dining Aboard Ocean Diamond

Highlights of the Ocean Diamond include a bar staffed by a professional bartender, theater-style auditorium, clinic with licensed doctor, photography program including the services of a resident photography instructor, Polar Library containing a large collection of polar books & DVDs, Massage & Wellness program offering yoga classes, aromatherapy treatments & massage therapy. A passenger elevator makes navigating decks easy, and chefs pamper you three times daily with delicious meals. All-inclusive beverage packages are available for those who don’t want to hassle with any bar tabs.

Activities Aboard Ocean Diamond

Optional camping, kayaking, snowshoeing, skiing and mountaineering are available aboard the Ocean Diamond. Each expedition is staffed with legendary captains, officers, expedition leaders and guides so you get the most out of every activity.

Cabins Aboard Ocean Diamond

All cabins and suites have private facilities, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and exterior views. Single cabins have one double bed with a window. Twin cabins have one double bed or two twin beds. Triple cabins are identical to twin cabins, with a third pull-down berth. Note that a few “window” cabins may have partially obstructed views, for example, a portion of a life boat on the deck fore/aft, or a view may be obstructed when looking down.

Balcony Suite

Approximately 325 square feet (30 square meters) in size, including the balcony, this suite has one double bed or two twin beds, and a full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs. Located on the Observation Deck, this suite has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Single Obstructed View

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed, and a picture window (the view is obstructed by the lifeboats). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Twin Obstructed View

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain's Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.

Twin Window

Between 183 and 200 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Suite

Between 200 and 183 square feet (19 and 17 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper and Main Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Single Porthole

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Decks, this cabin has a private bathroom and shower. Amenities include: wardrobes, drawers, flat-screen TV, DVD player, individual temperature controls, in-room safe, refrigerator, satellite telephone access, and hair dryer.

Triple

Approximately 200 square feet (19 square meters) in size, this cabin has two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes (Note: cabin 332 has three lower beds). Located on the Lower Deck, this cabin has a private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Ocean Diamond Deck Plan

Ocean Diamond Deck Plan