• A Lower Deck Twin Cabin (#100) aboard Sea Adventurer

  • A Main Deck Twin Window cabin (#215) aboard Sea Adventurer

  • A Superior cabin (#311) aboard Sea Adventurer

  • A Deluxe cabin (#401) aboard Sea Adventurer

  • A Suite bedroom (#402) aboard Sea Adventurer

  • Sea Adventurer Suites feature living areas.

  • The Sea Adventurer dining room. Photo by Tom Arban

  • The Sea Adventurer's bar. Photo by Tom Arban

  • The Sea Adventurer lounge features a grand piano. Photo by Tom Arban

  • Ample seating on the Sea Adventurer deck. Photo by Caroline Modolo

  • Paulet Island penguins greet Sea Adventurer guests arriving by zodiac. Photo by Angela Phangsoa

Sea Adventurer

117 guests
Year Built: 1975
Renovated: 2014
72 crew members
Length: 331 feet
Beam: 53 feet
Draft: 15 feet
Ice Class: 1A
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Flag: Bahamas

A handsome expedition ship, the Sea Adventurer, formerly Clipper Adventurer, combines travel to the polar regions with superior on-board comfort for its 117 passengers.

Sea Adventurer Review

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

The Sea Adventurer, formerly named Clipper Adventurer, is a polar expedition vessel built in 1975. She underwent a $13 million conversion in 1998 and a complete refurbishment of her cabin interiors in 2014. Her proud reputation is complemented by her well-appointed, elegance. She is a customer favorite because of her intimate feel with ample public space. With a 1A ice-class rating and her operational range, the Sea Adventurer is well-equipped to navigate some of the world's more ice-laden regions. Sea Adventurer is the perfect expedition ship for people who enjoy soft adventures and creature comforts. All cabins have outside views and facilities en suite. 

Common Areas Aboard Sea Adventurer

Two lounges (one doubling as a presentation room) and a library provide additional restful areas to gather or socialize. Decks 4 and 5 have exterior access, with outside seating. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of an onboard hair salon, gift shop, massage therapist, infirmary staffed by a registered physician, laundry, and workout room. Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email, and wireless Internet access are available for purchase.

Dining Aboard Sea Adventurer

Sea Adventurer's window-lined dining room has unreserved seating so you can sit with and make new friends throughout the voyage. New for 2012-13 are all-inclusive beverage packages for purchase. A staff of 72 provides gracious hospitality throughout each voyage. There is a 24-hour beverage station, as well as two bars.

Activities Aboard Sea Adventurer

An on board fleet of Zodiac landing craft allows all passengers easy exploration and landings anywhere nature or curiosity dictates, accompanied by destination experts hand-chosen for their intimate knowledge of each locale.

Cabins Aboard Sea Adventurer

61 all-outside staterooms have lower beds, private bathrooms, in-room music and individual temperature controls, providing a supremely comfortable sailing experience for the 117 guests that can be accommodated on board.   


Located on the Captain's Deck suites range from 215-265 square feet.  Each has 2 lower berths, view windows, bathtub in 403, shower in the remainder.


Located on the Captain's Deck and Upper Deck, deluxe cabins are range from 145-155 square feet with 2 lower berths and view windows.


Superior cabins, located on the upper deck, range from 135-155 square feet with 2 lower berths and view windows.

Main Deck Twin Window

Main deck twin window cabins range from 115-130 square feet with 2 lower berths and 2 windows.

Main Deck Twin Porthole

Main deck twin porthole cabins range from 110-120 square feet with 2 lower berths and one porthole.


Triple cabins are located on the main deck and range from 145-160 square feet with 2 lower and 1 upper berth and a porthole.

Lower Deck Twin

Lower deck twin cabins range from 120-160 square feet with 2 lower berths and one porthole or window.

Sea Adventurer Deck Plan