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Ocean Adventurer


Built in 1976 in Yugoslavia, the Ocean Adventurer underwent extensive conversion and refurbishment in 1999 with a further extensive upgrade in 2017. This comfortable ship carries a maximum of 132 passengers, accommodated in 66 cabins all with private en-suite facilities, exterior views and each equipped with a TV and DVD player. The ship also features a large multi-purpose lounge and presentation room, bar, spacious window-lined dining room and exercise room. There are ship-to-shore satellite communications with email and wireless internet access on board. The Ocean Adventurer with its ice-strengthened hull was designed specifically to carry travellers to the remotest corners of the world. It is equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs for shore transfers, landings and Zodiac cruises. There are also 4 partially enclosed lifeboats on board. Why we like it "This purpose built expedition ship carries just 132 guests. There are refined public spaces and generous cabins all with private facilities. The ship is sturdy at sea and strong in the ice. This is one of our favourite ships to charter due to the all-round nature of the vessel. Excellent international crew and exceptional food put this ship in the “must recommend” bracket!"




Length: 101 metres

Breadth: 16.2 metres

Draught: 4.5 metres

Speed: 12 knots

Passengers: 132

Classification: Ice Strengthened

Ice Class: 1A

Ship Region:Polar

Four partially enclosed lifeboats. Expedition staff training in STCW and mandatory IAATO and AECO tests as a condition of employment. Regular independent third party marine consultant detailed inspections of all vessels. Documented safety management system – approved and accredited by TUI Health & Safety team.



The health and safety of our guests, employees and the communities we visit are our highest priority. We have implemented the following measures to secure the highest degree of safety on board. Our policies and procedures may be subject to change due to as we monitor the evolving scientific and medical advice.

Passenger Safety: We will adopt industry leading COVID-19 policy. A key feature of this industry-leading COVID policy is the adoption of breakthrough rapid onsite PCR testing, which is recognized around the world as the gold standard of COVID testing. This test will allow expedition staff to ensure all guests receive a negative test for Covid-19 before boarding the vessel. Tests results are received with in approximately 60 minutes.

Each day guests will be asked to complete a health affidavit reporting their overall wellness. Expedition staff will use touchless thermometers to check temperatures each day.

Staff and Crew Safety:  Each expedition will have two licensed physicians and a trained medical coordinator on board. In addition, isolation suites will be reserved should they become necessary during the expedition. Staff will be required to submit their travel history and health forms for medical review before they join the expedition. They will also undergo daily health checks. 

Ship Cleanliness: Air flow in public spaces will be maximised to include fresh air. UV light will be employed and disinfecting systems will include improved air filters. High touch points will undergo increased cleaning and there will be enhanced ship cleaning procedures between each voyages.

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