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Ocean Diamond

Overview

Experience the Antarctic in comfort as you sail aboard the Ocean Diamond, a modern, stable super-yacht, its two stabilizers and ice-strengthened hull making it ideal for Polar expeditions. The 101 cabins and suites can accommodate a maximum of 189 passengers. They are all elegantly designed and feature exterior views, en-suite facilities, flat-screen TV’s and DVD players. Single cabins have one double bed, twin cabins have one double or 2 twin beds and triple cabins have one double bed or two twin beds, plus a third pull-down berth.

The Ocean Diamond is one of the fastest, most comfortable and most eco-friendly ships to ply the Antarctic waters. There are expansive common spaces, club lounge, theatre-style auditorium, spacious restaurant, well-stocked Polar library, clinic and panoramic observation lounge as well as amenities such as massage and wellness programs, adventure options and interactions with photography instructors. All meals are chef-prepared and the bar is staffed by a professional bartender. Internet access and remote headsets for remote presentations are available. Zodiac cruising, snowshoeing and hiking are all included bringing you in close contact with wildlife, icebergs and stunning Polar scenery. Other optional activities include kayaking, cross-country skiing and mountaineering.

FEATURES

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Length: 124 metres

Breadth: 16 metre

Draught: 4.9 metres

CRUISE SPEED: 15.5 knots

Passengers: 189

Classification: Ice Strengthened

Ice Class: 1D

Ship Region:Antarctica

Two fully enclosed lifeboats which exceedes SOLAS requirements. Expedition staff training mandatory IAATO and AECO tests as a condition of employment. There are two doctors onboard, one with international, wilderness and expedition medical experience.

ITINERARIES ABOARD THE Ocean Diamond

FAQS

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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