Enjoy a quicker, more stable crossing of Antarctic waters on the Ocean Diamond, the fastest ship in our Antarctic fleet.  This vessel carries a maximum of 189 passengers and is the first certified carbon neutral ship to operate in Antarctica.  She has fresh, modern decor and facilities such as a panoramic observation lounge on the top deck, a purpose built presentation room and the largest collection of Polar related books afloat in her well stocked library.  Prepare for adventure without sacrificing comfort on this super-yacht.

Ship Specs

  • Staff and Crew 144
  • Guests 189
  • Length 124 metres
  • Breadth 16 metres
  • Draft 4.9 metres
  • Propulsion 2 Wichmann Engines, 7375 horsepower
  • Ice Class 1D
  • Cruising Speed 15.5 knots
  • Registration Nassau, Bahamas
  • Lifeboats 2 fully enclosed

Ship Amenities

  • Elevator accessing all decks
  • Bar staffed by a professional bar tender (drinks added to ship board account)
  • 24 hour tea and coffee available
  • Theatre style auditorium for presentations
  • Polar library containing the largest collection of Polar books and DVD’s afloat
  • Clinic with licensed Doctor
  • Wifi in certain public areas (data usage charges apply)
  • Optional webmail account for email (charges apply)
  • Ship to Shore telephone communications (charges apply)
  • Polar boutique selling essentials, souvenirs and clothing
  • On board laundry service (charges apply)
  • Gym with a selection of fitness equipment

Cabin Amenities

  • All cabins have ensuite facilities
  • All cabins have external views
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • In room refrigerators
  • Flat Screen TV’s and DVD players
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided
  • In room safe
  • Climate control
  • Electrical current 220 volts.  Plugs are standard European two round pin plugs

Adventure Options

  • Kayaking (all departures)*
  • Camping (select departures)*
  • Snowshoeing (select departures)

*These adventure options need to be booked and paid in advance.  Numbers are limited

Other Inclusions on the Ocean Diamond

  • Expedition Parka to keep
  • Expedition boots on loan
  • Downloadable Photographic journal documenting your voyage
  • Presentations by the Expedition team and onboard experts
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • All shore landings and zodiac cruising according to the daily programme
  • All luggage handling on board the ship
  • All port charges and taxes
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum of US$100,000 per person


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