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  • Ocean Diamond

  • Ocean Diamond

  • Ocean Diamond

  • Ocean Diamond

  • Ocean Diamond

  • Ocean Diamond

Ocean Diamond: A modern, stable super-yacht

Days: 11-23 | From: $6,895/per person

Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, this outstanding vessel is one of the fastest and most eco-friendly ships in Antarctica. All 101 staterooms feature exterior views. The expansive common spaces include a club lounge and a spacious restaurant. The ship offers numerous adventure options, plus on-board features such as interactions with photography instructors. After a full day of exploration, passengers can relax, browse books or DVDs in the well-stocked polar library, or enjoy stunning scenery from the panoramic observation lounge.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

Triple: Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, this cabin has a two twin beds and an upper bed, and two portholes (Note: cabin 332 has three lower beds). Located on the Lower Deck, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

Twin obstructed view: Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window (the view is obstructed). Located on the Captain’s and Upper Decks, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

Twin window: Between 183 and 200 sq. ft. (17 and 19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed or two twin beds, and a picture window. Located on the Upper, Main and Captain’s Decks, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

Suite: Approximately 400 sq. ft. (37 sq. m) in size, these suites have one double bed or two twin beds, and two picture windows. Located on the Main Deck, these suites have a separate sitting area with sofas, two easy chairs, a small table, and two private bathrooms. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

Single Porthole: Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed and two portholes. Located on the Lower Deck, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

Single obstructed view: Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, these cabins have one double bed, and a picture window (the view is obstructed by the lifeboats). Located on the Captain’s Deck these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

Balcony Suite: Approximately 325 sq. ft. (30 sq. m) 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 shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.


Vessel Specifications

Staff & Crew: 144
Guests: 189
Length: 407 feet (124 meters)
Breadth: 52.5 feet (16 meters)
Draft: 16 feet (4.9 meters)
Propulsion: 2 Wichmann Engines, 7,375 horsepower
Ice Class: 1D
Cruising speed: 14 knots in open water
Registered: Nassau, Bahamas
Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed

Itineraries & Pricing

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent (11 or 12 days)

Day 1
Buenos Aires or Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 3 and 4
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 5 to 8 (or 5 to 9 for 12 day itinerary)
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 9 and 10
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 11
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expeditions (14 days)*

Day 1
Buenos Aires or Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 3 and 4
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 5 to 7
Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Days 8 and 9
Antarctic Circle

Days 10 and 11
Northbound Along the Peninsula

Days 12 and 13
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 14
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

*Photography Series on selected dates. Enjoy special photography workshops and lectures, and then practice what you’ve learned alongside professional photographers on your shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia (23 days)

Day 1
Buenos Aires or Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Day 3
At Sea

Days 4 & 5
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Days 6 & 7
At Sea

Days 8 to 11
South Georgia

Days 12 & 13
At Sea

Days 14 to 16
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 17 & 18
Antarctic Circle

Days 19 & 20
Northbound Along the Peninsula

Days 21 & 22
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 23
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari (16 days)

Day 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 3 to 5
At Sea

Days 6 to 8
South Georgia

Days 9 & 10
At Sea

Days 11 to 13
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 14 & 15
At Sea

Day 16
Disembarkation in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

Questions?

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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires, all meals onboard, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities, adventure activities such as sea kayaking or camping

2019-2020 Season

DatesItineraryDaysTripleSingle PortholeSingle Obst. ViewTwin Obst. ViewTwin WindowSuiteBalcony Suite
Nov 7-17, 2019Antarctic Explorer11$6,895$12,295$12,295$9,995$10,395$11,295$11,395
Nov 16 – Dec 1, 2019South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula16$10,495$18,595$18,595$15,295$15,795$17,195$17,495
Dec 8 – 19, 2019Antarctic Explorer12$8,095$14,395$14,395$11,695$12,195$13,195$13,295
Dec 18, 2019 – Jan 9, 2020Epic Antarctica23$16,195$28,695$28,695$23,595$24,295$26,495$26,995
Jan 8 – 21, 2020Crossing the Circle14$8,895$15,795$15,795$12,895$13,495$14,995$15,295
Feb 7 – 17, 2020Antarctic Explorer11$7,295$12,995$12,995$10,495$10,995$11,895$11,995
Feb 16 – 29, 2020Crossing the Circle14$8,895$15,795$15,795$12,895$13,495$14,995$15,295

Extras:
Camping: $295 per person (not available on all departures)
Paddling Excursion: $225 per person
Sea Kayaking: $995 per person

2020-2021 Season

DatesItineraryDaysTripleSingle PortholeSingle Obst. ViewTwin Obst. ViewTwin WindowSuiteBalcony Suite
Nov 4 – 14, 2020Antarctic Explorer11$7,495$12,995$12,995$10,495$10,995$11,995$12,495
Nov 13 – 23, 2020Antarctic Explorer11$7,495$12,995$12,995$10,495$10,995$11,995$12,495
Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2020Antarctic Explorer11$7,495$12,995$12,995$10,495$10,995$11,995$12,495
Dec 9 – Dec 19, 2020Antarctic Explorer11$7,495$12,995$12,995$10,495$10,995$11,995$12,495
Dec 18, 2020 – Jan 9, 2021Epic Antarctica23$16,495$29,995$29,995$23,995$25,495$26,995$28,495
Jan 8 – 21, 2021Crossing the Circle14$8,995$15,995$15,995$12,995$13,995$14,995$15,495
Jan 20 – Feb 8, 2021Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica20$13,495$23,995$23,995$19,495$20,495$21,995$22,995
Feb 16 – 26, 2021Antarctic Explorer11$7,495$12,995$12,995$10,495$10,995$11,995$12,495
Feb 24 – Mar 10, 2021Crossing the Circle14$8,995$15,495$15,495$12,495$13,495$14,495$14,995

Extras:
Camping: $295 per person (not available on all departures)
Paddling Excursion: $295 per person
Sea Kayaking: $995 per person

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • The Ocean Diamond is in top shape, and the crew keeps it spotless. Meals were varied, delicious, and at dinnertime, the wine flowed most generously.
    Alexander
  • Ocean Diamond accommodations were excellent.
    Shirley Sandoz

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