Why we like the Ocean Diamond

  • A very comfortable, spacious mini-cruise ship with more facilities than most other polar ships
  • Huge outside deck space ensures that everyone has plenty of space for wildlife viewing
  • Good choice of larger than average cabins, all with en suite bathroom, including Singles and Suites with balconies
  • The 360 degree Observation deck is a great place to watch icebergs & wildlife
  • Comfortable theatre-style auditorium for lectures and briefings, with a huge projector screen
  • Internal Passenger elevator provides easy access to most decks
  • The ship's emissions are offset making it the first carbon neutral ship in the polar adventure industry

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What Our Customers Think of Ocean Diamond

I loved the ship! It is big enough for all of us to be comfortable and small enough to access difficult places. The internal spaces are comfortable and allow a good view of the environment. The crew is very professional and the hotel management is fantastic. Keep in that way! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Virginia De Francesco - Argentina

Cabin was perfect. The extra cost for a balcony room was worth every penny. Seeing icebergs passing by as we cruised and being able to run out and watch it take pictures was priceless! Housekeeping was more than perfect! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

Karen Pearson - USA

The food was fantastic and over the top. I estimate I may have gained 7 pounds and I was cautious in my eating..... Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Steve Hatten - United States Of America

The food and service in the dining room were excellent. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Burke Bretzing - United States Of America

The ship had a nice enclosed, warm observation deck on the 7th level right above the bridge. It was also great that we were allowed in the bridge. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Mark Jongewaard - United States Of America

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The Ocean Diamond was outstanding in all aspects. The ship itself was accommodating, spacious and spotless. My cabin was comfortable and furnished well. The staff made every effort to please and assist - they were just awesome!

Travelled: February 2017

Wendy - Florida

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The Ocean Diamond is a great vessel. We had plenty of time on land and the time spent in the zodiacs was amazing. All of the expedition leaders were fantastic so I felt I got more than I expected. It was an epic voyage.

Travelled: February 2017

Jeff - Arizona


Voyages aboard the Ocean Diamond

Special Offers:Swoop has access to the widest range of offers and can help you find the right trip, cabin, & price.

Antarctic Explorer

The great strength of this trip is choice – a wide selection of departure dates and optional adventure activities available on a sleek purpose-built 138 passenger expedition ship. Spend four full days exploring Antarctica. Enjoy daily shore landings and zodiac…

  • 11 Days
  • $13,995
Antarctic Circle Odyssey

Sail south to the iconic Polar Circle for 7 full days exploring the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula as part of an epic 14-day adventure. Pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia and a 3-in-1 parka jacket are included. An optional one-off…

  • 14 Days
  • $18,995
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands In Style

Voyage south in Shackleton’s footsteps, exploring the Southern Ocean's highlights as part of this expansive 20-day adventure. A well-balanced itinerary gives plenty of time in each jaw-dropping location. Explore from the comfort of your sleek purpose-built expedition ship, accompanied by…

  • 20 Days
  • $25,495
Ultimate Antarctica: South Georgia & Antarctic Circle

An epic 23-day voyage which packs in an astonishing 7 days in Antarctica, 4 days in wildlife-rich South Georgia and the Antarctic Circle at 66 degrees south. It's very rare to find a trip combining all three places. Limited departure…

  • 23 Days
  • $39,490
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Alex says

I loved the feeling on Ocean Diamond of always being close to the action. Almost every public area has direct access to an outer deck. For me the adventure in Antarctica is all about being outside.

Alex Mudd Head of Swoop Antarctica

Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

The Ocean Diamond offers 82 cabins over 5 decks, accommodating up to 189 passengers in a range of triple, double and single cabins as well as suites on the main deck as well as balcony suites on the top observation deck.

All cabins have sea views and ensuite bathroom facilities. Also provided in all rooms are flat-screen TV and DVD players.

Balcony Suite

  • One double bed or two twin beds
  • Located on the top Observation Deck
  • Full-size window with a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with chairs for magnificent views
  • Coupled with living rooms as well as ensuite facilities
  • Refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin
  • Largest cabins on the Ocean Diamond

Single Obstructed View

  • These cabins have one double bed
  • Picture window (in cabins 608 and 609 the view is obstructed by the lifeboats)
  • Located on the Captain’s Deck
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin

Single Porthole

  • Located on the lower deck
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Flat-screen TV and DVD players
  • Double bed


  • One double bed or two twin beds 
  • Located on the Main Deck
  • Two picture windows
  • Separate sitting area with sofas, two easy chairs, a small table, and two private bathrooms
  • Refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin

Twin Window

  • Located on the Captain's deck, the upper deck or the main deck
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Flat-screen TV and DVD players
  • Large windows for amazing views
  • Double bed (although Twins with two twin beds can be booked)
  • Cabin 512 has a partially obstructed view

Twin Obstructed View

  • These cabins have one double bed or two twin beds
  • Picture window (in cabins 612, 615, 611, and 610 the view is obstructed, cabin 522 has a very obstructed view)
  • Located on the Captain’s and Upper Decks
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin


  • Located on the lower deck.
  • These cabins have one double or two twin beds, as well as a third pull-down berth.
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Flat-screen TV and DVD players

Deck Plan

Onboard Communications & Facilities

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Internet & WiFi: available as a pre-paid PIN card that grants access to WiFi spots found in the public spaces and cabins with a more limited connection. Generally, 100mb cards cost about $100. 
  • Satellite phone card: available as a pre-paid PIN card. Expect costs of about $0.25/minute when calling to the USA.
  • Ship-based email: available for a nominal fee of about $30 (text-based email)
  • Mail: it is possible to send mail from the ship

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. You can use your own device and connect it to WiFi. The ship is reachable via e-mail or phone. Final prices for these additional services will be posted onboard the ship.

Other facilities include:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)

Find Your Antarctic Ship

Choosing the right ship is crucial, given the amount of time you'll spend on board. Swoop is experienced at helping match our customers to exactly the right ship.

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