Why we like the Ocean Adventurer

  • A class act with her elegant lines, capacious outer desks and interesting history​
  • Ideally suited to the Southern Ocean with her rounded stern and mechanised stabilisers which improve stability
  • Vast outer decks for wildlife sighting and photo opportunities combine with cosy inside spaces
  • Good choice of Twin cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms and TV screens
  • Ocean Adventurer offers an exciting range of voyages, including some with flights to Antarctica 
  • A top speed of 17.5 knots makes her one of the fastest ships in Antarctica, reducing time at sea

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What Our Customers Think of Ocean Adventurer

The cabin was better than expected. It was very comfortable. The food was very very good. I loved that the ship was small with fewer people. We all got to know each other. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2023

Beth Collins - USA

All of the expedition team were knowledgeable and friendly. The staff on the Ocean Adventurer were top notch; they would remember people's names and what they usually drink, and that is a tall feat! Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Grace Hsu - USA

The expedition leaders on the Ocean Adventurer were kind, very knowledgeable, passionate, professional, fun and always made safety a priority. For me, the expedition leaders are what made the voyage so enjoyable. They answered questions, offered assistance, gave presentations and constantly exuded their passion for their work and Antarctica. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Linda Buckley - USA

I really enjoyed the vessel. I loved all of the observation decks! The food was great. I would gladly choose this ship again. Its size makes the voyage cozy and personalizes your experience. There are many public spaces that allow all passengers to spread out so you aren’t constantly surrounded by other guests. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Linda Buckley - USA

I would most definitely choose this trip again. Eduardo, our cabin attendant was wonderful. Extremely clean and conscious about our every need and friendly and kind. The dining staff was superb in every way. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

Paolina Xocco - USA

The hotel staff on board was excellent. They all provided exceptional service throughout the trip. They greeted everyone with a smile at every occasion. Our room was comfortable with ample closet space. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

Alex Chou - USA

The expedition team on the ship was excellent. They were all very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Daily briefings were a very good way to review all daily activities with entertainment and information. The expedition team makes this trip memorable! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

Alex Chou - USA

I would choose that ship again... it feels like home to me. And hot tubs!! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

David Lundvall - United States Of America

I spent an amazing time on the Ocean Adventurer. The entire experience was amazing. The scenery in Antarctica is beautiful beyond belief. Incredible and intimate wildlife encounters. The staff and expedition team did a wonderful job making this trip an unforgettable experience. The food was excellent. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2018

Rafal Wilk - Ireland

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As we were crossing Gerlache Strait a large pod of orcas was spotted. The captain immediately changed course and 15 minutes later we were all hanging over the side of Ocean Adventurer surrounded by them - Amazing! Just one small example of how brilliant the staff on this ship are.

Travelled: December 2016

Agi - Hungary


Voyages aboard Ocean Adventurer

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
Fly & Cruise Polar Circle

This impressive voyage combines all the comfort and speed of flying in both directions with extended time in Antarctica (7 full days), allowing you to head south towards the remote Antarctic Circle. Explore from the comfort of your outstanding purpose-built…

  • 10 Days
  • $22,495
Antarctic Fly & Cruise Safari

If you’re keen to fly to Antarctica instead of sailing, this 8-day trip is ideal, with a choice of dates in December and January. Travel on outstanding modern expedition ships with a maximum of 140 passengers. Active adventurers can enjoy…

  • 8 Days
  • $16,795
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
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Alex says

When I was on board Ocean Adventurer in Antarctica what I appreciated most were her vast outer decks - brilliant for spotting wildlife from - and choice of places where you can hang out while onboard. Both mean everyone on board had plenty of room, which makes a real difference at sea.

Alex Mudd Head of Swoop Antarctica

Cabin Categories

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

The Ocean Adventurer has 70 cabins with a total capacity of 128 guests. All outward facing, the cabins include en-suite bathroom facilities, as well as a TV and DVD player. All cabins have twin beds except for the triple.

Owner's Suite

  • These 3 suites are located on both the Captain's Deck and the Bridge Deck
  • Windows with exterior views
  • Petite seating area with sofa


  • These 3 suites are located on both the Captain's Deck and the Bridge Deck
  • 2 windows
  • Petite seating area with sofa


  • 6 cabins located on the Captain's Deck
  • 2 windows
  • 1 or 2 comfortable chairs provided for additional in-room seating


  • 9 cabins are located on the Upper Deck and 1 on the Captain's Deck
  • 2 or 3 windows
  • Please note that the layout of the beds varies. Some are set at right angles to each other, whereas others are a more traditional parallel layout

Main Deck Twin Window

  • These 18 cabins are located on the Main Deck 
  • 1 window

Main Deck Twin Porthole

  • These 6 cabins are located on the Main Deck
  • Porthole

Lower Deck Twin Porthole

  • 13 cabins located on the Lower Deck
  • Two lower berths
  • Private facilities porthole window with exterior views


  • All 6 cabins are located on the Main Deck, towards the front of the vessel
  • Porthole

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)

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