The Ocean Diamond is a sleek, modern, stable super-yacht—a polar expedition vessel beautifully designed for traveling to Antarctica. Because the Ocean Diamond is faster than most other tourist vessels making the voyage, its passengers will gain an additional 12 hours accessing the wildlife, rugged beauty and adventure activities an Antarctic expedition has to offer. The newly refurbished 406-foot-long ship carries a maximum of 189 passengers. Seven classes of accommodations offer a variety of single, twin and triple cabin and suite configurations. All cabins have en-suite facilities, outside views, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Suites also have private outdoor balconies. An elevator provides access between decks. The Ocean Diamond’s staff and crew of 144 provide a nearly one-to-one ratio with guests, ensuring outstanding service. The vessel’s onboard facilities and amenities are impressive. In addition to an excellent restaurant and bar, the Ocean Diamond has a theater-style auditorium for "Expert-in-Residence" lectures by polar researchers and scientists, a Polar Library well stocked with books and DVDs, a photography program that includes the services of a resident photography instructor, a clinic with licensed doctor, a Massage & Wellness program offering yoga classes, aromatherapy treatments and massage therapy. Every traveler aboard the Ocean Diamond receives a free one-year enrollment in the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute association, along with a financial contribution to the institute from the ship.
2016/2017 Itineraries, Dates & Fees
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Itinerary
Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries. And this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime.
- Feb 15-25, 2016 ($6,795-$12,395)
- Feb 24-Mar 5, 2016 ($6,795-$12,395)
- Nov 14-24, 2016 ($6,295-$12,295)
- Dec 9-20, 2016 ($6,295-$12,995) *12 day
- Feb 2-12, 2017 ($6,995-$14,295)
- Feb 11-21, 2017 ($6,995-$14,295)
- Feb 20-Mar 2, 2017 ($6,995-$14,295)
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition Itinerary
This expedition offers you the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Extended time in the region allows you to go beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and venture south of the Antarctic Circle, home to fantastic ice formations and wildlife including the Weddell seal. You’ll enjoy more time for communing with penguins and visits to less-frequented landing sites.