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Feb 01, 2024 - 
Feb 20, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 02, 2024 - 
Feb 21, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 03, 2024 - 
Feb 13, 2024
This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins....
Feb 13, 2024 - 
Feb 25, 2024
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
Feb 20, 2024 - 
Mar 13, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 25, 2024 - 
Mar 07, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to hike, kayak, and dive in the iceberg-heavy w...
Mar 04, 2024 - 
Mar 16, 2024
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
Mar 07, 2024 - 
Mar 21, 2024
This expansive expedition takes you into the Antarctic Circle, combining the rich animal life of the Weddell Sea with the surreal shores and islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. Such key landing sites as the legendary Elephant Island and Crystal Sound make this voyage truly exceptional....
Mar 13, 2024 - 
Mar 28, 2024
This voyage explores a number of historically significant Antarctic areas, such as the very rarely visited Bellingshausen Sea, Marguerite Bay, and Alexander Island. We focus on places discovered by Adrien De Gerlache on his Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897 – 1899) and Jean-Bapti...
Mar 16, 2024 - 
Mar 29, 2024
This Polar Circle and Antarctic Peninsula cruise will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. This expedition cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance ...
Mar 21, 2024 - 
Apr 01, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to  dive in the iceberg-heavy waters....
Mar 28, 2024 - 
Apr 20, 2024
The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season....

Ocean Diamond

Overview

The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht, and one of the largest of our small expedition ships. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, and with two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, this outstanding vessel is ideal for polar expeditions.

As one of the fastest ships in Antarctica, it is also one of the most comfortable. There are 101 elegantly designed cabins and suites, all with exterior views, and expansive common spaces, 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 polar scenery from the sun-lit, panoramic observation lounge.

  • Ice Class Rating: Rated at 1D
  • Crew and Staff: 144
  • Cruising Speed: 15.5 knots in open water
  • Propulsion: 2 Wichmann Engines, 7375 horsepower
  • Guests: 189

Amenities

Gym

Located on the Captain’s Deck, gym hours are posted at the door, with facilities available on a first come, first served basis.
 

Observation Lounge

The Observation Lounge on Deck 7 provides beautiful ambiance with scenic views and delicious drinks. If you’re looking for some fresh air, go up one more floor to the Sun Deck!
 

Auditorium

Our theater-style auditorium in the Main Lounge on the Upper Deck can easily accommodate everyone onboard, so it serves as our main lecture hall where presentations and movies are provided for your education and enjoyment.
 
 

Dining Room

There is one dining room located on the Lower Deck. If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals on a daily basis. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day.
 

Library

The library is open 24 hours a day and no matter what your personal interest is, we’re sure you’ll find something worth reading. The Ocean Diamond collection includes books in multiple languages on wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology, and geology.
 

Polar Boutique

If you forgot any essentials or need a little souvenir from your voyage, the Polar Boutique on the Main Deck is our onboard gift shop.
 

The Club

On the Main Deck, Cafe Club is open from 6 am to midnight, where you can also grab a cup of complimentary coffee or tea.
 

Features

  • Enjoy the sun deck on the Ocean Diamond! A beautiful spot to watch for sea life and spectacular landscapes.
  • The ship’s emissions are offset making it the first carbon neutral ship in the polar adventure industry
  • Good choice of larger than average cabins, all with en suite bathroom, including Singles and Suites with balconies
  • Internal Passenger elevator provides easy access to most decks

Deck Plan

Cabin Options

Triple

Approximately 200 sq. ft. (19 sq. m) in size, this cabin has a two twin beds and an upper 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. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

  • Size (sqf): 183

  • Occupancy: 1-3

  • Bed Config.: 2 lower twin beds, 1 upper twin bed

  • Class: Standard

  • Location: Lower Deck

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 Deck, these cabins have a private bathroom with shower. A refrigerator, TV, and DVD player are included in each cabin.

  • Size (sqf): 200

  • Occupancy: 1-2

  • Bed Config.: 2 twin beds

  • Class: Standard

  • Location: Captain’s Deck & Upper Deck

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.

  • Size (sqf): 183-200

  • Occupancy: 1-2

  • Bed Config.: 2 twin beds

  • Class: Standard

  • Location: Captain’s Deck, Main Deck, Upper Deck

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. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.

  • Size (sqf): 183

  • Occupancy: 1-2

  • Bed Config.: 2 twin beds

  • Class: Standard

  • Location: Lower Deck

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.

  • Size (sqf): 200

  • Occupancy: 1-2

  • Bed Config.: 2 twin beds

  • Class: Standard

  • Location: Captain’s Deck

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 two private bathrooms, and a separate sitting area with a sofa, chair, and small table. Two refrigerators, TVs, and DVD players are included in each cabin.

  • Size (sqf): 400

  • Occupancy: 1-4

  • Bed Config.: 2 lower twin, 2 upper, plus sofabed

  • Class: Premium

  • Location: Main Deck

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.

  • Size (sqf): 237

  • Occupancy: 1-2

  • Bed Config.: 2 twin beds

  • Class: Premium

  • Location: Observation Deck

Additional Cabin Information

You’ll quickly become familiar with the Lower Deck as that’s the location of the ship’s restaurant, where you’ll not only enjoy incredibly delicious meals three-times daily, but also where you’ll connect and converse with fellow guests and members of the Expedition Team. In addition, the Zodiac Access is also on the Lower Deck—from which you’ll launch (virtually!) your off-ship adventures. Guests can also choose Triple Suites and Single with Porthole on the Lower Deck.

In addition to the spacious Twin Window suites (between 183 and 200 sq. Ft.; 17 and 19 sq. m) and the even more spacious Suites (400 sq. ft.; 37 sq. m) , the Main Deck is where you’ll find the dining room and bar. You’ll also frequent the Main Deck to purchase souvenirs or outdoor gear at the Polar Boutique, and the Café Club to grab a cup of complimentary coffee or tea from 6 am to midnight. Also on the Main Deck is Reception, where you can purchase internet or email access cards and phone cards here, arrange for a wake-up call or settle your accounts at the end of the voyage.

The theater-style auditorium in the Main Lounge on the Upper Deck can accommodate everyone onboard, and functions as our main lecture hall where guests can attend presentations and movies. For polar adventurers who want to learn more about their polar surroundings during the voyage, there’s a collection of books on wildlife, history, marine biology and geology in the 24-hour Library on the Upper Deck. Guests staying on this deck have a choice of Twin Window or Twin Window Obstructed View suite.

The Captain’s Deck is where you’ll go visit the Bridge to observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate your vessel. And for fitness enthusiasts, there’s the gym with a variety of exercise equipment (hours posted on the door).Guests staying on this deck have a choice of Twin Window, Twin Window Obstructed View or Single Obstructed View suite.

The Observation Lounge on Deck 7 is a wonderfully comfortable spot to relax and enjoy panoramic polar views of your polar surroundings. Also on the Observation Deck are the 325 sq. ft. (30 sq. m) Balcony Suites, each with their own balcony, plus a sliding glass door that leads to a private deck with lounge chairs.

For 360° views of your polar landscapes—ocean, glaciers, icebergs or passing wildlife—your best place aboard Ocean Diamond is the Sun Deck.

 
 

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