Ocean Explorer

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Services & Amenities
  • FREE Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Early riser breakfast available daily
  • Free coffee, tea & hot chocolate available 24 hours a day; cookies and snacks every afternoon
  • Fitness room with treadmill, stationary bicycle, free weights, plus walking/jogging track on Solaris deck
  • Souvenirs and sundries available
  • Reading room offering a selection of books and magazines. See our reading list
  • Playing cards and selection of games available
  • Cocktail lounge serving from noon until last guest retires
  • Nightly entertainment featuring onboard pianist, with local performers coming aboard in select ports
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown
  • Beauty Salon on board
  • Elevator between Navigator, Explorer, and Odyssey decks, plus hydraulic chairlift to the open-air Solaris deck

Quick facts
Launch: 2021
Length: 104.4 Meters
Max Capacity: 162 guests — 130 for polar expeditions
Cabins: 77, including a landmark 15 solo cabins — 80% of all cabins feature a private veranda

The intimate Ocean Explorer is the cruise industry’s newest and most premier small ship built for global exploration. Accommodating just 162 guests (130 guests on polar expeditions), the ship is outfitted with the latest satellite, sustainability, and navigation capabilities, including SOLAS “Safe Return to Port” requirements and ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology, a significant enhancement for smooth sailing in polar seas.

On all Vantage small ship cruises, education is an essential component of the journey. Enjoy talks from notable scholars, onboard historians who travel alongside you, and handpicked regional experts. On polar expeditions with Vantage, you’ll attend lectures, lessons, and activities offered by a 17-member Expedition Team of experts in fields ranging from biology to oceanography.

In your downtime, you’ll find relaxation and luxury aboard the Ocean Explorer. Visit the gym or onboard spa for a facial, massage, even a haircut. Soak in the hot tub after a rewarding day of sightseeing. Enjoy gourmet fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus outstanding culinary experiences built into your journey. And because there’s no more than 162 fellow travelers onboard, (130 guests on polar expeditions) you’ll enjoy small group outings by day and share meals, stories, and fun with new friends by night.

  • 77 cabins, including a landmark 15 solo cabins
  • The latest satellite and navigation capabilities, including ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology
  • State-of-the-art safety technology, Polar Code 6 compliant, and fully compliant with the latest SOLAS requirements in expedition cruising in Antarctica and the Arctic
  • Environmentally friendly standards with reduced emissions into air and sea and lower energy consumption
  • Elevator from bottom to top deck

Amenities:

  • A culinary program offering gourmet dining and regional fare, with wine and beer included at dinner
  • Hot-rock cooking restaurant
  • Multistory lounge and lobby
  • Three bars and various lounges
  • Top deck observation deck for gatherings, lecturers, performances, and more
  • Spa, massage, and hair services available at the onboard spa
  • Raised infinity pool
  • Sauna
  • Two hot tubs
  • Fitness center
  • Curated lectures, programs, musical performances, and cultural events
  • 1:8 passenger-to-crew ratio, plus onboard Concierge (not available on polar expeditions)
  • On expeditions, enjoy the services and curated lectures of a 5- or 17-person Expedition Team, comprised of experts in their field
  • Knowledgeable expedition staff by region
  • Onboard medical doctor (travelers are responsible for medical fees associated with doctor visit and medications)
  • Gift Shop
  • Library with over 200 titles
  • Separate, intimate dining space for groups or special events (available upon request)
  • Complimentary unlimited WiFi (WiFi on certain segments of trips may not be available)
  • Entertainment programming with 100 movie titles

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