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Ice Class 1B
WestSEA Viana Shipyard
413 feet
62 feet
15 feet
16.0 knots
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Valuable Inclusions!

The following is included on Quark Expeditions voyages:

  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising, per the daily program
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices onboard, throughout your voyage
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by their Expedition Team and guest speakers, as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person*

* Emergency Evacuation insurance is complimentary for Quark Expeditions passengers, and is purchased on your behalf (by Quark Expeditions) through Repoint. The Emergency Evacuation Benefit maximum of up to $500,000 per paying passenger provides coverage while traveling with Quark Expeditions between the first and last day of ship-based travel. For land-based expeditions, coverage is provided between the first and last day of accommodation at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge and at Barneo Ice Camp. For ship- and land-based trips, additional days of travel pre- and post-expedition are not covered. Benefits on this page are described on a general basis only. There are certain restrictions, exclusions and limitations that apply to all insurance coverages. This advertisement does not constitute or form any part of the Plan description or any other contract of any kind. Plan benefits, limits and provisions may vary by state and/or country jurisdiction. Contact us, prior to making a reservation, if you would like to review full plan details.

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World Explorer

One of the fastest ships in the Quark Expeditions fleet, World Explorer offers plenty of space and six tiers of deluxe accommodations. All of the accommodations aboard this vessel are suites that have either a private walk-out or a French balcony with direct ocean views. A glass-domed Observation Lounge, the Explorer's Lounge, a gym, sauna, and a library are just a few of the public spaces aboard World Explorer.

Please note that while this vessel accommodates up to 172 guests, on Antarctic Express programs the maximum number of guests is reduced to 140.


World Explorer raises the bar for sustainability at sea with its Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS). MAGS instantly converts waste into energy to create a clean, environmentally-friendly process for transporting waste. The vessel also features two state-of-the-art Rolls Royce hybrid-electric engines that reduce emissions and ensure optimal operation in adverse sailing atmospheres.

Dining Options

Guests are ensured savory cuisine from Quark Expeditions' top-notch international chefs on World Explorer. All meals, which are included in your cruise fare, are served inside the main dining room located on Deck 4. There's plenty of variety with a menu, including vegetarian options, that changes every day.

Activities on World Explorer

When not enjoying the unique Antarctica destinations, guests will also find a relaxing and charming experience on board World Explorer. Cruisers can unwind with some of the following activities:

  • Fitness center
  • Lectures and presentations from resident experts at auditorium with LED screen
  • Library with wide range of reference books and field guides
  • Sauna and spa using using L’Occitane products
  • Outdoor heated pool and two hot tubs

Guests can also mingle and grab a drink while enjoying stunning views at the cozy Explorer Lounge

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Ship Highlights

Outdoor Deck

Get up close to sunning views of the Polar Regions on an outdoor deck unlike any other on Quark Expeditions ship. Stay active while getting fresh air on the outdoor walking track, or lounge on the Wraparound Deck. This area features heated seated for guests to stay warm and comfortable at a colder climate.

High Staff-to-Guest Ratio

All cruisers onboard World Explorer are sure to receive dedicated attention from the staff of Quark Expeditions. There are 130 staff and crew members on board to provide personalized service for all 172 passengers (140 on Antarctica Express programs). This includes an Expedition Team of experts in all different backgrounds (including marine biology, history, geology, glaciology) to lead informative presentations and guide you on excursions.

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Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room or space listed, and may be of a similar ship. All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. Deck plans are subject to change. Please verify all information directly with the cruise line. We reserve the right to correct errors.