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, and most eco-friendly 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.
The Ocean Diamond is staffed with outstanding captains, officers, expedition leaders, and guides.
Passengers traveling to one of the world's most remote destinations will also do so in a "greener” fashion; the Ocean Diamond is the first ship in Antarctica, and in polar travel history, to offer certified CarbonNeutral® voyages.

Ship Specifications

  • Passengers: 189
  • Staff and Crew: 144
  • Length: 124 meters
  • Breadth: 16 meters
  • Draft: 4.9 meters
  • Propulsion: 2 Wichmann Engines, 7375 horsepower
  • Ice Class: 1D
  • Cruising Speed: 15.5 knots
  • Registration: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed

Cabins & Amenities

• All cabins and suites have private facilities & exterior views.
• Single has one double bed with window.
• Twin cabins have one double bed or two twin beds.
• Triple cabins are identical to twin cabins, with a third pull-down berth.
• All cabins have flat-screen TV, DVD player.
• Passenger elevator.
• Bar staffed by a professional bartender.
• Theater-style auditorium.
• Photography program includes the services of a resident photography instructor.
• Polar Library contains the largest collection of polar books & DVDs.
• Massage & Wellness program offers yoga classes, aromatherapy treatments & massage therapy.
• All Departures include an Expedition Jacket (yours to keep) and rubber boots on loan for the duration of your voyage. 

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage.
  • All shore landings per the daily program.
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader.
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program.
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled.
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings.
  • An official parka to keep.
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock.
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
  • All luggage handling aboard ship.
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $100,000 per person.
  • Group transfer upon disembarkation.
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Any meals ashore
  • Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified.
  • Telecommunications charges.
  • The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew.
  • Additional overnight accommodation


  • Note that if you are a solo traveler taking advantage of our Request Share program, not all cabins apply.
  • Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Camping is limited to 60, Kayaking 16. Some activities require experience.
  • Adventure Options: Kayaking, Camping, Snowshoe Included (on selected departures), and more!
  • All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.