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Ultramarine

Ship Overview

Operated by: Quark Expeditions

Launched in 2021, Ultramarine is the newest ship in the Quark Expeditions fleet and is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and to immerse you in the best the region has to offer.

Ultramarine features 102 suites across nine categories, including six solo suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and the largest entry-level twin suites of its class. Each suite has been meticulously designed to keep guests inspired by, and connected to, the breathtaking polar landscapes outside.

Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed industry standards.

With all this and more, Ultramarine is set to deliver the ultimate polar expedition experience.

 

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Key Facts

Crew
140
Officers
International
Guests
199
Tonnage
13500
Length
428 Feet / 128 Metres
Width
70.50 Feet
Speed
16 Knots
Passenger Decks
8
Built
2021
Registry
Marshall Islands
Room Grades

Ultra Suite

SIZE:52m2 / 563sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Deck 6 The Ultra Suite has one double or two single beds, and a large balcony. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, private bedroom with walk-in closet, sitting area with sofa bed and additional walk-in hallway closet, two separate living spaces, powder room, and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Owner's Suite

SIZE:41m2 / 446sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Deck 6, the Owner's Suite has one double or two single beds, and a large balcony. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, private bedroom with walk-in closet, sitting area with sofa bed and additional closet, two separate living spaces, powder room, and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Penthouse Suite

SIZE:34m2 / 369sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Deck 7, the Penthouse Suite has one double or two single beds, and a private balcony. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Terrace Suite

SIZE:32.50m2 / 350sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Deck 6, the Terrace Suite has one double or two single beds, and a spacious balcony. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Deluxe Balcony Suite

SIZE:28m2 / 299sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Decks 4 & 6, Deluxe Balcony Suites have one double or two single beds, and a private balcony. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Balcony Suite

SIZE:21m2 / 226sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Decks 4 & 6, Balcony Suites have one double or two single beds, and a private balcony. The balconies in suites 421, 422, 423, and 424 are partially enclosed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower and heated floors. Some suites in this category offer interconnecting rooms.

Explorer Suite

SIZE:26.50m2 / 285sqftSLEEPS:2

Located on Deck 3, Explorer Suites have one double or two single beds, and a picture window. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower and heated floors. Suites 319 and 322 offer modified layouts and bathrooms for wheelchair accessibility.

Explorer Triple

SIZE:26.50m2 / 285sqftSLEEPS:3

Located on Deck 3, Explorer Triples have three single beds, two of which can be combined into a double bed, and a picture window. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe,TV, and a private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Solo Panorama

SIZE:12m2 / 132sqftSLEEPS:1

Located on Deck, Solo Panorama cabins are designed for the single traveller and feature a single bed and floor-to-ceiling windows. Other amenities include a refrigerator, safe, TV, and a private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Dining

Aboard Ultramarine, Balena is the main restaurant located on Deck 5 and features tables that accommodate 2 to 10, guests can enjoy a quiet dinner with a loved one or join a larger table of new friends. Guests will also enjoy views from every seat in addition to direct access to the wraparound deck. Bistro 487 presents an alternative dining option on Deck 7, with selections from the main menu, augmented by an array of healthy options. While mealtimes may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day. Hours of operation will be posted around the ship, as they are subject to change based on the activities planned for your voyage each day. An early riser’s breakfast will be offered in Bistro 487, as well as afternoon tea and late night snacks. A selection of light snacks will be available at all times in Bistro 487.

 

 

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS & ALLERGIES

If you do not eat meat there is a wide selection of vegetables, pasta, grains and fruit available. Quark Expeditions® is able to cater to most special dietary requests, as long as you clearly indicated your needs on the required expedition forms when you booked your voyage. Menus will be clearly labeled for vegetarian and gluten free options, but please do notify your server of the dietary restrictions you indicated on your form. We regret that kosher food cannot be prepared.

FOOD PREPARATION

Breakfasts and lunches are normally served buffet style, while dinners are served plated. A? la carte meals are made at the time of your order, allowing our chefs to prepare each dish to your individual needs. Working in a small kitchen, our chefs are able to monitor and control the quality of food being served, ensuring you receive top quality meals during the course of your expedition.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

You can arrange something special for an anniversary, birthday or other event by talking to the Guest Services representative ahead of time.

DRESS CODE

The dress code on the ship is casual, though some may choose to dress up a little for the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

BAR & WINE SERVICE

The well-stocked bar on the ship is open to enjoy with your fellow shipmates in the late morning, afternoon and evening. Soft drinks, juices and water are available at no cost, and beer and wine are offered with dinner. A selection of liquors, spirits, and premium beer, wine and champagne is available and can be charged to your shipboard account.

Please note that it is Quark Expeditions®’ policy to not serve alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 18 years.

PERSONAL ALCOHOL POLICY

Consuming personal alcohol is prohibited anywhere on the ship.

Features

POLAR BOUTIQUE

If you forgot any essentials or need a little souvenir from your voyage, the Polar Boutique on Deck 3 is the onboard gift shop. Opening hours will vary based on the daily expedition activities.

Gifts and souvenirs are great to bring home as mementos of your polar expedition. In addition to small souvenirs, the Polar Boutique offers a selection of expedition gear, including base layer clothing, waterproof pants, gloves and more.

RECEPTION AREA

A crew member is available at reception to assist you or answer any questions during posted hours. You can arrange for a wake-up call or settle your accounts at the end of the voyage.

LIBRARY

Located on Deck 7, the library offers a large collection of field guides, picture books and reference books, and also includes a selection of games for your entertainment. The Ultramarine collection includes books in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology.

 

 

LOUNGE AREAS

On Deck 7 forward, the Panorama Lounge & Bar is used for special functions and events, and is a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy panoramic polar views. You can also grab a cup of complimentary coffee or tea here. On Deck 7 aft, Bistro 487 is a light-filled space to enjoy a snack either inside or out on deck.

AMBASSADOR THEATER

The auditorium on Deck 5 can easily accommodate everyone on board, so it serves as the main lecture hall where presentations and movies are provided for your enjoyment.

GYM

Located on Deck 7, gym hours are posted at the door, with facilities available on a first come, first served basis. Please refrain from bringing glass bottles into the gym. We kindly ask that you take care using these facilities and when you leave, please ensure the equipment is as clean and tidy as when you arrived. Bring comfortable clothing and footwear if you will be taking advantage of the facilities.

 

 

SPA, SAUNA & STEAM ROOM

The Tundra spa is located on Deck 7, where you can take advantage of the services offered in calming spaces with panoramic views. Spa treatments and massages are bookable on board. The steam room is available for you to relax and rejuvenate after a hike or a workout. The sauna provides ample space to warm up with views to the icy waters of the Polar Regions.

Bring your bathing suit so you can join in the Polar Plunge, or to use the sauna or steam room. You might also appreciate having some waterproof shoes. It is recommended to wear closed-toed shoes while moving around the ship, but as long as your water shoes have a heel strap and fit securely, they can be safely worn while using the wet facilities.

READY ROOMS

The Ready Rooms on Deck 2 offer an open storage locker for each person on board, where you can store and dry your gear between excursions. Enjoy ample space and plenty of benches to help you gear up to embark on the Zodiacs.

OBSERVATION DECKS

The promenade deck wrapping around Deck 5 is generally open for viewing wildlife and enjoying the open ocean. Our outer decks provide a good deal of open space and are accessible at any time (unless weather/sea conditions deem it unsafe).

 

 

MEDICAL CLINIC

The Clinic is located on Deck 3. In case of emergency, the doctor is available 24 hours a day, and can be contacted through reception or any member of the Expedition Team.

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