Ultramarine By Quark Expeditions

The newest ship among Quark Expeditions' fleet, made to go beyond the familiar of polar exploration.

Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry. It is the most spacious in its category with breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing areas than other expedition ships its size. With sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.


Features of the Vessel

Four Embarkation Points

Embarkation points on the starboard, port, and stern of the ship mean we can load and embark Zodiacs faster, safer, and easier than ever before.



Micro Auto Gasification System, is an industry-leading system that converts waste into energy at the site where it's generated. MAGS eliminates the environmental impact of waste transportation. 


Twin Engine Helicopters

Two twin-engine helicopters operated from two helidecks allow more passengers to enjoy the polar activities and the unique aerial perspectives of the polar regions.


Water-level Zodiac Hangar

An internal Zodiac hangar quickly and safely deploys Ultramarine's twenty Zodiacs. Faster disembarkment, so you can spend more time on off-ship adventures.


Wraparound Deck

The wraparound deck located on deck 5 offers generous outdoor viewing opportunities to take in the polar landscapes.



Ready Rooms

Designed for efficiency. These rooms have wider halls, plenty of seating, and conveniently located bathrooms allowing guest to quickly change in and out of their expedition gear.


Polar Boutique

Fully stocked with the industry's top cold weather gear, just in case you forgot something at home.


Ambassador Theater

State-of-the-art, high-resolution LED screen wall in the main theater ensures high-definition viewing of presentations from your Expedition team.


Balena Restaurant

Enjoy dinner with a loved one or with all your new expedition friends, with table tops that accommodate 2 to 10 guests. Relish the magnificent views from every seat, in addition to direct access to the wraparound deck. 



Observe how the Captain and Officers sail and navigate the ship during your voyage.


Bistro 487

Take in the polar landscapes while you enjoy a casual meal at the Bistro. Offering an indoor/outdoor dining experience.


Tundra Spa

Offering a variety of treatments exclusively crafted for our guests. Take the time to relax at the spa and steam room before your next expedition.


Tundra Sauna

Perfectly juxtaposed luxury: guests can relax in the warmth of the sauna while enjoying the icy polar views.


Fitness Center

Guests can work up a sweat in the fully-equiped fitness center, featuring a separate yoga space with views to the outside.


Panorama Lounge and Bar

Enclosed in glass allows for guests to take in the unobstructed views. Stay connected to the outdoors while you sip a glass of wine, engage in conversation, share a laugh over a board game, or hit the dance floor once the evening comes along.


Quark Expeditions has spent the last three decades taking travelers on polar expeditions to remote parts of the Arctic and Antarctic where few other humans have ever set foot. The vessels in Quark Expeditions’ fleet accommodate anywhere from 128 to 199 passengers. Smaller ships can take you to remote areas that large ships simply can’t reach. We know we can give guests the best polar experience on a smaller ship. The perfect polar expedition doesn't just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable and experienced professionals to bring it all together. Our Expedition Team is comprised of seasoned veterans with rich backgrounds in marine biology, history, glaciology, geology, and more. With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the industry, our Expedition Teams safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your polar adventure every step of the way.

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