World Explorer

Refined and Roomy Ship

Distinct and comfortable—these attributes and more describe World Explorer. Launched in Spring 2019, not only is she fast, she is also luxurious, with six tiers of exceptional accommodation.

Every cabin has either a private walk-out or Juliet balcony for direct ocean views. World Explorer also offers plenty of public areas in which to unwind after a day outdoors, including her glass-domed observation lounge for quiet contemplation and full skyline views, the Explorer Lounge for a drink and socialising, and the library for more intimate relaxing and reading. Presentations and discussions are facilitated in a dedicated lecture theatre.

Her health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor running track, a small gym and a sauna as well as a spa with changing rooms, showers and lockers. For active adventurers, additional activities include kayaking, camping and stand-up paddleboarding.

  • All cabins have exterior views and private bathroom facilities
  • TV and safe in every cabin
  • Individual temperature controls
  • Electrical supply: 220v
  • Staff and crew 125
  • Length 126 metres
  • Breadth (beam) 19 metres
  • Draft 4.7 metres
  • Propulsion 2 x Rolls Royce 9,000 kw hybrid diesel/electric
  • Ice Class 1B
  • Cruising Speed 16 knots, in open water
  • Registration: Portugal
  • Lifeboats 2, fully-enclosed

Passengers:       172 passengers in en-suite cabins

Itineraries:          Arctic

Operator:            Quark Expeditions

Deck plan:          See below

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