New polar vessel joins Quark Expeditions fleet

Photo: Quark Expeditions/Travelopia

US-based Quark Expeditions has taken delivery of a new polar cruise ship from Croatian builder Brodosplit.

The Marshall Islands-flagged Ultramarine has a length of 128 metres, a draught of 5.1 metres, accommodations for 199 guests and 140 crewmembers, and onboard space for two helicopters and 20 rubber boats.

Onboard amenities include an auditorium, ready rooms, a spacious restaurant, an indoor/outdoor dining bistro, a spa, a sauna, a fitness centre, and a lounge/bar with large panoramic windows. Accommodation options include solo cabins, three-person cabins, two-person suites, and an owner’s suite.

The newbuild has ice class 1A+ and polar class 6 notation and can cruise at 16 knots in open water.

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