World Explorer

Polar Tracks Expeditions

World Explorer

Luxury Expedition Cruise Vessel

About the Ship

The newly launched World Explorer is an all-suite, 5 star experience from top to bottom. Distinct, refined and roomy, this luxury vessel is among Quark Expeditions’ fastest ships as well as one of its finest, with six tiers of deluxe accommodation. Added cabin comforts such as individual temperature controls and walk-out balconies with ocean views will make your every moment on board an absolute pleasure. 

  • Guest Capacity: 176
  • Glass-domed observation lounge with full skyline views
  • Lecture theater with tiered seating
  • Casino
  • Outdoor running track
  • Activities including stand-up paddleboarding
  • Elevators: Yes
  • Ice Class: 1B
  • Cruising Speed: 16 knots, open water

Why We Like Her


    All cabins have either a private walk-out or Juliet balcony for direct ocean views, meaning guests won’t miss out on wildlife viewing when they prefer not to be in public spaces.


    Public areas have been designed with individual travel styles in mind, including the glass-domed observation deck for quiet contemplation and the Explorer Lounge for social gatherings.


    In addition to the gym and sauna, World Explorer boasts an outdoor running track for those wanting to stay extra active during their polar adventure.


    With one of the highest cruising speeds in the industry, you’re likely to get further and see more, spending less time on repositions and more time at your destination.

Photos of the Ship

Insider Advice

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