World Explorer (Quark Expeditions) Review

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Dori Saltzman

Set to debut during the 2018/2019 Antarctic season, World Explorer will be a 176-passenger, all-suite expedition vessel with a glass-domed Observation Lounge, the Explorer Lounge, a dedicated lecture theater, a library, shop, gym with changing rooms and a sauna, an outdoor running track, pool and a small spa. The ship will sail for Quark only during the Antarctic season.

All 86 cabins onboard with have large ocean views with either a private walk-out balcony or a shallow French balcony. All rooms will also have a mini-fridge and TV.

Cabins types will include:

Triple: Located on Deck 6 and approximately 242 square feet in size with a 55 square-foot walk-out balcony. Each room also has a separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet.

Infinity Suite: Located on Decks 5 and 6, these cabins are approximately 270 square feet in size and feature a floor-to-ceiling glass Juliet balcony.

Veranda Suite: Located on Decks 5 and 6, these cabins are approximately 215 square feet and have a 55-square-foot walk-out balcony.

Superior Suite: Located on Decks 5 and 6, these rooms are around 278 square feet and have larger 110-square-foot walk-out balconies, which can be accessed from either the sitting room or the bedroom.

Deluxe Suite: Located on Deck 5 and approximately 334 square feet in size, these cabins also have a 110-square-foot walk-out balcony with access from either the sitting room or bedroom. The separate sitting area has his and her closets, while the bathroom has his and her sinks.

Owners' Suite: Located on Decks 5 and 6, the four Owner's Suites are approximately 355 square feet and have 110-square-foot balconies, accessible from either the sitting room or bedroom. The bathrooms in these suites have his and her sinks and a bathtub.

World Explorer will feature one dining room on Deck 4, with a single seating for each meal. During the day cruisers can grab a cup of coffee or tea, and an assortment of freshly baked cookies or pastries in the Deck 4 Explorer Lounge. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks on offer in the lounge during the daily cocktail hour.

Soft drinks, juices and water are available at no extra cost, and beer and wine are offered free of charge at dinner.

The ship, which will have a 1B ice-class hull, will sail 10 Antarc


Passengers: 176
Crew: 125
Passenger to Crew: 1.41:1
Launched: 2018
Shore Excursions: 18

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One of the best travel experiences of my life!!

I had read a few reviews that didn't find the dining experiences favorable but I have to tell you that the chef on the World Explorer deserves accolades. Not a bad meal the entire expedition.Read More
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Early Season with Quark on World Explorer

This review is based on an eleven day Quark trip to Antarctica on board the World Explorer in late November/early December 2023. First, getting to Antarctica takes a long time.Read More
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An amazing trip to Antarctica

The world Explorer is a beautiful and very comfortable ship. The hotel staff was super friendly and food was amazing, so many options and always plenty of options .Read More
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"Fly the Drake" - a well-designed and nicely executed expedition to Antarctica

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