The Ocean Adventurer has been upgraded at Ulstein Verft in Norway in time for her summer season in the Arctic with Quark Expeditions.
All main equipment and engines have been replaced, and the accommodation capacity has been increased. The work included engineering by Ulstein, the company said, in a statement.
The vessel, previously named Sea Adventurer is owned by Adventurer Partners Ltd.
Quark Expeditions said that "the new and improved Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favorite over the years and underwent refurbishments in 1999 and 2002 with the most significant being in 2017."
Existing passenger cabins have been updated and upgraded and the capacity increased. The common areas have been rebuilt and modernized, Ulstein said.
Significant technical upgrades have been performed, including the installation of new main equipment such as gears, generator and engines.
“We put together teams across the group to solve the upgrading tasks. We have an experienced workforce that has solved this challenge in a most satisfactory way,” commented yard manager Kristian Sætre.