|Owner:||Manager: International Shipping Partners|
|Port of registry:||Nassau, Bahamas.|
|Builder:||KMV, Kristiansand, Norway|
|Completed:||1974, rebuilt 1986|
|Length:||124.19 m (407.4 ft)|
|Beam:||16.03 m (52.6 ft)|
|Installed power:||2 Wichmann Engines, 7375 horsepower|
In late 2011, Compagnie du Ponant sold the ship to investors who transferred the ship to Quark Expeditions. Quark has operated the ship as the Ocean Diamond since November 2012.
Ocean Diamond has one restaurant. Other features on board include a Massage & Wellness Program, which include yoga classes, massage therapy and aromatherapy treatments, the Polar library, a bar and a lecture theatre. All cabins on the ship have exterior views.
Expert in Residence program
Ocean Diamond features the Expert in Residence program, which will let scientists, polar researchers, historians and other experts to undertake field work from the ship. The experts include Jonathan Shackleton, Falcon Scott, and Sue Flood. Passengers are allowed to assist the experts in their work.
Pictures of Ocean Diamond in her previous livery as Le Diamant.
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