Eager to learn more about what it is like to travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour in Antarctica? Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

 

The 199-passenger Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the polar regions. This ship is for people who want it all: great food, excellent guides, lots of wellness options, a saltwater pool and even his and her saunas with a large window to watch the floating icebergs. These features, in combination with the Ocean Endeavour’s wide variety of exploration activities, make her the perfect home-base for unforgettable on- and off-the-boat experiences on the White Continent.

 

This Antarctic adventure ship’s contemporary aesthetic provides a bright and spacious feel throughout and has a wide variety of clean and comfortable cabin categories; from economic cabins to spacious suites and even single cabins, the Ocean Endeavour offers more options than many of her peers. Complementing the array of accommodation options is a wide variety of common areas and deck space, all of which offer incredible views of the dramatic landscapes and iconic wildlife.

 

 

Sustainability Aboard Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour burns Marine Gas Oil (MGO)—a clean-burning fuel with a low emission factor that conforms to all international regulations and policies governing the disposal of waste at sea. The small polar expedition ship serves only sustainable seafood and uses eco-friendly laundry chemicals and cabin amenities. Every passenger is provided with a reusable water bottle, and only recycled, acid-free paper is used onboard.

 

 

Common Areas Aboard Ocean Endeavour

The Nautilus Lounge’s couches, tables, chairs and large viewing windows create an inviting space for holding lectures, briefings and events. The Aurora Lounge also offers lectures. The Meridian Club is an additional lounge with panoramic windows and access to an outside deck, which plays host to yoga classes and informal ping pong matches. The library, found in the Compass Club, features polar materials and reference books. The Reception area is staffed 24 hours a day for questions about the ship, activities, etc. Three outside decks with ample space allow for excellent observation of the polar landscape. The Ocean Endeavour also offers the Polar Boutique for gifts and any needed gear. The medical clinic is staffed with an English-speaking doctor. Internet is available for purchase, weather permitting.

 

 

Food On Board

Enjoy open-seating meals in the spacious Polaris Restaurant, surrounded by ocean views. Adventure Canada staff mingle and share their expertise over meals. Breakfast and lunch include a wide variety of tasty and healthy choices. Globally inspired a la carte suppers offer options to suit every taste, including fish and vegetarian options. Desserts, made fresh daily, are a highlight! Food sensitivities, special diets, and personal choices can be accommodated with advance notice. Early-bird breakfast, afternoon tea, late-night snacks, and treats round out the offerings. And tea, coffee, and cookies are always available!

 

 

Crew & Guides Aboard Ocean Endeavour

The guides and expedition leaders are seasoned veterans with rich backgrounds in marine biology, history, geology and more. Many are skilled Zodiac drivers and kayakers! The guides are professional and often around engaging guests with their knowledge and stories during meals, while on deck and in the common areas. Throughout expeditions, guides give lectures ranging from Antarctic marine wildlife to photography workshops and the history of the Antarctic Treaty. Guests can also mingle on board with researchers associated with the Scientists in Residence program.

 

 

Activities Aboard Ocean Endeavour

One of the unique things about the Ocean Endeavour is the wide range of adventure activities offered. An onboard photo library offers a couple of laptops for photo uploads (later shared with all guests). A fleet of tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards enables regular paddles in the icy cold waters. Aboard the Ocean Endeavour is camping gear, snowshoes, cross-country skis and mountaineering equipment for an added cost, off-ship explorations to witness Antarctica from a different perspective. Zodiac cruising and on-shore hiking are included with every departure. All adventure activity groups are lead by three guides and have a designated Zodiac. Expedition guides accompany every off-ship excursion.

 

 

Wellness & Activities Aboard Ocean Endeavour

The facilities of this health- and wellness-oriented ship include a spa with treatments and beauty products by spa provider VOYA – Organic Beauty From The Sea; a menu for face, body, hair and nails, including the exclusive Explorer’s treatment; and signature VOYA hand and foot rituals. The Ocean Endeavour also offers his-and-her saunas with a large window to not miss any wildlife sightings or icebergs that may be floating by, a saltwater pool and a gym with ellipticals, exercise bike and other exercise equipment. Complimentary wellness activities which include yoga and stretching classes are offered.

 

FACILITIES

 

Nautilus Lounge

Nautilus Lounge

Primary meeting room, presentation space, and concert venue. Equipped with a full bar, stage, multiple TV monitors, and enough seating for all aboard. The Gift Shop is located here.

 

 

Aurora Lounge

Aurora Lounge

Intimate presentation space for film screenings, lectures, and small functions.

 

 

Meridian Club

Meridian Club

Top-deck lounge with panoramic windows and easy access to the outdoor observation platform. Often used for yoga and stretching classes, tabletop games, and small-group workshops.

 

 

Compass Club Oe

Compass Club

Shipboard library with 24-hour coffee/tea station and comfortable seating.

 

 

Polaris Restaurant

Polaris Restaurant

Open-seating dining room with three meals served daily.

 

 

Mudroom Oe

Mud Room

Expedition preparation room with personal cubby storage for all guests. Rubber boots and lifejackets are available here, and wet gear may be stored as needed.

 

 

Gym Oe

Gym

24-hour workout space with stationary bikes, rowing machine, and hydraulic resistance machines.

 

 

Sauna Oe

Sauna

Relaxation space with female, male, and co-ed sauna dry-saunas available.

 

 

Pool Deck Oe

Pool Deck

Outdoor space with available seating and heated salt-water pool (available based on sea conditions).

 

 

Hot Tub Oe

Hot Tub

Salt-water relaxation tub with panoramic views (available based on sea conditions).

 

 

 

 

Deck Plan

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ALL CABIN AMENITIES

  • ✔ Private bath
  • ✔ Telephone
  • ✔ Flat Screen TV
  • ✔ Intercom
  • ✔ Hairdryer, bathrobe, towels, body wash, and hair care products
  • ✔ Telecom
  • ✔ Intercom

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

  • ✔ Laundry
  • ✔ Medical Clinic
  • ✔ Panoramic top-deck observation platform
  • ✔ Elevator service decks 3–6
  • ✔ Smoking Area

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

  • Capacity:198 passengers

  • Crew: 124

  • Registry: Bahamas

  • Type of vessel: Passenger cruise ship

  • Ice Class: 1B

  • Year built: 1982, Szczecin, Poland

  • Refurbished: 2001, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2018

  • Length: 137 metres (450 ft.)

  • Breadth: 21 metres (69 feet)

  • Draft: 5.8 metres (19 feet)

  • Main Engines: 4 x Skoda Sulzer 6ZL40/48

  • Propellers: 2 x variable pitch propellers

  • Cruising Speed:15 knots

  • Stabilizers: Gyrofin stabilizers

  • Bow-thruster: 600kW / 800hp

  • Electricity: 220 volts/60Hz

  • Total Capacity: 608 Persons

  • Lifeboats: 6

  • Life Rafts: 12

  • Safety Features: 6 fully enclosed lifeboats and 8 life rafts. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull and the lifeboat and life raft capacity exceeds SOLAS requirements with at least 25% additional capacity above the number of people on board.

 

 

 

CABINS & DECK PLAN ABOARD OCEAN ENDEAVOUR

All cabins and suites have private facilities, flat-screen TVs, desk and chair, storage areas and 220-volt plugs. Please note that the elevator only services decks 4, 5 and 6.

 

ocean endeavour triple cabin with three beds

Triple 

Approximately 225 square feet, these cabins have three twin beds and a private bathroom. These four inside cabins are located on Deck 4.

 

ocean endeavour ship twin cabin with two beds and a porthole

Twin Porthole

Approximately 95-105 square feet, these cabins have two lower berths, a porthole and a private bathroom. These nine cabins are located on Deck 4.

 

ocean endeavour ship cabin with a bed, nightstand, porthole and chair

Twin Porthole Upper/Lower

Approximately 76 square feet, these cabins have one lower and one upper berth, a porthole and a private bathroom. These three cabins are located on Deck 4.

 

ocean endeavour twin window cabin with two beds, a night stand and a window

Twin Window

Approximately 95-105 square feet, these cabins have two lower berths, a picture window and a private bathroom. These 13 cabins are located on Deck 5.

 

ocean endeavour upper deck double cabin with two beds, a desk window and other furniture

Upper Deck Double

Approximately 155 square feet, these cabins have one double bed (not pictured), a window (obstructed view due to lifeboats) and a private bathroom. These four cabins are located on Deck 8.

 

ocean endeavour ship room with two beds, furniture, lights and a window

Upper Deck Twin

Approximately 140 square feet, these cabins have two lower berths, a window (obstructed view due to lifeboats) and a private bathroom. These 14 cabins are located on Deck 7.

 

ocean endeavour ship cabin with two beds, a porthole and other furniture

Twin Porthole Suite

Approximately 190-200 square feet, these cabins have two single beds, a separate living area with a pullout sofa, two portholes and a private bathroom. These six cabins are located on Deck 4.

 

ocean endeavour ship cabin with two beds, a porthole and other furniture

Twin Porthole Suite (2)

Approximately 190-200 square feet, these cabins have two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa, two portholes and two private bathrooms. These 12 cabins are located on Deck 4.

 

ocean endeavour small ship cabin with a large bed, wood floor, desk and window

Superior Double

Approximately 182 square feet, these cabins have one double bed, a sofa, a large window and a private bathroom. Cabins 7000 and 7018 have bathtubs; other Superior Doubles have showers. These five cabins are located on Deck 7.

 

ocean endeavour small ship room with two beds, tv, table, chairs and large window

Superior Twin

Approximately 226 square feet, these cabins have two lower beds, a pull out sofa bed, a large window and a private bathroom. These four cabins are located on Deck 5.

 

ocean endeavour room with no window, table, chairs and night stand

Inside Single

Approximately 95-105 square feet, these cabins have one lower berth and a private bathroom. These 25 inside cabins are located on Deck 5.

 

ocean endeavour small ship room with bed, 2 windows, desk and chairs

Top Deck Double

Approximately 155 square feet, these cabins have one double bed, two large windows (one with an obstructed view due to lifeboats) and a private bathroom. These four cabins are located on Deck 8.

 

room aboard Ocean Endeavour with 2 beds and a window with the shade down

Twin Window Suite

Approximately 190-200 square feet, these cabins have two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows and a private bathroom. These two cabins are located on Deck 5.

 

room aboard Ocean Endeavour with 2 beds and a window with the shade down

Twin Window Suite (2)

Approximately 190-200 square feet, these cabins have two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows and two private bathrooms. These five cabins are located on Deck 5.

 

ocean endeavour small ship cabin with large bed and large window

Junior Suite

The three Junior Suites on Deck 5 are at least 325 square feet; the two Junior Suites on Deck 7 are at least 164 square feet. All Junior Suites have one double bed, a picture window and a private bathroom. Cabins 7000 and 7002 have bathtubs and bow-facing windows; other Junior Suites have showers and portside views.

 

ocean endeavour deluxe cabin with large bed and adjoining room

Owner’s Suite

Approximately 320 square feet, this suite has one double bed, two large bow-facing windows, a separate sitting room and a private bathroom with a bathtub. This suite is located on Deck 7.