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
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.
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.
Intimate presentation space for film screenings, lectures, and small functions.
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.
Shipboard library with 24-hour coffee/tea station and comfortable seating.
Open-seating dining room with three meals served daily.
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.
24-hour workout space with stationary bikes, rowing machine, and hydraulic resistance machines.
Relaxation space with female, male, and co-ed sauna dry-saunas available.
Outdoor space with available seating and heated salt-water pool (available based on sea conditions).
Salt-water relaxation tub with panoramic views (available based on sea conditions).
ALL CABIN AMENITIES
- ✔ Private bath
- ✔ Telephone
- ✔ Flat Screen TV
- ✔ Intercom
- ✔ Hairdryer, bathrobe, towels, body wash, and hair care products
- ✔ Telecom
- ✔ Intercom
- ✔ Laundry
- ✔ Medical Clinic
- ✔ Panoramic top-deck observation platform
- ✔ Elevator service decks 3–6
- ✔ Smoking Area
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
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.
Approximately 225 square feet, these cabins have three twin beds and a private bathroom. These four inside cabins are located on Deck 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Approximately 95-105 square feet, these cabins have one lower berth and a private bathroom. These 25 inside cabins are located on Deck 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.