Ocean Endeavour Antarctica

The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer
198 Passengers
Canadian Arctic

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

Cabin Categories

Category 1 - Single Deck 5

Deck 5 – One lower berth, Private bath, Hair dryer, bathrobe, towels, body wash, and hair care products, Intercom, Telephone, Flat Screen TV, Approximately 95–105 square feet

Category 2 - Triple

Deck 4 – Interior cabin, three lower berths, two private baths; approximately 225 square feet

Category 3 - Interior Twin

Deck 4 – Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath; approx. 95–105 square feet

Category 4 - Exterior Twin

Deck 4 & 5 – porthole window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath; approx. 100 sq. ft (twin) / 90 sq. ft. (single)

Category 4A - Single Porthole

Deck 4 – porthole window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath; approx. 100 sq. ft (twin) / 90 sq. ft. (single)

Category 5 - Twin Window

Deck 5 – Picture window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath; approx. 115 sq. ft.

Category 5A - Single Window

Deck 5 – Picture window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath; approx. 115 sq. ft.

Category 6 - Comfort Twin

Deck 4 – Porthole or window (some partially obstructed), two lower berths, private bath; some with separate living area with pull-out sofa bed; Approximately 135–200 square feet

Category 7 - Select Twin

Deck 5 – Two lower berths, picture window, separate living area with a pull-out sofa, private bath; approximately 145–190 square feet

Category 8 - Superior Twin

Deck 5 – two picture windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath, sitting area, approx. 210 sq. ft.
Deck 7 forward – forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed, matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub; approx. 180 sq. ft.
Deck 7 midship – picture windows, partial obstruction; matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator; approx. 190 sq. ft.

Category 9 - Junior Suite

Deck 5 – Picture windows, unobstructed view, matrimonial bed, sitting area, private bath with full tub, refrigerator; approx. 270 sq. ft.
Deck 7 forward – forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view, matrimonial bed, sitting area, private bath with full tub, refrigerator; approx. 290 sq. ft.

Category 10 - Suite

Deck 7 – forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view, matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub
refrigerator, approx. 310 sq, ft.

Ship Facilities

Nautilus Lounge - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica
Nautilus Lounge

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

Pool Deck
Pool Deck

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

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.

Aurora Lounge - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica
Aurora Lounge

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

Compass Club - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica
Compass Club

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

Polaris Restaurant - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica
Polaris Restaurant

Open-seating dining room with three meals served daily.

Mud Room - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica
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 - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica

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

Sauna - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica

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

Hot tub Ocean Endeavour
Hot Tub

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

Cabin Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Intercom
  • Private bath
  • Telephone
  • Washrooms
Additional Facilities/Amenities
  • Elevators service
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry
  • Medical Clinic
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Observation Platform
  • Smoking Area
  • Spa and Massage Therapist


Our small ship cruising programs allow you to experience the best of the natural world, while enjoying the comforts of our friendly floating hotel.  The ship generally makes crossing between islands at night, so every morning you awake to new vistas and discoveries.  Every day we offer a combination of interesting shore excursions and fun shipboard activities.  You can choose which elements of the program you want to participate in. 

Each evening we will gather in the lounge to recount the days events and share memorable stories.  Our onboard musician will provide some lively entertainment during happy hour and the expedition leader will outline the following days schedule.  Our resource staff of naturalists, historians, and other guest  speakers will give informative talks at various times throughout the voyage. 

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A TYPICAL DAY - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica


Enjoy open-seating meals in the roomy Polaris Restaurant, surrounded by ocean views. Our resource 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!

FOOD ON BOARD - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica


Our excursions onshore will involve a relatively low level of exertion, but you will need a reasonable level of mobility to get up and down the gangway and climb into and out of Zodiacs (with assistance).  Some of our shore landings will be ‘wet’, requiring waterproof boots.  Once you have left the zodiac, you’ll find our shore excursions accommodate both those who wish to enjoy a gentle stroll and those who prefer more active hikes. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - Ocean Endeavour Antarctica

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.