About Ocean Endeavour Antarctica
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!
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.
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.
Outdoor space with available seating and heated salt-water pool (available based on sea conditions).
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.
Intimate presentation space for film screenings, lectures, and small functions.
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.
Salt-water relaxation tub with panoramic views (available based on sea conditions).
- Air Conditioning
- Flat Screen TV
- Private bath
- Elevators service
- Medical Clinic
- Mountain Bikes
- Observation Platform
- Smoking Area
- Spa and Massage Therapist
A TYPICAL DAY
A TYPICAL DAY
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.
FOOD ON BOARD
FOOD ON BOARD
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!
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.