The Spirit of Enderby

Ice-strengthened expedition vessel
50 Passengers
South Pacific

The Spirit of Enderby (Professor Khromov) is a fully ice-strengthened expedition vessel, built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and is perfect for Expedition Travel.

She carries just 50 passengers and was refurbished in May 2019 to provide comfortable accommodation in twin share cabins approximately half of which have private facilities. All cabins have outside windows or portholes and ample storage space.

On board there is a recently updated combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs.

The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Captain and crew.

The name Spirit of Enderby honours the work and the vision of the Enderby Brothers of London. The Enderby Captains were at the forefront of Antarctic exploration for almost 40 years in the early 1800s. It also celebrates Enderby Island, arguably the greatest Subantarctic Island in the world.

The Spirit of Enderby

Cabin Categories

Main Deck Triple

Deck 3

One bunk (upper and lower berth) and on additional lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, desk, washbasin and outward porthole window. Bathrooms are shared with other Main Deck cabins.

Main deck double

Deck 3

Two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe, and drawers. Private washbasin. Shared shower and toilet facilities nearby with other Main Deck cabins. These cabins have a porthole.

Superior

Deck 4

One bunk (one upper and one lower berth), writing desk, wardrobe, and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Superior Plus

Deck 4 & 5

Two lower berths, writing desk, wardrobe, and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Mini Suite

Deck 5 (Upper)

Separate bedroom with a double bed and a single bed or sofa in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe and drawers. Private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Mini Suites have windows.

Heritage Suite

Deck 5 (Upper)

Large lounge area, separate bedroom with double bed, single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers, and fridge. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Large forward and side facing windows with great views.

Ship Facilities

Lecture theatre - The Spirit of Enderby
Lecture theatre

Our expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides. They will provide entertaining and educational lectures in our theatre.

Top viewing deck - The Spirit of Enderby
Top viewing deck

The top deck is a great place to take in scenery and watch for wildlife while we are traveling.

Bar Library - The Spirit of Enderby
Bar Library

The cuisine on our voyages is excellent and is prepared by top New Zealand and Australian chefs.

Cabin Amenities
  • Outside Windows
  • Wardrobe and Drawers
  • Washbasin
  • Writing Desk
Additional Facilities/Amenities
  • Laundry
  • Medical Clinic
  • Sauna

Technical Details

Classification Russian register Arc 5 ice class
Year built 1983
Accommodation 50 berths
Shipyard Finland
Main engines Power 2×1560 bhp (2x 1147Kw)
Register Russia
Maximum speed 12 knots (2 engines)
Cruising speed 10 knots (one engine)
Bunker capacity 320 tons