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About the Ship

With her ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment, the Ocean Endeavour is ideally suited for expedition cruising to Antarctica.

The expansive decks and outdoor spaces provide opportunities to view the magnificent scenery. There are numerous interior and exterior areas, where you can enjoy the company of your fellow travellers or experience Antarctica in quiet solitude.

This small, well-appointed expedition ship allows you to explore the world’s most remote regions whilst enjoying the class and comfort of a boutique hotel.

The Ocean Endeavour offers an unrivalled sense of space and onboard activities including: spa facilities, yoga classes, sauna, hot tub, salt water pool and gym.

Why we love this ship

We think the Ocean Endeavour is the ultimate expedition cruising ship. Strong and stable, with plenty of creature comforts, we’re sure you will feel at home.

Offering a huge range of activities both on and off the ship makes her versatile and appealing to clients of all ages and budgets.

There are a selection of cabins to meet a variety of budgets, and single and solo travelers can take advantage of no single supplement.


  • Industry leading crew to passenger ratio on board (1:8).
  • Dedicated forward facing photography Zodiacs designed for maximum comfort & uninterrupted views.
  • A large Zodiac fleet offers opportunities to take excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites.
  • Onboard activities including spa facilities, yoga classes, sauna, hot tub, heated salt water pool and gym.
  • A range of onboard amenities from an expedition lounge & library to restaurants & bar.
  • A variety of educational lectures on the history, geology and ecology by the expedition team.
  • All cruises are double carbon offset.
  • We are working towards eliminating single use plastics on board.
  • Dedicated single occupancy cabins with no single surcharges.


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.

Nautilus Lounge

Primary meeting room, presentation space, and concert venue. Equipped with full bar, stage, multiple TV monitors, and enough seating for all aboard.

Aurora Lounge

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

Compass Club

Onboard library provides a quiet space to relax, with 24-hour coffee/tea station and comfortable seating.

Polaris Restaurant

Open-seating dining room with three meals served daily.

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.


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.

Pool Deck

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

Hot Tub

Salt-water relaxation tub with panoramic views. Available based on sea conditions.

Additional Facilities

Panoramic observation platform, wifi in certain public areas, laundry service, elevator (decks 4–6), 24 hr tea & coffee, medical clinic, smoking area and shop for souvenirs, clothing and essentials.

The Ocean Endeavour offers a range of activities from onboard yoga to hiking, kayaking & zodiac expeditions, photography workshops, snowshoeing & overnight camping.

Cabin Categories

The Ocean Endeavour boasts an extensive range of cabin categories to suit a variety of travellers & budgets from our CAT 2 Triple cabins through to our CAT 10 Double Suite. 

Please note that cabins can vary between 2020/21 & 2021/22 seasons so please refer to the correct deck plan. 

Single occupancy cabins are available with no single surcharge. 

Deck Plan 2021/22

137.10m | 450ft
21.00m | 69ft
Max Draught:
5.60m | 18ft
Gross Tonnage:
12,907 itc
Cruising Speed:
15 knots
Passenger Capacity:
220v 60Hz | Types C, E, F
Bureau Veritas
Ice Class:
Fully Enclosed Life Boats:
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.

See our Antarctic Expedition Itineraries