Spirit of Enderby

Intrepid ice-class vessel unusual itineraries

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Spirit of Enderby

Intrepid ice-class vessel unusual itineraries

The Spirit of Enderby is a fully ice-strengthened expedition vessel, built in 1984. It was specifically engineered for polar and oceanographic research and it is perfect for expedition cruising. the Spirit of Enderby carries just 50 passengers and was refurbished in March 2012 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 combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room — giving you plenty of spots to share photos and stories with your fellow explorers. The onboard experts will also tell you everything you could possibly want to about the Arctic and Antarctic cruise locations the ship visits, depending on the time of year. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top New Zealand and Australian chefs. 


The real focus and emphasis of every expedition on the Spirit of Enderby is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible — with maximum safety and comfort in mind. 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 experienced Russian captain and crew. The atmosphere aboard the ship is friendly and enthusiastic; you're guaranteed to have the time of your life, so keep an eye on our polar cruise deals page for any special offers on the various Spirit of Enderby cruises that run all year round. Read the longer, in-depth description below and please get in touch if you have any questions.

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 1800's. It also celebrates Enderby Island, one of the most beautiful and wildlife-rich Subantarctic Islands.

Cabin details:

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Heritage Suite

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

Mini Suites

Have a separate bedroom with a double bed and a single bed or a sofa in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. The Mini Suites have windows.Superior-Plus.jpg

Superior Plus cabins

Have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

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Superior cabins

Have bunks (an upper and lower berth), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

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Main deck cabins

Have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, washbasin and porthole. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.

Main deck triple

Has one bunk (one upper and one lower) and one lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and wash basin. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.

Kamchatka and Kurils: Russia's Ring of Fire

An unique 13 day expedition onboard M/V Spirit of Enderby exploring Russia's seldom-visted Pacific Ring of Fire

FROM 7650.00
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Siberia's forgotten Coast: Spirit of Enderby

An unique 14 day expedition onboard M/V Spirit of Enderby exploring Russia's previously closed-off Siberian coastline

FROM 8400.00
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Chukotka: Where Russia's Day Begins

A special 15 day expedition on the Spirit of Enderby including Wrangel Island and the annual Beringia Regatta

FROM 8900.00
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Kamchatka: Jewel of the Russian Far East

An unique 13 day expedition onboard M/V Spirit of Enderby exploring the seldom-visted eastern seaboard of Russia

FROM 7200.00
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Melanesia Discoverer: Spirit of Enderby

A 14 day expedition cruise to rarely visited parts of the South Pacific on board Spirit of Enderby

FROM 6995.00
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Wake of Scott & Shackleton: Spirit of Enderby

Explore Antarctica's seldom-seen and spectacular Ross Sea, with its mountains, ice-shelves, abundant wildlife and fascinating history

FROM 21000.00
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Northeast Passage: Spirit of Enderby

A epic expedition along Russia's fabled Northern Sea Route with the ice-strengthened small ship Spirit of Enderby

FROM 19900.00
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