Why we like the Ocean Endeavour

  • Generous deck space and advanced navigation equipment
  • Originally built for 450 passengers and now capped at just 199
  • Choice of two restaurants
  • Newly built saunas, spa facilities & dedicated Wellness cafe with juice bar
  • Complimentary parka jacket and Wellington boot loan for the duration of the voyage
  • One of the widest choices of adventure activities of any Antarctic ships

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What our customers think of Ocean Endeavour

The expedition leader worked hard to plan our journey day by day to avoid bad weather and select locations that were fantastic. They also had many team members with great knowledge of the wildlife we were to encounter. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Phil Waller - USA

Expedition staff was great - everyone we interacted with was very friendly and helpful. I liked the options they had on board for learning more about the area and their respect for the environment. Really enjoyed the option to do the photography group, I learned a lot and made new friends! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Lucia Marie Casella - USA

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The expedition staff were just amazing, all specialists in their fields often coming to join us at the table where we enjoyed getting to know them. A real treat.

Travelled: January 2018

Lucien & Marie-Eve - South Africa

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The ship was luxurious and the food, drink and service of an extremely high quality. The staff supporting trips from the ship were of a high calibre and the lecturers well informed. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone.

Travelled: November 2017

Jennifer - UK

I was on the Ocean Endeavour, a fantastic ship. It really was gourmet food 4 times a day. The staff all knew my name (I don't know how). I would recommend this trip to any one wanting to see the 7th continent.

Travelled: November 2017

Bob - California

Ocean Endeavour was very comfortable. Our cabin was nice and clean with ample storage place. The meals were excellent - very nice selections of food and wine. The quality of the food exceeded expectations.

Travelled: February 2017

Avivit - Georgia

I was not expecting such a lovely ship! It was lovely in ALL ways. The cleanliness, the decor, the amenities, the food, and most of all, the crew - all outstanding. The captain did his job expertly and went way over and beyond the call of duty making sure we saw as much wildlife as possible.

Travelled: January 2017

Arvat - Virginia

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The crew and staff were outstanding, and the expedition staff provided excellent lectures. Everyone always engaged with guests at meals and daily meetings. We could not be happier with how the trip was supported.

Travelled: November 2016

Ryan - Massachusetts

I had a great stay aboard the Ocean Endeavor. I would recommend this trip to anyone who likes a bit of adventure and who likes to explore the world.

Travelled: November 2016

Yevgeny - Rhode Island

It was really fabulous and we all had a wonderful time. Well organised, safe with some really terrific lectures. The Ocean Endeavour was really well fitted out.

Travelled: January 2016

Robert & Family - USA


Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All cabins provide private washroom facilities, tv and radio, and an electrical supply (220 Volts, 50 Hz.).

Owner's Suite

  • Most comfortable and well appointed cabin of all the vessels that visit Antarctica
  • Two large windows for stunning views of Antarctica
  • Largest cabin on board, with lounge
  • Double bed
  • Own bathtub, standing out from all the cabin types below

Junior Suite

  • Features a comfortable double bed
  • Two large windows for magnificent views
  • Spacious 30 square meter (320 sq. ft) cabin

Top Deck Twin

  • Double bed for good sleep
  • Two large windows for superior views
  • Located on the deck 8
  • Slightly smaller than the Superior Twin below
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Superior Twin

  • Large and spacious at 4.5 square meters (50 square feet)
  • One window offering great views of Antarctica
  • Two single beds
  • Seating area for relaxation

Upper Deck Twin

  • Large window to enjoy the panoramic view of Antarctica
  • Two single beds
  • Located on decks 7 and 8

Twin Window

  • 3 different types of Twin Window cabins, designed to provide different levels of space and privacy
  • Single beds
  • One window to admire Antarctica's icebergs

Twin Porthole

  • 3 different types of Twin Porthole cabins, designed to provide different levels of space and privacy
  • Single beds
  • Porthole window


  • Highest level of privacy on board the Endeavour. 
  • Interior cabins without portholes or windows
  • Single bed


  • Great for sharing or a group of friends
  • Interior cabins without portholes or windows
  • Single beds

Deck Plan

Onboard Communications & Facilities

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Internet & WiFi: available as a pre-paid PIN card that grants access to WiFi spots found in the public spaces and cabins with a more limited connection. Generally, 100mb cards cost about $100. 
  • Satellite phone card: available as a pre-paid PIN card. Expect costs of about $0.25/minute when calling to the USA.
  • Ship-based email: available for a nominal fee of about $30 (text-based email)
  • Mail:it is possible to send mail from the ship

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. You can use your own device and connect it to WiFi. The ship is reachable via e-mail or phone. Final prices for these additional services will be posted onboard the ship.

Other facilities include:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)

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