Spirit of Enderby: Ship Details and Overview


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The Spirit of Enderby is a pure research vessel and built to withstand the toughest of seas. Sister ship to the Akademik Shokalskiy, Shes decked out with the latest expeditionary equipment and crewed by an extremely knowledgeable Russian crew.

The ship is named in honour of the Enderby brother of London who, during much of the 1800’s, pushed Antarctic exploration further than ever. The ship is also named after Enderby Island, one of the greatest Sub-Antarctic islands on earth.

The ship carries just 50 passengers, allowing a complete focus on shore landings and wildlife watching. She's decked out with a dining room, bar, library, great lecture room, and sauna. Prior to the 2018/19 season, the cabins and public areas aboard the Spirit of Enderby underwent a revamp, giving the ship a nice fresh feel. A new WiFi system was also installed, as was a new sound and visual technology to give passengers the best experience possible.   

The Spirit of Enderby is a basic but comfortable Antarctica cruise ship. Perfect for people who want to explore regions few have ever stepped foot in!

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Spirit of Enderby Ship Overview

Specifications

Ship Type: Research Ship

Passengers: 50

Speed : 12

Length : 236

Voltage : 220V

Route Map of the Spirit of Enderby

Facilities

Bar/Lounge, Two Dining Halls, Infirmary, Sauna

Equipment

Zodiacs

Cabin Options

Triple Cabin
Main Deck – One bunk and one lower berth. Room comes with wardrobe, drawers, desk, washbasin and outward porthole. Bathrooms are shared with other Main Deck cabins.
​Main Deck
Main Deck – Two lower berths. Room comes with wardrobe, desk, drawers, washbasin and porthole. Shared bathrooms facilities with other Main Deck cabins.
Superior
Middle Deck – One bunk bed. Cabin comes with window, wardrobe, desk, drawers, private en suite with shower and washbasin.
Superior Plus
Middle and Upper Decks – Two lower berths. Cabin comes with good sized window, wardrobe, desk, drawers, private en suite with shower and washbasin.
Mini Suite
Upper Deck – Separate bedroom with double bed and single bed or a sofa in the lounge area Cabin comes with large window, drawers, wardrobe, desk and private en suite with shower and washbasin.
​Heritage Suite
Upper Deck – Separate bedroom with double bed. Cabin comes with large windows, large lounge area with single bed, wardrobe, desk, drawers, private en suite with shower and washbasin.

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

The Spirit of Enderbey is a comfortable, yet basic ship. There is no luxuries on this voyage and you can expect the atmosphere to be very informal, relaxed and tight knit.

There is plenty of deck space around the ship and the captain has an open bridgepolicy for passengers. There are two good sized dining rooms with enough space to cater for all passengers at once. The lounge is also spacious and comes with an adjoining bar. The library is well stocked and you’ll find books on the local history, geology and wildlife of the region.

The lecture room is also spacious and is equipped with excellent audio technology for good quality presentations. A sauna has also recently been added for passengers to relax in after a full day of adventures. 

Cabin Facilities

Like the public areas, the cabins are simple, cozy and comfortable.

All cabins have outward facing portholes and excellent storage space. Almost half of the cabins have private en suites whilst the rest have shared bathroom facilities. 

All cabins are comfortable, simple and functional – do not expect luxury though.

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Activities Offered

Activity Details Offered?
Camping

$180 per person on average – camping info

Kayaking

$465 per person on average

Skiing

Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking

Included in price

Hiking and snowshoeing

Included in price

Polar Plunge and Zodiac Trip

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies

Scuba-diving

Price varies

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2 Comments:

  • brian ashton says

    1 year ago

    has the spirit of enderby got a imo number, if so, what.

    • Burnham Arlidge says

      1 year ago

      Hi Brian, The Spirit of Enderby does indeed have an IMO number - 8010350 Thanks - AG Team