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.
During the northern summer months the Spirit of Enderby is often engaged in Oceanographic Research across New Zealand and any of the sub-Antarctic islands.
The Spirit of Enderby went under a complete re-haul prior to the start of the 2004/2005 season. A new dining room, bar, galley and library was constructed, whilst most of the cabins were completely refurbished and re-carpeted. A brand new lecture room with the latest audio technology was also built.
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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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 – Two lower berths. Room comes with wardrobe, desk, drawers, washbasin and porthole. Shared bathrooms facilities with other Main Deck cabins.
Middle Deck – One bunk bed. Cabin comes with window, wardrobe, desk, drawers, private en suite with shower and washbasin.
Middle and Upper Decks – Two lower berths. Cabin comes with good sized window, wardrobe, desk, drawers, private en suite with shower and washbasin.
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.
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.
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 bridge policy for passengers. There is a good sized dining room with enough space to cater for all passengers at one. The lunge 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.
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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