Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the polar regions.

The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, and advanced navigation equipment. The newly-refurbished vessel offers a superb guest experience with an expansive choice of cabin categories, large common areas, a sundeck and observation area, plenty of deck space for polar landscape viewing, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout. Endeavour is also the only polar expedition ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness.

Cabin types

Triple   

  • Three lower beds
  • Two private bathrooms
  • Average cabin area 225 sq. ft. (20 m2)

Single

  • Lower bed
  • Private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 m2)

Twin porthole

  • Two lower beds and a porthole window
  • Private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 m2)

Twin window

  • Two lower beds and a twin window
  • Private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 m2)

Twin porthole suite

  • Two single beds, a separate living area with a pull-out sofa bed, two porthole windows
  • Private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 m2)

Twin porthole suite (2)

  • Two single beds, a separate living area with a pull-out sofa bed, two porthole windows
  • Two private bathrooms with shower
  • Average cabin area 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 m2)

Upper deck cabin

  • Two lower beds and a window (obstructed view)
  • A private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 140 sq. ft. (13 m2)

Superior cabin

  • Two lower beds, a pull-out sofa bed and large window
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Average cabin area 205 sq. ft. (19 m2)

Top deck double

  • One double bed and two large windows (one window with partial obstruction)
  • A private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 155 sq. ft. (14.5 m2)

Twin window suite

  • Two single beds, a separate living area with a pull-out sofa bed and two windows
  • A private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 m2)

Twin window suite (2)

  • Two single beds, a separate living area with a pull-out sofa bed and two windows
  • Two private bathrooms
  • Average cabin area 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 m2)

Junior suite

  • One double bed and a pull-out sofa
  • Private bathroom
  • Average cabin area 320 sq. ft. (30 m2)

Owner’s suite

  • One double bed, separate living area and two large bow-facing windows
  • Private bathroom with tub
  • Average cabin area 320 sq. ft. (30 m2)

About the ship

Technical specifications

  • Staff and Crew 124
  • Guests 199
  • Length 137 metres
  • Breadth 11 metres
  • Draft 5.6 metres
  • Ice Class 1B
  • Cruising Speed 15 knots
  • Propulsion 4 Skoda Sulzer Engines, 4,355 horsepower per engine
  • Lifeboats 6 fully enclosed, 8 Liferafts
  • Registered Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • Elevator (accessing decks 4, 5 and 6 only)
  • Bar staffed by a professional bar tender (drinks added to ship board account)
  • 24 hour tea and coffee available
  • Presentation lounge
  • Polar library
  • Clinic with licensed Doctor
  • Wifi in certain public areas (data usage charges apply)
  • Optional webmail account for email (charges apply)
  • Ship to Shore telephone communications (charges apply)
  • Polar boutique selling essentials, souvenirs and clothing
  • On board laundry service (charges apply)
  • Gym and wellness facilities (see Wellness Amenities for details)

Cabin Amenities

  • All cabins have ensuite facilities
  • All cabins (except triple interior and single interior) have external views
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided
  • In room safe
  • Climate Control
  • Electrical current 220 volts.  Plugs are standard European two round pin plugs

Optional activities

  • Kayaking (all departures)*
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (all departures)*
  • Camping (select departures)*
  • Cross Country Skiing (select departures)*
  • Mountaineering (select departures)*
  • Snowshoeing (select departures)

 *These adventure options need to be booked and paid in advance. Numbers are limited.

Other Inclusions on the Ocean Endeavour

  • Expedition parka to keep
  • Expedition boots on loan
  • Downloadable Photographic journal documenting your voyage
  • Presentations by the Expedition team and onboard experts
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • All shore landings and zodiac cruising according to the daily programme
  • All luggage handling on board the ship
  • All port charges and taxes
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum of US$100,000 per person
  • Photography programme with expert guide
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • Buenos Aires flight and transfer package including 1 nights’ accommodation in Buenos Aires, group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires, return charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, all transfers in Ushuaia, excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation. Please note that this package does not include an arrival transfer in Buenos Aires.

Health and wellness

The Ocean Endeavour is the only polar expedition ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness, and offers a contemporary approach to cuisine and newly-designed health and fitness features. In addition to an exclusive Polar Photography program, the Scientists in Residence program, and more adventure activities than any other Quark vessel, the ship features the following wellness amenities:

  • VOYA spa treatments and beauty products (charges apply)
  • Juice and Smoothie bar (charges apply)
  • Yoga and stretching classes
  • His & Hers saunas
  • Well equipped gym
  • Heated salt water pool

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