Ocean Endeavour

The 450Ft (137 meters) MV Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. Built in Poland in 1981 and newly-refurbished, she has an ice-strengthened hull and carries a maximum capacity limited to 200 passengers on her Antarctica Voyage. The Ocean Endeavour carries six fully enclosed lifeboats and eight life rafts. The capacity for which exceeds SOLAS requirements, with at least 25% more space than the number of passengers an... READ MORE >>
Itinerary
Itinerary (Best of Antarctica)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Journey to the Antarctic Circle)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 11: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Journey to the Antarctic Circle for Christmas & New Years)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 11: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Advenure (Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn)Madryn)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 7: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 8: Elephant Island
DAY 9 -10: At Sea
DAY 11 - 14: South Georgia
DAY 15 - 16: At Sea
DAY 17 - 18 : Falkland Islands
Day 19 - 20 : At Sea
Day 21: Puerto Madryn, Argentina - Disembark

Itinerary (World Wildlife Fund Journey Giants of Antarctica)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 11: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (World Wildlife Fund Journey to the Circle & Giants of Antarctica )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 11 South Shetland Islands - Antarctica Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Unchartered Antarctica East & West Peninsula )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia. Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
Day 5 - 7: East Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 8 - 11: West Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark
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Itinerary (Best of Antarctica)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Journey to the Antarctic Circle)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 11: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas)
DAY 1: Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile
DAY 2: Punta Arenas - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9 - 10: Drake Passage
DAY 11: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Journey to the Antarctic Circle for Christmas & New Years)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 11: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Advenure (Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn)Madryn)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 7: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 8: Elephant Island
DAY 9 -10: At Sea
DAY 11 - 14: South Georgia
DAY 15 - 16: At Sea
DAY 17 - 18 : Falkland Islands
Day 19 - 20 : At Sea
Day 21: Puerto Madryn, Argentina - Disembark
Itinerary (World Wildlife Fund Journey Giants of Antarctica)
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 11: South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (World Wildlife Fund Journey to the Circle & Giants of Antarctica )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 11 South Shetland Islands - Antarctica Peninsula & Polar Circle
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Unchartered Antarctica East & West Peninsula )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia. Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
Day 5 - 7: East Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 8 - 11: West Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark

Best of Antarctica

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Journey to the Antarctic Circle

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Journey to the Antarctic Circle for Christmas & New Years

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Advenure (Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn)Madryn

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

World Wildlife Fund Journey Giants of Antarctica

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

World Wildlife Fund Journey to the Circle & Giants of Antarctica

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Unchartered Antarctica East & West Peninsula

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Best of Antarctica

Trip Dates
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022

Journey to the Antarctic Circle

Trip Dates
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 to Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas

Trip Dates
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022

Journey to the Antarctic Circle for Christmas & New Years

Trip Dates
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 to Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Advenure (Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn)Madryn

Trip Dates
Friday, March 10, 2023 to Thursday, March 30, 2023

World Wildlife Fund Journey Giants of Antarctica

Trip Dates
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to Saturday, March 11, 2023

World Wildlife Fund Journey to the Circle & Giants of Antarctica

Trip Dates
Friday, February 17, 2023 to Thursday, March 2, 2023

Unchartered Antarctica East & West Peninsula

Trip Dates
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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Multi-Day

Cabins
The Ocean Endeavour offers 11 large cabin categories, ranging from dedicated inside singles and triples to standard porthole and window cabins and a variety of suites.

CABIN DETAILS
 
  • CAT 1 - SINGLE INTERIOR / DECK 5 : Single berth, TV and private bath.  Approximately 95 - 105 sq. ft. (9 - 10 sq. m)
  • CAT 4A - SINGLE PORTHOLE / DECK 4 : Single berth, porthole*, TV and private bath. Approximately 95 - 105 sq. ft. (9 - 10 sq. m) *Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution.
  • CAT 5A - SINGLE WINDOW / DECK 8 : One double bed, one or two picture window, TV, refrigerator,  and private bath. Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m)
  • CAT 2 - TRIPLE INTERIOR / DECK 4 : Three lower single beds, TV and private bathroom*. Approximately 225 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) *Some cabins have two private bathrooms.
  • CAT 3 - TWIN INTERIOR / DECK 4 : Two lower single berths, TV and private bathroom. Approximately 95 - 105 sq. ft. (9 - 10 sq. m)
  • CAT 4 - TWIN PORTHOLE / DECK 4 & 5 : Two lower single berths, porthole* or picture window, TV and private bathroom. Approximately 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 sq. m) *Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution
  • CAT 5 - TWIN WINDOW / DECK 7 & 8 : Two single beds or one double bed, partially or fully obstructed picture window, TV, refrigerator,  and private bath. Approximately 140 sq. ft. (13 sq. m)
  • CAT 6 - COMFORT PORTHOLE TWIN / DECK 4 : Two single beds, porthole, TV, refrigerator, and a private bathroom. *Some cabins have a separate living area with pull-out sofa bed and two bathrooms. – based on availability, on request. Approximately 190-200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m)
  • CAT 7 - SELECT WINDOW TWIN / DECKS 5 : Two single beds, picture window, separate living area with a pull-out sofa, TV, refrigerator and a private bathroom*. Approximately 190-200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m) *Some cabins have two bathrooms.
  • CAT 8 - SUPERIOR WINDOW / DECK 5 & 7 : Two single & sofa bed (Deck 5) or one double bed & sofa (Deck 7), large picture window*, TV, refrigerator and a private bathroom. Deck 5: Approximately 226 sq. ft. (21 sq. m) / Deck 7: Approximately 182 sq. ft. (17 sq. m) *Some doubles have partially obstructed views.
  • CAT 9 - JUNIOR WINDOW SUITE / DECK 5 & 7 : One double bed, bow or port facing windows, separate sitting area, TV, refrigerator and a private bathroom. Deck 5: Approximately 325 sq. ft. (30 sq. m) / Deck 7: Approximately 164 sq. ft. (15 sq. m)
  • CAT 10 - OWNER’S WINDOW SUITE / DECK 7 : One double bed, two large bow-facing windows, separate sitting room, TV, refrigerator and private bath with tub. Approximately 320 sq. ft. (30 sq. m)

View Deck Plan - HERE
Boat Details
The Ocean Endeavour offers a superb guest experience with an expansive choice of common areas, such as a sundeck / observation area offering breathtaking 360° views on Deck 9, plus three additional observation decks, a lecture theater, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout.

Amenties: 
Polar Library
Medical Clinic
Polar Boutique
Polaris Restaurant (contemporary, Chef-prepared dining).
Spa, His & Hers saunas, a heated, salt water pool, a gym
Elevators
Wifi in certain public areas (charges apply).
Optional additional adventure activities: kayaking, camping, snowshoeing and photography programs (Offering forward-facing photography Zodiacs, designed for comfort and uninterrupted views).

The Ocean Endeavour features one expedition team member for every eight travelers, so you may take full advantage of one of the best passenger staff ratios in Antarctica, with a greater level of personal service and more time with our onboard experts. She is manned by an Expedition Staff and Crew of 124 and is equipped with 20 Zodiacs for concurrent shore and Zodiac exploration and remote landings and enabling all passengers to be off the ship at one time. There are also two gangways on each side of the vessel to minimize queuing.
Ocean Endeavor Deck Plan (click for enlargement)
antarctica travelMarisa, we've been back a week and I'm writing to say how wonderful our trip was. Thanks you for all your guidance and planning. Buenos Aires was so interesting. Our tour guide, Alejandro, was top notch-- and very funny. The hotel was in a good location and the all-day tour in Ushuaia was memorable. The ship was well-run and the food was both interesting and plentiful. The crew was professional. The expedition leaders were kind, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.  I can't give you credit for the fantastic weather and incredible scenery but it was an amazing trip. Thank you. - Susan Ogden/Rose Marie Wilson (Akademik Ioffe) 


The trip was fantastic of course! South Georgia is an amazing place! After docking at Ushuaia, the driver was waiting there on the pier and coordinated well with the ship and the port officials, provided me with useful materials and delivered me to the Alto Andino. I liked the Alto Andino. It was quiet, clean and has a nice secure luggage store, which I used when I arrived, as it was too early to check in. They did let me check in early, shortly after lunch, when a room became available. And, when I came back to the hotel after dinner with friends, there was a message from my driver about the pickup time for departing to the airport. The transfer at BA went without a hitch, nice driver and nice car, and being Saturday, light traffic as well! Anyway, thank you! Your planning and support is greatly appreciate and I will be sure to let my friends know about your great company! - Philip H. Walters (South Georgia In Depth onboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov)

Carrie and Jonathan, we arrived back from Antarctica over the weekend.   I just wanted to thank both of you for arranging such an outstanding trip!  The guides, hotels, and logistics were all excellent—and we thoroughly enjoyed it all.  Fortunately, despite my foot injury, I was able to fully partake in all the sightseeing and activities and didn’t feel that I had to curtail anything I wanted to do.  We’ll be sure to contact you for future trips in South America.  - Nancy Voye (Antarctic Peninsula onboard NG Explorer)

Carrie and Justin, I just wanted to send the two of you a message to thank you for all your help putting together our trip to the Antarctic.  The trip was absolutely fantastic – definitely the best trip we have ever taken! I would strongly recommend the Akademik Ioffe team to anyone that asks. The places we visited and the excursions we were able to participate in were definitely first-rate, and I would credit the staff for making this happen.  They selected great places to visit, and really made each zodiac or on-shore excursion a special experience. The Antarctic is just mind-blowing.  We did get south of the Circle – which sounds like it was a bit of an accomplishment – and had really great weather for the entire trip.  So again, thanks for making a totally fabulous trip a reality for us. -Ron & Bonnie Milzer (Antarctic Circle Voyage onboard Akademik Ioffe)