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 (Antarctic Whale Journey )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands - Antarctic 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

Itinerary (Solar Eclipse )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 5: At Sea
DAY 6: Solar Eclipse
DAY 7: Elephant Island
DAY 8 - 11: Weddell Sea, Antarctica Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (Christmas & New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands )
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 (Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9: Elephant Island
DAY 10 - 11: At Sea
DAY 12 - 15: South Georgia
DAY 16 - 17: At Sea
DAY 18 - 19: Falkland Islands
DAY 20: At Sea
Day 21: Ushuaia - Disembark

Itinerary (World Wildlife Fund Journey to the Circle and 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
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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 (Antarctic Whale Journey )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands - Antarctic 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
Itinerary (Solar Eclipse )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 5: At Sea
DAY 6: Solar Eclipse
DAY 7: Elephant Island
DAY 8 - 11: Weddell Sea, Antarctica Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
DAY 12 - 13: Drake Passage
DAY 14: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (Christmas & New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands )
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 (Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula )
DAY 1: Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina
DAY 2: Ushuaia - Embark
DAY 3 - 4: Drake Passage
DAY 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
DAY 9: Elephant Island
DAY 10 - 11: At Sea
DAY 12 - 15: South Georgia
DAY 16 - 17: At Sea
DAY 18 - 19: Falkland Islands
DAY 20: At Sea
Day 21: Ushuaia - Disembark
Itinerary (World Wildlife Fund Journey to the Circle and 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

Best of Antarctica

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Antarctic Whale Journey

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

Solar Eclipse

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Christmas & New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

World Wildlife Fund Journey to the Circle and Giants of Antarctica

Included in tour cost
Excluded from tour cost

Best of Antarctica

Trip Dates
Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 21, 2021
Saturday, November 20, 2021 to Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021 to Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 to Saturday, January 8, 2022

Antarctic Whale Journey

Trip Dates
Monday, February 7, 2022 to Thursday, February 17, 2022

Journey to the Antarctic Circle

Trip Dates
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 to Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas

Trip Dates
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021
Available

Solar Eclipse

Trip Dates
Monday, November 29, 2021 to Sunday, December 12, 2021
Available

Christmas & New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Trip Dates
Monday, December 20, 2021 to Thursday, December 30, 2021
Available

Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Trip Dates
Friday, January 7, 2022 to Thursday, January 27, 2022

World Wildlife Fund Journey to the Circle and Giants of Antarctica

Trip Dates
Friday, February 25, 2022 to Thursday, March 10, 2022

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Multi-Day

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

CABIN DETAILS
 
  • Category 1 - SINGLE INTERIOR: Approximately 95 - 105 sq. ft. (9 - 10 sq. m), interior cabin with a single berth, TV and private bath. (Deck 5)
  • Category 2 - TRIPLE INTERIOR: Approximately 225 sq. ft. (20 sq. m), interior cabin with three lower single beds, TV and private bathroom. *Some cabins have two private bathrooms. (Deck 4)
  • Category 3- TWIN INTERIOR: Approximately 95 - 105 sq. ft. (9 - 10 sq. m), interior cabin with two lower single berths, TV and private bathroom. (Deck 4)
  • Category 4 - TWIN PORTHOLE: Approximately 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 sq. m), two lower single berths. porthole or picture window, TV and private bathroom. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution. (Deck 4)
  • Category 4A - SINGLE PORTHOLE: Approximately 90 sq. ft. (8.5 sq. m), single berth, porthole, TV and private bath. Please note that porthole covers may be closed during sea days or during inclement weather as a safety precaution. (Deck 4)
  • Category 5 - TWIN WINDOW: Approximately 135-200 sq. ft. (12-20 sq. m), two single beds or one double bed, partially of fully obstructed picture window, TV and private bath. (Decks 5)
  •  Category 6 - TWIN PORTHOLE SUITE: Approximately 135-200 sq. ft. (12-20 sq. m), two single beds or one double bed, porthole or partially obstructed window, TV and a private bathroom. **Some cabins have a separate living area with pull-out sofa bed and two bathrooms. – based on availability, on request. (Deck 4, 7 or 8)
  • Category 7 - TWIN WINDOW SUITE: Approximately 145-190 sq. ft. (13-18 sq. m), two single beds, picture window, separate living area with a pull-out sofa, TV and a private bathroom. *Some cabins have two bathrooms. (Deck 5 or 8)
  • Category 8 - SUPERIOR: Approximately 205 sq. ft. (21 sq. m), two single beds or one double bed, a large picture window, a sofa, TV and a private bathroom. Cabins 7000 and 7018 have bathtubs; other Superiors have showers. **Some cabins have partially obstructed views. (Deck 5 & 7)
  • Category 9 - JUNIOR SUITE: Approximately 304-320 sq. ft. (20-30 sq. m), and at least 164 sq. ft. (15 sq. m) one double bed, picture window, separate sitting room, TV and private bath. Cabins 7000 and 7002 have bathtubs and forward facing windows; other Junior Suites have showers and portside views. (Decks 5 & 7)
  • Category 10 - OWNER’S SUITE: Approximately 242-320 sq. ft. (22-30 sq. m), one double bed, two large bow-facing windows, separate sitting room, TV, and private bath with tub. (Deck 7)

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)