Spirit of Enderby

Polar Tracks Expeditions

Spirit of Enderby

Luxury Expedition Cruise Vessel

About the Ship

The Spirit of Enderby was built in 1984 as an ice-strengthened, polar and oceanographic research vessel and has been refurbished several times since 2008. She carries just 50 passengers and delivers an authentic expedition experience to the most distant reaches of the planet.

  • Guest Capacity: 50
  • Twin share cabins, half with private facilities
  • Cuisine by Australian and NZ chefs
  • Common area refurbishments in 2018
  • Cabin refurbishments in 2019
  • Open Bridge policy
  • Ice Class: Russian register KM ice class
  • Cruising Speed: 10-12 knots

Why We Like Her


    While maintaining the rich aesthetic of older research vessels, the Spirit of Enderby enjoyed significant updates to common areas in 2018 and cabins in 2019, now boasting advanced sound and visual technology equipment as well as new linen, carpet, seat coverings and mattresses.


    While a majority of Antarctic expeditions depart from South America to the Peninsula, the Spirit of Enderby enjoys itineraries to the remote Ross Sea with the opportunity to see Emperor Penguins and visit historical huts from the era of polar exploration.


    With just 50 passengers and half the berths sharing facilities, you are bound to make many new friends during your polar expedition.

Photos of the Ship

Insider Advice

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