Russia's Ring of Fire« All Spirit of Enderby cruise options
- Day 1 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
- Day 2 Zhupanova River
- Day 3 Bukhta Kamenistaya and Chazma River
- Days 4-5 Commander Islands
- Day 6 At Sea
- Day 7 Bukhta Russkaya
- Day 8 Kurikdky Strait and AtIasova Island
- Day 9 Shiashkotan, Matua and Toporkovy Islands
- Day 10 Simushir and Yankicha Islands
- Day 11 Onekotan Island
- Day 12 Utashud Islands
- Day 13 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Heritage Suite||Mini Suite||Superior Plus||Superior||Main deck||Main Deck Triple|
|May 24 '13
|Landing fees: $500|
- Single clients are matched with a sharer of the same sex in a twin-share cabin. Payment of a single supplement guarantees a single cabin. The single supplement is 1.8 times the price of the voyage with the exception of the suites which are double the single rate.
- Included in the cruise fare is a pre-departure hotel night, group dinner as well as breakfast the next day prior to embarkation.
Day 1 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
Arrive into Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy the capital and administrative center of the Kamchatka Region and transfer to the port to board the Spirit of Enderby.
Day 2 Zhupanova River
This morning Zodiac cruise on the river for several hours looking for birds and other wildlife. The combination of smoking volcanoes and mile upon mile of untouched forest make this area very special.
Day 3 Bukhta Kamenistaya and Chazma River
Sail across Olga Bay, this is an area known for the Western Grey Whale, normally good numbers of whales can be seen.
This landing along the Chazma River will be one of the best opportunities for seeing the Kamchatka Brown Bear for which Kamchatka is well known as they venture here to the salmon streams. You are surrounded by numerous extinct and active volcanoes that create a crater landscape and make it easy to appreciate how this region is frequently described as a ‘Land of Fire and Ice’.
Days 4-5 Commander Islands
The Commander Islands form the western extremity of the Aleutian Islands and are the only islands in the chain that belong to Russia. They are named after the legendary Danish explorer Commander Vitus Bering who discovered the islands when he became the first European to sail between Asia and North America.
During the two days in the Commander Islands plan to visit both Bering and Medney.
Day 6 At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea as you cruise south from the Commander Islands towards the southern tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands.
Day 7 Bukhta Russkaya
Spend the day exploring the south-eastern tip of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Day 8 Kurikdky Strait and AtIasova Island
At first light enter the strait between Shumshu and Paramushir where some of the highest populations of Sea Otters have been recorded – there will be a chance to observe these amazing animals which were once in great demand because of their pelts.
Day 9 Shiashkotan, Matua and Toporkovy Islands
The landing at Shiashkotan Island focus’s firstly on the Anui people which once inhabited the Kuril Islands. Near the landing you will see remains of their rock dwellings.
From here cruise to Toporkovy Island where, once again, there are spectacular colonies of breeding seabirds. The island is named after the Tufted Puffin and we can expect to see large numbers of them rafting on the sea.
Day 10 Simushir and Yankicha Islands
Within the stunning setting of this huge caldera, expect to find a good range of bird species with one of the most common birds likely to be the spectacular Siberian Rubythroat.
Yankicha Island is the summit of a submerged volcano. The visit here is invariably one of the highpoints of the entire voyage as the numbers of alcids which breed here are truly incredible; there are literally hundreds of thousands.
Day 11 Onekotan Island
Today holds a planned afternoon landing at the northern end of Onekotan Island from where it is a relatively easy walk to Black Lake. A selection of wildfowl can usually be found here including Greater Scaup and Goosander.
Day 12 Utashud Islands
Your last day of the expedition brings you to a small group of islands off the eastern coastline of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Utashud Islands.
Day 13 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
By early morning the Spirit of Enderby will enter Avacha Bay and disembark the ship in the morning.
Itinerary NotesNot included in cruise fare:
Government landing fees: $500 per person
Cruise fare includes:
Pre/Post cruise transfers, all on board ship accommodation and meals and all expedition shore excursions.
Cruise fare does not include:
All items of a personal nature, laundry, drinks, gratuities. Landing fees, International/domestic flights, visas and travel insurance.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is 30%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|180 Days or more||$950 per person|
|90 days or less||100% trip cost|
Spirit of Enderby
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 48
- Ice Breaker Ship
The Spirit of Enderby is perfect for expedition travel. It carries just 48 passengers in very comfortable accommodations with semi-private and private bath facilities. The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top New Zealand and Australian chefs. The Spirit of Enderby measures 72 meters in length and is fully ice-strengthened. Powered by two 1,560 horse power diesel engines. It is capable of speeds of up to 12 knots.
The real focus and emphasis of every expedition aboard the Spirit of Enderby is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that you visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Capitan and crew.
Life onboard Spirit of Enderby
The Spirit of Enderby was designed and built as a Research Vessel and still undertakes some research work when not involved with passenger cruises. Ship amenities and services include:
The Bar: ‘Globe’
Situated on the Middle deck aft (400 level cabins), enjoy the range of beverages available (beers, wines, soft drinks and spirits). Opening hours are variable, depending on the activities of the day onboard (e.g. lectures, landings). Opening hours are indicated on daily program.
Dining Room: ‘Ice Culture’
Australian and New Zealand chefs will delight you with international cuisine, prepared with the freshest products available. The chefs onboard can prepare food according to your special dietary needs (providing this information in advance of departure date, specified on the booking form). The Spirit of Enderby regrets to inform that Kosher, Halal and Vegan meals are NOT available onboard.
Carried on the Spirit of Enderby is a fleet of RIB’s, (rigid inflatable boats) sometimes referred to as zodiacs. These extremely safe and stable craft will land you at some of the most amazing places. Also, specially designed and built Hovercraft give you unprecedented capability in Antarctica, allowing you to land in places that are inaccessible to other ships.
A well stocked library is located on the Middle Deck. Guests are welcome to use it at any time. The Library carries card and board games and is equipped with electricity outlets to facilitate the use of laptops, video cameras and digital cameras.
This room has seating for all the passengers to attend lectures and films screened during the voyage. It is well equipped for Power Point presentations, slide shows, video films and similar. It is located below the Lower Deck.
The Spirit of Enderby carries a Medical Adviser and a well-equipped medical clinic situated on the Middle Deck. The medical adviser is available 24 hours a day.
The Spirit of Enderby is equipped with the Iridium satellite phone for phone calls and for receiving and sending emails.
Accommodations aboard the Spirit of Enderby
Large lounge area, separate bedroom with double bed, single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers, and fridge. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. Large forward and side facing windows with great views.
A small bedroom with a 3/4 bed and a single bed in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower. toilet and washbasin. This suite has windows.
Cabins have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
Cabins have one bunk (an upper and lower – two), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.
Cabins have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, washbasin. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.
Main Deck Triple
This cabin has one bunk (one upper and one lower) and one lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and washbasin. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.
The History of Spirit of Enderby
The name Spirit of Enderby honors the work and the vision of the Enderby Brothers of London. The Enderby Captains were at the forefront of Antarctic exploration for almost 40 years in the early 1800’s. It also celebrates Enderby Island, arguably the greatest Sub-antarctic Island in the world.
Upper Deck, large lounge area, separate bedroom with matrimonial bed, private bath facilities and panoramic windows
Upper deck, small bedroom with a 3/4 bed and a single bed in the lounge, private bath facilities and windows
Upper and Middle Decks, two lower berth accommodations with private bath facilities and window
Middle Deck, upper and lower berth accommodations, private bath facilities and window
Main Deck, two lower berth accommodations with shared bath facilities.
|Main Deck Triple|
Main Deck, triple accommodations with shared bath facilities.