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A polar bear family looks out across the Russian Arctic
$11,200
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Across the Top of the World

15 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Journey through the Bering Strait
  • Observe wildlife on Wrangel Island
  • Listen to stories of past explorers
  • Visit Herald Island's bird cliffs
  • Encounter abundant flora and fauna
  • Learn about the High Arctic
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This unique 15-day expedition crosses the Arctic Circle and includes the isolated and pristine Wrangel and Herald Islands and a significant section of the wild northeastern Siberian coastline. It is a journey only made possible in recent years by the thawing in the politics of the region and the …
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A beautiful ocean view.
$10,500
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Birding Down Under

19 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Visit the best islands for birding
  • See the Albatross Latitudes
  • Marvel at diverse seabird colonies
  • Learn about the islands' ecologies
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Listen to the names: Snares, Bounty, Antipodes, Auckland, Campbell, Macquarie and Chatham Islands. They are music to the ears of ‘Birders'. Apart from the Chathams, these islands are probably more isolated now than when they were discovered in the late 1700s and early 1800s and were …
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Zodiac ride out into the arctic.
$8,900
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Chukotka - Where Russia's Day Begins

15 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Celebrate at the Beringia Festival
  • Travel into the vast tundra
  • Visit indigenous villages
  • Soak in Gil'mimyl Hot Springs
  • View 14th c. Whale Bone Alley
  • Watch for polar and brown bears
  • Zodiac cruise under bird cliffs
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Festivals, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this special 15-day Chukotka expedition on the Spirit of Enderby, explore the Chukotka Autonomous Region. This was the last part of Siberia to be ‘conquered' or ‘subdued' by the Cossack invaders from the west. The indigenous people of this region include Chukchi, Inuit, Even, …
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Penguins rushing up the rocky shore.
$4,300
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Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

8 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Discover remote New Zealand
  • Hike through windswept rata forests
  • Visit abandoned WWII huts
  • Explore amazing wildlife reserves
  • Witness flowering megaherbs
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
You won't find them mentioned in a travel brochure, you won't find them in most guidebooks, you probably don't know anyone that has ever been there, and they don't even appear on some maps of the South Pacific - these are the 'forgotten islands'. Despite their low profile, …
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Penguins walking around on icebergs.
$23,500
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In the Wake of Ross, Amundsen, and Scott

35 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Discover remote lands and waters
  • Follow the routes of past explorers
  • Travel south to the Bay of Whales
  • Visit unique subantarctic islands
  • Enjoy excursions in zodiacs
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this special 35-day expedition cruise, explore the remote lands and waters of Antarctica. Visit the Bay of Whales, along with historic and wildlife sites on Ross Island and the western coastline of the Ross Sea. Every year a small number of Antarctic enthusiasts make the pilgrimage to Ross …
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$20,000
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In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton

30 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Visit the Ross Sea region
  • Experience nature on a grand scale
  • View relics of early exploration
  • Observe penguins, seals, and whales
  • Enjoy shore landings on islands
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The Ross Sea region of Antarctica is one of the most remote places on Planet Earth and one of the most fascinating places in the continent's human history. With shipping restricted by impenetrable pack ice to just two brief months each austral summer, few people have ever visited this strange …
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Bukhta Lavrova offers visitors unparalleled vistas
$7,200
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Jewel of the Russian Far East

13 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Discover the Russian Far East
  • Land along remote coastlines
  • Enjoy local hospitality and culture
  • Visit Kamchatka brown bear country
  • Observe the autumn bird migration
  • View vibrant foliage and wildlife
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The eastern seaboard of Russia dominates the North Pacific and yet very few people know anything about it, let alone have experienced it. This isolation has protected one of its most valuable assets - its wilderness and to some degree, its wildlife. Late summer and early autumn is a beautiful time …
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Kamchatka-Bukhta Petra
$8,000
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Kamchatka Coast: Siberia's Forgotten Coast

14 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Travel to an untouched region
  • Monitor endangered bird species
  • Enjoy hiking and zodiac excursions
  • Explore the dynamic coastlines
  • Learn about indigenous culture
  • Search for wildlife and birdlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the crew of the Spirit of Enderby on this very special 14-day cruise along the Kamchatka Coast! Siberia’s eastern coastline is undoubtedly one of the most remote and least visited regions of the globe. It is home to several groups of indigenous people, including the Itelmen, Koryak, …
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Traveler photographing the unique plant life.
$6,600
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Macquarie Island Expedition: Galapagos of the Southern Ocean

13 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Explore Macquarie Island
  • Venture on Zodiac excursions
  • View a vast array of endemic birds
  • Appreciate the rich biodiversity
  • Enjoy additional discovery by kayak
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This is without doubt one of the most inspirational and informative journeys or expeditions into the Southern Ocean ecosystem that one can make anywhere in the world. Long recognized for their rich biodiversity, the subantarctic Islands lying to the south of New Zealand are UNESCO World Heritage …
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Locals of Papua New Guinea dressed in traditional headdress.
$6,995
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Melanesia Discoverer

14 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Uncover the region's hidden gems
  • Snorkel with abundant marine life
  • Kayak along colorful coral reefs
  • See rare bird species
  • Delve into Melanesian culture
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Uncover the hidden gems of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. From the culturally rich arterial of the Sepik River, sail north across the Bismarck Sea to the remote shores of Manus and Mussau Islands. Manus has the lowest density of people in all New Guinea with its people still living a …
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Swimming in the crystal blue waters of Papua New Guinea.
$6,500
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Papua New Guinea Explorer

13 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Explore remote atolls and islands
  • Walk through prehistoric rainforest
  • Snorkel and kayak in the reefs
  • Discover rich culture and history
  • Tour WWII sites and relics
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Papua New Guinea is a revelation of exquisite wild beauty and exotic cultural wealth. Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers through regions seldom visited as you join the crew of the Spirit of Enderby on this 13-day incredible journey. Small local communities are keen to share their rich …
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Onekotan Island presents a unique landscape
$7,300
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Russia's Ring of Fire

13 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Explore the Kamchatka Peninsula
  • See abundant wildlife
  • Discover Soviet history and culture
  • Experience unique landscapes
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Nowhere is the Pacific Ring of Fire more dramatic than in Russia's Far East. Along one of the world's most active plate boundaries, the Pacific plate subducts under the North American plate, resulting in volcanic and geothermal activity that has built a unique and amazing landscape. Join …
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Local of Melanesia wears a traditional headdress.
$5,995
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Secrets of Melanesia

12 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Sail into the Solomon Islands
  • Snorkel among abundant marine life
  • Enjoy sightings of rare birds
  • Discover traditional cultures
Activities: Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Sail into a world that few have ever experienced: idyllic islands and isolated villages where unique time-honored traditions and elaborately costumed dancers welcome you into their world. Sail from Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, to discover the beauty of the outer Solomon Islands. …
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South West Pacific Cruise Pictures
$6,300
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South West Pacific Odyssey

18 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Discover exotic wildlife
  • Snorkel and swim off remote beaches
  • Observe adapting flora and fauna
  • Immerse yourself in local life
  • Gain knowledge from local guides
Activities: Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the crew of the Spirit of Enderby on this amazing 18-day cruise to Papua New Guinea via Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, Melanesia and the Solomon Islands. This expedition incorporates many of the key birding areas in the South West Pacific, cruising from New Zealand and following the path of …
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2016
EmbarksDays 
Dec 168Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific
Dec 2313Macquarie Island Expedition: Galapagos of the Southern Ocean
2017
EmbarksDays 
Jan 048Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific
Jan 1130In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
Feb 0935In the Wake of Ross, Amundsen, and Scott
Apr 0118South West Pacific Odyssey
Apr 1713Papua New Guinea Explorer
May 3013Russia's Ring of Fire
Jun 2714Kamchatka Coast: Siberia's Forgotten Coast
Jul 1015Chukotka - Where Russia's Day Begins
Aug 0715Across the Top of the World
Aug 2115Across the Top of the World
Sep 0413Jewel of the Russian Far East
Oct 0814Melanesia Discoverer
Oct 2012Secrets of Melanesia
Nov 1319Birding Down Under
Dec 0113Macquarie Island Expedition: Galapagos of the Southern Ocean
Dec 148Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific
Dec 2113Macquarie Island Expedition: Galapagos of the Southern Ocean
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 038Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific
Jan 1030In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
Feb 0830In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton
Passengers: 48
Ship Type: 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.

Expedition Equipment:
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.

Library:
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.

Lecture Room:
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.

Medical Service:
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.

Communications:
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

Heritage Suite
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.

Mini Suite
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.

Superior Plus
Cabins have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Superior
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.

Main Deck
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.
Stateroom on the Spirit of Enderby
Main Deck Triple
Main Deck, triple accommodations with shared bath facilities.
Main Deck Cabin
Main deck
Main Deck, two lower berth accommodations with shared bath facilities.
Spirit of Enderby's Superior Cabin.
Superior
Middle Deck, upper and lower berth accommodations, private bath facilities and window
Spirit of Enderby's Superor Plus Cabin.
Superior Plus
Upper and Middle Decks, two lower berth accommodations with private bath facilities and window
Stateroom on the Spirit of Enderby
Mini Suite
Upper deck, small bedroom with a 3/4 bed and a single bed in the lounge, private bath facilities and windows
Spirit of Enderby's Heritage Suite.
Heritage Suite
Upper Deck, large lounge area, separate bedroom with matrimonial bed, private bath facilities and panoramic windows
Spirit of Enderby's Deck Plan.
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