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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: Small Ship Cruise, 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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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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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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2017
EmbarksDays 
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: 50
Ship Type: Ice Breaker Ship

The Spirit of Enderby is perfect for expedition travel. It carries just 50 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
Only one Heritage Suite offers a separate bedroom, lounge area and private en-suite. It also feature large forward and side facing windows for great views. 

Mini Suite
Two Mini Suites include a separate bedroom and lounge area as well as large windows to enjoy the views. Each suite also feature a private en-suite. 

Superior Plus
The Superior Plus cabins sleep two people in lower bunks and feature private bathrooms. They are located across the upper and middle decks.

Superior
The Superior Cabins can accommodation two people in a lower and upper bunk. Each cabin features a private bathroom and lounge, and are located on the ship's middle deck.

Main Deck
Located on the main deck these cabins accommodate two people in lower bunks. Bathrooms are located on the same deck and shared with other main deck cabins.

Main Deck Triple
Only one Triple Cabin is located on the ship, on the main deck. Sleeping three people, the cabin utilises the shared public bathrooms located on the same deck.

-Ship Specitications-
- Passengers: 50
- Cruising speed: 10 knots
- Built: 1984
- Refurbished: 2013
- Length: 71.6 metres
- Beam: 12.8 metres
- Draft: 4.5 metres
- Classification: Russian register KM ice class
- Registry: Russian
- Bunker capacity: 320 tons
Main Deck Triple
One cabin located on the Main Deck, with two lower bunk beds, one upper bunk bed, outside porthole, wash basin, desk and chair, wardrobe with hanging space, and shared bathrooms on same deck.
Main Deck Cabin
Main deck
Thirteen cabins located on the Main Deck, with two lower bunk beds, outside porthole, wash basin, desk and chair, wardrobe with hanging space, and shared bathrooms on same deck.
Spirit of Enderby's Superior Cabin.
Superior
Four cabins located on the Middle Deck,with one lower and one upper bunk, side-facing windows, desk and chair, wardrobe with hanging space, and private bath facilities.
Spirit of Enderby's Superor Plus Cabin.
Superior Plus
Eight cabins located on the Upper and Middle Decks,with two lower bunk beds, side-facing windows, desk and chair, wardrobe with hanging space. and private bath facilities.
Mini Suite
Two cabins located on the Upper Deck, with one double bed in separate room, side-facing windows, separate lounge area with a single bed, desk and chair, wardrobe with hanging space, and private bath facilities.
Spirit of Enderby's Heritage Suite.
Heritage Suite
One cabin located on the Upper Deck, with one double bed in separate room, forward- and side-facing windows, separate lounge area with a single pull-out bed, desk and table area, wardrobe with hanging space, and private bath facilities.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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