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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
Discover one of the last undiscovered wilderness areas in the world on this 15-day expedition cruise aboard the Spirit of Enderby. Cruise along pack ice in the waters between Russia and the United States and explore the wilds of the Siberian coastline.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Russia, Anadyr, Anadyrskiy Bay, Arakamchechen Islands, Bering Strait, Cape Dezhnev, Herald Island, Kolyuchin Islands, Nuneangan, Uelen Village, Wrangel Island, Yttygran
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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
Embark the Spirit of Enderby for a 19-day birding extravaganza. Visit isolated islands that host some of the most diverse and unique bird species in the world. To get a closer look at these islands and their wildlife, enjoy excursions in Zodiac dinghies and explore further with shore landings.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, New Zealand, South Pacific, Antipodes Island, Campbell Island, Carnley Harbor, Dunedin, Enderby Island, Invercargill, Macquarie Island, Rangatira (South East Island), The Bounty Islands, The Snares, Waitangi
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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
On this 15-day expedition cruise, explore Wrangel Island with its polar bears, walrus, and rich Arctic history. Walk the expansive tundra with its wildflowers and dwarf tree species and watch for brown bears, reindeer, arctic foxes, ground squirrels, and wolverines. As you cruise, keep an eye out for whales in the Arctic waters.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Festivals, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Russia, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Anadyr, Cape Dezhnev, Egvekinot, Kolyuchin Inlet, Kolyuchin Islands, Novoye Chaplino, Whale Bone Alley, Wrangel Island
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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
The islands lying just south of New Zealand are among the most remarkable wildlife reserves in the South Pacific. The Snares, Auckland Islands, and Campbell Island are all UNESCO World Heritage sites with pristine ecosystems. Discover the landscapes and wildlife of these remote islands on this 8-day cruise aboard the Spirit of Enderby.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: New Zealand, South Pacific, Campbell Island, Carnley Harbor, Enderby Island, Invercargill, The Snares
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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
Channel your inner explorer on this 35-day exploration of Antarctica and subantarctic islands aboard the Spirit of Enderby. Discover the isolated islands of Balleny and Macquarie, enjoy excursions in Zodiac dinghies, and learn about the region's history and nature from expert naturalists and guides.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, New Zealand, Ross Sea, South Pacific, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Christchurch, Invercargill, Macquarie Island, Macquarie Island Sea, Port of Bluff, Southern Ocean, The Snares
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A single penguin on Antarctica.
$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
Embark the Spirit of Enderby for an unforgettable 30-day Antarctica expedition cruise. Discover one of the most fascinating and remote places on the planet. Guided by expert naturalists and skilled navigators, explore the frozen landscapes and observe the wildlife that calls Antarctica home.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, New Zealand, Ross Sea, South Pacific, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Invercargill, Macquarie Island, Port of Bluff, The Snares
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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
Embark on the Spirit of Enderby for a 13-day expedition cruise of the Russian Far East. Discover remote coastlines, vast tundra, and abundant wildlife as you cruise from Anadryr to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Russia, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Anadyr, Bukhta Bechevinskaya, Bukhta Gavriila, Bukhta Natalii, Commander Islands, Egvekinot, Goven Peninsula, Karaginskiy Island, Meinypil'gyno, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Verhoturova Island, Zhupnova River
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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
Embark on an unforgettable 14-day expedition cruise along the Eastern Siberian coast. Marvel at the dynamic landscapes and abundant wildlife in this untouched region. Interact with the local indigenous peoples and discover their rich culture and history. This cruise showcases one of the most remote regions of the world.
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Russia, Russian Far East, Anadyr, Cape Navarin, Commander Islands, Karaginskiy Island, Meinypil'gyno, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Verkhoturova Island, Zhupnova River
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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
Embark on the Spirit of Enderby for a 13-day exploration of the subantarctic islands the Snares, Auckland's, Macquarie, and Campbell. The rich biodiversity of these islands provide ample opportunity to watch and photograph unique wildlife. Expert naturalists aboard the ship provide a wealth of information as they guide you through the islands.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Campbell Island, Carnley Harbor, Enderby Island, Invercargill, Macquarie Island, Port of Bluff, The Snares
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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
Discover remote islands, traditional cultures, and unparalleled biodiversity on this 14-day cruise aboard the Spirit of Enderby. The turquoise waters surrounding the Solomon Islands provide ample opportunity to marvel at the unique and colorful marine life. The friendly people of Melanesia welcome you into their communities.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Bougainville, Choiseul Island, Honiara, Kavieng, Madang, Manus, Mussa Island, New Georgia Islands, Nissan Island, Rabaul, Santa Isabel Island, Sepik River
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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
Embark on the Spirit of Enderby for a 13-day journey into the fascinating world of Papua New Guinea. Uncover the unique history, cultures, and biodiversity of this remote region through visit to local communities, walks through the rain forest, and snorkeling excursions.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Dobu Island, Jacquinot Bay, Kamiali Wildlife Management Area, Kokopo, Louisiade Archipelago, Madang, Rabaul, Trobriand Islands, Tuam Island, Tufi, Wako
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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
Wildlife enthusiasts rejoice on this 13-day cruise along the volcanic and geothermal ring in Russia's Far East. The region, while sparsely populated by humans, is rich in seabirds and cetaceans. Uncover the dynamic landscapes, fascinating history and cultures, plants, and wildlife that make this part of the Pacific Ring of Fire so unique.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Russia, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Atlasova Island, Bukhta Russkaya, Chirpoy, Commander Islands, Ekarma, Iturup Island, Kunashir Island, Onekotan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Sakhalin Island, Second Kuril Strait, Simushir, Toporkovy Island, Urup, Yankicha, Zhupnova River
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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
Embark on the Spirit of Enderby for a 12-day exploration of remote islands in the South Pacific. Cruise through the Solomon Islands and admire their pristine beauty while friendly locals warmly welcome you to their home. Discover rare bird species and incredible biodiversity with your naturalist guides.
Activities: Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: South Pacific, Ambrym Island, Duff Islands, Honiara, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Makira, Malaita, Nendo Island, Port Vila, Efate, San Jorge Island, Santa Isabel Island, Vanikolo, Vanua Lava
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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
Embark on the Spirit of Enderby on this 18-day cruise to Papua New Guinea! Renowned for the opportunities to see some of the rarest pelagic seabirds in the world, this Western Pacific Odyssey is a 'must do' for any birder.
Activities: Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Anuta Island, Coral Sea, Hauraki Gulf, Honiara, Kolombangara Island, New Caledonia, New Ireland, Norfolk Island, Rabaul, Santa Ana Island, Santa Isabel Island, Tasman Sea, Tauranga
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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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