50Ship Type: Ice Breaker ShipOperated by: Heritage Expeditions
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.
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-
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.
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.
The Superior Plus cabins sleep two people in lower bunks and feature private bathrooms. They are located across the upper and middle decks.
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.
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.
- 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