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Max Passengers: 198
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship
Operated by: Adventure Canada

Ocean Endeavour is the ideal ship for expedition cruising, carrying a maximum of 198 guests. Custom-designed for passengers who want to go in remote areas, it comes equipped with twenty Zodiacs, cutting-edge navigational equipment, various lounges, and an observation room on the upper deck. The Ocean Endeavour is equipped with a 1B ice class, allowing her to travel freely during the summer in the Arctic.

There have been various updates since she was first launched in 1982, including ones in 2010 and 2014. Ocean Endeavour's length of 137 meters (450 feet) provides plenty of room inside and out. A hot tub, sauna, and pool are just some of the amenities you'll find on the various decks. As a result of the roomy interiors, many workshops and presentations can be held at once. Our expeditions are all about connecting with the people we meet along the way. We come together to learn, drink, sing, or tell a story - engaging with one other in the process. There are three great public lounges onboard Ocean Endeavour, perfect for seminars, gatherings, and discussions.

Ocean Endeavour's crew is knowledgeable and courteous. Her minimal draft and mobility allow her to reach remote fiords, bays, and villages. Enjoy a boutique hotel experience while exploring the world's last great frontiers onboard the Ocean Endeavour.

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Ocean Endeavour Warm up in the Ocean Endeavour's sauna! Lounge area on the Ocean Endeavour Dining area on the Ocean Endeavour


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Available Itineraries


Ocean Endeavour - Cat 1 Quad
Quadruple - Category 1
Deck four: Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath (separate shower room and powder room) - approx. 240 sq. ft.
Ocean Endeavour - Cat 2 Triple
Triple - Category 2
Deck four: Interior cabin, three lower berths, two private baths - approx. 200 sq. ft.
Interior Twin cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
Interior Twin - Category 3
Deck five: Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 125 sq. ft. (twin)/110 sq. ft. (single)
Exterior Twin Cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
Exterior Twin - Category 4
Deck four: Porthole window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 100 sq. ft. (twin)/90 sq. ft. (single)
Exterior Twin Cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
Main Twin - Category 5
Deck five: Picture window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 115 sq. ft.
Comfort Twin cabin on board Ocean Endeavour
Comfort Twin - Category 6
Deck four: Two portholes windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths - 175 sq.ft. Deck seven: picture window, partial view, two lower berths- 135 sq.ft. Deck eight: Picture windows, obstructed view, matrimonial bed, pvt. bath, fridge - 160 sq.ft.
Top Deck Twin on the Ocean Endeavour
Select Twin - Category 7
Deck five. Picture windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths, approx. 190 sq. ft. Deck eight: oversize windows, partially obstruction view, matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator - approx. 145 sq. ft.
Superior Twin on the Ocean Endeavour
Superior Twin - Category 8
Deck five. Two picture windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths, sitting area- 210 sq.ft. Deck seven: forward-facing windows with unobstructed view, matrimonial, private bath w/full tub- 180 sq.ft. Deck seven midship: picture windows, partially obstructed view, matrimonial, private bath, fridge - 190 sq.ft
Ocean Endeavour Cabin Category 9
Junior Suite - Category 9
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed views, matrimonial bed, sitting area- approx. 270 sq. ft. Deck seven: forward-facing picture windows, views, matrimonial bed, private bath w/full tub, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator - approx. 290 sq. ft.
Ocean Endeavour Cabin Category 10
Suite - Category 10
Deck seven. Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view, matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator - approx. 310 sq. ft.


Ocean Endeavour Deckplan

Ocean Endeavour Cabins, Staterooms, and Suites

Most Ocean Endeavour staterooms have outdoor views via portholes or windows. Except for a block of single inner cabins on Deck 5. Booking one of these saves solo travelers from sharing a room or paying a single supplement. Due to the ship's age, twin cabin layouts and sizes vary. Portholes single or double picture windows are available. Some windows have obstructed views. A double bed, two single beds or triple are available. 

The Owner's Suite and Junior Suites are the biggest on Ocean Endeavour. While the Juniors are similar in size (about 30 m2), the Owner's Suite has two huge windows looking forward (the bow) and a bathroom with a hot tub. All Junior Suites have single windows, and most bathrooms have just showers. All accommodations have DVD players and flat TVs.


Enjoy open-seating meals with ocean views at the Polaris Restaurant. Over meals, Adventure Canada workers mix and share knowledge.

Breakfast and lunch are delicious and healthful options. A la carte suppers with global influences include seafood and vegetarian alternatives. Freshly baked desserts are a delight! Food allergies, specific diets, and personal preferences can be accommodated with early notice. Breakfast, afternoon tea, late-night nibbles, and treats round out the menu. Also, tea, coffee, and cookies are always available. The dress code is casual.

Onboard Amenities

Ocean Endeavour is the only cruise ship that visits Antarctica and places a premium on health and wellness. Onboard amenities include a day spa, yoga studio, swimming pool, hot tub, gym, men's and women's saunas, and a wellness cafe (with juice bar). Passengers can continue the vessel's wellness concept by participating in snowshoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, or kayaking tours (the latter two for an additional fee). 

Onboard, the ship features two lounges (Aurora and Nautilus) in addition to the top-deck Meridian Club. Only the dining room, pool, and the majority of the cabins are accessible via the ship's single elevator, which is located on decks 4, 5, and 6.

Ocean Endeavour Expedition Ship Specifications

Flag: Finland
Year Built: 1982
Last Refurbished: 2018
Built by: New Szczecin Shipyard
Built in: Szczecin, Poland
Speed: 18 knots
Length: 137 m (449 ft) 
Beam: 21 m (69 ft)
Gross Tonnage: 12907 gt
Passenger: 198
Former Names: Kristina Katarina, The Iris, Konstantin Simonov, Francesca
Owner: SunStone Ships

Ocean Endeavour Arctic Itineraries

Ocean Endeavour is Adventure Canada's preferred ship for exploring Canada's Arctic, Newfoundland, and Greenland.

Ocean Endeavour cost starts at $3,595 for an 11-day Mighty Saint Lawrence cruise and prices go higher for Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. 

About Adventure Canada

Ocean Endeavour joins SV Island Solitude and M/S Panorama, comfortable and adaptable ships built for Adventure Canada's unique style of travel.

Adventure Canada is a Mississauga Ontario-based tour operator that offers unique small-ship expeditions to the Canadian Arctic. Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, Haida Gwaii, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Nunavut and Greenland are all Adventure Canada destinations.

Exploring the world with Adventure Canada means visiting places where Indigenous peoples live and work on their traditional lands and waterways. With their father, Adventure Canada's founder, Matthew Swan, Cedar Swan (CEO), Alana Bradley-Swan (Director of Product), and Matthew James Swan (Director of Business Development & Expedition Leader), carry on the legacy.

Ocean Endeavour Reviews

The crew and experts onboard Adventure Canada's Ocean Endeavour are a major hit among passengers. Icelandic tour guides, geologists, biologists, ornithologists, historians, photographers, and more can all be found on a single excursion to Iceland.
To secure your space on the Ocean Endeavour, contact our Arctic & Antarctica cruise specialists today.



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