The Ocean Endeavour is comfortable, spacious and the place to be in the Antarctic season. Not only is it one of the few polar expedition ships in Antarctica, it also has one crew member for every eight travellers. This means you’ll enjoy a more personal, informative and comfortable trip. With a gym, library, wide range of cabin types, modern Zodiacs, and superb views, the Ocean Endeavour is quite literally the coolest way to take the trip of a lifetime.
Name: Ocean Endeavour
Classification: Expedition Ship
Total number of passengers: 200
Total number of crew: 124
Passenger to crew ratio: 1:8
On Board Guides: Naturalist guides, ornathologist, marine biologist, historian, photographer, geologist
- Bar staffed by a professional bartender (drinks added to ship board account)
- 24 hour tea and coffee available
- Presentation lounge
- Polar library
- Clinic with licensed doctor
- Wifi in certain public areas (data usage charges apply)
- Polar boutique selling essentials, souvenirs and clothing
- Spa treatments and beauty products (charges apply)
- Yoga and stretching classes
- His & Hers saunas
- Well-equipped gym
- Heated saltwater pool
- Ship to Shore telephone communications (charges apply)
- Optional webmail account for email (charges apply)
- Onboard laundry service (charges apply)
- Plugs are standard European two round pin plugs
- Elevator (accessing decks 4, 5 and 6 only)
- Length: 137 metres
- Width: 21 metres
- Decks: 9
- Ice class: 1B
- Cruise speed: 15 knots
- Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz
- G.T: 12,907itc
- Life rafts: Lifeboats 6 fully enclosed, 8 Liferafts
- Zodiacs: 22
All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with this style of travel.
Please also bear in mind the isolation of where you will be travelling and the distance to medical facilities. Please note that if in the opinion of the staff, any traveller is found to be unfit to complete the itinerary on the day of embarkation, they may be denied boarding and excluded from the trip without a refund.
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for joining this voyage (please refer to our Safe Travel Strategy for more information).
Generally, you do not need other travel vaccinations for this voyage. Some travel vaccinations may be required or recommended for countries you are visiting en route to Antarctica. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return. To find out which, if any, vaccinations are mandatory or recommended for your destination, please contact your local doctor, immunisation centre or medical centre for up-to-date information.
You should be issued with an International Certificate of Vaccination booklet that records each vaccination. Always carry this with you on your travels; it could provide essential information for doctors in the event that you fall ill whilst travelling.
An up to date, COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory pre-embarkation requirement for all guests, staff, and crew on all Ocean Endeavour voyages.
At the time of final payment, we will request a copy of your vaccination status. It is all guests' responsibility to ensure they have the correct vaccination status paperwork. Failure to produce the correct paperwork will result in being denied boarding.
Additionally, we have implemented a range of COVID protocols to reflect the best management of health, safety and hygiene to ensure the safety of our guests, staff and crew onboard the Ocean Endeavour.
The following measures will be in place for our upcoming 2022/23 season:
• Pre-embarkation COVID testing for all guests, staff and crew (Day 1) .
• The latest testing capabilities onboard the Ocean Endeavour, to test as required.
• Enhanced cleaning and sanitisation procedures in all cabins, public areas, crew areas, and ship's equipment.
We are continuing to revise our measures as recommendations change. We will keep you updated on any revisions to our Safe Travel Protocols.
It’s a requirement that all guests travelling to Antarctica complete enrolment and medical information to ensure we adhere to IAATO guidelines.
A link to complete this information online will be forwarded to you approximately six months prior to departure and must be completed no later than 100 days in advance of your departure. This information will be passed on to the onboard medical team so the information provided must be clear and accurate.
On review of your medical information, you may be required to provide further details or visit your Medical Practitioner about any health issues that could affect the journey.
Medical Facilities Onboard
There will be a licensed English-speaking physician on board.
The Ocean Endeavour has a medical clinic with a limited supply of prescription medicines and basic first aid equipment. The clinic will not be stocked with every drug or piece of equipment required for every medical problem. If you are under regular treatment for any ailment, you must bring a sufficient supply of medicines for yourself. We cannot accept responsibility for not having a specific brand or type of drug on board.
It is wise to carry an extra two weeks’ supply of prescription medications just in case of flight delays or other unforeseen circumstances. If you have particular health needs, please bring with you a signed and dated letter from your physician explaining your health problems and/or the dosage required for the prescribed medication.