Launching in 2020, the National Geographic Endurance is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose built for polar navigation. The Category A vessel is a fully stabilized, highly strengthened ship designed to navigate polar-passages and uncharted waters all year round. Designed to provide an extremely smooth ride in even the most adverse of conditions, reduced spray on deck and wave-splicing action making for superior observation.
Made for exploration, the National Geographic Endurance is outfitted with kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing crafts, underwater cameras, video microscopes to explain elements of the surrounding environments, a hydrophone to listen to the vocalisations of marine mammals, an open bridge to constantly talk to your captain and expedition crew along with snorkeling gear and wet suits for underwater excursions.
Please Note: As the National Geographic Endurance is still being built, all images featured are rendered and actual images may vary.
Prices in AU$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)
|Cruise Itinerary||Start Date||End Date||Days||Start / End||CAT 1||CAT 2||CAT 3||CAT 4||CAT 5||CAT 6||CAT 7||SA (Solo)||SB (Solo)||Charter Flight|
|Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica||20 Oct 2020||10 Nov 2020||22||Buenos Aires||$35,730||$36,800||$42,880||$48,020||$55,220||$63,490||$70,480||$53,600||$60,000||$1,240|
|Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands||9 Nov 2020||30 Nov 2020||22||Buenos Aires||$35,730||$36,800||$42,880||$48,020||$55,220||$63,490||$70,480||$53,600||$60,000||$1,240|
|Antarctica the White Continent||8 Dec 2020||19 Dec 2020||12||Buenos Aires||$20,370||$20,990||$24,450||$27,380||$31,490||$36,220||$40,190||$30,570||$34,230||$1,240|
|Antarctica the White Continent||18 Dec 2020||29 Dec 2020||12||Buenos Aires||$22,930||$23,070||$26,870||$30,090||$34,600||$39,790||$44,170||$33,580||$37,620||$1,240|
|Antarctic Peninsula and Ross Sea||27 Dec 2020||29 Jan 2021||34||Buenos Ares, Argentina / Bluff, New Zealand||$61,000||$62,800||$73,130||$81,930||$94,200||$108,330||$120,240||$91,420||$102,420||$620|
|Ross Sea and Antarctic Peninsula||26 Jan 2021||27 Feb 2021||34||Bluff, New Zealand / Buenos Ares, Argentina||$61,000||$62,800||$73,130||$81,930||$94,200||$108,330||$120,240||$91,420||$102,420||$620|
Note: National Geographic return charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is an additional AU$1240 per person ($620 per person one way). This price may be subject to change due to availability. This cost includes price includes 1 nights accommodation Buenos Aires (night 1 of the itinerary). If you prefer not to use this charter flight you can meet the ship in Ushuaia on day 2 of the itinerary. Contact us for details.
Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities onboard the National Geographic Endurance as well as kayaking
Cat 7 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #700-707, 712, 714-717 – These large cabins have private balconies with a comfortable sized bed. They have seating areas with convertible sofas which can accommodate an extra guest. Bathrooms are generously sized with a bathtub and shower, twin sinks and toilet. There is also a walk-in closet in the category 7 cabins.
Standard Cabin Amenities. The Category 7 suite is 40 square metres.
Cat 6 Suite with Bridge Deck #710 – These spacious cabins have private balconies, two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. This suite is 32 square metres.
Cat 5 with Balcony Bridge Deck #708, 709, 711, 713 – These cabins feature a balcony with sliding glass doors, feature one queen-sized bed, a writing desk and chairs, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. Category 5 suites are 19 square metres.
Cat 4 with Balcony Lounge Deck #608, 610, 612, 613-623 – Cabins feature a balcony and a sofa. All cabins feature climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The dining room is on this deck and accommodates all guests at once. These cabins are 19 square metres.
Cat 3 with Balcony Main Deck #512-524 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), a balcony, sofa and ample storage. They have a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 3 cabins are 19 square metres.
Cat 2 with Windows Fore Deck #410, 412, 414, 416-419, 421-427 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), and two large windows. They offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, a TV showing the ship’s position and programming and alcove seating. Category 2 is 19 square metres.
Cat 1 Fore Deck #406, 408, 411, 413, 415.
Cabins feature two large windows. Most cabins feature two lower single beds some which can be converted to a queen. All rooms offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, a TV showing the ship’s position and programming and alcove seating.
Cat Solo A with Balcony Main Deck #504-510, 513 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a balcony, sofa, writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category A solo is 13m2.
Cat Solo B with Balcony Lounge Deck #604, 606, 609, 611 – These suites feature one lower single bed and a balcony, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. The dining room and ship’s bow are easily accessible from these rooms.
Please note: All images of the National Geographic Endurance are renders, and some of the room features may slightly vary upon the ships completion.
Main lounge with full serviced bar
Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs
Photo workshop area
Large dining room
Theatre-style presentation room
Fitness room, wellness area and gym
Glass enclosed yoga studio
Outdoor hot tubs, Hot water spa, and plunge pool
High and low-heat saunas with ocean views
For passengers utilising pre-expedition package with charter flights to/from Ushuaia:
Group transfer from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires (only for flight arrival at set time)
1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and city tour in Buenos Aires
Group transfer from hotel to airport for charter flight to Ushuaia
Transfers from airport to pier for catamaran cruise including lunch
Cabin accommodation aboard cruise as selected
All meals aboard ship throughout your voyage
Non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as light snacks
Bar Tab and Crew Tips Included
Services of Expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
Presentations on history, wildlife, geography, etc.
Zodiac cruises and shore excursions in Antarctica with expedition team
Use of kayaks
A fully-lined windproof, water-resistant parka (note: you are required to provide your own knee-high rubber boots with high-traction soles)
Hairdryer and bathrobes in every cabin
Ushuaia group departure transfer to airport
Staff and Crew: 112
Ice class: 5
Dimensions: Length: 124.4m Beam: 21m
Speed: 16.5 knots maximum
Operator: National Geographic