Spirit of Enderby


Introduction to the Spirit of Enderby

The Spirit of Enderby is a fully ice-strengthened expedition vessel, built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research and is perfect for expedition travel. She carries just 50 passengers and was refurbished in March 2013 to provide comfortable accommodation in twin share cabins approximately half of which have private facilities. All cabins have outside windows or portholes and ample storage space.  On board there is a combined bar/library lounge area and a dedicated lecture room. The cuisine is very good and is prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs.


The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting you into zodiacs, or ashore as often as possible for as long as possible with maximum safety and comfort. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists and guides, who have devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and experienced Russian Captain and crew.


The Spirit of Enderby has a wide variety of itineraries, but most recently and notably they have pioneered trips to the fascinating, less explored Ross Sea region of Antarctica.



All prices are in US$ per person twin share (except in triple cabin)

Cabins are subject to availability and prices may change at anytime.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsTripleTwin Main DeckSuperiorSuperior PlusMini SuiteHeritage SuiteLanding Fee
Birding Down Under  12 Nov 202030 Nov 202019Invercargill / Dunedin$11,250$12,150$13,650$14,700$15,400$16,500$800
Galapagos of the Southern Ocean (New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands30 Nov 202012 Dec 202013Dunedin / Invercargill$7,750$8,300$8,800$9,600$9,900$10,600$800
Galapagos of the Southern Ocean (New Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands 11 Dec 202023 Dec 202013Invercargill$7,500$8,150$8,500$9,200$9,600$10,200$800
Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific23 Dec 202030 Dec 20208Invercargill$4,600$5,000$5,200$5,600$6,000$6,500$400
In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton13 Jan 202111 Feb 202130InvercargillN/A$23,000$25,000$28,300$29,400$32,000$880
In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton11 Feb 202112 March 202130InvercargillN/A$23,000$25,000$28,300$29,400$32,000$880

Single Supplement is 1.8 x the published twin rate.


For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 784 794 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au


Heritage Suite: Has a large lounge area, a separate bedroom with double bed, a single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers. There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. There are large forward and side facing windows to allow great views.

Mini Suite Spirit of Enderby

Mini Suites: Have a separate bedroom with a double bed and a single bed or a sofa in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin.

Superior Plus Cabin - Spirit of Enderby

Superior Plus cabins: Have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Superior Plus Cabin, Spirit of Enderby

Superior cabins: Have bunks (an upper and lower berth), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

Main Deck Triple Cabin, Spirit of Enderby

Main deck triple: Has one bunk (one upper and lower) and one lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, desk and washbasin. The nearby toilets are shared with other Main Deck cabins. This cabin has a porthole.

Main Deck Cabin, Spirit of Enderby

Main deck cabins: Have two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, washbasin and porthole. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.

Deck Plan

Deck Plan Spirit of Enderby

Ship Details

Bar/Library, Spirit of Enderby

Bar, Lounge, Library (Combined)
Experienced Naturalists and Guides

Lounge - Spirit of Enderby

Pre and Post cruise transfers
All on board ship accommodation in your chosen room
Shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises
An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
An informative and entertaining lecture program by your team of experts
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

Spirit of Enderby

Guests:                  50

Dimensions:       Length: 71.6m Width: 12.8m Draft: 4.5m

Speed:                   10 knots (cruising), 12 knots (maximum)

Built:                      1984

Operator:             Heritage Expeditions

Ice-Class:              KM

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.