Spirit of Enderby

(Professor Khromov)

Heritage Expeditions' vessel, the 'Spirit of Enderby' is perfect for Expedition Travel: it is unique in that it is the only expedition ship in the world to be equipped with Zodiac's (Naiad's), All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) and a Hovercraft for Antarctic voyages.


She carries just 48 passengers in very comfortable accommodation (Refurbished Nov '04), with private Twin Share cabins, (some of which have ensuites others with shared facilities). The cuisine is excellent and is prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs. The real focus and emphasis of every expedition is getting you ashore as often as possible for as long as possible. Our Expeditions are accompanied by some of the most experienced naturalists, who have devoted a lifetime to research in this region.

The Spirit of Enderby is a sister ship to the Akademik Shokalskiy which we have operated for 10 years. This class of vessel is ideally suited for Expeditoin cruising the southern ocean. The Spirit of Enderby will be refurbished in Lyttelton (NZ) prior to the start of the 2004/2005 season.

The Spirit of Enderby is younger than the Shokalskiy and it is still involved in Oceanographic Research work during the northern summer but will travel to New Zealand each October to work in the Sub Antarctic Islands and the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. The Spirit of Enderby measures 72 metres in length and is fully ice-strengthened. Powered by two, 1,156 horse power, diesel engines. It is capable of speeds of up to 12 knots.
What will make this Expedition Vessel absolutely unique is the equipment we are placing on it including:-
a) our 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.
b) our ATV’s (amphibious all terrain vehicles) which we have used very successfully to cross fast ice – that even the most powerful icebreaker couldn’t penetrate.

The name Spirit of Enderby honours the work and the vision of the Enderby Brothers of London. The Enderby Captains were at the forefront of Antarctic exploration for almost 40 years in the early 1800’s. It also celebrates Enberby Island, arguably the greatest Sub Antarctic Island in the world.

Spirit of Enderby - DECK PLAN

Deck Plan courtesy of Heritage Expeditions


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

Mini Suite

has a small bedroom with a 3/4 bed and a single bed in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower. toilet and washbasin. This suite has windows.

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

Superior
Cabins have one bunk, wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows.

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

Main deck triple
This cabin has one bunk and one lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and washbasin. The nearby showers and toilets are shared with other Main deck cabins.


Photograph courtesy of Heritage Expeditions

Photograph courtesy of Heritage Expeditions

The Dining Room


Photograph courtesy of Heritage Expeditions

A superior cabin

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