Built in 1984, then refurbished in 2013 The Spirit of Enderby is an ice strengthened expedition vessel that carries 50 passengers. There are 6 cabin and suite types, all with ocean views. Main deck triple and twin cabins have shared facilities, whilst the superior/mini/heritage suites have private bathrooms. The vessel features a combined bar/library, lounge area, lecture room as well as two dining rooms on board. Sumptuous meals are prepared by top NZ and Australian chefs, whilst the expedition guides bring skills to the areas visited. This is ideal for those wanting more time ashore.
Voyages to the Ross Sea with Spirit of Enderby depart from New Zealand. With strict conservation status and protection laws by Australian and New Zealand Governments, there are only few visits made here per year. Detailed day-to-day cruise notes are available. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact Antarctic Travel Specialists for full details and departure dates.
Spend today discovering The Snares (North East
Island) which has more nesting seabirds than all
of the British Isles put together. (B, L, D)
Day 4Enderby Island
Explore Enderby Island, a great birding location
where you will get the opportunity to see the
Southern Royal Albatross, the Northern giant petrel and parakeets. Sandy Bay on the Auckland Islands, is one of three breeding grounds for the rare Hooker’s Sea Lion. (B, L, D)
Day 5Carnley Harbour
This morning you will visit Carnley Harbour which has a deep history and has witnessed many shipwrecks that tell of human suffering. (B, L, D)
Day 6Southern Ocean
Today you will make your way through an area known as the Furious Fifties in the tumultuous Southern Ocean and spend time exploring. (B, L, D)
Days 7 - 8Southern Ocean
Be on the lookout for four species of penguins, as well as hundreds of Southern Elephant Seals that laze about on the beaches and dunes.
Day 9Campbell Island
Enjoy briefings and lectures on Campbell Island. (B, L, D)
Days 10 - 11Perserverance Harbour
Spend two days exploring Perserverance Harbour by foot taking in the rocky islets and sea stacks. Enjoy an easy walk to the nesting site of the Southern Royal Albatross at Col Lyall or walk across the hills to Northwest Bay and see the strange and beautiful mega herbs growing on the hills.