Ocean Endeavour Ushuaia
Date of Creation
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Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions.
The only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness, and offers a contemporary approach to cuisine, NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT pricing on select cabins, and newly-designed health and fitness features.
History & Story
Ocean Endeavour has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, and advanced navigation equipment. The newly-refurbished vessel offers a superb guest experience with an expansive choice of cabin categories, large cabins and common areas, a sundeck and observation area, plenty of deck space for polar landscape viewing, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• VOYA spa treatments and beauty products
• Choice of 13 cabin categories
• Bright, spacious cabins and common areas
• Plenty of deck space for observation
• Lounge with expansive views
• Quiet zone for contemplation
• Newly-refurbished restaurant
• Contemporary dining with complimentary wine with dinner
• Juice and smoothie bar
• Lecture theater
• Polar library
• Polar boutique
Key sites/activities in the area
• Snowshoeing (included)
• Zodiac Cruising (included)
• Kayaking (additional charge)
• Stand-up Paddleboarding (additional charge)
• Camping (additional charge)
• Cross-Country Skiing (additional charge)
• Mountaineering (additional charge)
Children 8 years and older permitted (subject to height and weight restrictions).
Cabins and suites are outfitted with the essential amenities you’ll need to feel comfortable throughout your voyage. If you need extra items such as extra pillows or towels, please contact reception or your cabin attendant.
Staff & Crew 124
Length 450 feet, 137 meters
Breadth 36 feet, 11 meters
Draft 18 feet, 5.6 meters
Propulsion 4 Skoda Sulzer Engines, 4,355 horsepower per engine
Ice Class 1B
Cruising speed 15 knots
Lifeboats 6, fully enclosed
Life Rafts 8
TRIPLE: Approximately 105 to 160 sq. ft. (10-15 sq. m), a Triple on Deck 4 is an interior cabin with three lower beds, and two private bathrooms. Cabin 4100 has four lower single beds and one private bathroom with a separate shower room.
SINGLE: Approximately 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 sq. m), a Single on Deck 5 is an interior cabin with a lower bed and a private bathroom.
TWIN PORTHOLE: Approximately 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 sq. m), a Twin Porthole on Deck 4 features a porthole window, two lower beds and a private bathroom. Cabins 4060, 4062, and 4064 have one lower and one upper bed and a private bathroom.
TWIN WINDOW: Approximately 95 to 105 sq. ft. (9-10 sq. m), a Twin Window on Deck 5 features a window, two lower beds and private bathroom.
TWIN PORTHOLE PLUS: Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Plus on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and one private bathroom.
TWIN PORTHOLE PLUS (2): Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Porthole Plus (2) on Deck 4 is twice the size of a Twin Porthole, with two bathrooms. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two porthole windows, and two private bathrooms.
UPPER DECK TWIN: Approximately 140 sq. ft. (13 sq. m), an Upper Deck Twin features a window (obstructed view), and private bathroom. On Deck 7, Upper Deck Twin cabins are outfitted with two lower beds. On Deck 8, these cabins offer one double bed.
SUPERIOR TWIN: Approximately 205 sq. ft. (19 sq. m), a Superior Twin features a large window, and a private bathroom. On Deck 5, Superior Twins have two lower beds and a pull out sofa bed. On Deck 7, Superior Twins feature one double bed and a sofa. Cabins 7000 and 7018 have bathtubs; other Superior Twins have showers.
TOP DECK TWIN: Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14.5 sq. m), a Top Deck Twin on Deck 8 features two large windows (one window with partial obstruction), one double bed and a private bathroom.
TWIN WINDOW PLUS: Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Window Plus on Deck 5 is twice the size of a Twin Window, with one bathroom. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows, and one private bathroom.
TWIN WINDOW PLUS (2): Approximately 190 to 200 sq. ft. (18-20 sq. m), a Twin Window Plus (2) on Deck 5 is twice the size of a Twin Window, with two bathrooms. It features two single beds, a separate living area with a pull out sofa bed, two windows, and two private bathrooms.
JUNIOR SUITE: Approximately 320 sq. ft. (30 sq. m), a Junior Suite on Decks 5 and 7 features a window, one double bed, a pull out sofa bed and private bathroom. Cabin 7002 has a bathtub; other Junior Suites have showers.
OWNER’S SUITE: Approximately 320 sq. ft. (30 sq. m), the Owner’s Suite on Deck 7 features two large bow-facing windows, one double bed, separate living area and private bathroom with tub.
If you forgot any essentials or need a little souvenir from your voyage, the Polar Boutique on Deck 6 in the Nautilus Lounge is our onboard gift shop. Opening hours will vary based on the daily expedition activities. Gifts and souvenirs are great to bring home as mementos of your polar expedition. In addition to small souvenirs, our Polar Boutique offers a selection of expedition gear, including base layer clothing, waterproof pants, gloves and more.
In the Compass Club on Deck 6, you will find a small library of polar books, reference materials and general reading material, and the juice and smoothie bar can also be found here. The library is open 24 hours a day and also includes a selection of games for your entertainment. Whatever your personal interests are, we’re sure you’ll find something worth reading. The collection includes books in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. A large collection of field guides, picture books and reference books is also at your disposal.
LOUNGE AREAS AND LECTURE THEATER
On Deck 6, the Nautilus Lounge is used for lectures, briefings and events, and also offers the main bar. The Compass Club, also on Deck 6, is the location of the coffee, tea and water station, and provides a comfortable spot to relax with spectacular views along the starboard side of the ship. On Deck 7, the Aurora Lounge is used as a secondary lecture space. The Meridian Club on Deck 9 offers a panoramic views and comfortable seating, and provides access to outside on the top deck.
Restaurants & Bars
Contemporary, healthy approach to cuisine. There is one dining room (the Polaris Restaurant) located on Deck 6. If there is one constant at sea, it is that you’ll enjoy delicious meals on a daily basis. While meal times may change due to landings and wildlife encounters, you’ll always be served three meals a day. Hours of operation will be posted around the ship, as they are subject to change based on the activities planned for each day.
BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER SERVICE
There is one seating for all passengers at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining room has an open seating policy.
SNACKS AND COCKTAIL HOUR
Assortments of fresh-baked cookies and/or pastries are offered each afternoon. There is also a selection of hot and cold snacks available in the lounge during cocktail hour.
JUICE AND SMOOTHIE BAR
As part of our commitment to health and wellness, Quark Expeditions® is proud to offer freshly made smoothies and juice options. These delicious beverages are available in the Compass Club at an additional cost and can be added to your shipboard account along with any alcoholic drinks you may choose to order.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS & ALLERGIES
If you do not eat meat there is a wide selection of vegetables, pasta, grains and fruit available. Quark Expeditions® is able to cater to most special dietary requests, as long as you clearly indicated your needs on the required expedition forms when you booked your voyage. Menus will be clearly labeled for vegetarian and gluten free options, but please do notify your server of the dietary restrictions you indicated on your form. We regret that kosher food cannot be prepared.
BAR & WINE SERVICE
The well-stocked bar on the ship is open to enjoy with your fellow shipmates in the late morning, afternoon and evening. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and juices are complimentary with dinner. A selection of liquors and spirits are also available and can be charged to your shipboard account. Wine and champagne are served in the dining room as well as the bar.
Health and Wellness
• Spa treatments and beauty products by spa provider VOYA – Organic Beauty From The Sea
• Spa menu for face, body, hair and nails, including the exclusive Quark Explorer’s treatment, and signature VOYA hand and foot rituals
• Yoga and stretching classes
• His & Hers saunas, gym, and heated salt water pool
Located on Deck 8, gym hours are posted at the door, with facilities available on a first come, first served basis.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Can cater to special anniversary, birthday or other event by talking to the reception staff or the Maître D’ ahead of time.
Extra Notable Features
More Adventure Options than any other Quark Expeditions vessel
Exclusive Photography Program
Scientists in Residence Program
Heated Salt Water Pool
His & Hers Saunas
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Number of employees