MS Ocean Endeavour

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Cruise line
Quark Expeditions (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
10 Feb, 2017 - 25 Feb, 2017

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MS Ocean Endeavour Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Ocean Endeavour

Flag state Bahamas
Builder STOCZNIA SZCZECINSKA NOWA SZCZECIN POLAND
Year built 1982
Speed 20.5 kn / 38 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA) 137 m / 449 ft
Beam (width) 21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage 12907 gt
Passengers 386 - 450
Crew 124
Passengers-to-space ratio 64
Decks 9
Cabins 193
Decks with cabins 6
Last Refurbishment 2014
Former names Konstantin Simonov, Francesca, The Iris, Kristina Katarina

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MS Ocean Endeavour cruise ship was lanched in 1982 under the name "Konstantin Simonov" and operated in the Baltic Sea. In 1988, the vessel underwent a major refit (complete makeover) transforming it into an expedition cruise ship. In the period 1996-2001, the ship was deployed in the Mediterranean Sea (southern Europe) and operated as "MS Francesca". Until 2010, the shipowner Mano Cruise (Israel-based travel company) operated it under the name "The Iris" on eastern Mediterranean itineraries. In late 2010, it was refurbished again and became the flagship of Kristina Cruises (renamed "Kristina Katarina") replacing the smaller Kristina Regina. On January 8, 2014, the vessel was sold and renamed to "Ocean Endeavour". Currently, the ship cruises along Canada's east coast (Atlantic Ocean) and Greenland. Canadian Arctic cruises are offered during northern summer season. Antarctica cruise itineraries leaving out of Ushuaia (with optional fly-cruise deals from Buenos Aires) are offered during southern summer season.MS Ocean Endeavour cruise ship

The ship's current operator is the travel company Quark Expeditions. Established in 1991, the company specializes in polar expedition cruises to the Antarctica and Arctic aboard purpose-built vessels. Quark Expeditions became part of the UK-based TUI Travel PLC Group of Companies on May 1, 2007.

Ocean Endeavour is the only Antarctica-visiting cruise ship with a focus on health and wellness. Onboard amenities include a day spa, yoga room, swimming pool, hot tub, gym, saunas (for men and women) and a wellness cafe (with juice bar). Passengers can go on with the wellness theme off the vessel by participating in snowshoeing, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking tours (the latter two for additional fee).

Staterooms come in numerous categories. Most feature exterior views via portholes or windows. The one exception is a block of interior single cabins on Deck 5. Booking one of these allows solo travelers to avoid rooming with a stranger or paying single supplement. Twin cabins come in variety of layouts and sizes due to the ship's older design. Passengers can choose one or two portholes, single or two picture windows. Some windows are with obstructed views. Another option is one double bed or two single beds. Triple cabins are also available.

Largest staterooms on Ocean Endeavour are the Owner's Suite and the Junior Suites. While the Juniors are similar-sized (approx 30 m2 /320 ft2), the Owner's Suite boasts two large windows facing forward (the bow), plus a bathroom with hot tub. All Junior Suites are with single windows, and most bathrooms are shower only. All accommodations are equipped with DVD players and flat TVs. For onboard relaxation, the ship has two lounges (Aurora  and Nautilus) plus the top-deck Meridian Club.

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MS Ocean Endeavour Itineraries 2017

The below listed MS Ocean Endeavour cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
21 January 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Crossing the Circle Southern Expedition
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $9802
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22 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
22 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
23 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
24 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
25 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
26 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
27 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
28 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Antarctic Circle)
29 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Antarctic Circle)
30 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Northbound)
31 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Northbound)
01 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
02 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
03 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
10 February 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $12456
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11 Feb        Buenos Aires (flight)
11 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
12 Feb - 14 Feb        At Sea
15 Feb        Shag Rocks, South Georgia, British Antarctica
15 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
16 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
17 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
18 Feb - 19 Feb        At Sea
20 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
21 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
22 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
23 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
24 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
25 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
24 February 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $8072
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25 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
26 Feb - 27 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
28 Feb        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
01 Mar        King George Island, Antarctica
01 Mar        Livingston Island, Antarctica
02 Mar        Deception Island, Antarctica
03 Mar        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
04 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
04 Mar        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
05 Mar - 06 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
07 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
06 March 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $7494
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07 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
08 Mar - 09 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
10 Mar        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
11 Mar        King George Island, Antarctica
11 Mar        Livingston Island, Antarctica
12 Mar        Deception Island, Antarctica
12 Mar        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
13 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
13 Mar        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
14 Mar - 15 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
16 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
06 November 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $7263
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07 Nov        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
08 Nov - 09 Nov        Drake Passage, Antarctica
10 Nov        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
11 Nov        King George Island, Antarctica
11 Nov        Livingston Island, Antarctica
12 Nov        Deception Island, Antarctica
12 Nov        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
13 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
13 Nov        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
14 Nov - 15 Nov        Drake Passage, Antarctica
16 Nov        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
15 November 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $7263
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16 Nov        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
17 Nov - 18 Nov        Drake Passage, Antarctica
19 Nov        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
20 Nov        King George Island, Antarctica
20 Nov        Livingston Island, Antarctica
21 Nov        Deception Island, Antarctica
21 Nov        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
22 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
22 Nov        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
23 Nov - 24 Nov        Drake Passage, Antarctica
25 Nov        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
24 November 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Explorers and Kings
Prices starting
from $13842
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25 Nov        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
26 Nov        At Sea
27 Nov        Falkland Islands (Exploring)
28 Nov        Falkland Islands (Exploring)
29 Nov - 30 Nov        At Sea
01 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
02 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
03 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
04 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
05 Dec - 06 Dec        At Sea
07 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
08 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
09 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
10 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
11 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
12 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
13 Dec        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
24 November 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Explorers and Kings
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $14763
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25 Nov        Buenos Aires (flight)
25 Nov        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
26 Nov        At Sea
27 Nov        Carcass Island, Falkland Islands
27 Nov        New Island, Falkland Islands
28 Nov        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
29 Nov        At Sea
30 Nov        At Sea
01 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
02 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
03 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
04 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
05 Dec - 06 Dec        At Sea
07 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
08 Dec        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
09 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
10 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
11 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
12 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
13 Dec        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
12 December 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $6456
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13 Dec        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
14 Dec - 15 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
16 Dec        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
17 Dec        King George Island, Antarctica
17 Dec        Livingston Island, Antarctica
18 Dec        Deception Island, Antarctica
18 Dec        Orne Islands, Antarctica
19 Dec - 20 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
21 Dec        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
20 December 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $8072
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21 Dec        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
22 Dec - 23 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
24 Dec        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
25 Dec        King George Island, Antarctica
25 Dec        Livingston Island, Antarctica
26 Dec        Deception Island, Antarctica
26 Dec        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
27 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
27 Dec        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
28 Dec - 29 Dec        Drake Passage, Antarctica
30 Dec        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
29 December 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $8072
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30 Dec        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
31 Dec - 01 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
02 Jan        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
03 Jan        King George Island, Antarctica
03 Jan        Livingston Island, Antarctica
04 Jan        Deception Island, Antarctica
04 Jan        Paradise Harbor, Antarctica
05 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
05 Jan        Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
06 Jan - 07 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
08 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
31 December 21 nights / 22 days, round-trip Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $16148
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01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
01 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
02 Jan        At Sea
03 Jan        Falkland Islands
04 Jan        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
05 Jan - 06 Jan        At Sea
07 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
08 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
09 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
10 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
11 Jan - 12 Jan        At Sea
13 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
14 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
15 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
16 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Antarctic Circle)
17 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Antarctic Circle)
18 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Northbound)
19 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Northbound)
20 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
21 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
22 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)

MS Ocean Endeavour Itineraries 2018

The below listed MS Ocean Endeavour cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
07 January 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Explorers and Kings
Prices starting
from $13840
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08 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
09 Jan        At Sea
10 Jan        Falkland Islands (Exploring)
11 Jan        Falkland Islands (Exploring)
12 Jan - 13 Jan        At Sea
14 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
15 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
16 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
17 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
18 Jan - 19 Jan        At Sea
20 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
21 Jan        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (Exploring)
22 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
23 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
24 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
25 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
26 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
12 February 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $6687
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13 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
14 Feb - 15 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
16 Feb        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
17 Feb        King George Island, Antarctica
17 Feb        Livingston Island, Antarctica
18 Feb        Deception Island, Antarctica
18 Feb        Orne Islands, Antarctica
19 Feb - 20 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
21 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
20 February 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Prices starting
from $6687
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21 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
22 Feb - 23 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
24 Feb        Half Moon Island, Antarctica
25 Feb        King George Island, Antarctica
25 Feb        Livingston Island, Antarctica
26 Feb        Deception Island, Antarctica
26 Feb        Orne Islands, Antarctica
27 Feb - 28 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
01 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
28 February 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Crossing the Circle Southern Expedition
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $9802
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01 Mar        Buenos Aires (flight)
01 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
02 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
03 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
04 Mar        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
05 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
06 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
07 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Antarctic Circle)
08 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Antarctic Circle)
09 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Northbound)
10 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Northbound)
11 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
12 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
13 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)