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Safari Endeavour

Former names: Spirit of Endeavour, Newport Clipper

Safari Endeavour Review and Specifications

Specifications of Safari Endeavour

Year built1983  /  Age : 37
Flag state USA
BuilderJeffboat Shipyard (Jeffersonville, Indiana USA)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Building costUSD 9 million
OwnerInnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc
OperatorUnCruise Adventures
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)71 m / 233 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage1425 gt
Passengers84 - 86
Crew35
Passengers-to-space ratio17
Decks4
Cabins42
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2012
Former namesSpirit of Endeavour, Newport Clipper

Current itinerary / position of Safari Endeavour

Safari Endeavour current cruise is 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise. Prices start from USD 4395 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 28 Mar, 2020 and ends on 04 Apr, 2020.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
28 Mar    Departing from La Paz, Baja California Mexico hotels
29 Mar    Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico
30 Mar    Bahia Agua Verde, Baja California Mexico
31 Mar    Isla San Francisco, Baja California Mexico
01 Apr    Marina Puerto Escondido, Baja California Mexico
02 Apr    Los Islotes, Baja California Mexico
02 Apr    Isla Partida, Baja California Mexico
03 Apr    Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico
04 Apr    Arriving in La Paz, Baja California Mexico hotels

Review of Safari Endeavour

MV Safari Endeavour is a 1983-built cruise ship operated by UnCruise Adventures. Like all UnCruise ships, Safari Endeavour is US-flagged and crewed.

History - construction and ownership

The 1,425-ton, 86-passenger ship Safari Endeavour is the biggest vessel in the UnCruise fleet. The boat (previously named "Spirit of Endeavour") gives the passengers an Alaska yacht cruise at the price of a small ship voyage. Her high-tech kayak dock, added to the back, was completed with launching pad making it easy for passengers to get in and out.

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When Cruise West company went bankrupt in 2010, an opportunity emerged for Un-Cruise Adventures to expand its fleet of small ships. The company picked up several vessels and refurbished them for expedition style cruising. Among the lucky ones was the Endeavour.

Un-Cruise Adventures (formerly American Safari Cruises) is an USA-based, wholly-owned cruise company, a subsidiary of InnerSea Discoveries Alaska. In 2013, the American Safari Cruises line was renamed to "Un-Cruise Adventures". Currently, the company has 2 headquarters - main headquarters in Seattle WA and second in Juneau AK.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Safari Endeavour schedule calendar includes Alaska small ship cruises departing from Juneau AK and round-trip Baja Mexico (Sea of Cortez) voyages from San Jose del Cabo.

Cabins

Safari Endeavour has a total of 42 cabins (of which all are Oceanview, 4 Balcony Suites) in 5 grades, which feature high-end furnishings. In 2012 Un-Cruise Adventures took a decision to decrease the passenger capacity from 102 to 86 in order to give more space to the accommodations. More space on board means luxury. The less crowded ship will lead to a more spacious and relaxing atmosphere of the lounge, decks and not at last place the dining room.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

All meals in the dining room (complimentary restaurant) are served via table service; there are no buffets. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with specials like eggs Benedict or lemon ricotta pancakes, but guests can request bacon and eggs if that's what they desire. Continental breakfast is set up at 6:30 am for early risers. Served at noon, lunch is a casual meal, usually a salad, soup or hot sandwich, and dessert. Appetizers and snacks are served during cocktail hour in the bar. Coffee and tea are available all day long. 

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During drydock 2012, some staterooms were expanded. The ship was outfitted with 2 hot tubs and sauna room, new gym equipment, wine bar, massage suite, bar menu was upgraded with premium spirits and wines. The boat provides complimentary to all passengers watersports equipment and expedition gear (seakayaks, paddle boards, skiffs / inflatable speed boats ) and has an aft-loocated launching platform (marina) and an underwater camera.

Passengers can enjoy drinks in a glassed-in upper lounge while the ship is floating in whale-watching waters – Mexico’s Sea of Cortez and Alaska’s Inside Passage. The happy hour is sometimes more crowded than scheduled hikes, as guests come for the up-close views of wildlife and intimate atmosphere this unique small ship provides.

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Safari Endeavour Wiki

Safari Endeavour cruise ship was built in Jeffersonville IN in 1983 as "Newport Clipper" for the Clipper Cruise Line (St Louis MO USA). Eventually, the Clipper line was acquired by Kuoni Travel Group and then sold to the Cruise West line. Newport Clipper was renamed "Spirit of Endeavour" and for over a decade sailed on Alaska cruises. When the Cruise West company went bankrupt (September 2010), the mortgages on its three ships (including Spirit of Endeavour) were taken over by West-Hardwick Marine Inc. On August 10, 2011, American Safari Cruises (currently Un-Cruise Adventures, after being combined with InnerSea Discoveries) bought the vessel and renamed it Safari Endeavour.

Un-Cruise Adventures’ ships boast navy blue hulls and refined atmosphere. The Endeavour ship's size makes it easy to visit areas that bigger ships cannot. This cruise ship is the best choice for those who like expedition-style cruising and activities, combined with luxury on board. The other Un-Cruise "Safari" ships are ExplorerQuest and Voyager.

Safari Endeavour's adventure equipment includes stand-up paddle boards and kayaks; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; hydrophone (for listening to sounds below the surface). The bow-mounted underwater camera is linked to the yacht's lounge and to all cabin TVs.

Safari Endeavour cruises in Alaska and Sea of Cortez (Baja Mexico) regions.

Together with some of its fleet mates, this ship was formerly owned and operated as "Spirit of Endeavour" by the Cruise West line (1973-2010, now defunct). Based in Seattle WA (USA), at its peak Cruise West had a fleet of 9 small ships (capacity between 78 and 138 passengers). They operated on cruise itineraries in Alaska, British Columbia and also in the Pacific Ocean (Sea of Cortes, Panama, South Pacific islands, East Asia and Russia). The line ceased operations in September 2010.

From the former Cruise West fleet are also the ships Spirit of Columbia (Baranof Dream), Spirit of Alaska (Admiralty Dream), Spirit of Glacier Bay (Chichagof Dream), Spirit of ’98 (Safari Legacy, now SS Legacy), Spirit of Discovery (Wilderness Explorer), Spirit of Yorktown (Americana).

Safari Endeavour Itineraries

The below listed Safari Endeavour cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest UnCruise Adventures 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4401
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4387
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4400
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4391
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4395
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4391
2020 May 10 14 days, one-way from Seattle to Juneau Seattle $7135
2020 May 24 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise Ultimate Expedition Cruise Juneau $12003
2020 May 24 7 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $6285
2020 May 31 7 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $6304
2020 Jun 07 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise Ultimate Expedition Cruise Juneau $12001
2020 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $6297
2020 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $6293
2020 Jun 21 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise Ultimate Expedition Cruise Juneau $12004
2020 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $6300
2020 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $6296
2020 Jul 05 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise Ultimate Expedition Cruise Juneau $11989
2020 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $6299
2020 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $6287
2020 Jul 19 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise Ultimate Expedition Cruise Juneau $11991
2020 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $6293
2020 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $6304
2020 Aug 02 14 days, round-trip 14 Night Alaska Glacier Cruise Ultimate Expedition Cruise Juneau $12001
2020 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $6304
2020 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $6303
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6285
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6289
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6287
2020 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Alaskas Glacier Country Cruise Juneau $6288
2020 Sep 13 14 days, one-way from Juneau to Seattle Juneau $7147
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4900
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4898
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4593
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4601
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4604
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4590
2021 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4596
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4595
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4592
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4585
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4601
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4596
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4585
2021 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4591
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4600
2021 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Bajas Bounty Cruise La Paz $4604

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