Spirit of Enderby

M/V Spirit of Enderby is one of just two remaining 50 passenger Russian Research ships and is the sole explorer of Wrangle Island, as well as offering unique insights to Kamchatka, New Guinea and Ross Sea from New Zealand. In Aqua-Firma’s pioneering days of polar travel, these small ships were the norm: compact, strong and friendly, providing a true expedition experience.

The focus of all voyages aboard Spirit of Enderby is to make as many onshore landings as possible.  Experienced naturalists and on board guides will share their knowledge and ignite your passion for the Polar Regions through informative lectures and escorted landings.  


71 metres

Ice Class:

Russian register KM ice clas


10 knots cruising speed



Staff & Crew:



Main Deck Triple Cabins (shared bathroom)
- 2 x lower berths & 1 upper berth & washbasin

Main Deck Twin Cabins (shared bathroom)
- 2 x lower berths & washbasin

Superior Twin Cabins (en-suite bathroom)
- bunked

Superior Plus Twin Cabins (en-suite bathroom)
- 2 x lower berths

Mini Suites (en-suite bathroom)
- 1 x double bed & separate lounge with sofa

Suites (en-suite bathroom)
- 1 x double bed & separate lounge with sofa & large forward & side facing windows


She offers comfortable accommodation within 6 cabin category types.  All cabins have outside windows or portholes and ample storage space; approximately half of the cabins comprise en-suite bathroom facilities.  On board amenities include a lounge area consisting of cosy bar, library and a dedicated lecture room, ideal for presentations and group discussions.

"On a Spirit Of Enderby voyage full of highlights (Wrangle), standouts included an incredible total of 101 polar bears; dozens of feeding Gray, Humpback and Bowhead whales; a richly flowering tundra inhabited by Lemmings, Arctic ground squirrels, Snowy owls, Skua, Snow geese, Arctic fox and Musk oxen, as well as towering cliffs packed with thousands and thousands of breeding seabirds. What a privileged experience, in a region so remote we had seen no other shipping or other visitors for almost two weeks." Neil Nightingale

Client review:

"We had a great trip, got to many places, and the Expedition Leader, was quite outstanding- arranged the very, very most possible for us. The group melded together well !"

Martin Roff (Ross Sea & Antarctic Circle Voyage)

  • M/V Spirit of Enderby
  • Spirit of Enderby Mini Suite 510
  • Spirit of Enderby Lounge
  • Spirit of Enderby Lecture Room
  • Spirit of Enderby Corridor
  • Spirit of Enderby Bar Area
  • Spirit of Enderby Deck Plan



  • Spirit of Enderby Top Deck
  • Spirit of Enderby Mini-Suite 517
  • Spirit of Enderby Library
  • Spirit of Enderby Lecture Room
  • Spirit of Enderby Heritage Suite 513
  • Spirit of Enderby Main Deck Cabin 313
  • Spirit of Enderby Triple Cabin
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