national geographic endurance

Endurance

  • Vessel details

    A next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation.

    Endurance is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Code PC5 (Category A) vessel, it is designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore unchartered waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Its patented X-BOW® is key to its design; its powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride in even adverse conditions, and even reduces spray on deck, for superior observation. She carries a full suite of expedition tools and offers a variety of experience-enhancing amenities.

     

    TOOLS FOR EXPLORATION:

    Expedition Landing Craft
    Key to our operation is our fleet of expedition landing craft, which we use to land in places that would otherwise be inaccessible. With 8 of these boats and two loading stations used every time we disembark, we’re able to transfer guests off the ship quickly, so you can be out on adventures, not idly waiting. The expedition landing craft we use is 19 feet long, powered by four-stroke outboard engines, and are capable of comfortably carrying 10-12 people. They are widely recognized as the safest and most versatile small boats afloat.

    Remotely Operated Vehicle
    Capable of reaching 1,000 feet, far beyond the range of any Scuba diver, the ROV allows you to literally view parts of the undersea that are as unexplored as the moon. Chances are you, like many of our guests, will be struck by how surprisingly colourful undersea life is in these unlikely places. And this glimpse may fundamentally change how you view the ocean.

    Kayaks
    National Geographic Endurance will be equipped with a fleet of kayaks large enough to ensure everyone who wants to can paddle at every opportunity.

    Consequently, prior kayaking experience isn’t necessary—many of our guests have their first kayaking experience in extraordinary locations. Our custom-designed floating platform lets us deploy kayaks from the ship, or any location we want—including far from shore. Kayakers are usually free to explore where they want within boundaries set by the undersea specialist and officer of the watch.

    Underwater camera
    Our undersea specialist will dive often during your expedition, even in Alaska, with cold-water gear, to shoot high-definition, Cousteau-like footage of the deep. Colourful nudibranchs, swimming, plant-like crinoids, and mysterious fish with antifreeze blood that thrives in the frigid sea will give you an entirely new appreciation of the marine environment.

    Video microscope
    Naturalists will use the video microscope to help explain all elements of the environment, including tiny organisms that are the building block of the marine ecosystem. Spellbinding live views of krill at 80x magnification fills the high-definition screens in the lounge with vivid detail and fills every onlooker with a sense of wonder at the importance of otherwise unobservable creatures.

    Hydrophone
    This underwater microphone is deployed to listen to the vocalizations of marine mammals. Real-time transmissions of their eerie, haunting sounds can be broadcast through the ship or recorded for later playback. Few experiences in nature are as captivating as watching humpback whales feed close to the ship as their vocalizations play through the ship’s PA system.

    Electronic charts
    An electronic chart showing the ship’s location, course, and speed is almost always on display in the lounge.

    Open bridge
    You’ll find our captains are engaged, knowledgeable members of your expedition who are eager to share their passion with you. Venture’s open bridge features comfortable spaces to sit, enjoy the view, drink your morning coffee, or simply chat with the officers.

     

     

     

    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 126
    Crew #:
    Ice Class: PC5
    Speed: 16
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 2020
    Length: 124m
    Width:
    Draft: 5
    Tonnage: 1250
    Registry:
    Elec Outlets: 2 Flat
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    Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair

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    Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair

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    Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair.

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    Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair.

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    Many facilities
    Fore Deck with two large windows, Alcove seating, Relax chair.
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    Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.

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    Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.

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    Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.

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    Main Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.

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    Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa,

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    Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa,

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    Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.

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    Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.

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    Lounge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.
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    Cat 5

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    Bridge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.

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    Bridge Deck—Suite with balcony and sofa.

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    Cat 6

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    Bridge Deck—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed.

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    Bridge Deck—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed.

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    Many facilities
    Bridge Deck—Junior Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed.
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    Cat 7

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    Bridge Deck—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet.

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    Bridge Deck—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet.

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    Cat 7

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Bridge Deck—Large Balcony Suite with large balcony, sofa bed, bathtub, walk-in closet.
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This Ship's voyages

Available for booking

national geographic endurance northeast passage cruise

Northeast Passage Expedition

Endurance
126
25 days

Join one of few expeditions to fully transit the Northeast Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. This incredible voyage travels on the brand new purpose-built expedition vessel Endurance which will surely be one the highlight of the vessel maiden sailing season. 

Available for booking

national geographic endurance northeast passage cruise

Northeast Passage Expedition

Endurance
126
25 days

Join one of few expeditions to fully transit the Northeast Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. This incredible voyage travels on the brand new purpose-built expedition vessel Endurance which will surely be one the highlight of the vessel maiden sailing season.