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Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) Review

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Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions)
-- / 5.0
14 reviews

Pros
Numerous wellness spaces available onboard and dedicated singles cabins for solo cruisers
Cons
All singles cabins are interior, and the elevator does not serve all decks
Bottom Line
Wellness-focused ship offers numerous amenities for comfortably exploring Antarctica

About

Passengers
199

Crew
124

Passenger to Crew
1.60:1

Launched
1982

Shore Excursions
0
Sails To
Sails From
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Sarah Schlichter
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Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions) Overview

Quark's largest ship, carrying 199 passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the only vessel in Antarctica with a health and wellness focus. Amenities onboard include a yoga room, a day spa, saunas for men and women, a pool, a gym, a hot tub and a wellness cafe with a juice bar. Passengers can continue the wellness theme off the ship by participating in snowshoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding (the latter two for an additional fee).

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Cabins come in numerous categories, and most have exterior views via windows or portholes. There's one exception: a block of interior singles cabins on Deck 5. Booking one of these enables solo travelers to avoid paying a singles supplement or rooming with a stranger. There are no single cabins with exterior views.

Twin cabins come in various sizes and layouts. You can choose one or two portholes, a single picture window or two windows. (Note that some windows have obstructed views.) You can also opt for two single beds or one double bed. Triple cabins are available, too.

The largest staterooms are the Junior Suites and the Owner's Suite. While these are approximately the same size as one another (320 square feet), the Owner's Suite has two large windows facing the bow, as well as a bathroom with a tub. Each Junior Suite has a single picture window, and most only have showers. All cabins have flat-screen TVs and DVD players.

Passengers can relax in the Nautilus or Aurora lounges or in the Meridian Club on the top deck.

Editor's Note: From October 2020, Chimu Expeditions will take over the operation of Ocean Endeavour from Quark Expeditions.


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Ocean Endeavour (Quark Expeditions)
CookGirl
Sail Date: Dec 2018
The take away from this is that Quark Expeditions is a first rate operator. I would not hesitate to travel with them again. I would not, however, go out of my way to go on that ship again.... Read More
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Kadismom
Sail Date: Dec 2018
After much research, we chose to go on Quark Expeditions Ocean Endeavor trip to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica.... Read More
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Marianne Michele
Sail Date: Jan 2018
The Quark expedition staff onboard the Ocean Endeavor were all very good with one exception. The exception seemed popular with the other staff members, but she was horrible with the clients.... Read More
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Sail Date: Dec 2018
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