- Gross Tons: 3,132 tons
- Entered Service: 1966
- Length: 89.20 meters/ 292.6 feet
- Width: 14 meters/ 45.9 feet
- Passenger Capacity: 124
- Crew: 64
- # of Cabins: 62
About the National Geographic Endeavour
Built in 1996 as a fishing trawler operating in the North Sea, National Geographic Endeavour was converted to a cruise ship in 1984 when she operated as the North Star, then Caledonian Star, and was reburbished in 1999 and given her present name in 2001. Through a partnership that begin in 2005 with the National Geographic Society, National Geographic was added to the ship’s name. The comfortable expedition vessel carries Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, SCUBA gear on select itineraries, snorkeling gear and apparatus for viewing underwater marine life and the ocean environment.
All meals are served in one main dining room. Single seatings are at unassigned tables, so that passengers may meet and mingle. The menu is international, primarily European, high quality and with a local flair.
Five categories of cabins are available. The two suites on Upper Deck feature separate sleeping and living rooms as well as a convertible sofa for a third person. The four remaining categories all feature lower single beds, with some that can convert to queen-sized beds, and portholes. Some non-suite categories can sleep three. All cabins feature mini-bar/fridge and VCR.
Cabins range from 191 square feet to 269 square feet.
In the Know
National Geographic Endeavour sails the world in search of adventure. The world’s marine environment is the main attraction on any Endeavour cruise. Both off ship and on board ship, passengers have many opportunities to entertain and educate themselves through activities, lectures, presentations and workshops. The ship’s Photo Expeditions and Workshops, developed in collaboration with National Geographic photographers, allows passengers to learn from some of the most respected names in nature and travel photography.
The National Geographic Endeavour is also equipped with:
- An Internet kiosk
- Fitness Center
- Well-stocked library
- Laundry service
- Small swimming pool
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