The newly refurbished Safari Endeavour, formerly the Spirit of Endeavour, offers the luxury and amenities of an Alaska yacht cruise with the price and efficiency of a small ship cruise. Her capacity (reduced by 16 percent from 102 passengers to only 86 passengers) makes for roomy accommodations. Four staterooms (Commodore Suites) were doubled in size and outfitted with a small balcony. Fans of the Spirit of Endeavour will appreciate the Safari Endeavour's reduced capacity, fully refurbished interior and larger crew.
Safari Endeavour Review
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The Safari Endeavour, formerly the Spirit of Endeavour, was built in 1983 by Jeff Boat Shipyard. The vessel is registered in the United States and underwent extensive renovation in 2012, which expanded various staterooms and outfitted the ship with two hot tubs and a sauna, exercise equipment, an intimate wine bar, a massage suite (complete with a complimentary massage), an included bar with top shelf spirits, beer and wine, and a full complement of expedition gear.
Common Areas Aboard Safari Endeavour
The Safari Endeavour's three decks provide great viewing opportunities of Alaskan wildlife and glaciers, as well as relaxing public spaces for gathering with new friends. The Dining Room, Wine Bar and Library each project an atmosphere of casual elegance. On the Main Deck, the salon and bow-viewing area provide more places to gather and take it all in. The Upper Deck features two hot tubs, lockers and a sauna. The Bridge Deck is home to the Sun Lounge, bar, bridge and exercise equipment.
Meals Aboard the Safari Endeavour
Meals aboard the Safari Endeavour are a highly anticipated part of each cruise. Exquisite cuisine is innovative and fresh with seafood and produce purchased locally whenever possible. All meals are served in the elegant dining room, and the complimentary bar offers premium spirits, fine wines and microbrews.
Activities Aboard Safari Endeavour
Active adventure cruises aboard the Safari Endeavour allow freedom to engage in many activities. Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available for excursions. A full-beam swim step makes launching a kayak and boarding skiffs easy. Skiff rides explore shoreline, wildlife and landscapes up close. Expert naturalists and guides lead excursions on land and sea. An enhanced program of educational presentations are held in the salon. Yoga classes are available on board, and adventure gear is available for use, including hiking poles and yoga mats. Hydrophones for listening, and an underwater camera for viewing, allow guests to connect live with the underwater environment from the comfort of the ship. Enjoy a complimentary massage to unwind after a day of exploration. For those who prefer to stay connected to home during their cruise, internet, email and phone services are available for a fee.
An all-American crew of 34 will ensure attentive service with a guest-crew ratio of 2.5 to 1.
Cabins Aboard Safari Endeavour
The yacht-style ship carries up to 86 guests with a mix of twin (some convertible) and king-size beds. Five stateroom categories include 3 Master, 21 Commander, 12 Captain, 3 Admiral and 4 Commodore Suites. Commodore Suites feature Tempur-Pedic® memory-foam mattresses. Singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated aboard. The suites merge two former staterooms and have step-out balconies. All staterooms have one or two outside view windows (no portholes), en-suite showers, some Jacuzzi tubs, heated tile bathroom floors, flat screen TVs with DVD players and iPod docking stations.
Commodore Suites 205, 206, 207, 208
Separate sitting area, king or twin beds, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower, view window and glass-framed French doors opening to a small balcony.
Admiral Staterooms 201, 202, 309
King or twin beds, view windows, private bath with shower, refrigerator, desk and chair.
Captain Staterooms 105-112, 203, 204, 209, 210
King or twin beds, view windows, private bath with shower, desk and chair.
Commander Staterooms 211-213, 303-308, 311-322
Twin beds, view windows, private bath with shower, desk and chair.
Master Staterooms 103, 301, 302
Twin beds, view window or porthole, private bath with shower, desk and chair.