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  • Category 4 cabins have two lower beds and a writing desk. Most have two large windows.

  • Most category 4 cabins are located on the Upper Deck

  • Upper Deck cabins have view windows; Main Deck cabins have portholes.

  • Suites are the largest cabins on the upper deck.

  • Bathrooms all have private facilities

  • The lounge has a full bar and outstanding views.

  • Viewing the video microscope in the lounge.

  • The lounge aboard National Geographic Endeavour.

  • Enjoy delicious cuisine in the view dining room.

  • Expect outstanding service aboard the National Geographic Endeavour

  • The library is well stocked with Galapagos books, guides and videos.

  • Enjoy regional South American wines and cuisine.

  • When two walks each day is not enough enjoy a workout in the gym.

  • Cool off in the pool in between daily activities.

  • A history of exploration in the Galapagos Islands.

  • National Geographic Endeavour at anchor in the Galapagos Islands

  • The National Geographic Endeavour with a full moon in the Galapagos Islands

National Geographic Endeavour

96 guests
Year Built: 1996
Length: 295 feet
Beam: 46 feet
Draft: 21 feet
Flag: Ecuador

The National Geographic Endeavour carrying just 96 guests in 56 outside cabins, is a small ship that is superbly designed for expedition cruising in the Galapagos Islands. She is small enough to go where large ships couldn't possibly venture, yet large enough to operate in remote environments in complete comfort. The fleet of Zodiac landing craft carried on board extends the Endeavour's reach even farther, allowing you to venture off the ship almost anywhere, at a moment's notice - one of the keys to expedition travel. You'll also find sea kayaks for quiet personal exploration in the remote places the National Geographic Endeavour visits.  

National Geographic Endeavour Review

Choose the National Geographic Endeavour if you are an active and inquisitive traveler seeking to learn much more than just the names of Galapagos wildlife. The experts and equipment on board this true expedition ship provide the finest Galapagos intellectual and educational experience. As an expedition ship the Endeavour is not luxurious, so don't expect five star accommodations and ammenities. There are other luxury ships if this is your priority. But if your priority is the best expedition experience possible, with the best guides in the industry, and you are willing to pay the premium of such an experience, the National Geographic Endeavour is the right Galapagos ship for you. 

The AdventureSmith Explorations crew has personally sailed aboard National Geogrpahic Endeavour. After you review the ship description below and our National Geographic review above, if you have any quesitons please do not hesiate to contact our Galapagos travel experts. 

Common Areas Aboard National Geographic Endeavour

The Endeavour is fully air conditioned. She has a covered deck with chairs and tables; fitness center; spa; global gallery; library; lounge with full service bar and facilities for films and presentations; sauna and small swimming pool; and sun deck. The Ecuadorian captain welcomes guests to the bridge in accordance with an open bridge policy. Meals are served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere. The menu is international with Ecuadorian flare.

The National Geographic Endeavour carries expedition equipment including kayak, glass-bottom boat, snorkeling gear, underwater video camera, video microscope, wetsuits and Zodiac landing craft. Special features aboard the National Geographic Endeavour include internet access, laundry service, floating assage platform and a Wellness Program. A ship's doctor and video chronicler are also on board.   

Cabins Aboard National Geographic Endeavour

Each cabin is attractively furnished, with lower beds, a private toilet, sink and shower, mirrors, reading lights and plenty of space to hang and store clothing. There is a sound system for announcements, news and music. Each cabin has individual climate controls. Cabins have windows or portholes, depending on category. 

Category 1 

Main Deck #202, 204, 221, 224. All cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a porthole.

Category 2

Upper Deck # 122, 125 (both with large view window); Main Deck #201, 203, 206, 208, 210-212, 214-218, 220. Cabins have two lower single beds and a writing desk; cabins 208 and 210 can be arranged with double beds. Upper Deck cabins feature large windows and Main Deck cabins have two portholes.  

Category 3

Main Deck #209; A Deck #300, 350, 351. These spacious cabins comfortably accommodate two or three people if desired, all with two lower beds, a sitting chair, a writing desk and and two portholes. Each has a separate sleeping and sitting area.

Category 4

Upper Deck #102, 104-112, 114-116, 118, 120, 121, 123. Conveniently located cabins feature two lower single beds and a writing desk. Cabins 111, 114 and 118 can be arranged with double beds. Most have two large windows.

Category 5

Upper Deck #117, 129. These are the finest accommodations on board. Suites have separate sleeping and sitting areas, a large view window and convertible sofa to accommodate a third person. Cabin 117 can be arranged with double beds; cabin 129 has fixed twin beds.

Category 1 Solo

Main Deck #219, 222; A Deck #309-312, 214-316, 318. One lower single bed and one porthole.

Category 2 Solo

Upper Deck #124, 136, 127; Main Deck #205. One lower single bed and one porthole. 

Shared Accommodations

We will make arrangements for shares at the double occupancy rate in Categories 1 and 2. Third person rates are available at one half the double occupancy rate. 

National Geographic Endeavour Deck Plan