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Life at Sea

Life at Sea

Welcome aboard the MS Ocean Endeavour!



OE-Deck-Plan-750x638Overall length: 137 meters (450 feet)

The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple conference rooms, workshop spaces, a library and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for expedition experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of space for our education program to thrive. Enjoy multiple decks offering a variety of programming spaces and plentiful deck space for wildlife observation. The interior spaces allow for multiple seminars and events to occur simultaneously. The Hub, Science Lab, and Art Studio aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic spaces for presentations, workshops and dialogue. Community is at the heart of the SOI expedition experience.

Of course, strict operational procedures and safety precautions are adhered to at all times. All passengers will need to complete and sign a ship registration form and waiver before embarkation. This will be provided to you as part of your SOI Expedition Registration Forms.

Download the Shipboard Information Package here.

For more details see pages 14-16 in the Orientation Package.

How to Participate

SOI Expeditions are open to high school and university applicants from around the world. Scholarships are available. Learn more and apply!

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Meet our Educators

A global team of scientists, elders, artists, musicians, historians, and industry leaders who help to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Polar Regions through cross-disciplinary learning.

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Apply for scholarships

The SOI Foundation provides scholarships for each Arctic and Antarctic Expedition. Check out whether there is a scholarship for you!

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