Dining area with a large tables surrounded by chairs and large windows aboard the safari endeavour small Alaska ship
Dining room aboard the safari endeavour baja small ship with rows of chairs and couches and windows
Commodore suite aboard the safari endeavour Alaska small ship, with a large blue bed, adjoining room, and large windows
Safari Endeavour Alaska small ship Commodore suite with a large open room with glass doors leading to a balcony, a tv and a large bed in the adjoining room
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Safari Endeavour

84 guests
year built
crew members
232 feet
37 feet
cruising speed
10 knots
United states

The M/V 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 makes for roomy accommodations and common areas. Four staterooms feature private balconies, while a casual, expedition-style tone sets the stage for her active itineraries in Alaska’s Inside Passage.   

Why Sail Aboard Safari Endeavour

Choose the Safari Endeavour if you are seeking an expedition ship with plenty of space and activity options. She is among our traveler favorites for luxury Alaska cruises thanks to her range of activities and high crew-to-guest ratio. Built in 1983 by Jeff Boat Shipyard in Indiana, the Safari Endeavour’s original name was Spirit of Endeavour and her namesake Captain Cook’s iconic vessel. The extensive renovation also expanded various staterooms and outfitted the ship with two hot tubs, exercise equipment, an intimate wine bar, a covered Bridge Deck bar with included top-shelf spirits, beer and wine, and a full complement of expedition gear. Her activity options rival those of the most active small ships sailing today: yoga, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking are all complemented by knowledgeable guides that can tailor adventure to all levels.

Consult this page for a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our expedition cruise experts have been aboard the Safari Endeavour firsthand. Read our Safari Endeavour Alaska reviews, or let us help you compare this ship with others offering small ship Alaska cruises. Find small cruise ships worldwide with our expertise.

Common Areas Aboard Safari Endeavour

The Safari Endeavour’s three decks provide great viewing opportunities of Alaska’s glaciers and wildlife, as well as relaxing public spaces for gathering with new friends. The dining room, wine bar, and DVD and book library each project an atmosphere of casual elegance. Wood fixtures and accents shine, and artwork highlights the warm and cool waters where she sails. 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. The Bridge Deck is home to the Sun Lounge, bar, bridge, exercise equipment and Adirondack-style chairs for relaxing.  

Dining Aboard the Safari Endeavour

Meals are a highly anticipated part of each Safari Endeavour cruise. The Dining Room, located on the Main Deck, provides a casual atmosphere with open seating that accommodates all guests in one sitting. Exquisite cuisine is innovative and fresh, with seafood and produce purchased locally whenever possible. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice, and mixed-meal plates are an option for the indecisive eater. 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. On select departures, expert naturalists and guides aboard are complemented by guest hosts in the fields of ornithology, photography, marine biology, wine and wellness, among others.

An enhanced program of educational presentations is held in the salon. The open bridge policy encourages interaction with the captain and crew as they discuss navigation, itinerary and logistics. Stretching 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.

Crew & Guides Aboard Safari Endeavour

Safari Endeavour’s lively and knowledgeable crew creates a casual and welcoming atmosphere, and offers exceptional service to her smaller complement of travelers. The captain takes great pride in the ship and the teamwork that keeps her running smoothly. An all-American crew of 35-37 ensures attentive service with a guest-crew ratio of 2.5-1. On select departures, expert onboard naturalists and guides are complemented by guest hosts in the field of ornithology, photography, marine biology, wine and wellness, among others.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Safari Endeavour

The yacht-style ship carries 84 guests with a mix of twin (some convertible) and king-size beds. Five stateroom categories include 5 Navigator, 18 Trailblazer, 12 Pathfinder, 3 Admiral and 4 Commodore Suites. Commodore Suites feature Tempur-Pedic® memory-foam bedding. In some categories, singles and triples can be accommodated. The suites merge two former staterooms and have step-out balconies.

All staterooms have turndown service, fine linens, private en-suite bathrooms with heated tile floors, hairdryers, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo and bodywash, air conditioning, desk and chair, generous storage and closet space, binoculars, reusable water bottles, flat screen TVs with DVD players and iPod docking stations. Note: 200-100 level rooms have interior entries, while 300 level rooms have entries on the exterior deck, placing the door in between the cabin windows. 

Safari endeavour Alaska small ship Navigator cabin with two beds, bathrobe on the wall and picture above the bed

103-104; 212; 301-302. Main Deck, Cabin Deck & Upper Deck. Each has view window with portholes and private bath with shower. Note that 103 & 104 have fixed queen beds and may be booked for single occupancy; and 212, 301 & 302 have fixed twin beds.

Trailblazer cabin with bed, dresser, window and door leading to a balcony on the safari endeavour Baja small ship

303-308, 311-322. Upper Deck. Fixed twin beds; view windows; private bath with shower.

Pathfinder cabin aboard the safari endeavour Baja small ship, with large bed, lamp, and window looking out at the sunset

105-112, 203-204, 209-210. Main Deck & Cabin Deck. King or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower.

Safari endeavour Alaska small ship admiral cabin with a large bed, two large windows looking at the ocean, and desk

201-202 & 309. Cabin Deck & Upper Deck. King or twin beds; view window; refrigerator; private bath with shower.

Safari Endeavour Alaska small ship Commodore suite with a large open room with glass doors leading to a balcony, a tv and a large bed in the adjoining room
Commodore Suite

205-208. Cabin Deck. Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic memory foam bedding; view windows; refrigerator; French doors and step-out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower. Optional triple accommodation.

Deck plan of Safari Endeavour small ship with 4 guest decks, 5 cabin categories separated by color & bed configuration notes.
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