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Congratulations on booking your expedition to Antarctica!


Information for passengers travelling on board the Spirit of Enderby. 

We are thrilled you will be travelling on this incredible adventure to the White Continent. Here you will find additional details that we require from you, information to help you plan for your trip as well as some ideas on other destinations you might like to visit in South America either before or after your Antarctica cruise. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.





Arrival in Invercargill

For passengers beginning in Invercargill, Day One of your itinerary is an arrival day. Please make your way to the joining hotel. In the afternoon you will attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your cruise.


Disembarkation in Invercargill or Christchurch

On the day of disembarkation a departure transfer to either the town centre or the airport is included. We highly recommend that you book your flights to depart after 12 noon. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.


Fuel Surcharges

Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.


International Flights to meet your cruise

International flights to join your cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements. Please see below for some suggestions on pre and post cruise itinerary options in South America. For more options please see our Beyond Antarctica Brochure


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Antarctica Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.


Terms and Conditions

By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click HERE to view.




International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfill our obligation certain information is required. Below are a few forms that will need to be completed. Forms must be returned NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure.
ALL passengers must:
✔ Complete Passenger Details Form - this will be emailed to you by your booking agent to be completed approx 4 months prior to your voayge departure. This must be completed no later than 100 days prior to your voyage departure date

✔ For passengers over 70 years of age a Medical Advisors Form is also required which must be completed by your GP and returned. Please CLICK HERE to download.





The ship has a small number of gumboots. Please notify your booking agent of your size. The ship recommends bringing your own gumboot as the ship only has a small number they can provide on loan. The ship provides an expedition jacket for dry Antarctic conditions but you will need to bring your own waterproof and windproof jacket for the Subantarctic islands (gore-tex is recommended).






We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Antarctica.







Check out our Antarctica Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Antarctica adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.

About the
Spirit of Enderby

Built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research the Sprit of Enderby is a fully ice-strengthened expedition vessel, ideally suited to Polar expeditions.

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