Food served aboard is fresh, local, delicious, and sourced from suppliers who share our values of sustainable use whenever possible. Meals aboard are almost always served in the dining room, located aft of the lounge deck. When weather conditions allow, lighter fare may be served on the observation deck. There is no assigned seating and our dining room accommodates the entire expedition community. During meals, your expedition leader, naturalists, and any guest speakers aboard will join you. The ship features two restaurants, featuring local, sustainable choices and open seating for flexible, inclusive dining; plus, a Chef’s table for intimate, small group dining. The main restaurant has 270º views, and the Observation deck restaurant features lighter, made-to-order fare.
Public areas include an Observation Lounge with bar, gym, Wellness area, infinity-style outdoor hot tubs, library, main lounge with full-service bar, 24-hour beverage station, state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations, and a photo workshop area; plus, an expedition base with lockers for expedition gear, and an “open bridge” for access to our captain, officers and the art of navigation. The vessel is staffed by our wellness specialists and features a glass-enclosed yoga studio, gym, treatment rooms and spa relaxation area, and high- and low-heat saunas with ocean views.
An electronic chart showing the ship’s location, course, and speed is almost always on display in the lounge.
You’ll find our captains are engaged, knowledgeable members of your expedition who are eager to share their passion with you. National Geographic Endurance’s open bridge features comfortable spaces to sit, enjoy the view, drink your morning coffee, or simply chat with the officers.