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National Geographic Endurance
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National Geographic Endurance Overview

National Geographic Endurance will be Lindblad Expeditions' first polar new-build; it is scheduled for delivery in January 2020. It will have a Polar Class 5 rating, which signifies that the ship has the capability to operate in polar environments at any time of year.

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There will be 69 cabins onboard; 75 percent of these will have a balcony. Twelve cabins are being designed for solo travelers. The ship will also have one main dining room, an outdoor barbecue and bistro spot; a spa and fitness area with treatment rooms, a sauna, relation area and yoga room; and two infinity Jacuzzis.

Other features that ship will boast: an X-bow design, which provides fuel efficiency and smoother sailing; and expanded fuel and water tanks to provide for extended operations in remote areas.

The ship, which was named in honor of the ship Ernest Shackleton sailed in an attempt to cross Antarctica from sea to sea via the pole, is being built at the CRIST shipyard in Gdynia, Poland.  


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Lindblad Expeditions Fleet

National Geographic Sea Bird
4.0 / 5.0
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National Geographic Sea Lion
4.0 / 5.0
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National Geographic Explorer
4.5 / 5.0
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Basic expedition-style cruising mostly in polar regions with ice-strengthened hull and underwater cameras; active excursions including hiking, kayaking and Zodiac sightseeing.

Jahan (Lindblad)

The 48-passenger, Colonial-style Jahan spends its time on the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia; a National Geographic-Lindblad-certified photography instructor accompanies every sailing.

National Geographic Orion
5.0 / 5.0
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Small, upscale expedition ship with hot tub and massage room; emphasis is on active excursions like biking, hiking and Zodiac trips; ice-strengthened hull for polar cruising.

National Geographic Quest
4.0 / 5.0
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National Geographic Venture

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Panorama II (Lindblad)

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National Geographic Endeavour II
4.5 / 5.0
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National Geographic Islander

A true expedition vessel, National Geographic Islander has been sailing in the Galapagos for more than a decade.

National Geographic Resolution

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