Building the Lindblad vessels

Follow the construction of the two polar expedition vessels for Lindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc. The first vessel, National Geographic Endurance, will be delivered from Ulstein Verft in 2020. The second, National Geographic Resolution, is set to be delivered in 2021.

Both vessels are designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS, and comes with the X-BOW® feature.

The signature X-BOW®.
The signature X-BOW®.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDURANCE

‘NG Endurance’ successfully completed sea trial
‘NG Endurance’ successfully completed sea trial

‘NG Endurance’ successfully completed sea trial

The sea trial of the NG Endurance has been successfully carried out. Only the final construction phase remains before setting off to explore the Arctic.

More about the sea trial

Celebrity visit

Reference and milestones

X-BOW - how it started
X-BOW - how it started

X-BOW - how it started

​When times are tough, it is still possible to nurture and grow good ideas. That’s the story behind the ULSTEIN X-BOW® hull line design, which upon its introduction in 2005 literally turned the image of the ship’s bow upside down.

The X-BOW story

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION

Celebrates keel laying of Lindblad’s second polar cruise newbuild
Celebrates keel laying of Lindblad’s second polar cruise newbuild

Celebrates keel laying of Lindblad’s second polar cruise newbuild

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. and Ulstein Group celebrated the keel laying of Lindblad’s second polar new build at the CRIST shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. The occasion also served as the official naming ceremony of the vessel. National Geographic Resolution was named to honour the legendary explorer James Cook.

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