Building of 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.

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National Geographic Endurance gets water under her keel
National Geographic Endurance gets water under her keel

National Geographic Endurance gets water under her keel

The first X-BOW® polar vessel for Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., was launched into her right element on Saturday 7 December 2019. ​Due to Polar Class 5 (PC5), the ship can venture far into polar areas. The X-BOW® secures a comfortable transit for her 126 passengers across harsh stretches of sea.

in her right element

Celebrity visit

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Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. signs agreement with Ulstein Verft for building of new polar vessel
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. signs agreement with Ulstein Verft for building of new polar vessel

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. signs agreement with Ulstein Verft for building of new polar vessel

The world’s foremost expedition vessel, designed by Ulstein, will be the first polar new build in the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet.​ The ship will be built at Ulstein Verft and is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2020, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in subsequent years.

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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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