Building the Lindblad vessels

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

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

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

X-BOW explained

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION

Under roof in the dock hall
Under roof in the dock hall

Under roof in the dock hall

On 11.11.2020, Lindblad Expeditions' next polar expedition cruise vessel, the 'National Geographic Resolution', was towed in to the dock hall at Ulstein Verft.

Next phase begins

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDURANCE

A preview of the newly delivered National Geographic Endurance
A preview of the newly delivered National Geographic Endurance

A preview of the newly delivered National Geographic Endurance

National Geographic Endurance was delivered from Ulstein Verft in March 2020. Check out how she looks!

Take a walk around the vessel
‘NG Endurance’ successfully completed sea trial
‘NG Endurance’ successfully completed sea trial

‘NG Endurance’ successfully completed sea trial

The sea trial of the National Geographic Endurance has been successfully carried out.

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