The ‘National Geographic Resolution’ polar vessel successfully completed sea trial

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The sea trial of the National Geographic Resolution has been successfully carried out over the weekend. The sea trial commenced Friday and the vessel returned to the shipyard, Ulstein Verft, in the morning of 6 September for the final construction phase before she goes for her first expedition cruise in Antarctica.

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The sea trial tests have included various manoeuvres such as the 360-degree turning test and power tests, as well as emergency tests. Several companies and disciplines have been represented onboard during these days, working closely together with the Lindblad and Ulstein teams.

There is much focus on the test results during the sea trial.
There is much focus on the test results during the sea trial.

The ‘National Geographic Resolution’ is the sister vessel to the ‘National Geographic Endurance’, which was delivered in March 2020. The ‘Resolution’ is planned for delivery in 2021, and is based on the CX104 design from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS.

The sun sets on the 'National Geographic Resolution', photo Tore Olsen Ringstad.
The sun sets on the 'National Geographic Resolution', photo Tore Olsen Ringstad.


The ‘Endurance’ has carried out her first expeditions in Iceland this summer. According to the Captain, Aaron Wood, the vessel has behaved very well, she was incredibly strong and powerful. Quoting: “Our guests have loved the ship, we have received very positive feedback. She is smooth, comfortable and has very little vibration.”

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