Owned byNational Geographic Endurance
Designed byUlstein Design & Solutions AS
- 124.4 m
- 21 m
- Dead weight:
- Approx 1,250 tonnes
- Draught (max):
- Approx 5.3 m
- Speed (max):
- 17.3 kn
- 260 POB
Note: Subject to selected variant configuration
- DnV GL +1A, Passenger Ship, ECO, NAUT(AW), Clean Design, BWM(T), Recyclable, COMF-V(1), COMF-C(1), VIBR, Silent(E), BIS, LCS(DC)
The vessel is named in honour of Ernest Shackleton, Lindblad Expeditions’ most revered explorer.
A core feature is Ulstein’s signature X-BOW® that provides fuel efficiency while significantly improving guest comfort in rough seas; and a very high ice class for access deep into polar regions.
The ship has been designed to access the outside environment from anywhere on the ship. With 77% of the cabins featuring balconies for private viewing; multiple observation decks inside and outside, and new “observation wings,” the surrounding environs will always be accessible. Off-ship exploring will be greatly enhanced with an innovative expedition boat loading system which will allow everyone to get ashore quickly and safely, ensuring quick access to every destination.
The 69 for spacious guest cabins and suites will include 12 cabins for solo travellers and 57 double cabins. The spa and fitness area will include treatment rooms, saunas, a fitness room, a relaxation area and yoga room; and there will be two infinity hot tubs for the utmost relaxation in pristine environments. Dining offerings include a main restaurant with outstanding views to the surroundings, and an outdoor barbeque and bistro area.
November 2017: Ulstein Verft contract announcement
According to Lindblad Expeditions, the 'National Geographic Endurance' is a:
"Next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Code PC5 (Category A) vessel, it is designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore unchartered waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Its X-BOW® is key to its design; its powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride in even adverse conditions, and even reduces spray on deck, for superior observation. She carries a full suite of expedition tools and offers a variety of experience-enhancing amenities."
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