National Geographic Resolution

A state-of-the-art polar expedition cruise ship. The ship’s expanded fuel and water tanks provide for extended operations in remote areas. The ship has the highest comfort class for guests to ensure a quiet and peaceful environment onboard. ​Due to Polar Code 5, the ship can operate year-round in polar environments.

Vessel type

Cruise

Design

CX104

Built by

Ulstein Verft AS

Year

2021

Owned by

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.

Yard number

316

Designed by

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS

Ordered by

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.

Principal dimensions

Length:
124.4 m
Beam:
21 m
Dead weight:
Approx 1,250 tonnes
Draught (max):
Approx 5.3 m
Speed (max):
16.5 kn
Accommodation:
260 POB

Note: Subject to selected variant configuration

Capacities

Capacities:
126
Crew:
112
Extra:
22

Classifications

  • 1A✠, Passenger Ship, ECO, NAUT(AW), PC(5), Clean Design, BWM(T), Recyclable, COMF-V(1), COMF-C(1), VIBR, Silent(E), BIS, LCS(DC). Polar code Category A

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Ship history

2019, Feb: Contract signed

2019, 28 May: Steel cutting

2019, 18 Sep: Keel laying

2020, 22 Oct: Hull arrival Ulstein Verft

2021, 9 Jun: Launch from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft

2021, Aug: Sea trial

2021, 30 Sep: Delivery

Hull arrival, NG Resolution getting positioned next to her sister vessel, the NG Endurance. Photo: Oclin.
Hull arrival, NG Resolution getting positioned next to her sister vessel, the NG Endurance. Photo: Oclin.

'National Geographic Resolution' has been named to honour the legendary explorer James Cook. Captain Cook was the first to circumnavigate Antarctica, cross the Antarctic Circle, and the first European to reach Hawaii. While he captained several ships in his career, his favourite was the 'MS Resolution'. The newbuild is a sister ship to the National Geographic Endurance, yard number 312 at Ulstein Verft.

Magic moment in the Southern Ocean: The NG Resolution, NG Explorer (nicknamed 'The Legend') and NG Endurance captured side-by-side in South Georgia in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. For us in Ulstein, all three are very special: They are all built by Ulstein Verft, and two of them are of Ulstein design. Delivered in 2021, 1982 and 2020, respectively.
Magic moment in the Southern Ocean: The NG Resolution, NG Explorer (nicknamed 'The Legend') and NG Endurance captured side-by-side in South Georgia in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. For us in Ulstein, all three are very special: They are all built by Ulstein Verft, and two of them are of Ulstein design. Delivered in 2021, 1982 and 2020, respectively.

The 126-guest Polar Class 5 Category A vessel features the ULSTEIN X-BOW, a distinctive 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’s expanded fuel and water tanks provide for extended operations in remote areas; while the zero-speed stabilizers will ensure stability, whether at zero speed or full steam ahead.

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