On 30 September 2021 Lindblad Expeditions Holdings took delivery of National Geographic Resolution from Ulstein Verft, marking the official completion of the line’s next polar newbuild.
The vessel is now ready to set off for her inaugural polar voyage exploring Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands on 17 November 2021.
The state-of-the-art, 126-guest expedition cruise vessel has been designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS as the ultimate expedition platform with a focus on safety and comfort.
National Geographic Resolution has a very different kind of bow, the distinctive X-BOW®, that provides fuel efficiency and gives a smoother ride with softer motions in head seas.
The open bridge is a welcoming place for the guests who can come there to watch the navigation and see where the vessel is going. From here, they can go right out on deck and take photographs.
With the PC5 ice class, the vessel can access deep into polar regions. The ship’s expanded fuel and water tanks provide for extended operations in remote areas; while the zero-speed stabilisers contribute to increased comfort at zero speed when stopped for wildlife observation or embarking/disembarking the ship.
The vessel is equipped with emission reduction solutions that meet EPA Tier 4/IMO Tier III emission standards.