NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDEAVOUR II

imo 9334088

Jan. 2016 Lindblad Expeditions Holdings signed a definitive agreement to buy Via Australis for its Galápagos Islands operations. The company expects to take possession of the ship in the second quarter of 2016 and, following a significant renovation, will deploy it during the third quarter.Via Australis will replace National Geographic Endeavour.
The purchase price is $18m, and Lindblad intends to spend up to $10m to refurbish and outfit Via Australis immediately after closing. It will be renamed with the National Geographic Moniker. The company will pay a deposit of $1.8m on Jan. 4 and the balance on delivery.

Registered Owner: Lindblad Maritime Enterprises - Beneficial Owner: Lindblad Expeditions LLC. - USA - Operator: National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions

Entered service: 2005 - Refit: 2016 at Sociber shipyard Valparaiso - Gross tonnage: 2.716 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 96 - Passenger decks: 4 - Length: 72,30 m.-  Beam: 13,40 m. - Draught: 3,3 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines make Cummins type KTA38-MO total output 1.250 kW. - Auxiliary engines: 2 Cummins type MXDGSEW total output 360 kW.- 2 Fixed  propellers - Service speed: 12 knots - Built: Asenav - Chili - Yard no. 145 - Classification: ABS - Flag: Panama

Former name: Via Australis

Sister ship: Mare Australis now Santa Cruz II

          Passenger space ratio all berths  28.29

Jan. 2016 Lindblad Expeditions Holdings signed a definitive agreement to buy Via Australis for its Galápagos Islands operations. The company expects to take possession of the ship in the second quarter of 2016 and, following a significant renovation, will deploy it during the third quarter.Via Australis will replace National Geographic Endeavour.
The purchase price is $18m, and Lindblad intends to spend up to $10m to refurbish and outfit Via Australis immediately after closing. It will be renamed with the National Geographic Endeavour II. The company will pay a deposit of $1.8m on Jan. 4 and the balance on delivery.

Short description:
National Geographic Endeavour II is a purpose-built expedition ship that first sailed in 2005 as Via Australis. After undergoing extensive renovation in 2016, she will redeploy to Galápagos. She is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with great viewing from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a fast, seamless twin Zodiac loading platform. Accommodates 96 guests in 42 double cabins and 11 solo cabins. With an open, covered top deck and large windows in the lounge, you’ll discover plenty of viewing spaces for observing the incredible wildlife and landscapes of Galápagos


Page of the "World Wide Fleetlist of Cruise ships" Please Visit  Nedcruise - Dutch Cruise Site©

O-O-O-O