NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VENTURE
Registered Owner: Lex Venture LLC. - USA - Beneficial Owner: Lindblad Expeditions LLC. - USA - Operator: National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions
Entered service: 2018 - Gross tonnage: 2.906 - Pass. cap. all berths: 100 - Passenger decks: 4 - Length: 72,69 m.- Beam: 13,41 m. - Draught: 3,5 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines make:MTU type 12V4000 at 1800 rpm. Total power: 2450 kW. Each connected to a Reintjes Gearbox type WAF 665 - 2 Fixed propellers - Max. speed: 12 knots - Service speed: 10 knots - Built: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders - USA - Yard no.189 - Classification: ABS - Flag: USA
Sister ship: National Geographic Quest (2017)
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 29.06|
National Geographic Venture is a polar expedition vessel with an ice-strengthened hull, fully-stabilized and with relatively shallow draft 2,7 m which allows safe navigation regardless the itinerary region. Expedition cruise ship built entirely in the USA even as sister Quest. Constructed at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Lindblad Venture is the company's 4th larger expedition ship. In comparison, the newbuilds have an extra deck, modern design, new stateroom categories, new facilities and expanded amenities (including mudroom with rows of lockers, snorkeling equipment and other gear). The ship's ROV (remote operated vehicle) can dive up to 1000 ft / 305 m depths.
The National Geographic Venture ship is owned and operated by Lindblad Expeditions in cooperation with the National Geographic Society (aka NatGeo - an US non-profit institution for science and education). The partnership that Nat Geo has with the Lindblad Expeditions line enables passengers to enjoy an expedition style small ship cruise vacation as active explorers. Lindblad cruise ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and looking for wildlife.
National Geographic Venture has 4 passenger decks with all 50 staterooms. Of all cabins, 22 are with small private balconies (with floor-ceiling sliding doors) and 12 cabins (6 pairs) are connecting (via internal doorway access) allowing families to combine 2 adjacent rooms. All category 5 suites accommodate a 3rd person on convertible sofabed.
Venture has one Main Dining Room which offers single seating with unassigned tables. Food served aboard is local, fresh and sustainably sourced when possible. When weather conditions allow, light fare is served outside on ship's observation deck. The captain and officers welcome passengers to the bridge in accordance with line's “Open Bridge” policy.
These two vessels are built specifically for the Jones Act and for Alaska and the West Coast. American crew and fly the American flag. The uniqueness is that it has all the characteristics of Lindblad. It’s a small ship, with 100 passengers, and it’s purpose-built to deliver an amazing experience to our guests.
The National Geographic Venture will be a sister to the Quest, but feature a number of technical updates.
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