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Registered Owner: Lex Endurance Ltd. - USA - Beneficial Owner: Lindblad Expeditions LLC. - USA - Operator: National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions

Entered service: 2020 - Gross tonnage: 12.786 - Pass. cap.lower beds:126 - Pass. cap. all berths: 148 - Passenger decks: 6 - Length: 124,37 m.-  Beam:21 m. - Draught: 5,7 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines make:Wabtec Corp./GE - USA - (take over General Electric Transportation product line in 2019) type 8 L 250 MDC and 2x 12 V250 MDC - Total installed power; 10.800 kW. at 900 rpm. - Drive: 2 Azipods - Service speed: 12 knots - Max. speed 17 knots - Built: Ulstein Yards  - Norway - Yard no:312 - Classification: DNV/GL - Flag:Bahamas

  Sister ship: National Geographic Resolutions (2021)

           Passenger space ratio all berths:  83.1
            Passenger space ratio lower beds: 97,62
Brief Description:
Lindblad's new NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDURANCE has successfully completed her first sea trials in Storfjorden, which is the entrance of Geirangerfjord, according to a press release.During the trials, the ship was put through a series of exercises which tested engines, azipods, navigation systems and emergency maneuvers. The first of two new polar vessels for the line, the 126-guest NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDURANCE is fully stabilized with the highest ice class (PC5 Category A) of any purpose-built passenger vessel, and features the distinctive X-Bow which will result in a morecomfortable ride as well as better fuel efficiency and fewer emissions for reduced environmental impact.The 126-passenger ship will have luxurious interiors of Scandinavian style conceived by Partnership Design in Hamburg.With six guest decs, National Geographic Endurance has more than 930 m2 of glass to afford great views.The Ice Lounge will have a ‘chill’ cool, while The Den on the Observation Deck will offer the conversation-kindling warmth of a fireplace.Spa treatments and therapies will be offered in The Sanctuary with stunning twin infinity Jacuzzis, saunas with million-dollar views and a glass-walled yoga studio.Thirteen extra-large balcony suites—each named for a famous polar explorer—are designed to impart a feeling of serenity with warm creams, oatmeal and coral, soft textures, round corners, art and Lindblad’s signature feather duvets, plus a walk-in closet and roomy, stone-clad baths. Full-height windows and furnished balconies bring the scenery in. All of the 69 accommodations have a sofa or reading chair, as well as the new 'Command Center' with a National Geographic Atlas, barometer, analog clock, digital tablet with daily programming and a generous array of USB and universal electrical ports for cameras and devices, plus a retractable lighted vanity mirror.of 69 staterooms on 4 cabin decks. Of all cabins, 56 are standard (75% of all), 40 of which have private balconies and 13 are balcony suites.
Restaurant Two Seven Zeroº surrounds superb dining with stellar views. C. Green’s, named for explorer Ernest Shackelton’s cook, offers an early riser breakfast, fresh salads and lighter fare, plus custom-grilled selections at lunch and dinner. The Chef’s Table is an innovative approach to private dining.
for exploration: fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, snowshoes, cross-country skis, an ROV, hydrophones, video microscope, underwater video technology, hyper-efficient Zodiac loading for ‘getting out there’ more swiftly and safely.
With a high ice class rating (PC5 Category A), the X-BOW ship wiil be able to explore remote polar areas with the capacity for long-range itineraries. The X-BOW also significantly increases the ability to observe wildlife by enabling optimal forward and straight down-the-sides viewing—no leaning out over the deck rail required. There will be multiple walk-out areas from the bridge and Observation Lounge and glass rails on the top deck to create superb conditions for viewing and photography.Designed and built by the Norwegian ship builders Ulstein Group, this ship is pioneering a new age of polar travel conceived with sustainability, efficiency, safety and stability in mind. The Ulstein’s innovative, signature bow—the X-BOW®—creates a faster, safer, more efficient and comfortable vessel and incorporates sustainability solutions to reduce the ship’s environmental impact.
The propulsion engines meet the strict requirements for reducing NOx emissions and emissions of soot particles required by EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier III. The engine technology overrides the need for SCR-equipment, thus making it unnecessary to store or use urea on board, releasing both load and tank capacities and saving the costs associated with purchasing, installation and maintenance of this extra equipment.


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