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

Entered service: 2017 - 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.188 - Classification: ABS - Flag: USA

Sister ship: National Geographic Venture (2018)

           Passenger space ratio all berths: 29.06
The line’s first new build in the history of the company. Propellor and rudder damage have forced Lindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc. to cancel two more sailings.
Brief Description:
It features a twin expedition craft landing platform, which enables guests to quickly get on and off the vessel to explore the surrounding places.
It also includes a unique bow observation area that can accommodate all the guests onboard to enjoy wildlife sightings. The new exploration ship has four decks namely main, upper, lounge and observation. All decks are connected by a common elevator.
Five categories of cabins are provided on the main, upper and observations decks a treatment room and a mud room. Dining facilities, lounge area, viewing platform, a gym and a spa are part of the lounge deck. The observation deck features eight category 5 suites and a sundeck.
For science geeks and knowledge-seekers, Quest will include remotely-operated vehicles (ROV), a video microscope and a hydrophone and bow-cam designed to hear and film humpback whale vocalizations and witness bow-riding dolphins. The ship also carries complete warm- and cold-water diving gear and underwater cameras so that an onboard expert can bring back underwater images.

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