Lindblad Expeditions to order new polar expedition cruise ship
Adventure travel operator Lindblad Expeditions has revealed plans to order a second purpose-built polar expedition cruise ship, which is expected to be delivered in 2021. Prompted by growing customer demand for “high quality and authentic expedition travel”, the ship will be the latest in a line of newbuilds for Lindblad. They include coastal vessels National Geographic Quest (launched in June 2017), National Geographic Venture (to debut December 2018) and Lindblad's first new purpose-built polar expedition ship , the 126-guest National Geographic Endurance. The latter, which was designed by Norway’s Ulstein Design & Solutions, is currently being built to Polar Class 5 standards at Crist Shipyard in Poland and will be delivered in early 2020. Once she starts service, the yet-to-be-named newbuild will joins National Geographic Endurance to become the fourth polar vessel in the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet.
Keel laying ceremony for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDURANCE
Keel laying ceremony for new expedition cruise ship with X-Bow design took place at Gdynia. For more details please see http://cruisedeck.de/kiellegung-fuer-national-geographic-endurance/
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