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ULSTEIN VERFT STARTS OUTFITTING ON NEXT LINDBLAD CRUISE SHIP

Friday, October 23, 2020 

The hull of the ‘National Geographic Resolution’, a polar expedition cruise vessel for Lindblad Expeditions, has now arrived from Poland at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway, where outfitting work will now commence.

Although expedition cruising is on hold, due to Covid-19, delivery is still planned for delivery in 2021. The hull will be transferred to the yard’s dock hall, where insulation work, electrical installations and hotel outfitting will commence. All major equipment including engines and thrusters were installed in Poland.

The latest ship is a sister to National Geographic Endurance, which was completed in March 2020, but remains quayside at Ulstein Verft until Lindblad reactivates travel.

The vessels feature Ulstein's X-Bow hull, originally developed for offshore vessels operating in the roughest seas, designed to plough through the waves, reducing slamming and vibrations, thereby increasing the on-board comfort. The ‘Resolution’ is optimised for low impact on nature. A smoother ride leads to reduced fuel consumption and a decrease in harmful emissions.

Additionally, the X-Bow offers an unobstructed view which enables optimal wildlife observations. The vessel measures 124.4m and has accommodation for 126 guests, with 69 cabins and suites including 12 single cabin.

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, is an expedition travel company that works in partnership with National Geographic to inspire people to explore and care about the planet. The organisations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. In 2019 Lindblad became a carbon neutral company, offsetting the carbon emissions of their fleet, employee travel, offices and land-based

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