Ulstein cuts steel for new Lindblad expedition ship

Ulstein cuts steel for new Lindblad expedition ship
Ulstein Werft has cut the steel for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic’s new expedition cruise ship (Image: Ulstein Werft)

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Werft has cut the steel for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic’s new expedition cruise ship, which will sail in the polar regions.

The ceremony marked the beginning of the vessel’s production and was supervised by senior surveyor at DNV-GL Janusz Stechly and yard representatives Ole Osnes Gjerde and Marek Lewczuk.

The yet-to-be-named expedition cruise ship was designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions with a focus on safety and comfort. Core features of the vessel include Ulstein’s patented X-Bow hull, which will improve comfort for passengers in rough weather, and expanded fuel and water tanks to cater for extended operations in remote areas.

The vessel will be ready for her first expeditions in 2020.

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Elizabeth Robinson
By Elizabeth Robinson
Wednesday, January 10, 2018