National Geographic Endurance’s X-Bow hull design allows for smoother and more efficient operation (Image: Ulstein Group)
Polar expedition cruise ship National Geographic Endurance has been floated out at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway. She is under construction for Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, a travel company operating in partnership with National Geographic.
Named after Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, National Geographic Endurance is a polar class 5 vessel designed for year-round operation in medium first-year ice. She has been constructed with Ulstein’s X-Bow hull design, which allows for smoother and more efficient operation. The ship will be able to accommodate 126 guests in 69 outward-facing cabins.
The vessel will now undergo finalising work before her scheduled delivery in 2020.
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