Ulstein Verft starts outfitting Lindblad Expeditions newbuild

Ulstein Verft starts outfitting Lindblad Expeditions newbuild


National Geographic Resolution and National Endurance at Ulstein Verft's yard in Norway

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft has started outfitting work onboard Lindblad Expeditions’ new polar expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Resolution.

The vessel’s hull, which was built at CRIST Shipyard in Poland, arrived at Ulstein Verft’s yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway on 22 October and has now been moved to the dock hall to enable the team to install insulation, electrical systems and the hotel areas.

National Geographic Resolution is scheduled for delivery in 2021 and will accommodate 126 guests in 69 spacious cabins and suites (including 12 for solo travellers). Other onboard highlights will include a main restaurant, an outdoor barbecue and bistro area, two infinity pools, and a spa and fitness area with treatment rooms, saunas, a fitness room, a relaxation area and yoga room.

The ice-class ship will also feature Ulstein’s signature X-BOW hull, which was originally developed for offshore vessels operating in rough seas. The X-BOW cuts through waves to reduce slamming and vibrations, which increase guest comfort and reduces fuel consumption and emissions.

National Geographic Resolution’s sister ship, National Geographic Endurance, is also berthed at Ulstein Verft’s quayside. Although the ship was completed and delivered to Lindblad Expeditions in March 2020, it will remain at the yard until the cruise line is able to resume cruising.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
26 October 2020

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