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Max Passengers: 48
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship
Operated by: Lindblad Expeditions

The National Geographic Islander II is a true ocean-going vessel, 280 feet long, 46 feet wide, and is equipped with stabilizers for smooth sailing. With a 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio and just 48 guests, National Geographic Islander II has the spirit and soul of a private yacht. A genuine feeling of the community quickly develops between guests, crew, and staff. Names are quickly learned, and personal preferences are remembered. National Geographic Islander II expands on the renowned shipboard services of the much-beloved National Geographic Islander, which arrived in Galápagos in 2004.
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Suite
280 sq. ft. with two large windows, seating area with sofa, lounge chair.
Solo Suite
280 sq. ft. with two large windows, seating area with sofa, lounge chair.
Islander Suite
515 sq. ft. with four windows, dining area, separate living room with sofa, two chairs, large bath with rain shower and tub.

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National Geographic Islander II All-Suites Accommodation

18 Suites, 4 Solo suites, and 4 Islander Suites for 48 guests—all with large windows, convertible king/twin beds, ample closets, sofa, marble double-sink bathrooms, stocked mini-bar, Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV. Islander Suites have a separate living area, table and chairs, four windows, and a larger bathroom with both a bathtub and glassed-in rain shower. Connecting suites are available, plus solo and triple options. The Santa Cruz Islander Suite can be reserved with a connecting double as a family suite. (Rendering of a Suite. The ship features especially spacious accommodations including four even larger Islander Suites.)

Dining

Indoor-Outdoor Dining
Fresh, locally sourced, and sustainable menus are served in the newly expanded al fresco Patio Café accommodating all guests, and sophisticated Yacht Club Restaurant on the promenade deck. Up top on the observation deck, guests will find a bar, grill, and ample seating.

The Cove
The newly reimagined Cove is the gathering spot for pre-dinner Recaps, attentive service, crafted cocktails, and state-of-the-art presentations. Step outside to take in the beauty of the islands from a forward-facing viewing platform.

Amenities Onboard

Wellness
Revitalize with massage therapy at the Spa or in the cedar-lined sauna. Spin at the Technogym-equipped fitness center. Welcome the day with a sunrise stretching session on the observation deck with the wellness specialist or simply lounge by the plunge pool after a day exploring the islands.

Science Hub
Meet at the new science hub—outfitted with an interactive video display, lab benches, and seating—connecting guests to the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic legacy of supporting conservation and research. Equipped for underway oceanography, interactive video presentations, and photo editing.

Public Spaces
The ship’s public spaces enhance the connection to the islands. Guests will find an open bridge, surrounding teak decks, and a forward-viewing area. Two dining areas accommodate all guests in a single seating. The Cove with a bar is the setting for daily recaps. Features also include a reception area with glass doors that lead to an open teak viewing deck, a plunge pool, a chart room, the global gallery, library and coffee station, marina, swim platform, and Zodiac boarding area.



 

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