126Ship Type: Expedition Cruise ShipOperated by: Lindblad Expeditions
The National Geographic Endurance
is the sister ship of the National Geographic Resolution
, a 126-guest revolutionary polar expedition ship. It was named after Ernest Shackleton's ship and sailed across Antarctica and the Arctic. This ice-class Polar Code PC5 (Category A) vessel is fully stabilized, fortified, and built to navigate polar routes year-round. With an X-BOW®, the boat's signature wave-slicing motion provides an extraordinarily smooth ride in any condition and even reduces spray on the deck for better observation. Her features include a complete set of exploration tools and comforts to improve the overall adventure.
The National Geographic Endurance set sail on her inaugural voyage in July 2021, on a 19-day journey to Iceland
, and was christened by Jen Martin and Ana Esteves.
This vessel features an observation lounge with a bar, a gym, a wellness space, infinity-style outdoor hot tubs, a library, the main lounge with a full-service bar and 24-hour beverage service, as well as a photo workshop area for passengers to enjoy during their downtime. Additionally, expedition tools such as Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are available, as well as underwater specialists operating a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), an underwater video camera for unparalleled access to the polar marine world, a hydrophone, a remote-controlled aerial camera, and a video microscope.
Off-ship exploration will be significantly increased by a unique expedition boat boarding system located aft and midship on both sides. This system will allow everyone to get ashore swiftly and safely, ensuring speedy access to all destinations.
Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: US Type A