National Geographic Endurance: Ship Details and Overview
The National Geographic Endurance was constructed in 2020 and is one of the latest and most tech-filled vessels to hit the polar expedition cruising industry.
This purpose-built ship, designed specifically for polar expeditions, navigates the challenging waters of the Arctic and Antarctic with its impressive ice class rating - PC5 (Polar Class 5). Commissioned by Lindblad Expeditions in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the ship is dedicated to fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for the polar regions.
Beyond its functional capabilities, the National Geographic Endurance is an embodiment of environmental responsibility, integrating eco-friendly technologies and practices such as the inverted X-Bow.
As a floating base for exploration, the NG Endurance is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. These include a 5-star hotel with Scandinavian décor, yoga studio, lecture room, multiple zodiac embarkation points, and of course, a well-stocked bar. There is also two unique outdoor sleeping 'igloos' on deck that offer a glamping experience that is out of this world.
Embarking on the National Geographic Endurance guarantees not just a voyage into the polar extremes but a voyage guided by expertise, respect for nature, and a commitment to the spirit of exploration.
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National Geographic Endurance Ship Overview
2 x restaurants, Bar, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Polar Library, Gym, Lecture room, Mud room, Clinic with doctor, Science room, 2 x Glamping tents
Zodiacs, Kayaks, Snowshoes, X-Country skis, Camping, Underwater camera
Superior Balcony Suite
Junior Balcony Suite
Single & Premium Single
Public Area Facilities
The National Geographic Endurance boasts many modern facilities to enhance the comfort and experience of its passengers.
Onboard, you'll find several dining options, a large lounge with over 30 flat-screen TVs. There are multiple decks for wildlife watching opportunities and passengers can relax in the two igloo/glamping tents that look out to sea and provide guests with a way to lie down and get amazing views during the day.
The ship also features a comprehensive polar library, a dedicated gym and wellness centre, and several outdoor jacuzzis. The ship is equipped with Zodiac boats for shore excursions and kayaks for people wanting to experience nature in quiet solitude.
Wi-Fi and communication facilities are available, providing limited internet access and ship-wide announcements.
Cabins on the National Geographic Endurance are designed to provide a comfortable and well-equipped retreat for passengers. Each cabin features a private en-suite bathroom, and comes with a TV and infotainment system, providing entertainment options and information about the voyage. An in-room safe is available for securing valuables, ensuring peace of mind.
77% of the cabins onboard come with a private balcony. Individual climate control within each cabin allows passengers to personalize their living environment according to their preferences. A mini-refrigerator is provided and toiletries and a hairdryer are supplied in each cabin.
There are also 12 dedicated 'solo' cabins onboard the Endurance which is very uncommon, but a nice feature for the ship.
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