Lindblad Expeditions christened their new state-of-the-art ship, the National Geographic Resolution in Antarctica on November 22, 2021, while Captain Heidi Norling whisked adventurous passengers off to some unspoiled and unspoiled places. the most remote on earth.
While moored in the fast ice in the Weddell Sea, Captain Norling named the Resolution after guests stepped on the ice with her to cheer and toast the brand new Lindblad.
Named in honor of the second voyage of the legendary Captain James Cook, this fully stable vessel was built as a polar exploration ship of the highest ice class (PC5 Class A). The patented X-Bow stands out for the smoothest and safest ride in all types of weather. This bow type also eliminates bow impact for a more comfortable and quieter ride.
As all are welcome at the Hi-Tech Bridge, a whiteboard is displayed on the wall charting 45 polar bears, concubines, ring seals, bearded seals, harp seals, hooded seals, walruses, humpback whales, narrated beluga whales, gray whales, musks, hares and even mink.
The luxurious interior is just as impressive as the exterior, with Scandinavian design warm and comfortable in spacious rooms and suites. This ship can comfortably accommodate up to 126 guests.
All exterior-facing cabins have larger glass windows or sliding doors leading to a hammock balcony. Luxurious linens and pillows are available on singles and king-size beds, along with sofa beds in some rooms.
There are 7 different cabin types and some solo cabins for those who want to adventure alone. Grade 7 offers the most spacious suites with 2 single beds or 1 king bed. A slim privacy wall has two televisions on each side for viewing in the bedroom and living area. There’s a large walk-in closet, and a step into the soaking tub, along with an open-air walk-in shower. All suites have an additional bath tub.
Single cabins are located on the Main Deck and Concourse. The room has a single bed, in addition, there is a balcony with hammock, two chairs and a table. As with other cabin classes, these cabins have a desk with a tablet to get the latest information on the ship, plus a television to watch the naturalist’s latest talk while in your cabin.
The mini fridge is stocked with your favorite drinks and there are free insulated water bottles to use throughout the journey. Filtered water filling stations on every level.
Inside the cabinet is a small closet for comfortable and safe clothes. Bathrooms are designed with directional showers and showers, along with offering plant-inspired bath products.
As with the other ships in the Lindblad fleet, there are plenty of expedition tools to bring passengers closer to nature while exploring each stop along the way. Hiking sticks, binoculars, kayaks, zodiac boats, swimming deck, snorkeling and diving equipment are kept in the ‘Garage’ with doors opening to the sea for easy access.
Each Lindblad expedition has a National Geographic photographer as part of the team. Guests looking to learn some photography tips can walk along the deck rails or listen to the fascinating stories presented in the lounge. Guests can borrow Olympus cameras with a variety of lenses on board. Photographers are a fascinating companion, as are naturalists. Morning talks led by naturalists capture the interest of those willing to explore. The end of the day is guided in the lounge or outside on the deck.
On board there is a studio that broadcasts video of all the talks and displays them on board and in the cabins on TV.
This ship offers a variety of dining opportunities with unassigned and flexible seating. At Restaurant 270 on the Main Deck, diners have a view from the 270-degree surrounding glass windows. Kitchen staff can see in the open kitchen prepare locally when available, sustainable menu options throughout the day through evening.
The observatory offers the ship’s second restaurant, Tupaia, with early risers, lighter lunches, and a 24-hour beverage stand. After dinner is a popular spot to enjoy an after dinner drink with other passengers at the bar.
Itineraries for National Geographic Resolution include Rounding Iceland, where the ship sails into the beautiful, remote Westfjords before spending time on the Arctic Circle spotting nesting seabirds. Groups on Zodiac boats take in serene fjords and bays before hiking along the remote coastline. The adventure ends with a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.
Other destinations include visiting Antarctica and South Georgia to see the vast colonies of king penguins and the wonderful flocks of albatrosses of the Falklands. Learn the stories of the South Pacific on your Easter Island trip to Tahiti or about the Imperial Dynasty and Modern Culture as you cruise the coast of Japan.
Lindblad Expeditions offers some of the most fascinating rides and educational travel experiences to faraway lands and exotic locales.