Ulstein begins outfitting on new cruise vessel

On 22 October 2020, the hull of the National Geographic Resolution, a polar expedition cruise vessel for Lindblad Expeditions, arrived at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway having been constructed in Poland by Crist. Comprehensive outfitting work will now commence.

The hull will be transferred to the yard’s dock hall, where insulation work, electrical installations and hotel outfitting will commence. All major equipment including engines and thrusters were installed in Poland.

Although expedition cruising is currently on hold, due to the worldwide Covid-19 situation. The National Geographic Resolution is still planned for delivery in 2021. Alongside at Ulstein Verft is sister vessel the National Geographic Endurance, which was delivered in March this year and will make her inaugural voyage when Lindblad reactivates travel.

Both ships feature the yard’s signature X-BOW that permits an unobstructed view enabling optimal wildlife observations. The design enables forward and straight down-the sides viewing.

The ‘Resolution’ offers much space for the passengers to give them the expedition of their lives. The vessel measures 124.4 metres and has accommodation for only 126 guests. The 69 spacious guest cabins and suites will include 12 cabins for solo travellers.

The ship will afford gracious comfort and an unparalleled level of service, with the highest comfort class for guests to ensure a quiet and peaceful environment onboard. The spa and fitness area will include treatment rooms, saunas, a fitness room, a relaxation area and yoga room; and there will be two infinity hot pools for the utmost relaxation in pristine environments. Dining offerings include a main restaurant with outstanding views to the surroundings, and an outdoor barbeque and bistro area.

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