2017 will be an exciting year for Lindblad Expeditions in Galapagos – it will be the 50th anniversary of Lars-Eric Lindblad’s pioneering voyage there with the first organized group of citizen explorers. And it is the year we inaugurate a new ship in the islands – National Geographic ll, embodying decades of knowledge about experiencing the unique Galapagos environment.
The company wanted to share with you a behind the scenes look at the new National Geographic Endeavour ll as she gets ready for her January 2017 launch. Currently undergoing a complete refit, the video below illustrates the extensive refit being done, and a glimpse of what “life aboard” will be like. https://vimeo.com/180627242
The newest ship in Galapagos, she has a shallow draft to get up close, great viewing from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a fast, seamless twin Zodiac loading platform. Accommodating 96 guests in 52 cabins and suites, National Geographic Endeavour II will cater to a sociable mix of families, friends, couples and solo travelers. The ship offers the choice of suites on two decks, double cabins with beds that can be configured as two twins or a queen, seven sets of connecting cabins for families and friends, triple cabins, and dedicated solo cabins, which are equal in size and amenities to the doubles.
As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, enjoy free round-trip airfare to Galapagos for the inaugural National Geographic ll season on all weekly departures aboard National Geographic Endeavour II January 6 – March 31, 2017 from Miami—and on select departures throughout 2017 aboard National Geographic Islander and National Geographic Endeavour II, including free air to Peru on all combinations with both of our Peru programs: Machu Picchu & Land of the Inca and Upper Amazon, up to a $2,250 value per guest. Capture 10% back-to-back savings when you combine Galápagos with an Upper Amazon voyage. Good for new bookings only.