National Geographic Islander II Ship Overview
Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions is thrilled to announce a new member of its fleet. Launching in August 2022, the sleek and elegant National Geographic Islander II will sail year-round in the Galápagos Islands and elevate the guest experience to an entirely new level. This new ship replaces the National Geographic Islander and carries the same number of guests.
The National Geographic Islander II, a best-in-class expedition ship, expertly refitted to facilitate the active exploration at the heart of the Lindblad experience, has the spirit and soul of a private yacht. Accommodating just 48 guests, she is a spacious all-suite vessel with a 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio and five expedition staff. Guests will enjoy more space than ever before while exploring the Galápagos Islands.
Travelers will find encircling teak decks that gracefully connect the indoor and outdoor spaces, indoor-outdoor dining options, a well-outfitted observation deck, 26 light and airy suites, and new expedition amenities including a marina and science hub. A true, ocean-going vessel, National Geographic Islander II is 280-feet long, 46-feet wide, and equipped with stabilizers for smooth sailing. Her refit for Galápagos includes key environmental and fuel-efficient upgrades like reduced outdoor lighting, special paint, and recycled water from the newly installed air conditioning system.??