Lindblad Expeditions has take supply of the secondhand expedition cruise ship National Geographic Islander II.
The vessel, which was beforehand named Crystal Esprit and operated by Crystal Cruises, will sail year-round within the Galápagos Islands, changing Lindblad Expeditions’ vessel National Geographic Islander.
The three,370 GT, 280-foot-long ship was constructed by Flender Werft in Germany from 1989-1991 and was operated by Windsor Traces and Star Cruises earlier than its sale to Crystal Cruises in 2015.
Accommodating simply 48 visitors, the all-suite ship will sail for Lindblad Expeditions with a 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, the corporate mentioned.
In response to Lindblad Expeditions, the vessel’s particular options embrace teak decks, indoor-outdoor eating choices, remark deck, 26 gentle and ethereal suites and new facilities like a climate-controlled Marina and a high-tech science hub.