Lindblad’s Quest For Better Expeditions Leads To New Ship Venture
Lindblad Expeditions are currently in the process of adding two newly-built ships to their fleet for the first time in their history. Not only that, but these new vessels are the first of their kind to be crafted in the USA, having been created from scratch by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Seattle.
We already knew that the first ship, due to be launched later this year, would be christened National Geographic Quest. However, it was recently announced that the second new fleet member, which won’t debut until 2018, will be called National Geographic Venture. Like the other Lindblad ships, the names showcase the operator’s continuing partnership with National Geographic and highlight the desire to take guests into remote waters.
Both ships will be predominantly sailing in Alaska, with Quest also visiting Central America and Venture spending some time in the beautiful San Juan Islands on the border between America and Canada. All of these destinations can be enjoyed by up to 100 guests at any one time; guests whose adventures will be enhanced by a range of different features which have been incorporated in the building of the ships as a result of Lindblad’s vast experience in the adventure cruising industry.
Larger and connected cabins will enable families and groups to still be together even if they can’t all fit into one cabin and an increased number of walk-out balconies will mean that more passengers can enjoy their own private outside space. As well as this, Lindblad has gone a long way to ensure that fantastic views can be enjoyed from all over the ships. The bows have a two-tiered viewing area to allow more people to experience a front row vantage point, the glass in the restaurants and lounges was researched thoroughly to provide the clearest view possible and there are even comfortable viewing areas on the bridge so you can stay longer in this fascinating part of the ship.
As usual, all the tools for exploration will be aboard Quest and Venture, including brand new state-of-the-art Mark V Zodiacs with increased comfort, paddleboards, snorkelling equipment and underwater technology. All of this means that there will be some great opportunities to head ashore and explore on foot or take part in some exciting expedition activities. And, when you return to either ship, the onboard mudrooms will give you somewhere to leave your gear so as to keep your cabin cleaner and free from clutter.
If you would like to know more about Lindblad expedition cruises or the two new ships joining the fleet, speak to our friendly team today.Tweet