Lindblad Expeditions has announced the name for its new expedition cruise ship launching in June 2018. The 1,450 gross tonne ship will be named National Geographic Venture, joining the National Geographic Quest which is scheduled to launch in June 2017.
The two ships are being constructed in Seattle and are the first new-build cruise ships for Lindblad. Each will carry 100-passengers in 50 cabins, 22 of which have balconies. There will also be a number of connecting cabins for families or groups as well as cabins which can accommodate a third passenger.
The expedition cruise ships will have a fleet of 24 sea kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling equipment and Zodiacs.
National Geographic Venture will depart on her inaugural voyage on 24 June 2018, cruising to Alaska and British Columbia.