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  • national-geographic-endurance-main-restaurant.jpg - The  Two Seven Zeroº restaurant offers stellar views during your voyage on National Geographic Endurance.
  • National_Geographic_Endurance_suite_rendering.jpg - A suite on the 126-passenger National Geographic Endurance, which explores polar destinations.
  • National_Geographic_Endurance_stateroom_rendering.jpg - Unwind in a stateroom aboard National Geographic Endurance during your polar adventures.
  • National_Geographic_Endurance_lounge_rendering3.jpg - A digital rendering of the lounge board the polar expedition ship National Geographic Endurance.
  • National_Geographic_Endurance_lounge_rendering.jpg - The Observation Lounge offers an ideal space for guests on National Geographic Endurance to watch presentations from experts about expedition destinations.
  • national-geographic-endurance-bridge.jpeg - Unlike most ship, National Geographic Endurance allows passengers onto the bridge.
  • national-geographic-endurance-bistro-observation-lounge.jpg - Hang out or socialize in the Observation Lounge aboard National Geographic Endurance.
  • national-geographic-endurance.jpg -  National Geographic Endurance accommodates 126 guests in 69 spacious cabins.
  • national-geographic-endurance2.jpg -  National Geographic Endurance was engineered to explore polar areas and to take longer-than-usual trips.

An expedition ‘ice ship’ created with comfort in mind


National Geographic Endurance, which debuted in July 2021, is an innoviative 126-guest polar expedition ship sailing in Antarctica and arctic regions.

Exploring northeastern Greenland, known for its dense ice pack, might make you think of all those tales of passengers on misbegotten ships being stuck in the ice. But worry not. Lindblad Expeditions has safety in mind as it outfitted the fully stabilized vessel with the capabilities of the most advanced ice class vessels.

A chinstrap penguin seen on a shore excursion to Antarctica.
Photo by Ellen Miller / © Ellen MillerA chinstrap penguin seen on a shore excursion to Antarctica.

Passengers will experience comfort with a Scandinavian flair in public areas as well as in their staterooms — and to take advantage of the sightseeing, most have balconies. The three on-ship dining options feature sustainable choices, local where possible.

But you're coming for the views and the activities, not the food, right?

The ship sports more than 10,000 square feet of space for prime enclosed viewing. Photographers can gather in the purpose-designed space for editing and collaboration that comes with your fare, including a photo gear locker filled with photo equipment for guests’ use. 

Offshore options include kayaks, walks with naturalists, and stunning landscapes and wildlife. The Zodiacs are built for quick and safe loading and unloading for onshore explorations. Other equipment includes cross-country skis, hydrophones, underwater video cameras, a remotely operated vehicle, a video microscope and a helicopter landing platform. (Sorry, no solo flights.)

Endurance also features a main lounge with full-service bar, 24-hour beverage station, state-of-the-art tech for films/presentations; a science hub; an onboard broadcast studio; and open access to the bridge. You'll also find spa treatments, saunas with great views, a stunnning yoga studio and two infinity-pool Jacuzzis, leaving travelers invigorated for each day's expedition. 

Where National Geographic Endurance sails

National Geographic Endurance expedition cruises call on the Arctic (including the Russian arctic region), Northern Europe, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. The ship's polar ice class 5 rating enables it to operate any time of the year in polar environments, and Endurance's ability for deep explorations together with skilled guides and the latest in educational equipment makes for an immersive — and extraordinary — adventure.

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Cabins on Endurance

The ship contains 69 cabins and — this is a welcome twist — 12 of them are set aside for solo travelers. All rooms are done up in warming tones as a nice contrast to the outside climes. Large windows offer inviting views of the passing landscapes and ice floes, and blackout shades offer a respite from the midnight sun. Fully three-quarters of the cabins feature balconies.

Dining options

The ship offers multiple dining options:

  • Restaurant Two Seven Zero offers ideal views and a menu filled with options, at times regionally sources
  • C. Green’s, named for explorer Shackleton’s cook, offers an early breakfast, fresh salads, lighter fare and custom grilled items for lunch and dinner.
  • Chef’s Table features private dining with “polar theater” in the form of regionally inspired, sustainable and inventive food.

High tea and hors d’oeuvres are served daily.

Fun facts

  • The ship was named after British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, The Endurance. He led an expedition to the South Pole in 1907–09. 
  • Its nearly identical sister ship, National Geographic Resolution, debuts in late 2021. 

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

For pricing, itinerary information and to reserve your spot on National Geographic Endurance, contact a Cruiseable travel consultant by email or by calling 1-877-322-3773 Monday through Saturday.


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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Observation Lounge
  • Where: Deck 4

  • What: Cabins
  • Where: Decks 2-5

  • What: Polar bears (sometimes)
  • Where: Arctic

Top dining options on board

Two Seven Zeroº

Fast facts

126 Passengers [?]
112 Crew
6 Decks
2021 Maiden voyage
12,000 Tonnage [?]
408 Length in feet
69 Width in feet (max beam)
69 Cabins

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