Lindblad Expeditions Holdings' board of directors authorized
the construction of a polar expedition ship scheduled for delivery in 2021.
The ship would join three other polar-ready Lindblad ships:
the National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion, currently in
operation, and the National Geographic Endurance, scheduled for delivery in
"This is the next step of our long-term growth strategy
to capitalize on the expanding demand for high-quality adventure travel,"
CEO Sven-Olof Lindblad said.
Last year, Lindblad launched the National Geographic Quest.
In December 2018, a sister ship, the National Geographic Venture, will enter