Lindblad's new expedition vessel due in 2021 will be named the National Geographic Resolution.

The name reflects the favorite ship of Capt. James Cook, the British explorer and sea captain who made his second and third voyages of exploration aboard the HMS Resolution.

Lindblad Expeditions announced the name at the keel laying of the ship at the Crist shipyard in Gdynia, Poland.

Norway's Ulstein Group is overseeing the design and construction of the 126-guest ship, which will have the ability to sail in polar waters. The Resolution will have a Polar Class 5 designation, meaning the ship will be able to navigate medium first-year ice year-round.

The Resolution is a sister ship to the National Geographic Endurance, due in April 2020.

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