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.