travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Lindblad Expeditions Natl Geographic Islander

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Introduction and History

This Ecuador-registered catamaran from Lindblad Expeditions operates year-round in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, making this ship a small alternative to the National Geographic Endeavour. With a capacity of 48 passengers and an all Ecuadorian crew, the ship visits seven islands in a week.

Built in France in 1995, the 164-ft vessel operated for a Scottish firm as Lord of the Highlands before coming to Lindblad as the Islander in 2005. After the ...

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OCG Class
Expedition
Natl Geographic Islander
Year Built1995
Year Last Refurbished2005
Capacity48 passengers
Decks3
Tonnage1,065
RegistryEcuador
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