travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Lindblad Expeditions Natl Geographic Islander

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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.

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 company owner Sven-Olaf Lindblad teamed up with the National Geographic Society, the ship was renamed National Geographic Island...

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OCG Class
Natl Geographic Islander
Year Built1995
Year Last Refurbished2005
Capacity48 passengers

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