Land of the Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard on National Geographic Endurance
Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard
One of the grandest wildlife experiences the planet offers
Go deep into the experience of Arctic wildlife in its natural habitat––discovering and observing polar bears and the other unique creatures of the Arctic ice. This itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth:
- Polar bear and walrus sightings ensured by our skilled veteran spotters
- Arctic wildlife & natural history
- True expedition adventure––daily flexibility and spontaneity
- Active exploration––using kayaks, Zodiacs, hiking & walking
- Superlative photos ops & on-board photo assistance
- Lindblad-National Geographic expedition team to illuminate it all
- Adventure and Active
- Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
The first new polar build in Lindblad’s 50-year history, National Geographic Endurance is named to honor explorer Ernest Shackleton and his legendary Transantarctic Expedition.
A fully-stabilized vessel of the highest ice class (PC5 Category A), she will enable adventurous guests to go where few have or can. Endurance’s most striking exterior feature is her distinctive profile, the patented X-Bow®, a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions; and since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride, as well. An equally impressive feature may well be her capacity: she carries just 126 guests, a commitment to expedition excellence over scale. Scandinavian-inflected, luxuriously appointed, her inviting interiors would be a destination in themselves. Because she is a Lindblad expedition ship, however, her attention is focused on the world outside—with acres of window glass to keep you connected to the stunning views beyond the pane, and a fleet of expedition tools to get you out exploring.
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.
Teams that do whatever it take ...
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