New Video: National Geographic Endeavor II in Shipyard Refit

The new National Geographic Endeavor II is shown in the shipyard. // Photo by Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic 

The National Geographic Endeavour ll is undergoing a complete refit and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has provided us with a video showcasing the progress. 

The video shows the transformative refit, what's being done and a glimpse of what "shipboard life" will be like onboard this expedition vessel. The ship will sail Galapagos voyages, starting in January 2017. 

Check out the video here

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As the newest ship to sail in Galapagos, National Geographic Endeavor II -- the former Via Australis -- has a shallow draft to get up close to land and wildlife sights, views from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites. It also features a twin Zodiac loading platform.

Accommodating 96 guests in 52 cabins and suites, the new vessel will cater to a mix of families, friends, couples and solo travelers, according to Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.

The ship offers the choice of suites on two decks, double cabins with beds that can be configured as two twins or a queen, seven sets of connecting cabins for families and friends, triple cabins, and dedicated solo cabins, which are equal in size and amenities to the doubles.

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Located on Deck 6, at the forward-most part of the vessel, the Bow Lounge will provide the closest access to water level via the foredeck.