|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.
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.