National Geographic Endeavour

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Lindblad Expeditions

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
02 Dec, 2016 - 09 Dec, 2016

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National Geographic Endeavour Review and Specifications

Specifications of National Geographic Endeavour

Flag Ecuador
Builder A.G. WESER WERK SEEBECK
Year built 1966
Speed 13.5 kn / 25 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 89 m / 292 ft
Beam (width) 14 m / 46 ft
Gross Tonnage 3132 gt
Passengers 96 - 112
Crew 64
Passengers-to-space ratio 24
Decks 6
Cabins 56
Decks with cabins 6
Last Refurbishment 2005
Former names Marburg,Lindmar,North Star,Caledonian Star,Endeavour

Review of National Geographic Endeavour

National Geographic Endeavour was built in 1966, originally as a commercial fishing trawler. However, in 1983 it was converted to accommodate passengers on board. The first name of the ship was Marburg, and the conversion was done in 1982. In June 2001 Endeavour joined the Lindblad fleet.

History - construction & ownership

The 3,132-ton, 112-passenger National Geographic Endeavour expedition cruise ship is fully stabilized which allows smooth passage from one island to another. This cozy vessel is equipped with exploration tools allowing for daily discoveries. The partnership that Nat Geo has with the Lindblad Expeditions line enables passengers to enjoy an expedition style small ship cruise vacation as active explorers. Lindblad cruise ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and looking for wildlife.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Endeavour itinerary program is based on Galapagos Islands cruises departing from Baltra (pre- and post- cruise hotel stay in Guayaquil, Ecuador).

National Geographic Endeavour

Cabins

National Geographic Endeavour has 6 passenger decks and 56 cabins, all of which Outside with portholes or windows. The cabin grades number is 7.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Nat Geo Endeavour has one Main Dining Room which offers single seating with unassigned tables.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Ideally suited for the intriguing Galapagos expeditions, the National Geographic Endeavour carries wet suits, snorkeling gear, underwater cameras, a glass-bottom boat, kayaks and a fleet of Zodiacs. Every voyage is accompanied by a full-time doctor, photo instructor, video chronicler, wellness and undersea specialists. Internet access is available shipwide.

Nat Geo Endeavour public areas include an intimate covered deck with chairs, tables and hammocks; a fitness center, sauna and spa plus a small swimming pool; gift shop; library; doctor’s office; lounge with bar and facilities for slide shows, presentations and films.

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Year built 1966

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2015

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 96 (112 max) / 64

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 3,130 tons / 293 ft (89 m)

Flag State (registered in) Ecuador

Ship builder Weser Seebeck (Germany)

Building cost USD 50 mill

Ship owner and Operator Lindblad Expeditions

Christened by -

Official website link NationalGeographicExpeditions.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 6
  • Cabin grades number: 7
  • Total number of cabins: 56 (all of which Outside)
  • Dining Rooms:  Dining Room (single seating with unassigned tables)
  • Lounges & Bars: lounge with full-service bar, facilities for films and presentations.
  • LEX Spa, sauna, small swimming pool, fitness center, library, gift shop, Internet access, laundry service.
  • MS National Geographic Endeavour is an expedition cruise ship specially designed for navigating in remote areas and especially in the polar regions. The vessel was built in Bremerhaven Germany, originally as a fishing ship (commercial fishing trawler). In 1983 it was converted to accommodate and carry passengers on board. Its original name was "MS Marburg", the conversion was done in 1982, and the ship joined the Lindblad fleet in June 2001.
  • The other Nat Geo ("National Geographic") named Lindblad ships are Endeavour 2Explorer, Islander, Orion, Sea Bird, Sea Lion.
  • As a true expedition ship, National Geographic Endeavour cruises are marked by the company of a full-time doctor and a wellness specialist, a photo instructor and a video chronicler, and also an undersea specialist. Another feature is the specific expedition equipment on board, including kayaks and Zodiacs, wet suits and snorkeling gear, also a glassbottom boat. The captain and all the crew are Ecuadorian.
  • (March 2, 2001 accident) While crossing Drake Passage on a South America cruise to Antarctica (the Cape Horn route), the Linblad Endeavour ship was struck by a 30 m / 98 ft high rogue wave. It smashed the bridge's windows and ruined the communications and all the navigation equipment. The ship was assisted by the Argentinian tug ARA Alferez Sobral. Three days later, Endeavour reached port Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina).

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National Geographic Endeavour Itineraries 2016

The below listed National Geographic Endeavour cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Lindblad Expeditions fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
02 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
03 Dec        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
03 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
04 Dec        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
04 Dec        Santiago Island, Galapagos
05 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
06 Dec        Isabela Island, Galapagos
07 Dec        Fernandina Island, Galapagos
08 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
09 Dec        Espanola Island, Galapagos
10 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
10 Dec        Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador
02 December 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Guayaquil to Callao
03 Dec        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
03 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
03 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
04 Dec        Bartolome Island, Galapagos
05 Dec        Santiago Island, Galapagos
06 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
07 Dec        Isabela Island, Galapagos
08 Dec        Fernandina Island, Galapagos
09 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
10 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
10 Dec        Guayaquil, Ecuador
10 Dec - 11 Dec        Callao, Lima, Peru
11 Dec        Cusco, Peru
11 Dec - 12 Dec        Sacred Valley, Peru
12 Dec        Inca, Majorca Island, Spain
13 Dec        Sacred Valley, Peru
13 Dec - 14 Dec        Machu Picchu, Peru
15 Dec - 16 Dec        Cusco, Peru
16 Dec        Arriving in Callao, Lima, Peru
09 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
10 Dec        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
10 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
11 Dec        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
11 Dec        Santiago Island, Galapagos
12 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
13 Dec        Isabela Island, Galapagos
14 Dec        Fernandina Island, Galapagos
15 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
16 Dec        Espanola Island, Galapagos
17 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
17 Dec        Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador
16 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
17 Dec        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
17 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
18 Dec        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
18 Dec        Santiago Island, Galapagos
19 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
20 Dec        Isabela Island, Galapagos
21 Dec        Fernandina Island, Galapagos
22 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
23 Dec        Espanola Island, Galapagos
24 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
24 Dec        Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador
16 December 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Guayaquil to Callao
17 Dec        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
17 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
17 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
18 Dec        Bartolome Island, Galapagos
19 Dec        Santiago Island, Galapagos
20 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
21 Dec        Isabela Island, Galapagos
22 Dec        Fernandina Island, Galapagos
23 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
24 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
24 Dec        Guayaquil, Ecuador
24 Dec - 25 Dec        Callao, Lima, Peru
25 Dec        Cusco, Peru
25 Dec - 26 Dec        Sacred Valley, Peru
26 Dec        Inca, Majorca Island, Spain
27 Dec        Sacred Valley, Peru
27 Dec - 28 Dec        Machu Picchu, Peru
29 Dec - 30 Dec        Cusco, Peru
30 Dec        Arriving in Callao, Lima, Peru
23 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
24 Dec        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
24 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
25 Dec        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
25 Dec        Santiago Island, Galapagos
26 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
27 Dec        Isabela Island, Galapagos
28 Dec        Fernandina Island, Galapagos
29 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
30 Dec        Espanola Island, Galapagos
31 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
31 Dec        Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador
30 December 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Guayaquil to Callao
31 Dec        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
31 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
31 Dec        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
01 Jan        Bartolome Island, Galapagos
02 Jan        Santiago Island, Galapagos
03 Jan        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
04 Jan        Isabela Island, Galapagos
05 Jan        Fernandina Island, Galapagos
06 Jan        Floreana Island, Galapagos
07 Jan        Baltra Island, Galapagos
07 Jan        Guayaquil, Ecuador
07 Jan - 08 Jan        Callao, Lima, Peru
08 Jan        Cusco, Peru
08 Jan - 09 Jan        Sacred Valley, Peru
09 Jan        Inca, Majorca Island, Spain
10 Jan        Sacred Valley, Peru
10 Jan - 11 Jan        Machu Picchu, Peru
12 Jan - 13 Jan        Cusco, Peru
13 Jan        Arriving in Callao, Lima, Peru
30 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
31 Dec        Departing from Guayaquil, Ecuador
31 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
01 Jan        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
01 Jan        Santiago Island, Galapagos
02 Jan        Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
03 Jan        Isabela Island, Galapagos
04 Jan        Fernandina Island, Galapagos
05 Jan        Floreana Island, Galapagos
06 Jan        Espanola Island, Galapagos
07 Jan        Baltra Island, Galapagos
07 Jan        Arriving in Guayaquil, Ecuador