National Geographic Sea Lion accidents and incidents

National Geographic Sea Lion cruise ship

Former names
MS Sea Lion, Great Rivers Explorer

Length (LOA)
46 m / 151 ft

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CruiseMapper's National Geographic Sea Lion cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 70-passenger vessel owned by Lindblad Expeditions. Our National Geographic Sea Lion accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, virus outbreaks, etc.

  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) – 2011 (17 / 6)

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names "Great Rivers Explorer" (until Apr 17, 1989) and "Sea Lion" (until January 2008).

May 2011Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

In May 2011, CDC reported on itinerary May 21 to 28, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 17 passengers (out of 61, or 28,9%) and 6 crew (out of 24, or 25%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins for 48 hours.

The CDC illness reports said the ship failed to notify the agency as required when on May 23, the illness level reached 2%. The ship reported to CDC increased cleaning and disinfection.

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