Formerly “Crystal Esprit”, the stylish National Geographic Islander 2’s drydock refit will elevate the travel experience to a new level. Passengers will find encircling teak decks that connect the indoor/outdoor spaces, an observation deck, indoor/outdoor dining options, 26 premium suites, and new expedition amenities like an aft Marina and Science Hub lounge.
The elegantly appointed 26 staterooms have large windows, a sofa, stocked mini-bar, convertible king/twin beds, marble double-sink bathrooms, ample closets, Wi-Fi, and a HDTV. The 4 Islander Suites, 3 of them brand new, have separate living rooms, 4 windows, and bathrooms outfitted with a rain shower and a tub. Connecting suites are also available, plus 4 dedicated solo suites and triples. The Santa Cruz Islander Suite is reserved as a family suite with a connecting double suite.
The Cove lounge will be the gathering site for pre-dinner recaps, enriching presentations, and crafted cocktails. Dining will be offered in the al fresco Patio Cafe and sophisticated Yacht Club Restaurant.
The cruise ship will celebrate Lindblad’s connection to Ecuador and its people. From the food and beverage program that highlights the country's 4 regions with locally sourced ingredients to decor and artwork created by local artists/artisans, on Nat Geo Islander 2 tourists will experience the wonder of Ecuador on/off the superyacht.