The sea trials commenced on Friday, September 3, and the newbuild returned to the Ulstein Verft shipyard (Ulsteinvik Norway) in the morning of September 6 for the final construction phase before she starts her first expedition voyage in Antarctica.
The sea trial tests included a variety of maneuvers including the 360-degree turning test and power tests, along with emergency tests. A number of companies and disciplines were represented onboard, working closely together with Lindblad and Ulstein teams.
NatGeo Resolution is the sistership to NatGeo Endurance, delivered in March 2020. Resolution is scheduled for delivery this year and is based on Ulstein Design & Solutions AS' CX104 design.
NatGeo Endurance carried out her first expeditions in Iceland during the summer. The Captain, Aaron Wood, the ship had behaved very well, and was incredibly strong and powerful.
“Our guests have loved the ship, we have received very positive feedback. She is smooth, comfortable and has very little vibration.”