National Geographic Endeavour II

Former name: Via Australis

National Geographic Endeavour II current position

National Geographic Endeavour II current location is at South America West Coast (coordinates -0.52166 S / -90.49500 W) cruising en route to CDRAGON. The AIS position was reported 17 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of National Geographic Endeavour II

National Geographic Endeavour II current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper. Prices start from USD 7568 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Oct, 2021 and ends on 23 Oct, 2021.

Date / TimePort
16 Oct    Departing from Baltra Island, Galapagos hotels
17 Oct - 22 Oct    Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Galapagos Province
23 Oct    Arriving in Koper, Slovenia hotels

Specifications of National Geographic Endeavour II

Year built2005  /  Age: 16
Flag state Chile
BuilderASENAV Shipyard (Valdivia, Chile)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Building costUSD 18 million
OwnerLindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc
OperatorLindblad National Geographic Cruises
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)73 m / 240 ft
Beam (width)13 m / 43 ft
Gross Tonnage2716 gt
Passengers96 - 96
Crew64
Passengers-to-space ratio22
Decks5
Cabins53
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2016
Former namesVia Australis

National Geographic Endeavour II Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7559
2021 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7566
2021 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7564
2021 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7568
2021 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7567
2021 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7557
2021 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7562
2021 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7557
2021 Nov 20 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7563
2021 Nov 27 7 days, round-trip 9 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7559
2021 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7568
2021 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7554
2021 Dec 18 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $8670
2021 Dec 25 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $8680
2022 Jan 01 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7563
2022 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $14066
2022 Jan 15 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7703
2022 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13913
2022 Jan 29 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7705
2022 Feb 05 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13910
2022 Feb 12 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13908
2022 Feb 19 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7705
2022 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13908
2022 Mar 05 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7704
2022 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13917
2022 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7705
2022 Mar 23 4 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7190
2022 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13907
2022 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $14070
2022 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7864
2022 Apr 16 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7858
2022 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13914
2022 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13906
2022 May 07 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $14062
2022 May 14 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $14067
2022 May 21 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island
2022 May 28 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7717
2022 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13920
2022 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $14062
2022 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $14053
2022 Jun 25 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7850
2022 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7704
2022 Jul 09 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7711
2022 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $14066
2022 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13911
2022 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13915
2022 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7853
2022 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7856
2022 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7707
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13900
2022 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7718
2022 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13917
2022 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13900
2022 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13905
2022 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7720
2022 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7709
2022 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island
2022 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13900
2022 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $13910
2022 Nov 26 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7702
2022 Dec 03 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $7716
2022 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $14052
2022 Dec 17 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Koper Baltra Island $9013
2022 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $15399
2022 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip 15 Night Galapagos Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $15032

National Geographic Endeavour II Review

Review of National Geographic Endeavour II

The 2005-built National Geographic Endeavour II cruise ship (fka "MS Via Australis") joined the Lindblad fleet in 2016. On December 31, 2015, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic revealed its purchase of Via Australis for USD 18 million. After a USD 10 million drydock refurbishment in late 2016, the boat was redeployed to the Galapagos Islands under her new NatGeo name.

The vessel (IMO number 9334088) is currently Ecuador-flagged (MMSI 725003280) and registered in Guayaquil.

History - construction and ownership

The 96-passenger ship Nat Geo Endeavour 2 is a fully stabilized and ice-strengthened expedition cruise vessel which allows smooth navigation regardless of the itinerary (operational region). This ship is also equipped with exploration tools allowing for daily marine activities.

Lindblad National Geographic Endeavour II cruise ship

The National Geographic Endeavour 2 cruise ship is owned and operated by Lindblad Expeditions in cooperation with the National Geographic Society (aka NatGeo - a US non-profit institution for science and education). The partnership that Nat Geo has with Lindblad enables passengers to enjoy an expedition-style small ship travel vacation as active explorers. Lindblad cruise ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and looking for wildlife.

National Geographic Endeavour 2 (2005-built as "Via Australis") was acquired by Lindblad Expeditions in 2016. The vessel was purchased for USD 18 million from the "Australis Cruises" - small expedition travel company operating in Patagonia (South America) on itineraries between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia.

Following a USD 10 million drydock refurbishment, the vessel was renamed to "National Geographic Endeavour II". The ship's refit and refurbishment project included:

  • redesigning and upgrading 46 double-occupancy passenger cabins, plus 4 single cabins
  • redesigning all public spaces (to improve outside views and for quick open deck access in events of wildlife/nature sightings)
  • improved main lounge
  • additional forward lounge (with large windows and open decks access)
  • improved top deck (for open-air gathering, al fresco dining, and stargazing)
  • upgraded fitness room and spa
  • new modern audio-video system (for media presentations)
  • adding a fleet of Zodiacs (large-capacity inflatable boats for landings) and sea kayaks
  • improved crew quarters

Decks and Cabins

National Geographic Endeavour 2 has 5 decks (3 with cabins) and 53 staterooms. All cabins (42 double plus 11 studios) are Outside - with portholes or picture windows. The cabin grades number is 8.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The ship has one Main Dining Room which offers single seating with unassigned tables. The menu is international featuring an Ecuadorian flair. The Ecuadorian captain and officers welcome passengers to the bridge in accordance with line's "Open Bridge" policy.

Lindblad National Geographic Endeavour 2 cruise ship (Via Australis)

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Ideally suited for the intriguing Galapagos expeditions, the cruise ship 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.

Lindblad National Geographic Endeavour 2 cruise ship (Via Australis)

Nat Geo Endeavour 2 public areas include an intimate covered deck with chairs, tables, and hammocks; a fitness center; spa; global gallery; library; doctor's office; lounge with bar and facilities for slide shows, presentations, and films.

Itineraries

Nat Geo Endeavour 2 itinerary program is based on Galapagos Islands cruises departing from Baltra (pre- and post- cruise hotel stay in Guayaquil Ecuador).

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Among the best small Galapagos cruise ships, National Geographic Endeavour 2 (aka "Nat Geo Endeavour 2") is an expedition cruise vessel designed especially for operations in the remote polar regions. The ship is perfectly suited for Galapagos cruising expeditions, carrying wet suits, snorkeling gear, underwater cameras, sea kayaks, glass-bottom boat and a fleet of Zodiacs.

Every Nat Geo Endeavour 2 cruise is accompanied by a full-time doctor, photo instructor, a video chronicler, undersea and wellness specialists. Lindblad line's traditional "Open Bridge” policy allows the Ecuadorian officers and the ship's captain to welcome passengers to the navigation bridge.

Endeavour 2 cruise ship was previously owned and operated by Transportes Marítimos Geo Australis. On December 31, 2015, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic advertised the company's purchase of the vessel (previously named "Via Australis"). The deal cost the company USD 18 million, with following USD 10 million extensive drydock refurbishment in late 2016.

The ship Via Australis was specifically designed to withstand the harsh weather conditions in South America's Chilean Fjords (Cape Horn region of Patagonia). This is a top-luxury, yacht-like vessel able to easily navigate in the South American fjords and the shallow bays at the very bottom of the continent. The ship's Zodiacs are used for landings on shore excursions and wildlife viewing tours (offered daily).

MV Via Australis ship had identification MMSI number 725003280, call-sign number CBVU, and was registered in Chile. The ship is equipped with the latest safety and navigation technology. Its navigation system features a radar, echo sounder, GPS and modern communication systems. The ship also has a sprinkler fire suppression system. Among the changes done by Lindblad was reducing its capacity - Max Passengers (from 136 to 96, and Crew Capacity (from 45 to 64).

NAT GEO Endeavour 2 has installed Fleet Xpress - fast Internet connectivity provided by Inmarsat (owner and operator of a global satellite network). Fleet Xpress is fully integrated with the boat's phone system (PABX) and comm platforms.

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