National Geographic Islander

Former names: Lord of the Highlands, MV Islander, Rivage Guadeloupe

National Geographic Islander current position

National Geographic Islander current location is at South America West Coast (coordinates 0.16737 N / -91.20851 W) cruising en route to PTA.ESPUMILLA. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of National Geographic Islander

National Geographic Islander current cruise is 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour. Prices start from USD 5890 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 05 Dec, 2021 and ends on 10 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
05 Dec    Departing from Baltra Island, Galapagos hotels
06 Dec - 09 Dec    Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Galapagos Province
10 Dec    Arriving in Baltra Island, Galapagos hotels

Specifications of National Geographic Islander

Year built1995  /  Age: 26
Flag state Ecuador
BuilderChantiers Naval de Marseille (Marseille, France)
OwnerLindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc
OperatorLindblad National Geographic Cruises
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)49 m / 161 ft
Beam (width)13 m / 43 ft
Gross Tonnage1021 gt
Passengers48 - 50
Crew27
Passengers-to-space ratio25
Decks3
Cabins24
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2015
Former namesLord of the Highlands, MV Islander, Rivage Guadeloupe

National Geographic Islander Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Nov 26 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5891
2021 Dec 01 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7193
2021 Dec 05 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5890
2021 Dec 10 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5890
2021 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7190
2021 Dec 19 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5897
2021 Dec 24 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $6399
2021 Dec 29 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $8044
2022 Jan 02 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5892
2022 Jan 12 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7195
2022 Jan 16 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5890
2022 Jan 21 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5906
2022 Jan 26 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7180
2022 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5896
2022 Feb 04 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5894
2022 Feb 09 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7180
2022 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5903
2022 Feb 18 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5895
2022 Feb 23 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7192
2022 Feb 27 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5897
2022 Mar 04 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5898
2022 Mar 09 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7193
2022 Mar 13 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5899
2022 Mar 18 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5907
2022 Mar 23 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7192
2022 Mar 27 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5899
2022 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5896
2022 Apr 06 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7190
2022 Apr 10 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5896
2022 Apr 15 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5905
2022 Apr 20 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7181
2022 Apr 24 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5892
2022 Apr 29 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5904
2022 May 04 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7197
2022 May 08 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5890
2022 May 13 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5895
2022 May 18 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7192
2022 May 22 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5900
2022 May 27 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5904
2022 Jun 01 3 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Chinese Hat Island Baltra Island $7200
2022 Jun 05 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5894
2022 Jun 10 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5900
2022 Jun 15 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7180
2022 Jun 19 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5897
2022 Jun 24 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5906
2022 Jun 29 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7195
2022 Jul 03 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5902
2022 Jul 08 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5892
2022 Jul 13 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7188
2022 Jul 17 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5894
2022 Jul 22 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5902
2022 Jul 27 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7189
2022 Jul 31 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5900
2022 Aug 05 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5903
2022 Aug 10 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7188
2022 Aug 14 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5910
2022 Aug 19 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5897
2022 Aug 24 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7193
2022 Aug 28 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5907
2022 Sep 02 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5906
2022 Sep 07 1 day, one-way from Baltra Island to Santa Cruz Island Baltra Island $7189
2022 Sep 11 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $6010
2022 Sep 21 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island
2022 Sep 25 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5893
2022 Sep 30 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5896
2022 Oct 05 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7191
2022 Oct 09 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5899
2022 Oct 14 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5900
2022 Oct 19 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7180
2022 Nov 20 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5908
2022 Nov 25 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5901
2022 Nov 30 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7194
2022 Dec 04 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5903
2022 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5903
2022 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $7199
2022 Dec 18 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $5907
2022 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip 6 Night Wild Galapagos Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $6405
2022 Dec 28 4 days, round-trip 9 Night Wild Galapagos and Peru Escape Cruise and Land Tour Baltra Island $8059

National Geographic Islander Review

Review of National Geographic Islander

The 1995-built National Geographic Islander cruise ship was named "Rivage Guadeloupe" until 2002. Former names of the boat also include "Lord of the Highlands" (2002-2004) and Islander 2004-2008).

The vessel (IMO number 9139878) is currently Ecuador-flagged (MMSI 735059027) and registered in Guayaquil.

History - construction and ownership

The 50-passenger ship Nat Geo Islander is designed for year-round active exploration and provides the ideal mobile platform to experience every aspect of the Galapagos Islands, above and below the sea.

Lindblad National Geographic Islander cruise ship

The National Geographic Islander 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 the Lindblad Expeditions line 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.

Decks and Cabins

National Geographic Islander has 3 decks (all with cabins) and 24 staterooms, all of which are Outside - with either portholes or picture windows. The cabin grades number is 5.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Nat Geo Islander has one Main Dining Room with unassigned tables. Meals are served single seating for easy mingling and informal atmosphere. The menu is international and features Ecuadorian flair.

Lindblad National Geographic Islander cruise ship

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Nat Geo Islander public areas include an intimate covered deck with chairs, tables, and hammocks; a fitness center and LEX spa; gift shop; library; Internet kiosk; Wi-Fi; doctor’s office; lounge with full-service bar and facilities for slide shows, presentations, and films.

Lindblad National Geographic Islander cruise ship

The ship is equipped with kayaks and Zodiacs fleet, snorkeling gear, a video microscope, underwater video cameras, and Internet access. Every voyage is accompanied by a full-time doctor, photo instructor, video chronicler, wellness and undersea specialists. The Ecuadorian officers and captain welcome guests to bridge in accordance with the “Open Bridge” policy of the ship.

Itineraries

National Geographic Islander itinerary program is based on expedition-style Galapagos Islands cruises from Ecuador (round-trip Guayaquil Ecuador port departures).

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National Geographic Islander Wiki

MS National Geographic Islander is an expedition travel cruise ship designed for navigating in remote areas. Ship's former names were MS Islander (until 2008), Lord of the Highlands (until 2004) and Rivage Guadeloupe (until 2002). The other Nat Geo ("National Geographic") named Lindblad ships are EndeavourEndeavour 2ExplorerOrionSea BirdSea Lion.

As a true expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Islander has staffed a full-time doctor, wellness specialist, photo instructor, video chronicler, undersea specialist. Another feature is the specific expedition equipment on the ship, including kayaks, Zodiacs, wet suits, snorkeling gear, glass-bottom boat. The partnership between Nat Geo and Lindblad Expeditions (since 2004) enables passengers to become active explorers and enjoy the expedition style travel on small ship cruise vacations. Lindblad ships sail unique destinations and make Zodiac landings to explore out-of-the-way inlets and look for wildlife.

NAT GEO Islander 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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