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Have a look inside Lindblad's new National Geographic Islander II

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National Geographic Islander II's Yacht Club Restaurant
Lindblad Expeditions shared photos of National Geographic Islander II on the eve of its Aug. 19 inaugural Galápagos voyage.

The former Crystal Esprit was renovated into a 48-passenger, all-suite vessel with a Science Hub and other features. It replaced the 48-passenger National Geographic Islander.

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The ship is the former Crystal Esprit

The ship has five decks. The Observation Deck features a pool, sauna, fitness studio and grill.

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The top deck pool

All the way forward on Promenade Deck is a viewing area. Facing that is The Cove, a lounge with large flat screens. The Yacht Club Restaurant is midship and the casual indoor-outdoor Patio Cafe is aft.

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The Cove

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The Patio Cafe

Next comes Bridge Deck. Besides the navigational bridge, this level has suites and the Science Hub. 

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The captain's domain

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One of the four top suites

The Reception, Library, Chart Room, Global Gallery (a gift shop) and more suites are found on Main Deck.

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The Library

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A suite with blue footed boobies

On Marina Deck, a room for gearing up is adjacent to the Marina with its swim platform/Zodiac loading area. 

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The place for gearing up is adjacent to the Marina

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Relaxing on deck

National Geographic Islander II also has abundant open-deck space. Here, a spot for relaxing in hammocks.