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Lindblad's National Geographic Resolution completes sea trials

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National Geographic Resolution is now back at Ulstein Verft, undergoing final outfitting before its planned fourth quarter delivery
Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Resolution completed sea trials in Vartdalfjord, the outermost part of the Storfjord, at the entrance of the iconic Geirangerfjord.

During the three-day trials, the ship was put through a series of tests involving the engines, azipods, navigation systems and emergency maneuvers.

Sister of National Geographic Endurance

The sister of National Geographic Endurance, which entered service in July in Iceland, the 126-passenger National Geographic Resolution sports Ulstein Design's distinctive X-BOW.

The vessel is fully stabilized with a high PC5 Category A ice-class rating.  

Following the trials, National Geographic Resolution returned to Ulstein Verft for final outfitting before its scheduled fourth quarter delivery.  A maiden voyage to Antarctica is scheduled Nov. 7.


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