US-based cruise company Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has recently unveiled its plans to order a new polar expedition ship. It is set to be delivered in 2021. The newbuilding will be the fourth polar vessel in the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet.
According to Sven-Olof Lindblad, President and Chief Executive Officer, the company is very excited to announce the further expansion of its expedition fleet. He said that this is the next step of their long-term growth strategy to take advantage of the increasing demand for high quality adventure travel.
The vessel would mark the next phase of Lindblad's fleet expansion after the launch of the National Geographic Quest in July 2017 and the addition of the National Geographic Venture in December 2018.