National Geographic Resolution was christened in Antarctica on November 22, 2021See dispatches from the ceremony
Our second new polar build, National Geographic Resolution, is named to honor the second voyage of the legendary Captain James Cook.
A fully-stabilized vessel of the highest ice class (PC5 Category A), she will enable adventurous guests to go where few have or can. National Geographic Resolution’s most striking exterior feature is her distinctive profile, the patented X-Bow®, a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions; and since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride, as well.
Under Antarctica’s clear blue skies, National Geographic Resolution parked in fast ice in the Weddell Sea. Guests walked onto the ice to cheer on Captain Heidi Norling as she christened the brand-new vessel.
An equally impressive feature may well be her capacity: she carries just 138 guests, a commitment to expedition excellence over scale. Scandinavian-inflected, luxuriously appointed, her inviting interiors would be a destination in themselves. Because she is a Lindblad expedition ship, however, her attention is focused on the world outside—with acres of window glass to keep you connected to the stunning views beyond the pane, and a fleet of expedition tools to get you out exploring.
The high-tech Bridge is adapted to accommodate every guest aboard, enabling you to share the thrill of being underway. Learn from the Captain and officers and scan the horizon for wildlife with naturalists from one of the best viewpoints aboard the ship—the Bridge is always open.
Restaurant 270º on the Main Deck features wrap-around views and provides a window on vital expedition team members: our galley staff as they prepare your meals. This dining area—like all others aboard our ships—features sustainable choices, local where possible, and unassigned, flexible, inclusive seating.
The Observation Deck keeps you connected to the outside world with its floor-to-ceiling windows and easy outdoor access points. The ship’s second restaurant—Tupaia’s—offers early riser breakfast, light fare for lunch, and a 24-hour hot beverage station. Follow the course of the ship on the interactive electronic chart table, catch up on reading during days at sea, or enjoy a nightcap with fellow guests at the bar.
The Lounge Deck’s Ice Lounge, with its signature Lindblad Circle of Truth at the center, is where the daily ritual of Recap—convening, sharing knowledge, and anticipating tomorrow—takes place over cocktails and canapes, with engaging presentations or undersea videos lighting the screens. It’s also home to the Photo Studio, where all guests can rent OM System gear, with our compliments.
As its name suggests, the Expedition Deck is home to the equipment and amenities needed for exploration off ship. The spacious Basecamp offers warm, ‘welcome home’ storage for your expedition gear; Zodiacs and kayaks are stored in the Garage; and the newly-designed loading bays allow our fleet of Zodiacs to be deployed quickly—ultimately maximizing your time ashore.
Originally intended as solarizing units for the adjacent infinity hot tubs, the igloos quickly became such an acclaimed feature that guests can now book an overnight stay (on a first-come, first-serve basis). It is a one-of-a-kind experience to lie on a superb mattress under a froth of cozy duvet, warmed by twin hot-water bottles in the traditional Scandinavian way, as you gaze out at impossible polar beauty, or up at never-before-seen polar stars.
The Sanctuary features amenities and services to jumpstart the day or relax after exploring ashore. Every morning, our wellness specialists offer a stretch class in the Yoga Studio; twin saunas—Nordic and Tropic—boast glass walls for soaking in million-dollar views; and enjoy massages, facials, and other wellness treatments in the two massage rooms during days at sea. The Fitness Studio features state-of-the art equipment, including free weights, weighted balls, kettle balls, treadmills, and ellipticals.
There is so much still to know and learn from the regions we travel to. We have always facilitated research projects, and now National Geographic Resolution provides a ‘lab’ for researchers needing to stretch grant dollars to get to key sites and do their vital work. Guests gain a front-row seat on ongoing science and connect with interesting researchers.
Tupaia’s, named after the great Polynesian navigator, offers an early riser breakfast as well as lighter, made-to-order lunch fare and custom grilled selections prepared on the outdoor barbecue. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating thanks to the outdoor wind-protected seating and infrared heaters. Plus—all guests will be hosted at the Chef’s Table, an innovative approach to private dining.
Cozy up around one of the two firepits outside of the Ice Lounge. With real, heated flames from the firepits, protection from the wind, and additional overhead infrared heaters, enjoy great views of the surrounding landscapes.
All cabins are outward-facing and feature large windows. All are equipped with climate control, an expedition command center—including tablets, multiple electrical and USB outlets, a TV, barometer, a National Geographic Atlas, and more—a mini refrigerator, small safe, and robes. Bathrooms are outfitted with a rain shower and directional showerhead, botanically inspired products, and a hair dryer. Enjoy luxury linens and pillows, as well as complimentary insulated water bottles.
Cabin Category 1
Category 1 cabins, located on the Fore Deck, can be configured with two single beds or one double bed. They feature an armchair, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, window alcove seating, and a closet with ample storage.
Cabin Category 2
Category 2 cabins, located on the Fore Deck, can be configured with two single beds or one double bed. They feature a two-seat sofa, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, window alcove seating, and a closet with ample storage.
Cabin Categories 3 & 4
Categories 3 and 4 cabins, located on the Main and Lounge Decks, can be configured with two single beds or one double bed. They feature a balcony outfitted with two chairs, a table, and a hammock; convertible sleeper sofa; writing desk and chair; two bedside tables; and a closet with ample storage.
Cabin Category 5
Category 5 cabins, located on the Bridge Deck, can be configured with two single beds or one double bed. They feature a balcony outfitted with two chairs, a table, and a hammock; convertible sleeper sofa; writing desk and chair; two bedside tables; and a closet with ample storage.
Cabin Category 6
The Category 6 junior suite, located on the Bridge Deck, can be configured with two single beds or one double bed. The balcony, which extends the full length of the cabin, is outfitted with two chairs, a table, and a hammock. The spacious junior suite features a slender privacy wall with TVs on either side, a separate vanity area, convertible sleeper sofa, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a closet with ample storage.
Cabin Category 7
Category 7 suites, located on the Bridge Deck, can be configured with two single beds or one double bed. The balcony, which extends the full length of the cabin, is outfitted with two chairs, a table, and a hammock. The spacious suites feature a slender privacy wall with TVs on either side, a separate vanity area, convertible sleeper sofa, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, and a walk-in closet with ample storage. The bathroom includes a double vanity and bathtub, in additional to the rain shower. Plus—all suites have an extra half-bath.
Cabin Categories Solo A & B
Category Solo A cabins, located on the Main Deck, and Solo B cabins, located on the Lounge Deck, are configured with one single bed. They feature a balcony outfitted with a chair, a table, and a hammock; writing desk and chair; and a closet with ample storage.
“I’m convinced it’s truly the ultimate Antarctica cruise ship”
After traveling to Antarctica aboard National Geographic Resolution, The Points Guy correspondent Gene Sloan reports on the ship's maneuverability, unique design, and creature comforts.
I just spent the night in an igloo in Antarctica — here’s how you can, too
The Points Guy correspondent Gene Sloan spent a cozy night in one of the geodesic glass igloos perched atop the observation deck on National Geographic Resolution—an experience available to all guests on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Dispatches From National Geographic Resolution's Christening Ceremony
On November 22, 2021, National Geographic Resolution celebrated her inaugural journey with a special Antarctic christening ceremony.
National Geographic Resolution Completes Sea Trials
After successfully completing her sea trials in September 2021, National Geographic Resolution reached one of her final milestones: one step closer to her inaugural season exploring Antarctica in November 2021.