The world’s ultimate expedition ships
Our two expedition ships in South America, virtual sister ships, offer equally appealing experiences of the southern ice. Both are equipped to safely cruise to South American waters, and provide the exhilarating up-close, personal style of exploration we have offered for over 45+ years. Which ship to choose depends on the itinerary and departure you favor.
National Geographic Endurance
National Geographic Endurance is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Code PC5 (Category A) vessel, it is designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore unchartered waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Endurance carries 126 guests in 69 cabins, 53 with balconies. She is equipped with a full set of exploration tools, including kayaks, Zodiacs, and an ROV, enabling you to experience remarkable geographies in unprecedented depth.
National Geographic Resolution
National Geographic Resolution is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation, launching in November 2021. A twin to our first polar new build, National Geographic Endurance, Resolution is a fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Class 5 (PC5) vessel designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore uncharted waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Its patented X-BOW® is key to its design; its powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride, and even reduces spray on deck, for superior observation. Resolution carries 126 guests in 69 cabins, 53 with balconies. It has a full suite of expedition tools, including a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, and an ROV, and offers a variety of experience-enhancing amenities.
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