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  • 23 Nov 2021

Dispatches From National Geographic Resolution's Christening Ceremony

On November 22, 2021, National Geographic Resolution parked in fast ice in the Weddell Sea’s Duse Bay to perform a special inaugural ritual. Gathered alongside the ship, guests, staff, and crew watched as Captain Heidi Norling, Lindblad Expeditions’ first female captain, christened the brand-new polar vessel. Here’s a taste of what it felt like to be there.

Resolution

National Geographic Resolution Christening Ceremony

To be the Captain of this ship is really special. It’s a custom-made ship for polar regions. It has so much capability [and] a lot of engine power. We will be able to do things that we have not been able to do before and discover new places that I’m really looking forward to.

Captain Heidi Norling

With a loud blast from the ship’s horn, a bottle of champagne was broken across the bow, and everyone cheered with delight. Glasses clinked, toasts were made, and bright smiles shone all around.

Emily Newton, Undersea Specialist

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