National Geographic Endurance was slated to embark her Arctic inaugural in the spring of 2020. Instead, she remained at anchor off a small, picturesque island on the coast of Norway. For over a year she has been barely populated, subject to travel restrictions that prevented her far-flung staff from coming aboard. Now, an air of expectancy hangs over the ship, a pulse-quickening sense that it might soon be time to throw off the bow lines and head out to explore. In the meantime, a small Norwegian photo team has been documenting her pristine spaces. While we await a comprehensive selection of photos to share, here’s a glimpse of National Geographic Endurance’s dual nature: adventurous and stylish.

In the meantime, find all of National Geographic Endurance's upcoming itineraries here.

Text: Christine Bastoni
Photos: Øivind Haug
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