National Geographic Endurance

Polar Tracks Expeditions

National Geographic Endurance

Luxury Expedition Cruise Vessel

About the Ship

The Endurance was named in honor of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship designed to navigate polar passages year-round while providing exceptional comfort. Sophisticated equipment allows an undersea specialist operating a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and underwater video camera offers unique access to the underwater world.

  • Guest Capacity: 126
  • X-BOW design
  • Yoga studio
  • Infinity-style outdoor hot tubs
  • Saunas with ocean views
  • Chef’s table for intimate, small-group dining
  • Wellness specialist
  • Mud room
  • Ice Class: 1A

Why We Like Her


    Documentation of your journey is a clear focus of any Lindblad Expeditions itinerary. Not only does the Endurance have a photo workshop space, but your expedition team will include a world-renowned National Geographic photographer, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and a video chronicler.


    All cabins are equipped with expedition command centers with tablets, wifi and USB/mobile device docking, keeping you connected even in the most remote part of the world.


    Endurance's patented X-BOW® is key to its design. Its powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride in even adverse conditions, and even reduces spray on deck to maximise your wildlife viewing opportunities.

Photos of the Ship

Insider Advice

We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that – straight from the field – and it’s updated in real time if things change.