The National Geographic Endurance was named in honor of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, it is designed to navigate polar passages year-round while providing exceptional comfort. The National Geographic Endurance will safely explore unchartered waters and new latitudes, including Northeast Greenland, remote Jan Mayen island, the Northeast Passage and more!


The National Geographic Endurance accommodates 138 guests in 76 spacious cabins—including solo cabins. All accommodations face outside and have large windows or balconies, private bathrooms, individual climate control, Wi-Fi, and an expedition command center with tablets and USB/mobile device docking.

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The ship carries a fleet of Zodiac motorized landing craft, kayaks, snowshoes, and cross-country skis; as well as sophisticated equipment that allows our undersea specialist unique access and the ability to share the underwater world. Public areas include a lounge with bar; a gym; a yoga studio; infinity-style outdoor hot tubs; saunas with ocean views; a library; a spa; state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations; a photo workshop area; and two restaurants featuring local, sustainable cuisine—plus a chef’s table for intimate, small group dining. Services include a full-time doctor, a National Geographic photographer, a Lindblad-National Geographic-certified photo instructor and video chronicler, a wellness specialist, laundry service and an internet café.

  • 138 guests
  • Launched: 2021
  • 14 solo cabins
  • 59 balcony cabins
  • Class: Polar Code 5 Category A