Tuesday, March 10, 2009

National Geographic Explorer launches!

August 6, 2008
The inaugural voyage of the National Geographic Explorer began yesterday evening in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. This morning glasses were raised as Sven Lindblad toasted to the health and long life of the newest expedition ship in the Lindblad fleet!
The National Geographic Explorer is rated for ice-filled polar waters and will sail the world at high latitudes in the respective hemispheres summer time in search of everything from polar bears to penguins. I wish her a long and distinguished career and hope to call her my new home for many expeditions into the future!
A head on view of the National Geographic Explorer.
Her she is at anchor in Hvalsey Kirke, Southwest Greenland, the first time for this ship to visit Greenland!
The National Geographic Explorer circumnavigating the island of Skjoldungen in the very remote part of southeast Greenland.
Alone with only a Zodiac to confirm soundings, the National Geographic Explorer will often find herself in very remote parts of the world, with no other expedition ship for hundreds of miles around! May she always bring adventure and excitement to those who travel on her. Skol!