Sven Lindblad Hosts Traditional Ecuadorian Blessing In Guayaquil For Ship’s Crew & Families
Lindblad Expedition’s newest addition to their fleet, the 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour ll, will make its maiden voyage on Saturday, December 3, 2016 – one month ahead of schedule. The first voyage will be the 17-Day Epic Galápagos Photography Expedition.
Before making its way to Galapagos, National Geographic Endeavour ll was celebrated in Guayaquil with a traditional Ecuadorian religious blessing. Sven Lindblad, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, hosted the celebration and onboard festivities, where he welcomed his special guests – members of the ship’s crew and their families.
“A ship is a ship. It is a piece of hardware, it does its job, and it is an important one. But it is not nearly as important as the people who run the ship, who provide the experience for the guests,” Lindblad stated in his toast. Video
The newest and most family-friendly ship in Galapagos, National Geographic Endeavour ll embodies decades of knowledge about the unique Galapagos environment. The ship offers the choice of suites on two decks, double cabins with beds that can be configured as two twins or a queen, seven sets of connecting cabins for families and friends, triple cabins, and dedicated solo cabins, which are equal in size and amenities to the doubles. The ship’s shallow draft affords up close and great viewing from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a fast, seamless twin Zodiac loading platform.
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