travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Lindblad Expeditions Natl Geographic Explorer

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This expedition ship was built in 1982 as the Midnatsol for Norwegian Coastal Express service. It was enlarged seven years later.

For a short time it became the Lyngen before being taken on by Lindblad and completely rebuilt from a passenger-cargo long-distance ferry to a highly sophisticated expedition ship in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, into the National Geographic Explorer. It re-entered service in June 2008.

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OCG Class
Natl Geographic Explorer
Year Built1982
Year Last Refurbished2008
Capacity148 passengers