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National Geographic Islander II

National Geographic Islander II is a new all-suite expedition ship that joined Lindblad Expeditions fleet in 2022. She sails in the Galápagos Islands year-round along with National Geographic Endeavour II, offering an unforgettable experience and a unique opportunity to dive into the region's culture and expand knowledge about island species and habitats.

This new cruise ship replaces the National Geographic Islander, carrying the same amount of guests (only 48) and offering a 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio. It guarantees a truly unique Ecuadorian cultural experience.

Pool deck on <em>National Geographic Islander II</em>. *Image by Marco Ricca

To make expeditions more interesting and full, there is a team of experts aboard National Geographic Islander II:

  • Shipboard doctor;
  • Undersea specialist;
  • Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor;
  • National Geographic Global Explorers family program;
  • Invited Galápagos community members.

Travelers will love listening to Ecuadorean music while sailing on National Geographic Islander II and experience the wonders of Ecuador through the ship decor, textiles, artwork made by local people, and fresh ingredients grown by local farmers.

Fantastic Itineraries

In 2023 and 2024, National Geographic Islander II offers Wild Galápagos Escape, and Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape voyages, lasting for 8 or 11 days. Both options are incredible ways to explore the iconic archipelago, its nature, and wildlife.

The expedition ship promises activities for every skill level. Guests who sail aboard National Geographic Islander II can enjoy:

  • Snorkling with acrobatic sea lions;
  • Riding in a glass-bottom boat;
  • Paddleboarding through a cove overflowing with sea turtles;
  • Exploring the Enchanted Isles;
  • Observing photos of incredible sea creatures documented by an undersea specialist and displayed during daily recaps in the lounge;
  • Meeting local communities, and much more.

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Luxury Suites

The 280-foot-long National Geographic Islander II expedition vessel has only 26 suites, each offering luxury interiors and top services for travelers. The gracious cruise ship feels like a private yacht in terms of services and level of comfort.

The ship suites can accommodate from 1 to 3 guests, depending on their type. They all have large picture windows offering unforgettable views of truly unique Ecuadorian nature and waters, comfortable beds with 600-thread count bedding, private marble bathrooms with a rain shower, a stocked mini-bar, Wi-Fi, TV, and other great amenities.

Travelers who love to sail without company can stay in the Solo Suites. Families will enjoy the most spacious Family Suite created by connecting the Islander Suite with a Suite. Elegance and high comfort make every accommodation a wonderful option, elevating the guest experience to an entirely new level.

Ship Features

Relaxing in a hammock aboard <em>National Geographic Islander II</em>. *Image by David Vargas

The expedition vessel features delicious dining venues with indoor and outdoor open-seating dining experiences. National Geographic Islander II guests can visit the Cove for delicious cocktails and pre-dinner Recaps, eat in the main restaurant, Yacht Club Restaurant, and Patio Cafe with menus featuring local farm-to-table and ocean-to-table ingredients, zero-proof cocktails crafted from island ingredients, and various snacks, meals and drinks with an Ecuadorian flair. The Observation deck also offers snacks at a casual Grill.

Some of the local dishes to enjoy while sailing on National Geographic Islander II include meat-and-cheese dumplings wrapped in mashed plantains, fresh papaya, Galápagos-grown coffee, tamarillo, and others.

The new amenities aboard this luxurious cruise ship are a fantastic Science Hub with universal lab facilities, supporting oceanographic research, and an expanded, climate-controlled Marina with Zodiacs for landings and cruising, custom-built glass-bottom Zodiac for underwater exploration, snorkel gear, a fleet of kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.

The Spa aboard National Geographic Islander II has an MLX quartz massage table and artisan spa elements and offers island-inspired spa treatments to guests. The ship's team includes accredited wellness specialists and a licensed massage therapist.

The Technogym-equipped Fitness Center, cedar-lined Sauna and a Treatment Room are wellness spots of relaxation and workout, encouraging vessel guests to feel the natural rhythms of Galápagos archipelago.

The refreshing plunge Pool is a great place to unwind while observing the beautiful passing scenery. And the Cove Lounge welcomes everyone for everyday recaps and fantastic multimedia presentations.

The expedition vessel has something to offer for travelers of different ages. Young guests, for example, will love the activities offered by the National Geographic Global Explorers Program. Adults will enjoy relaxing in a hammock with a cool beverage and observing wildlife through panoramic windows or on the open-air deck, reading a book in the Library, shopping for unique handcrafted Ecuadorian items, and more.

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