The newest addition to the Lindblad Expeditions cruise ship fleet will be operated on year-round sailings in the Galagapos Islands, the company said in a recent statement.
National Geographic Islander II will accommodate just 48 guests but will boast a one-to-one guest-to-crew ratio. An additional five expedition staff will also be embarked on each sailing.
The facilities on the refitted ship will include 26 suites, a marina, and a science centre.
National Geographic Islander II is the former Crystal Esprit, which was completed in Germany in 1991.
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