Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic reports a full interior renovation has been completed on its twin 62-guest ships, National Geographic Sea Lion and National Geographic Sea Bird.
The extensive renovation included guest cabins, the lounge and bar, dining room, public areas and spa, and nothing has been left untouched, including the sleekly framed wall photos, and fresh paint, and new carpets throughout the ships.
Highlights include the lounge and bar being completely redesigned and reconfigured to provide an open, enhanced environment with additional seating and better flow. The modern design features new tables and chairs, upholstery of settees, overhead ceiling panels, and LED dimmable lighting. The lounge also hosts a new food and beverage area, library and Global Market.
The dining room’s upgrade features all new tables, chairs, ceiling panels and LED dimmable lighting. The wine bar has been replaced and features a display showcasing selections from the regions explored.
Every cabin has been completely redone and all furnishings have been replaced. Modern aged cherry bed boxes, faux leather headboards, Lindblad signature bed linens, new windows, lighting, and additional USB outlets provide a relaxing guest experience. Bathrooms now feature new shower doors and all new hardware.
Exterior renovations include new deck furniture and outdoor awning.
The National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion voyage Alaska; Baja, California; the USA Pacific Northwest; and Costa Rica and Panama. With a shallow draft and small size, they can easily reach places inaccessible to larger ships; venture into fast-moving channels where whales come to feed, transit a series of locks in the Pacific Northwest, nose up to waterfalls in secluded coves, and sail into protected anchorages in small bays perfect for snorkeling and kayaking.