Lindblad Expeditions : National Geographic Endeavour
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National Geographic Endeavour is a tried and true expedition ship—a vessel with real soul. Before being based in Galápagos year-round, Endeavour voyaged from pole-to-pole, crushing through the Antarctic ice in the Southern Ocean and tracking polar bears of the High Arctic. While she has made the transition to equatorial life smoothly, you’ll sense her heritage and world-class expedition ship character during your warm water adventure.
Dining  
The dining room accommodates the entire expedition community in a single seating, and many tables accommodate an odd number of people to encourage easy mingling. Independent travelers will find a welcome everywhere. Dress is always casual and the general ambience is relaxed and informal.

Every meal is a delight and often a discovery on the region you’re exploring. All food served aboard is fresh, local, and delicious; sourced from suppliers that share the values of sustainability whenever possible, and often inflected with regional flavors.

Breakfast is served buffet-style, with eggs and other dishes made to order. Enjoy freshly baked pastries, and a bounty of fresh, tropical fruits and fresh-squeezed fruit juices. An early riser continental breakfast is also served each morning, often on deck as conditions permit. Lunch is most often buffet, though occasionally served family-style, and there is also an option of a light lunch served on deck. Dinners are plated and served in the dining room, except for the evening when a barbecue is held on National Geographic Endeavour's open aft deck. Whether a meal is buffet-style or served, the gracious waitstaff is ever-present to attend to your every need. During lunch and dinner your expedition leader, naturalists, and any guest speakers aboard will join you for meals, and during breakfast they often sit together to plan the logistics of the exciting day ahead.


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Public Spaces 
  • Lounge: The lounge, located on the Veranda deck, is the heart of the expedition community, where you'll attend the cocktail hour and Recap each evening. It’s also where you’ll gather for lectures, photography talks, and guest speaker presentations. Forward of the lounge is an area that provides information on the conservation of the islands, and where you can view your photos on the photo kiosk. Board games are also available.
  • Bar: The bar is typically open from 11 a.m. until one hour after lunch begins and from 5 p.m. until closing. A variety of beverages are available for purchase including beer, cocktails, a daily specialty drink, spirits, and wine by the glass or bottle. There are also 24-hour self-service beverage stations in the library and the forward lounge with coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, ice, and snacks.
  • Library: The library, easily the finest library in the islands, is located on the bridge deck. It includes a wide range of novels, puzzles, reference, and illustrated books. It’s a quiet, cool place to relax, browse maps of the islands, and watch the scenery glide past. It’s probably where Endeavour’s grand past as a global traveler can be most keenly sensed.
  • Pool: A small swimming pool located aft of the lounge on the veranda deck is the perfect place to cool off on a warm day, or test out your snorkeling gear with help from a naturalist before venturing into the ocean.
  • Wellness: The pure wildness of Galápagos is naturally uplifting. Add to that a variety of spa treatments available aboard, and you’ll find your expedition relaxing as well as revitalizing. Massages, body treatments, facials, and hand and foot treatments inspired by the natural beauty of Galápagos, are all available in the LEXspa.
  • Fitness Center: Located just aft of the library, it contains a variety of exercise equipment and a sauna. There are several types of cardio equipment as well as free weights. Simply ask the wellness specialist if you’d like a yoga mat, exercise bands, or sets of small hand weights to use in your cabin as well.
  • The Global Gallery: A celebration of the talent of local artisans, the global gallery showcases and sells items made by the people of Galápagos and Ecuador. You may find hand-carved wooden chess sets and masks, jewelry crafted from recycled glass beads, woven sun hats and locally made bags, locally grown coffee and avocado oil, plus books by some of your naturalists. The items in the global gallery evolve as Lindblad meets and works with talented locals. Every item purchased in the global gallery contributes to the Lindblad Artisan Fund, which supports artisans in communities around the world to develop their potential more effectively and successfully. The global gallery is located on the upper deck.

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