How Polar Class (5) and the X-BOW allow cruise vessels to spend more time in polar areas

National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Explorer  and National Geographic Endurance captured side-by-side in South Georgia in the Southern Atlantic Ocean (December 2021 - Ulstein, Lindblad Expeditions)Lindblad Expeditions’ ‘Endurance’ and ‘Resolution’ were the first passenger vessels to meet the Polar Class (5) ice strengthening regulation. This, in combination with the X-BOW design, allows the shipowner to spend more time in polar areas.