Published on : Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Lindblad Expeditions with a close tie up with National Geographic, one of the leading infotainment channel and magazine, is launching the “Quest”, its first ever new build, Saturday from Juneau.
The new cruise left from Anacortes, Washington, for a shake-out cruise to Alaska, arriving in Juneau Friday. The first passengers boarded at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
The 100-passenger vessel originally was expected to debut last Wednesday. But the line scoured that cruise, citing problems with a launch attempt. Then a little over a month ago, the vessel was damaged as it slid from the launch ramp.
The Quest will operate expeditions in Alaska through mid-September. The ship will also coast to Costa Rica, Panama and through the Canal to Belize.