The National Geographic Resolution is a 126-guest innovative polar expedition ship set to begin sailing in Antarctica and the Arctic in late 2021. The ship’s name honors Capt. James Cook, the legendary explorer who was the first to circumnavigate Antarctica, cross the Antarctic Circle and the first European to reach Hawaii. While he served as the master of several ships, his favorite was the Resolution. Set to begin sailing in the fourth quarter of 2021, this educational polar vessel has a specifically designed hull to break through the tough pack ice, increasing the ability to explore these hard-to-reach destinations and making new expeditions possible.