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Does this penguin have an itch?
$23,790
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic ice
  • See massive wildlife spectacles
  • Experience polar wonders
  • Explore three distinct regions
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Decades of exploring Antarctica and the surrounding region have given the Lindblad staff the expertise and time needed to uncover important landing sites beyond the Antarctic Peninsula: the South Orkney Islands, the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands and South Georgia - perhaps the ultimate destination …
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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
$10,270
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Circumnavigation of Iceland

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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Walrus and her pup
$25,990
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Epic 80°N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands

23 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Zodiac cruise, kayak, and hike
  • Trace the fjords of NW Greenland
  • Encounter cultural legacies
  • Explore Iceland's capital Reykjavík
  • Follow in the wake of explorers
  • Observe a variety of wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join this 23-day voyage on the National Geographic Explorer and journey deep into the far reaches of the Arctic, a land where polar bears roam and hardy Inuit communities maintain their traditional way of life.Canada’s Ellesmere Island stretches farther north than any other land in the world, …
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Arctic Birds
$13,990
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Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Venture to the Northwest Passage
  • Explore Ilulissat Glacier
  • Observe polar bears and whales
  • Visit an Inuit fishing village
Activities: Adventure Options, Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the coastal waters of Greenland and Canada's high Arctic on this 14-day small ship cruise. Venture deep into the far northern reaches of the Arctic on a quest for wildlife and the magisterial scenery of the ice––occurring at an epic scale in Greenland. Share the experience …
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Disko Bay
$6,990
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Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Feel the contrasts of fire and ice
  • Sail among massive icebergs
  • Dine on Viðey Island
  • Meet Greenlanders & their culture
  • Hike, kayak, swim & horseback ride
Activities: Adventure Options, Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Whale Watching
Activity Level: Relaxed
Go by land, sea, and air to discover the thrilling nature of two geologically extraordinary countries! Start by exploring the cuisine and music of metropolitan Reykjavík, soak in Iceland’s thermal baths, and hike to its thunderous waterfalls. Travel to Greenland via charter air, and …
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Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
$13,760
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Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Encounter iconic wildlife
  • Kayak among icebergs
  • Experience the undersea Antarctic
  • See legendary landscapes & habitats
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This journey to the "White Continent" offers six days of exploration on the incomparably beautiful Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands and waterways. The sights, sounds and emotions stay in your mind forever — enormous tabular icebergs, hillsides covered with thousands …
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A polar bear and her playful cub.
$10,220
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Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • View polar bears on the pack ice
  • Observe walruses and other wildlife
  • Hike, walk, Zodiac cruise & kayak
  • Enjoy superlative photos ops
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
A high Arctic archipelago situated beyond Norway’s fjord-fretted coast, a mere 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive sheets of ice glowing under the midnight sun. It’s a magnificent polar bear habitat that provides …
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Travelers photographing walrus relaxing on the bank.
$16,570
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Norway's Fjords & Arctic Svalbard

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore northern narrows & glaciers
  • Hike, walk, and kayak
  • Enjoy the wilds of Svalbard
  • Follow the fjord-carved coast
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
“The land divides us, the sea unites", Norwegians have said for centuries. The sea here carves a 1,100-mile-long coastline (longer than the U.S. west coast) and on this 16-day expedition explore almost the full-length of its varied contours––from the jaw-droppingly lovely …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$18,990
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Rounding the Cape: Chilean Patagonia & Argentina's Staten Island

18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • See Torres del Paine National Park
  • Venture through wildlife reserves
  • Explore Isla de los Estados
  • Transit the Beagle Channel
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Patagonia is an awe-inspiring landscape that stretches across the Andes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and down to Cape Horn. Explore it expedition-style aboard the National Geographic Explorer - an authentic expedition ship. On this 18-day voyage, you are sure to enjoy up-close encounters in …
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Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
$15,930
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South Georgia and the Falklands

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Walk amid stately king penguins
  • Hike in the footsteps of Shackleton
  • Paddle a kayak amid seals, icebergs
  • Experience Buenos Aires
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo, rockhopper, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: …
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Colin and Eugene Hiking in Greenland
$14,950
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Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • See polar bears on the sea ice
  • Follow the path of Viking explorers
  • Discover scenic Greenland
  • Explore the Westfjord region
  • Meet intriguing Arctic residents
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Svalbard archipelago on this 16-day Arctic expedition cruise. See the majestic setting that the lordly polar bear freely roams.Follow in the wake of fearless explorers and colonists to discover the dramatic landscapes and rich traditions of Greenland and Iceland - in particular, …
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A view from the cliffs of Gros Morne National Park.
$8,170
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The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • See WWII harbor defenses
  • Be immersed in regional history
  • Discover Gros Morne National Park
  • Watch for moose and sea birds
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Circumnavigate the island of Newfoundland on this 8-day cruise and explore the outlying islands of the Canadian Maritimes. Discover the region’s intriguing Norse history, get a taste of Acadian culture in charming island towns and special dining experiences, and see the strange and beautiful …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Aug 0423Epic 80°N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands
Aug 238Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland
Aug 278Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland
Sep 078The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Sep 148The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Oct 0818Rounding the Cape: Chilean Patagonia & Argentina's Staten Island
Oct 2417South Georgia and the Falklands
Nov 0722Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Nov 2712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 0712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 1712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 2712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0612Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 1612Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 2612Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 0512Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 1522Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Mar 0717South Georgia and the Falklands
May 0416Norway's Fjords & Arctic Svalbard
May 1710Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
May 2410Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
May 3110Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
Jun 1416Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast
Jun 299Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 089Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 179Circumnavigation of Iceland
Aug 0914Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
Aug 1823Epic 80°N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands
Sep 068Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland
Sep 108Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland
Oct 0718Rounding the Cape: Chilean Patagonia & Argentina's Staten Island
Oct 2317South Georgia and the Falklands
Nov 0722Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Nov 2712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 1712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 2712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
2019
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0612Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 1612Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 2612Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 0512Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 1522Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Mar 0717South Georgia and the Falklands
Passengers: 148
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship

This fine ice-class expedition ship characterizes the spirit of the National Geographic brand, offering its guests an engaging way to visit some of the most beautiful natural destinations on the planet. This state-of-the-art vessel has 81 cabins that all face outside, comfortably accommodating 148 passengers. 

Onboard, you can enjoy the luxury wellness spa & sauna, a fitness center, lounges, and a library. There are also multiple dining areas, where food is prepared according to the local flavors. The cabins all feature individual climate control and either portholes or windows. 

Part of what makes the NatGeo Explorer unique is the one-of-a-kind exploration technology, including hydro-phones, zodiacs, kayaks, HD underwater cameras, and even a remote operated vehicle (ROV). Plus, the ship features a video chronicler, and the open bridge policy will allow you to learn even more about the fascinating desinations that this flagship vessel explores. 

Education and exploration are the highlights of a cruise aboard the National Geographic Explorer.
National Geographic Explorer's Category 1 Cabin.
Cat 1
Main Deck with one or two portholes. #301-308
National Geographic Explorer's Category 2 Cabin.
Cat 2
Main Deck with window. #317-320, 335-336.
National Geographic Explorer's Category 3 Cabin.
Cat 3
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340,342, 344, 346, 348, 350.
National Geographic Explorer's Category 4 Cabin.
Cat 4
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window. # 103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228.
National Geographic Explorer's Category 5 Upper Deck Cabin.
Cat 5
Upper Deck with Balcony. #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224.
National Geographic Explorer's Category 6 Cabin.
Cat 6
Veranda Deck Suite #101-102; Upper Deck Suite with Balcony #213.
Luxurious Catagory 8 Suite
Cat 7
Upper Deck Suite with Balcony. #215, 219, 230.
National Geographic Explorer's Category SA and SB.
Cat SA
C Deck Solo - Cabins 309-312, 329-334. Single cabins with window.
National Geographic Explorer's Category SA and SB.
Cat SB
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window. #105-106, 203, 208.
National Geographic Explorer's Deck Plan.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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