Taking a kayaking trip around Monaco Glacier on Spitsbergen Island.
Along the Viking Trail: From Iceland to Greenland
Follow in the heroic wake of the earliest transatlantic voyagers on this 11-day expedition. Explore the routes once traveled by fearless explorers and colonists to discover the dramatic landscapes and rich traditions of Greenland and Iceland – in …
  • 11 Days
  • $10,680 - $19,750 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, History
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, Ottawa, Kangerlussuaq, …
Level:
Easy
Take a zodiac trip to view Humpback Whales.
Antarctica, Falklands, & South Georgia
The ultimate Southern ocean experience, this 21-night expedition cruise takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a King penguin colony of some 200,000+ individuals …
  • 22 Days
  • $22,430 - $43,250 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Stanley, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, …
Level:
Easy
Coastal village in the arctic
Circumnavigating Iceland
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations - glaciers, geysers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty - is world-class. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very …
  • 10 Days
  • $9,820 - $19,350 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, …
Level:
Easy
Making your way through the Panama Canal.
Coastal Treasures from the Panama Canal to Peru
Explore the stunning coastline and historical interior of South America on this 13-day small ship cruise from Panama to Peru. Begin your journey in Panama City and board the National Geographic Explorer. Cross the legendary Panama Canal and head south on …
  • 13 Days
  • $12,590 - $23,280 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Cultural Immersion, Beaches
Places:
South America, Central America, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Lima, Panama City, Isla de la Plata, Colombia, Trujillo, …
Level:
Easy
A polar bear and her playful cub.
Epic 80°N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands
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. Experience unbridled 21st-century …
  • 23 Days
  • $25,190 - $47,960 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, Ottawa, Lancaster Sound, …
Level:
Easy
Arctic Birds
Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
Explore the coastal waters of Greenland and Canada's high Arctic on this 13-day small ship cruise. Beginning with a chartered flight to Kangerlussuaq, this voyage heads north to Sisimiut and Disko Bay before crossing Baffin Bay. In the Canadian Arctic, …
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, Ottawa, Iqaluit, …
Level:
Easy
Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
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 will stay in your mind forever — enormous tabular …
  • 12 Days
  • $12,970 - $24,740 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage
Level:
Easy
A young polar bear snuggles up to its mother
Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
Go deep into the arctic on this 10-day voyage to experience wildlife in its natural habitat; discover and observe polar bears, walrus, reindeer, and the other unique creatures of the Arctic ice. And, this itinerary is focused on delivering that …
  • 10 Days
  • $9,830 - $18,160 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, Oslo, Longyearbyen, …
Level:
Easy
Looking for polar bears in the zodiac
Norway's Fjords & Arctic Svalbard
Follow Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild on this 16-day Arctic …
  • 16 Days
  • $15,930 - $29,140 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, Oslo, Longyearbyen, …
Level:
Easy
Aerial view of a plaza in Lima.
Peru and Chile: Ancient Sites & Natural Wonders
Discover the varied cultures and rich history of South America on this Peru and Chile small ship cruise. Begin in Lima and embark on the National Geographic Explorer in Callao. Set sail along South America's western coast, visiting the Ballestas Islands, …
  • 16 Days
  • $17,690 - $33,730 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, History, Expedition Cruises, Cultural Immersion
Places:
South America, Chile, Peru, Patagonia, Lima, Nazca, Arequipa, Ancud, Paracas, Puerto Montt, …
Level:
Easy
Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
South Georgia and the Falklands
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 …
  • 17 Days
  • $16,530 - $31,920 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires
Level:
Easy
Walrus and her pup
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast
See the majestic setting that the lordly polar bear freely roams as you explore the Svalbard archipelago on this 16-day Arctic expedition cruise, pulling the ship’s bow up to blue-veined glaciers, alighting on islands where caribou drift like smoke …
  • 16 Days
  • $14,510 - $26,490 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, Oslo, Longyearbyen, …
Level:
Easy
A view from the cliffs of Gros Morne National Park.
The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Embark on a rare expedition and join an exceptional community aboard National Geographic Explorer on an 8-day circumnavigation of the island of Newfoundland that includes an exploration of outlying islands in the Canadian Maritimes. Join a historic …
  • 8 Days
  • $7,690 - $14,830 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, History, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Asia, Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Canada, Atlantic Coast, L'Anse aux Meadows, …
Level:
Easy

The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing comfort. The National Geographic Explorer houses technology for sea exploration, such as Zodiacs, kayaks, hydro-phones, underwater HD cameras and a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). Additional accommodations include multiple dining venues, a lounge area designed specifically for educational presentations and a luxury wellness spa.

Public areas include two restaurants, a lounge and bar, library, observation lounge, spa, fitness center, and sauna. A mud room with lockers provides storage for guests’ expedition gear. Meals: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair.

Cabins: All cabins face outside with windows or portholes. Each has private facilities and climate controls.

Expedition Equipment: Hydrophone, kayaks, remotely operated vehicle (R.O.V.), snorkeling gear, Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, and Zodiac landing craft.

Services include a full-time doctor, Undersea Specialist, Wellness Specialist, LEXspa Therapist, and Video Chronicler. There is internet access for guests, a business center, and laundry. Our "Open Bridge" policy allows guests to learn about the art of navigation and state-of-the-art navigational equipment from our Captain and Officers.

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.