National Geographic Explorer

The National Geographic Explorer
Experience yoga classes aboard the National Geographic Explorer.
Relax in the luxurious sauna aboard the National Geographic Explorer.
Relax in the National Geographic Explorer's lounge.
National Geographic Explorer's chart room.
National Geographic Explorer's fitness center.
National Geographic Explorer's dining room.
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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
  • $10580 - $19550 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Kayaking, History, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Canada, Ottawa, Kangerlussuaq, Nuuk, Prince Christian Sound, Reykjavik, …
A view off the beautiful coast of Madeira.
An Island Odyssey: Azores, Madeira & Canaries
On this ocean voyage you’ll have the rare chance to explore fascinating islands, isolated by expanses of ocean that are incredible oases of wildness and sites of intriguing histories. These dots of green developed in isolation until they were …
  • 14 days
  • $13820 - $25230 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Portugal, Spain, Cape Verde Islands, Las Palmas, Madeira, Praia, Sao Miguel, …
Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
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
  • $12350 - $24740 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
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
  • $21360 - $43250 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, …
Walrus and her pup
Arctic Quest: Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
Join this 13-day voyage to venture deep into the far reaches of the Arctic, a land where polar bears roam, and hardy Inuit communities maintain their traditional way of life. National Geographic Explorer traces Greenland’s rugged fjords and navigates …
  • 13 days
  • $12990 - $24790 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Luxury & Indulgence, Photography, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Ottawa, Iqaluit, Lancaster Sound, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut Coast, Disko Bay, …
Experience carnaval during your Brazil tour
Buenos Aires, Rio & Brazil's Wild Coast
On this expedition cruise aboard the National Geographic Explorer along the wild coast of Brazil, you’ll sail between cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina and the colonial capital of Salvador, Brazil. In your explorations you’ll encounter the legacy …
  • 16 days
  • $15740 - $28880 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Expedition Cruises
Places:
South America, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Rio Grande, Salvador, Ilheus, …
Coastal village in the arctic
Circumnavigating Iceland 2015
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 …
  • 13 days
  • $9440 - $18880 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Heimaey Island, Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Djupivogur, …
Sheep walking on the road in the British countryside.
Exploring the British & Irish Isles
Encounter fascinating layers of history on this 14-day voyage. Though the countries you are about to explore are linked by the north Atlantic, each has a unique historic narrative, and a distinct contemporary character. From the importance of Portsmouth …
  • 14 days
  • $12990 - $23720 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Light Hiking, History, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Europe, Norway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Isles of Scilly, Iona, St. Kilda, Orkney Islands, Fair Isle, …
Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips
Exploring the Low Countries: The Netherlands & Belgium
Join the National Geographic Explorer for this exciting 8-day cruise along the canal-webbed cities of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll the Hanseatic capitals of Brugge and Gent. Get an insider's view of Amsterdam with the help of local art historians …
  • 8 days
  • $7690 - $14120 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, History, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Europe, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Ghent, London, Bremerhaven, …
A polar bear and her playful cub.
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
  • $9440 - $17460 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Oslo, Longyearbyen
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
  • $15170 - $27750 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Oslo, Longyearbyen, Hornsund, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Hellemobotn, Trollfjord, Tromso, …
Torres del Paine
Patagonia: Argentina & The Chilean Fjords
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 …
  • 18 days
  • $15950 - $29990 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Magdalena Island, Buenos Aires, …
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
  • $16530 - $31920 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires
Colin and Eugene Hiking in Greenland
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
  • $13820 - $25230 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Oslo, Longyearbyen, Scoresbysund, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Flatey Island, …
A hiker overlooks the cliffs on the ocean.
The Azores to Morocco
Sail to the heart of the Atlantic Ocean and discover the lush, mountainous archipelagos which combine the breathtaking landscapes of Hawaii with the charm and culture of old-world Europe. Historically significant for their part in discovering the New …
  • 9 days
  • $8790 - $16150 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Beaches
Places:
Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Portugal, Safi, Casablanca, Madeira, Sao Miguel, Faial, Santa Maria, …
A view from the cliffs of Gros Morne National Park.
The Canadian Maritimes 2015
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
  • $7690 - $14120 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, History, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, Atlantic Coast, L'Anse aux Meadows, St. John's, Gros Morne National Park, Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Baddeck, Louisbourg, …
A local market filled with delicious fresh foods.
Voyage to West Africa: The Gold Coast to Morocco
Join the National Geographic Explorer on this in-depth 19-day voyage to explore the countries of West Africa. Traveling to nine countries, your ship-based adventure offers an unrivaled experience of the natural and cultural wonders in this incredible …
  • 19 days
  • $19150 - $34970 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, History, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Africa, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Casablanca, Tenerife, Accra, Lome, Cotonou, Dakhla, …

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.
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