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.
$1200 OFF
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 discovered, …
  • 14 days
  • $13820 - $25230 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Africa, Europe, Mediterranean, Portugal, Cape Verde Islands, Las Palmas, Madeira, Praia, Sao Miguel, Faial, …
$1200 OFF
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 icebergs, …
  • 12 days
  • $12350 - $23560 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage
$1000 OFF
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 - $41190 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, Buenos Aires, …
Sheep walking on the road in the British countryside.
British & Irish Isles
Joining an expedition cruise to the Isles is an unparalleled experience — a fresh, revealing perspective on what might be ancestral lands for many Americans, and familiar to quite a few. Find the hidden treasures and most charming places to explore, and …
  • 14 days
  • $12370 - $22590 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Europe, Norway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Dover, Isles of Scilly, Iona, St. Kilda, Orkney Islands, …
$800 OFF
Experience carnaval during your Brazil tour
Buenos Aires, Rio & Brazils 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 of …
  • 16 days
  • $15740 - $28880 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
South America, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Rio Grande, Salvador, Ilheus, …
Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
Circumnavigation of Iceland
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations––glaciers, 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 compelling idea. …
  • 9 days
  • $7990 - $15980 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Heimaey Island, Lake Myvatn, Husavik, …
A polar bear and her playful cub.
Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
Go deep into the experience of arctic wildlife in its natural habitat––discovering and observing polar bears, and the other unique creatures of the Arctic ice. And, this itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth aboard this …
  • 10 days
  • $8990 - $17460 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Oslo, Longyearbyen
My daughter finds a caribou antler as we hike the terrain
Northwest Passage: Iceland & Greenland
Following in the footsteps of dauntless explorers who came before, accompanied by a veteran expedition team, and captained by Ice Master Leif Skog, National Geographic Explorer will — for the first time ever — set an east-west course through the …
  • 24 days
  • $24990 - $47990 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Canada, Beechey Island, Uummannaq, Ilulissat, Devon Island, Nuuk, …
Taking a zodiac tour to see icebergs in the arctic.
Northwest Passage: Newfoundland & Labrador
Explore the wild and pristine Canadian High Arctic: Baffin Island, Labrador and Newfoundland, where you’ll conclude the expedition—mission accomplished—in St. John’s. This expedition cruise will voyage along the beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador …
  • 24 days
  • $24990 - $47990 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Baffin Island, Canada, L'Anse aux Meadows, St. John's, Kugluktuk, Edmonton, Gros Morne National Park, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, …
Travelers photographing walrus relaxing on the bank.
Norwegian 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 arctic expedition cruise …
  • 16 days
  • $13820 - $25230 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Light Hiking, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Denmark, Oslo, Longyearbyen, Hornsund, Tromso, Bergen, Lofoten Islands, …
$800 OFF
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 Arctic expedition cruise, pulling the ship’s bow up to blue-veined glaciers, alighting on islands where caribou drift like smoke across the …
  • 17 days
  • $13820 - $25230 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Oslo, Longyearbyen, Scoresbysund, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Flatey Island, …
A view from the cliffs of Gros Morne National Park.
The Canadian Maritimes - Celebrating 125 years
Embark on a rare expedition and join an exceptional community aboard National Geographic Explorer on a circumnavigation of the island of Newfoundland that includes an exploration of outlying islands in the Canadian Maritimes. Join a historic celebration …
  • 8 days
  • $7320 - $13450 USD
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Passions:
Light Hiking, Photography, Luxury & Indulgence, Kayaking, Festival, Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Canada, L'Anse aux Meadows, St. John's, Gros Morne National Park, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Les Iles de la Madeleines, Baddeck

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, 107-180, 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.