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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
$10,990
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Iceland - 10 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, Land & Sea, 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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Colorful sunset over the Scotish Highlands
$14,890
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Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Celtic and Viking culture
  • Sail around Skellig Michael
  • Zodiac cruise in Scotland
  • Visit giant seabird colonies
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
Walk through Stone Age village ruins 5,000-years-old, Zodiac cruise around the stunning island of Staffa, and hoist a pint or two with spirited natives in cozy pubs throughout the land. You’ll explore ancient sites in moody landscapes to learn about culture and history in lands that have been …
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Does this penguin have an itch?
$23,990
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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, Land & Sea, 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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Island of seals & sea lions, Beagle Channel
$18,990
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Epic Patagonia: Fjords, Peaks and Forests

18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Chiloé Island
  • Hike through Pumalín Park
  • Venture through Karukinka
  • Tour Beagle Channel
Activities: Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Remote and largely inaccessible, a Patagonia cruise is the essence of wildness—a maze of channels and islands. Venture deep into Chile’s glorious fjords past incandescent icebergs and massive glaciers such as the massive Pio XI Glacier, which is still advancing. From Chiloé …
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Arctic Birds
$16,790
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Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic

15 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 15-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

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, Land & Sea, 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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View penguins on the ice on your Antarctica tour
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • See legendary landscapes & habitats
  • Encounter iconic wildlife
  • Kayak, Zodiac cruise, and hike
  • Experience the Antarctic undersea
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This classic Antarctica itinerary delivers huge tabular icebergs, sculptural bergs floating in pools of turquoise blue melt water, mountains rising some 9,000 feet straight up from the sea, penguins galore, abundant marine mammals and experiences like cruising through the solemn majesty of the …
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A polar bear and her playful cub.
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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.
$17,840
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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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Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
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South Georgia and the Falklands

18 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, Land & Sea, 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
$15,990
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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, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Arctic puffins
$9,520
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The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Venture into L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Explore Gros Morne National Park
  • Look for moose, seabirds and whales
  • Discover eastern Canada's beauty
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Venture into the ancient Viking settlement of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only widely accepted site of trans-Atlantic Viking establishment and very early Norse exploration. See WWII harbor defenses, and visit the only North American island that remains under French control, an outpost of its era …
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2018
EmbarksDays 
Aug 2415Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
Sep 068Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland
Sep 108Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland
Oct 0718Epic Patagonia: Fjords, Peaks and Forests
Oct 2218South Georgia and the Falklands
Nov 0722Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Nov 2713Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 0713Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 1713Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 2713Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
2019
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0613Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 1613Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 2613Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 0513Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 1522Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Mar 0618South Georgia and the Falklands
May 0714Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland
May 2116Norway's Fjords & Arctic Svalbard
Jun 0310Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
Jun 1010Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
Jun 1710Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
Jun 2410Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard
Jul 0116Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast
Jul 1510A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 2410A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Aug 0210A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Aug 1110A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Sep 129The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Oct 0718Epic Patagonia: Fjords, Peaks and Forests
Oct 2318South Georgia and the Falklands
Nov 0822Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Nov 2813Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 0813Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 1813Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 2813Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0713Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 1713Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 2713Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 0613Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 1622Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
Mar 0618South 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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