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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
$11,460
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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 Scottish Highlands
$16,590
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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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King penguins on South Georgia
$25,750
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

Fly the Falklands - 22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Admite Antarctica's unique beauty
  • Observe spectacular wildlife
  • Discover three different regions
  • Enjoy incredible photo ops
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The ultimate Southern Ocean experience, this expedition has it all: the impossible beauty of Antarctic ice, the vast king penguin colonies of South Georgia, and the Falkland’s amazing albatross colonies. Venture into spectacular wildness aboard a luxury expedition ship. Experience boundless …
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Old Town in Gdansk, Poland
$17,480
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Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Venture to medieval Riga & Tallinn
  • Kayak and walk tiny islands
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum
  • Experience fascinating history
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Kayaking, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore eight countries united by the Baltic Sea, discover their intertwined histories, and encounter fascinating cultures. Delve deeper through dramatic water approaches, and foray into character-filled villages and island stops for quiet walks. Wander along the medieval walled city of Visby, …
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Island of seals & sea lions, Beagle Channel
$19,370
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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
$17,390
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Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic

17 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 17-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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A caribou antler found while exploring Baffin Island
$16,360
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Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland To Newfoundland

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Meet Inuit artisans at Baffin
  • Observe polar bears
  • Discover Newfoundland and Labrador
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark theNational Geographic Explorerfor a thrilling exploration of the far north’s ice-carved landscapes,sailing from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador. Navigate massive icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, and venture into Davis Strait en route to Canada’s legendary …
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Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
$14,940
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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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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$11,890
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Go back in time at Skara Brae
  • See the mysterious Ring of Brofgar
  • Walk through Jarlshof
  • Observe incredible birdlife
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail beneath the midnight sun, overseas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call the scenic Faroes home—Danes by nationality and Viking by blood. See the graves of their Viking ancestors and explore their …
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Explore charming Scandinavian fishing villages
$9,570
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Scandinavia By Sea - Denmark, Sweden & Norway

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore unique fishing villages
  • Discover the island traditions
  • Admire Sweden’s marine life
  • Taste Norwegian culinary delights
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail aboard theNational Geographic Explorerto experience the natural beauty and delightful cultures of Europe’s Nordic nations. Discover some of Scandinavia’s most remote and spectacular coastal scenery, from the picturesque fishing village of Skagen in Denmark to Sweden’s …
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Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
$18,290
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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, 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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Arctic puffins
$9,950
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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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Puffins on the Latrabjarg Cliffs
$5,180
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Wild Iceland Escape

5 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Iceland's pristine fjords
  • Soak in geothermal hot springs,
  • Discover Westfjords' biodiversity
  • Watch out for humpback whales
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal …
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2020
EmbarksDays 
Oct 0818Epic Patagonia: Fjords, Peaks and Forests
Oct 2517South Georgia and the Falklands
Nov 1912Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 0912Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 1912Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 2912Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
2021
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0812Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 1812Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 2812Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 0712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 1722Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Mar 0917South Georgia and the Falklands
May 0815Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea
May 229Scandinavia By Sea - Denmark, Sweden & Norway
May 3014Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland
Jun 1314Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland
Jun 2712Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland
Jul 085Wild Iceland Escape
Jul 1210A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 215Wild Iceland Escape
Jul 2510A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Aug 0310A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Aug 1517Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
Aug 2916Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland To Newfoundland
Sep 139The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Nov 0912Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Nov 1922Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Dec 0912Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 1912Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 2912Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0812Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 1822Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Feb 0712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 1712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 2717South Georgia and the Falklands
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Max 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.
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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.
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National Geographic Explorer's Deck Plan.
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