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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
$11,320
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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
$15,340
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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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Penguins at an Antarctic sunset
$25,120
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Antarctica, South Georgia and 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, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If the epic stories of discovery, endurance, and polar explorers like Shackleton, or the sheer magnificence of ice-capped peaks don’t grab you, the wildlife certainly does: penguins (king, gentoo, and macaroni), sea lions, fur seals, and enormous elephant seals cozy up to these shores. Only …
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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
$16,790
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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
$15,740
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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.
$14,680
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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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Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
$17,940
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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
$9,620
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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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2019
EmbarksDays 
Aug 2417Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
Sep 129The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Oct 0818Epic Patagonia: Fjords, Peaks and Forests
Oct 2417South Georgia and the Falklands
Nov 0822Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Nov 2812Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 0812Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 1812Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Dec 2812Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 1712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Jan 2712Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 0612Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent
Feb 1622Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Mar 0717South Georgia and the Falklands
May 2714Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland
Jun 2110A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 0410A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 1710A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 2610A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Aug 0717Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
Aug 2116Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland To Newfoundland
Sep 059The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Sep 139The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
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
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.
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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Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
Complimentary Bar tab and gratuities included on this voyage. Contact us for details.
Valid on all 2018/2019 departures.
Complimentary Bar tab and gratuities included on this voyage. Contact us for details.
Valid on all departures.
Book now and receive complimentary charter flight from Reykjavík to Kangerlussuaq. Select departures only. Contact us for details.
2020 : Aug 21
Antarctica Savings - Book by December 31, 2019 and receive complimentary economy group airfare between Miami and Buenos Aires (or Santiago). Select departures only. Contact us for details.
2019 : Nov 8
2020 : Feb 16
2021 : Feb 17
Antarctica Savings - Book by December 31, 2019 and receive complimentary economy group airfare between Miami and Buenos Aires (or Santiago). Select departures only. Contact us for details.
2019 : Nov 28; Dec 8, 18, 28
2020 : Jan 7, 17, 27; Feb 6; Nov 19; Dec 9, 19, 29
2021 : Jan 8, 18, 28; Feb 7
Antarctica Savings - Book by December 31, 2019 to receive complimentary airfare, plus free charter flights on all departures of South Georgia & the Falklands. Airfare based on round-trip economy group flights Miami/Buenos Aires, returning Santiago/Miami, PLUS complimentary charter flights Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, returning Falklands/Santiago. Select departures only. Contact us for details.
2019 : Oct 24
2020 : Mar 7; Oct 25
2021 : Mar 9
Complimentary Bar tab and gratuities included on this voyage. Contact us for details.
Valid on all 2019/2020 departures.
Complimentary Bar tab and gratuities included on this voyage. Contact us for details.
Valid on all 2019/2020 departures.

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