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Max Passengers: 100
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

Build entirely in the U.S. by the Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, the National Geographic Quest is the perfect ship to explore from the northern reaches of Alaskas's Inside Passage, south to the tropical coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, and through the Canal to Belize.
Designed with decades of expedition experience in the region, this unique vessel also features open decks, generous windows, and an ideal platform for sailing into these unique locations. Her twin expedition craft landing platforms allow you to rapidly get on and off the ship to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to ensure you maximize your time off the ship exploring.

Cabin Accommodations:
The Nat-Geo Quest comfortably accommodates 100 guests in 50 outside-facing cabins. Cabins are efficiently designed, with sizes ranging from the 136-square-foot category 1 to the 185-square-foot category 5 suite. Half of them feature small balconies with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that bring in the spectacular views and ample natural light. Twelve of them connect via internal doorway access, allowing families to combine their rooms. Plus, all category 5 suite cabins can accommodate a third person on a convertible sofa bed.

Every cabin has two portholes, Wi-Fi access, and temperature controls. Bathrooms are modern and stocked with botanically inspired hair products, soap, shower gel, plus a hairdryer. Every room has USB outlets for charging your electronics, and space to store your luggage.

Social Areas:
- Dining room
- Lounge room
- Sundeck
- Global Gallery featuring local artwork
- Bar with a 24-hour self-service beverage station 
- Bow
- Bridge
- Mud room
- Fitness Center
- Elevator access all decks, and public restrooms are available on every deck
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Itineraries

Diving among the reef and marine life
$4,290
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A Voyage to Belize: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Cruise through the Belizean jungle
  • Encounter marine life
  • Enjoy a Garifuna performance
  • Snorkel, kayak and scuba dive
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Discover the tropical wonders of Belize on a voyage along the country’s remote southern coast. Using theNational Geographic Questas your base for exploration, snorkel the coral of the Belize barrier reef, skirt the shores of white-sand islands by kayak and stand-up paddle board, and swim in …
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Kayaking!
$3,260
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Base Camp Channel Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Enjoy strolling through Anacapa
  • Head out on mindfulness hikes
  • Explore plant and bird species
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Spa & Relaxing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Head for three of the five wildlife-rich islands which make up Channel Islands National Park, plus Catalina Island. Here, you'll actively explore unmarred landscapes, revel in pure nature, and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul with award-winning wellbeing programs.Your itinerary is a plan, but …
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Tikal Ruins
$6,480
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Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of the Maya World

Belize to Tikal - 9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Discover the Belize Barrier Reef
  • Observe incredible Mayan ruins
  • Explore unique Glover’s Reef
  • Hike Half Moon Caye's forest
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to Belize and Guatemala and discover the reefs, rivers, and ruins of the Maya world. This magical 9-day cruise is the perfect introduction to this historical world. Visit Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest and most impressive archaeological sites and urban centers of …
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Fort Clatsop
$6,120
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes

Columbia & Snake Rivers - 7 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Enjoy picturesque Portland
  • Visit the Maritime Museum
  • Explore Palouse Falls
  • Jet boat through Hells Canyon
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sailing along the Columbia and Snake Rivers offers you an exclusive panoramic experience of the region's history, harvests, and landscapes. Expect daily discoveries and up-close encounters with the local beauty on this relaxed7-day North America getaway. Explore fantastic wineries, places to …
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Trekking through Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica.
$6,620
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Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Observe animals in their habitat
  • Kayak through magical mangroves
  • Transit the historical Panama Canal
  • Explore Gulf of Panama beaches
Activities:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the National Geographic Quest onthis 8-dayexpedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal.Discover diverse wilderness and jungle wildlife coupled with an in-depth crossing of the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering, and gain special access to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the …
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Kayaking Tracy Arm Fjord in Tongass National Forest.
$7,200
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a unique, immersive style of travel as you explore Southeast Alaska on this unrivaled expedition. The National Geographic Quest isfully equipped with tools for exploration that enable you to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of coastal Alaska. This voyage brings ample wildlife viewing …
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Blue water and lush rain forest in Panama
$5,990
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Exploring the Caribbean Coast

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Transit the Panama Canal
  • Discover Colombia's wilderness
  • Visit Guna Yala
  • Explore pristine beaches & jungles
Activities:
Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover an astonishing trove of natural and cultural treasures as you navigate the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia aboard theNational Geographic Quest. Hike into dense rainforests that harbor extraordinary biodiversity, glide through little-explored inlets by Zodiac and kayak, and meet the …
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Scenic Landscape
$6,120
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Journey on the Columbia & Snake Rivers

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Bike or walk along the river
  • Zodiac or kayak the Palouse River
  • Jet boat through Hells Canyon
  • Explore the Lewis & Clark Refuge
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers on this 8-day river cruise. Zodiac and kayak along the Palouse River, travel through beautiful Hells Canyon and visit Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge. This relaxing cruise is the perfect Pacific Northwest getaway and a great introduction to the beautiful region.
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Crossing a stream on Osa Peninsula
$8,610
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Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama

11 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Discover incredible wildlife
  • Transit the famous Panama Canal
  • Explore Monteverde's cloud forest
  • Enjoy charming Costa Rica & Panama
Activities:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the National Geographic Quest on this journey sailingthe pristine wilderness of Costa Rica and Panama. Venture to magical, lush rainforests and pristine, deserted beaches.Explore Monteverde’s cloud forest, a rarefied mountain rainforest strung with suspension bridges. Discover jungle …
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$5,980
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Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Snorkel the rich underwater world
  • Explore Rincón de la Vieja National
  • See active volcanos
Activities:
Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend three days inland in Monteverde’s cloud forest, a rarified, mountain rain forest strung with suspension bridges, and then explore the unique landscapes, climate and wildlife of one of Costa Rica’s richest regions, Guanacaste.

Bathed in cool, year-round moisture, …
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$5,990
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Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Transit the Panama Canal
  • Visit Guna Yala
  • See different bird species
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover an astonishing trove of natural and cultural treasures as you navigate the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia aboard theNational Geographic Quest. Hike into dense rainforests that harbor extraordinary biodiversity, glide through little-explored inlets by Zodiac and kayak, and meet the …
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Arenal Volcano
$11,280
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Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero

Panama to Costa Rica - 15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Snorkel Isla Coiba's reefs
  • Walk Arenal Volcano's bridges
  • Hike in mist-shrouded Monteverde
  • Explore remote Tortuguero
  • Taste exclusive handmade chocolate
Activities:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the National Geographic Quest on this extraordinary, holistic expedition - experience all the wildness and beauty of Costa Rica and Panama on a sweeping 15-day adventure. Transit the historical Panama Canal, with an exclusive visit to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Barro …
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Bald eagles resting
$10,430
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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

Alaska and British Columbia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Explore the San Juan Islands
  • Observe a traditional performance
  • Learn about the local cultures
  • Search for humpback whales
  • Kayak Misty Fjord’s waters
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the National Geographic Queston a 14-day in-depth exploration of the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, and Alaska. Linger in the temperate rain forests and wildlife-rich channels of British Columbia, and enjoy ample time to discover the breathtaking fjords and towering glaciers of Southeast …
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$3,990
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Wild Costa Rica Escape

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • Navigate Costa Rica’s Guanacaste
  • Discover diverse tropical ecosystem
  • Enjoy Isla Tortuga’s beaches
  • Explore volcanic landscapes
Activities:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the treasures of one of Costa Rica’s richest regions, Guanacaste, on a six-day voyage aboard National Geographic Quest. Snorkel and kayak among untouched corals and palm-lined beaches in the Guanacaste Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hike, ride horseback, and zipline …
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
Jun 058Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 128Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 198Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 268Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 038Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 108Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 178Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 318Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 078Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 148Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 218Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 288Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Sep 048Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Sep 1114Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia
Sep 267Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Sep 268Journey on the Columbia & Snake Rivers
Oct 037Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Oct 038Journey on the Columbia & Snake Rivers
Oct 308Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Oct 308Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 068Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 068Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 138Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 138Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 208Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 208Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 269Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks
Nov 296Wild Costa Rica Escape
Dec 019Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks
Dec 046Wild Costa Rica Escape
Dec 096Wild Costa Rica Escape
Dec 119Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks
Dec 146Wild Costa Rica Escape
Dec 1611Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Dec 198Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 2615Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Dec 268Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 3011Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 028Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 098Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 0915Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Jan 1311Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Jan 168Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 238Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 2315Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Jan 2711Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Jan 308Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 068Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 0615Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Feb 1011Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Feb 138Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 208Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 2015Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Feb 249Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks
Feb 276Wild Costa Rica Escape
Mar 019Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks
Mar 046Wild Costa Rica Escape
Mar 069Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks
Mar 096Wild Costa Rica Escape
May 0214Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia
May 158Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
May 228Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
May 298Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 058Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 128Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 198Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 268Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 038Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 108Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 178Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 248Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 318Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 078Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 148Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 218Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 288Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Sep 0414Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia
Sep 197Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Sep 198Journey on the Columbia & Snake Rivers
Sep 267Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Sep 268Journey on the Columbia & Snake Rivers
Oct 228Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Oct 228Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Oct 298Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Oct 298Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 058Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 058Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 128Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 128Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 216Wild Costa Rica Escape
Nov 266Wild Costa Rica Escape
Dec 016Wild Costa Rica Escape
Dec 066Wild Costa Rica Escape
Dec 118Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 208Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 278Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

Cabins

Category 1
Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk, and two portholes. Individual climate controls. Shampoo, lotion, and hair dryer are available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit.
Category 2
Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk, and two portholes. Individual climate controls. Shampoo, lotion, and hair dryer are available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit.
National Geographic Quest Cabin
Category 3
Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk, and a large view window. Individual climate controls. Shampoo, lotion, and hair dryer are available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit.
Category 4
Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk, sliding glass door, and small, private balcony. Individual climate controls. Shampoo, lotion, and hair dryer are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit.
National Geographic Quest Cabin
Category 5
Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, large view windows, an expanded bathroom, writing desk, ample storage space, and a convertible sofa bed to accommodate a third person. Each cabin has individual climate controls. Shampoo, lotion, and hair dryer are all available, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit.

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