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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!
$3,100
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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.
$6,380
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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.
$7,100
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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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Crossing a stream on Osa Peninsula
$8,370
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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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Arenal Volcano
$10,840
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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
$10,290
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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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2020
EmbarksDays 
Jul 118Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 188Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 258Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 018Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 088Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 158Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 228Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 2914Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia
Sep 235Base Camp Channel Islands
Oct 108Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Oct 178Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Oct 248Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Oct 318Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Dec 0311Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Dec 068Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 138Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 1315Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Dec 1711Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Dec 208Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 278Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 2715Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Dec 3111Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
2021
EmbarksDays 
Jan 038Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 108Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 1015Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Jan 1411Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Jan 178Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 2415Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Jan 248Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 2811Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Jan 318Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 116A Voyage to Belize: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers
Feb 119Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of the Maya World
Feb 216A Voyage to Belize: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers
Feb 219Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of the Maya World
Feb 269Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of the Maya World
Feb 266A Voyage to Belize: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers
Mar 039Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of the Maya World
Mar 036A Voyage to Belize: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers
Mar 1215Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Mar 128Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Apr 245Base Camp Channel Islands
Apr 285Base Camp Channel Islands
May 0914Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia
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 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
Oct 037Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Oct 308Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 068Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 138Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Nov 208Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Dec 198Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 268Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
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
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.
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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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These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
Alaska Savings - Book now and pay no supplement on single occupancy rates. Select departures only. Valid for all cabin types. For new bookings after January 7, 2020. Contact us for details.
2020 : May 10
Panama Savings - Book by July 31, 2020 and receive complimentary $450 air credit. Select departures only. Valid for new bookings after February 5, 2020. Contact us for details.
2020 : Oct 10, 17, 24, 31

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