Ship/Deck Plan

 

National Geographic Explorer

The National Geographic Explorer is the newest ship in our fleet and arguably the finest expedition vessel on the seas. A state-of-the-art, ice-class expedition ship, the Explorer accommodates 148 guests in 81 spacious cabins, each with outside views; private bathrooms; and sleek, modern furnishings. Single cabins in Category 2 are highlighted in bright blue and include cabins 309-312 and 310-332. Single cabins in Category 3 are highlighted in bright pink and include cabins 105, 106, 203 and 208.

The ship carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac motorized landing craft, as well as sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world. Public areas include a lounge and bar; a library; a spa; a fitness center; a sauna; and a selection of dining options that offer regionally inspired cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. Services include a full-time doctor, a wellness specialist, and an Internet café.

Expedition Cost

November 2014 - February 2015
Explorer Orion
Category 1 $21,360 $21,360
Category 2 $22,890 $22,890
Category 3 $23,960 $25,090
Category 4 $25,090 $30,780
Category 5 $30,780 $35,520
Category 6 $35,520 $41,190
Category 7 $41,190 N/A

November 2015 - February 2016
Explorer Orion
Category 1 $22,430 $22,430
Category 2 $24,030 $24,030
Category 3 $25,160 $26,340
Category 4 $26,350 $32,320
Category 5 $32,320 $37,300
Category 6 $37,300 $43,250
Category 7 $43,250 N/A

Prices are per person, double occupancy. For single cabins November 2014 - February 2015, add $5,730 in Category 2 and $5,990 in Category 3 on the Explorer, and add $10,630 in Category 1 and $12,540 in Category 3 on the Orion. For single cabins November 2015 - February 2016, add $6,020 in Category 2 and $6,290 in Category 3 on the Explorer, and add $11,160 in Category 1 and $13,170 in Category 3 on the Orion.

International airfare to/from Buenos Aires and airfare within Argentina is not included in the expedition cost. The group flight between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia begins at $790 (subject to change).

National Geographic Orion

The state-of-the-art National Geographic Orion, the newest addition to our fleet, serves as a luxurious base camp for voyages to the far-flung corners of the planet. A fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, the Orion is at home navigating polar ice as well the small harbors of the South Pacific. The ship accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins, each with windows facing the ocean, ensuite bathrooms, climate controls, internet access, and a flat-screen TV with DVD/CD player. Some cabins also have balconies. Single cabins in Category 1 and Category 3 include #301, 322, 323 and 512 and are highlighted in bright pink or bright blue on the deck plan.

Public areas include an outdoor café and bar for dining in the balmy air or under the stars amidst South Pacific backdrops, an indoor lounge and bar, a sundeck, a state-of-the-art lecture theater, a library, a boutique, a mud room with lockers for expedition gear, a sauna, a fitness room, spa treatment rooms, a hot tub/plunge pool, and a centrally located elevator. Our restaurant features international cuisine inspired by our ports of call and all meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables. Menus are designed by award-winning Sydney chef Serge Dansereau, owner of Sydney’s famed beachfront restaurant, The Bathers’ Pavilion. The ship is outfitted for both snorkelers and divers with scuba gear for all guests and dive gear for up to 24 guests; it carries 24 kayaks and a fleet of 14 Zodiac motorized landing craft; and it comes equipped with a remotely operated vehicle capable of 1,000 foot depth and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world, plus a glass-bottom boat. Our "open bridge" policy provides guests the opportunity to meet the captain and officers and learn about navigation. An expedition leader, veteran naturalists, undersea specialist, divemasters, a National Geographic photographer, Lindblad-National Geographic photo instructor, wellness specialist, video chronicler and a full-time doctor are part of every expedition team.

*Please note that snorkeling, swimming, diving, kayaking, and the remotely operated vehicle are not available for the Australia's Wild Northwest expedition. These activities are available for all other National Geographic Orion itineraries.

Expedition Cost

November 2014 - February 2015
Explorer Orion
Category 1 $21,360 $21,360
Category 2 $22,890 $22,890
Category 3 $23,960 $25,090
Category 4 $25,090 $30,780
Category 5 $30,780 $35,520
Category 6 $35,520 $41,190
Category 7 $41,190 N/A

November 2015 - February 2016
Explorer Orion
Category 1 $22,430 $22,430
Category 2 $24,030 $24,030
Category 3 $25,160 $26,340
Category 4 $26,350 $32,320
Category 5 $32,320 $37,300
Category 6 $37,300 $43,250
Category 7 $43,250 N/A

Prices are per person, double occupancy. For single cabins November 2014 - February 2015, add $5,730 in Category 2 and $5,990 in Category 3 on the Explorer, and add $10,630 in Category 1 and $12,540 in Category 3 on the Orion. For single cabins November 2015 - February 2016, add $6,020 in Category 2 and $6,290 in Category 3 on the Explorer, and add $11,160 in Category 1 and $13,170 in Category 3 on the Orion.

International airfare to/from Buenos Aires and airfare within Argentina is not included in the expedition cost. The group flight between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia begins at $790 (subject to change).