Exploring the British and Irish Isles

  • 15 days aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore islands and coastal towns of England, Ireland, and Scotland

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

Category 1 $13,640
Category 2 $14,320
Category 3 $14,960
Category 4 $15,590
Category 5 $18,610
Category 6 $21,670
Category 7 $24,900

Prices are per person, double occupancy. For a single cabin in 2015, add $3,410 in Category 2 and $3,560 in Category 3. For a single cabin in 2016, add $3,570 in Category 2 and $3,730 in Category 3.

International airfare to London and return from Bergen is not included in the expedition cost.