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.
The National Geographic Explorer sails through the North Sea.
The elegant dining room
The lounge is host to nightly recap and expert presentations
Cocktail hour in the ship's lounge
A Category 4 cabin
National Geographic Explorer
The library offers a full collection of books and a 360 degree view of the ship's surroundings.
The standard bathroom aboard the National Geographic Explorer
Prices are per person, double occupancy. For a single cabin in 2014, add $3,250 in Category 2 and $3,390 in Category 3. Airfare is not included in the expedition cost. Round-trip economy airfare between New York/London and Bergen/ New York is $900 (subject to change).