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The National Geographic Explorer is 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 cafe.
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, in Categories 1 through 7.
International airfare to Bergen and return from Oslo is not included in the expedition cost. The group flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo is $360 (subject to change).
Please note: The pricing above is valid for 2018 departures booked by June 1, 2017.
National Geographic Orion
The state-of-the-art National Geographic Orion serves as our 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 as small harbors in Europe. The ship accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins, and is equipped with kayaks and Zodiac landing craft, diving and snorkeling gear, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world.