Land of the Polar Bears

  • 11-day voyage aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Discover the wilderness and wildlife of Arctic Norway by Zodiac, kayak, and hiking

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

2015
2015
Category 1 $9,440
Category 2 $10,070
Category 3 $10,460
Category 4 $11,090
Category 5 $13,090
Category 6 $15,280
Category 7 $17,460

Prices are per person, double occupancy. For a single cabin in 2014, add $2,400 in Category 2 and $2,500 in Category 3. For a single cabin in 2015, add $3,150 in Category 2 and $3,010 in Category 3.

International airfare to/from Oslo and airfare within Norway is not included in the expedition cost. The group flight between Oslo and Longyearbyen is $725 (subject to change).