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, except those marked solo, which are based on single occupancy.
Airfare to Oslo and return from Reykjavik and airfare within Norway is not included in the expedition cost. The charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen is $380 in 2018 or $400 in 2019 (subject to change).