Our small-ship voyages aboard the National Geographic fleet include a broad spectrum of engaging experiences—from whale-watching and exploring pristine islands off Baja California to discovering a dazzling world of ice and penguins in Antarctica. Traveling aboard our fleet, you’ll enjoy the daily thrill of discovery without sacrificing comfort. Each of our ships provides an inviting home base with superior amenities, personalized service, and a vibrant yet casual onboard atmosphere. Step aboard and you’ll find comfortable cabins, a well-stocked library, and dining rooms serving regionally inspired cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Expansive decks provide an exceptional vantage point for spotting and photographing wildlife—a polar bear lumbering near the ship’s prow in Arctic Norway, or a humpback whale breaching off Alaska’s coast. Thanks to a range of exploration tools designed to get you into the field, you’ll see and learn more than you ever imagined. And, after an invigorating day spent on shore with our naturalists, you may find yourself unwinding with a massage in the ship’s spa or enjoying a lively conversation in the lounge with one of our experts.
National Geographic Explorer
Our flagship, the National Geographic Explorer, is one of the finest expedition ships on the seas, able to reach some of the planet’s most remote shores while offering you a first-rate experience on board. A state-of-the-art, ice-class expedition ship, the Explorer accommodates 148 guests in 81 spacious cabins and is outfitted with the latest tools for exploration, including hydrophones, HD cameras, and a remotely operated vehicle that projects images from the ocean’s depths to screens in the lounge.
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National Geographic Endeavour
The National Geographic Endeavour is a classic expedition ship, fully stabilized to allow for smooth passage from one island to the next. This comfortable vessel carries 96 guests in 56 outside cabins and is equipped with a range of exploration tools—from snorkeling gear to a glass-bottom boat—that allow for flexibility and daily discoveries. Superior amenities, including a fitness center, a spa, and a swimming pool, enhance the pleasures of being at sea.
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National Geographic Islander
TheNational Geographic Islander is a versatile vessel with 24 spacious cabins accommodating 48 guests. Designed for year-round discovery and active exploration, this intimate ship provides the perfect mobile platform from which to experience every aspect of your destination—both above and below the sea. Onboard amenities, including a library and a spa, ensure that you travel in comfort, while a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks provide countless opportunities for adventure.
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National Geographic Sea Bird
The National Geographic Sea Bird is designed to navigate narrow inlets and wildlife-rich passageways inaccessible to larger ships, while comfortably accommodating 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Along with spacious viewing decks, these nimble vessels carry innovative exploration tools, including a SplashCam and a hydrophone that enable us to look and listen beneath the waves.
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National Geographic Sea Lion
The National Geographic Sea Lion is designed to navigate narrow inlets and wildlife-rich passageways inaccessible to larger ships, while comfortably accommodating 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Along with spacious viewing decks, these nimble vessels carry innovative exploration tools, including a SplashCam and a hydrophone that enable us to look and listen beneath the waves.
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National Geographic Orion
The state-of-the-art National Geographic Orion, the newest addition to the National Geographic/Lindblad fleet, 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 the South Pacific. 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.
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