National Geographic Explorer

 

The World's Ultimate Expedition Ship

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.

Public areas include a lounge and bar, a spa, a fitness center, a sauna, and a selection of dining options that offer regionally inspired cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. The Explorer's well-stocked library provides a quiet refuge, while the deck offers stunning observation spaces for viewing Antarctica's sculpted icebergs or Norway's steep-walled fjords.
The ship carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac motorized landing craft, as well as hydrophones, HD cameras, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world. A remotely operated vehicle projects images from the ocean's depths to screens in the lounge.

A full-time doctor, an undersea specialist, a photo instructor, a video chronicler, and a wellness specialist accompany every voyage; and Internet access and laundry service are available on board. Our captain and officers welcome guests to the bridge in accordance with our "Open Bridge" policy.