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.