The newly renovated National Geographic Explorer is an ice-class polar expedition vessel accommodating 148 guests in 81 outside cabins, all with private facilities, climate controls, and windows or portholes. It is fully stabilized, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing comfort. It has been freshly redesigned to provide travelers with the most innovative tools for exploring the undersea, the Polar Regions and key destinations around the globe. The ship houses technology for sea exploration, such as Zodiacs, kayaks, hydro-phones, underwater HD cameras and a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).
Public areas include two restaurants, a lounge and bar, library, observation lounge, spa, fitness center, and sauna. A mud room with lockers provides storage for guests’ expedition gear. Meals are served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair.
2016/2017 Itinerary, Dates & Fees
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Glide around enormous tabular icebergs by Zodiac, walk along beaches covered with thousands of penguins, and kayak amid abundant wildlife. On every expedition, a National Geographic Photographer will give talks and one-on-one photo tips in the field, where it counts. An Undersea Specialist captures rarely seen footage of life beneath the icy surface for viewing in the comfort of the ship’s lounge. Join us on our classic Antarctica itinerary.
- Nov 27-Dec 10, 2016 ($13,360-$25,480)
- Dec 7-20, 2016 ($13,360-$25,480)
- Dec 17-30, 2016 ($14,430-$27,520)
- Dec 27, 2016-Jan 9, 2017 ($14,430-$27,520)
- Jan 6-19, 2017 ($13,360-$25,480)
- Jan 16-29, 2017 ($13,360-$25,480)
- Jan 26-Feb 8, 2017 ($13,360-$25,480)
- Feb 5-18, 2017 ($13,360-$25,480)