The National Geographic Quest is a brand-new, state-of-the-art expedition vessel designed to navigate coastal waters where you are most likely to find congregating wildlife. An open bow and spacious sundecks create an optimum open-air vantage for wildlife viewing, and a twin expedition craft landing platform ensures quick trips on and off the ship for ample exploration. Small coves and other hard-to-reach places become accessible with Quest’s exceptionally shallow draft, and luxurious cabins are a comfortable and relaxing place to end your active day.
Accommodating 100 guests in 50 cabins, the Quest offers an intimate ship expedition experience. All cabins are outside-facing and designed with utmost efficiency, including two portholes and a large window or balcony. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors access small balconies on 22 of the cabins, and a dozen more can connect via internal doorways for families. Modern en suite bathrooms are stocked with botanically inspired hair products, soap and shower gel, plus a hairdryer. Cabins have Wi-Fi access, USB outlets and individual temperature controls. A condensed version of The New York Times is printed aboard each day, and satellite phones are available for phone calls at additional charge. All decks have elevator access, and a mud room next to the expedition landing area has lockers for gear and boot storage.
Meals are shared with Expedition Leaders, naturalists and guest speakers in the dining room, and feature fresh, local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible. With wraparound windows, multiple high-definition screens and a small reference library, the lounge is where your expedition congregates for everything from cocktail hour to evening recaps filled with guest speakers, interpretation and photography talks. A free photo editing kiosk is also located in the lounge for passengers to sort and transfer photographs. Massages and body treatments are available at the onboard spa, as well as a fitness center.