Built in 2017, the National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art expedition vessel designed to navigate coastal waters where wildlife congregates. An open bow and spacious sundecks create optimum open-air vantage points for wildlife viewing, and a twin expedition craft landing platform ensures quick trips on and off the ship for closer exploration. Small coves and other hard-to-reach places become accessible with Quest’s exceptionally shallow draft, and large, luxurious cabins are a comfortable and relaxing place to retire to at the end of an active day.
Accommodating 100 guests in 50 cabins, Quest offers an intimate expedition ship experience. All cabins have views to the outside, with 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. Cabins include modern en suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access and USB outlets. Meals featuring fresh, local, sustainable ingredients are shared with naturalists and guest speakers. With wraparound windows and multiple high-definition screens, the lounge is the space for for everything from cocktail hour to evening recaps with guest speakers, interpretation and photography talks. Additional amenities include a small reference library, onboard spa and a fitness center.