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.
Room types on the Quest
Each cabin has individual climate controls and a writing desk.
Main deck cabins toward the bow with two portholes ad two lower single beds that can convert to a queen (136 square feet)
Main deck cabins toward the aft with two portholes and two lower single beds that can convert to a queen (161 square feet)
Upper deck cabins toward the bow with a large window and two lower single beds that can convert to a queen (151 square feet)
Upper deck cabins with a sliding glass door with a small, private balcony and two lower single beds that can convert to a queen (151 square feet)
Observation deck suites with large windows, two lower single beds that can convert to a queen, an expanded bathroom, ample storage space and a convertible sofa bed to accommodate a third person (187 square feet)