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Alaska, Panama, Costa Rica & Mexico

Our expedition ship, National Geographic Sea Lion, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to her small size, yet can comfortably accommodate 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. The feeling, we’re told, is often compared to that of a large private yacht, with everyone integral to the adventure. Accessibility means freedom. Our captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all ours.

Thanks to our sturdy fleet of Zodiacs and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment’s notice. Launch your kayak from a picturesque beach, hike with our naturalists into the rain forest or walk easily along a sandy dune. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward breaching whales, bow-riding dolphins or into an alluring cove.

Room types on the Sea Lion
Every cabin has individual temperature controls, space to store luggage, and one or two closets plus drawers under the beds.



Category 1: Main deck cabins feature two lower single beds, a window and a writing desk.
Category 2: Bridge and upper deck cabins have a window and two lower single beds. Cabin doors open to the outside.
Category 3: The two bridge deck cabins each feature a pair of windows and two lower single beds, plus a small table and two chairs. Upper deck cabins feature two windows, two lower single beds that can convert to a double bed and a pullout single bed for a third person. Cabin doors open to the outside.

National Geographic Quest
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.



Category 1: Main deck cabins toward the bow with two portholes ad two lower single beds that can convert to a queen (136 square feet)
Category 2: Main deck cabins toward the aft with two portholes and two lower single beds that can convert to a queen (161 square feet)
Category 3: Upper deck cabins toward the bow with a large window and two lower single beds that can convert to a queen (151 square feet)
Category 4: 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)
Category 5: 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)
National Geographic Venture
Built in 2017, the National Geographic Venture 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 Venture’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, Venture 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 are equipped with modern en suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access and USB outlets. Well-equipped for exploration, Venture sails with 24 two-person kayaks and eight expedition landing crafts to get everyone off the ship and on to adventure quickly—and a remotely operated vehicle, hydrophone and underwater camera make sure you won’t miss action under the sea. Meals feature fresh, local, sustainable ingredients, while a lounge with wraparound windows, multiple high-definition screens and a small reference library is the gathering spot for everything from cocktail hour to guest speakers, interpretation and photography talks. Enjoy massages at the onboard spa and workouts at the fitness center.

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Room types on the Venture
All cabins are outside-facing and include individual climate controls, a modern bathroom and a writing desk.



Category 1: Main deck cabins toward the bow with one or two portholes and two lower single beds that convert to a queen (136 square feet)
Category 2: Main deck cabins toward mid-ship and aft with two portholes and two lower single beds that can convert to a queen (161 square feet)
Category 3: Cabins toward the bow of the upper deck with one large window and two lower single beds that convert to a queen (151 square feet)
Category 4: Cabins on upper deck have a sliding glass door and small, private balcony. Two lower single beds convert to a queen. (151 square feet)
Category 5: Spacious observation deck suites with two lower single beds that convert to a queen, large windows, an expanded bathroom, ample storage space and a convertible sofa bed that can accommodate a third person (187 square feet)
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