National Geographic Explorer

Lindblad Expedition Ship
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Size Small (148 Guests)
Stars 4* Comfort
Zodiacs & Embarkation 15 Boats | 2 Points
Expeditions Rating Excellent
Activities Polar Plunge, Citizen Science, Photography, Kayaking, Snowshoes, Hiking

The National Geographic Explorer is an authentic expedition ship, purpose-engineered for blue water and polar exploration. Originally constructed for service along Norway’s coast, she was completely rebuilt in 2008 and is now equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment for polar expeditions.  With a roster of tools for exploration and a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the environment. Her interior and exterior design embodied the Lindblad expedition ethos—the privilege of wildness and the luxury of comfort.For many guests she remains their paradigm of an expedition ship, from her Welcoming Bridge, and the Chart Room below it where you can tuck in to warm up with a hot chocolate, to her high-perched Observation deck with its aqueous light and compelling 24/7 views.

All cabins feature windows or portholes, private facilities, climate controls, hair dryers, and TV, plus Ethernet & Wi-Fi connections.  There is also  three dining areas; global gallery; library, B&H Photo locker; 24-hour Bistro area beverage bar; lounge with bar and state-of-the-art presentation facilities; observation lounge; mudroom with lockers for expedition gear. For added comfort there is a glass-enclosed fitness center, outdoor stretching area, a LEXspa treatment room and sauna, staffed by wellness specialists.

Thanks to the Lindblad-National Geographic alliance, you can sail aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the planet’s most extraordinary place in the company of world-renowned scientists, naturalists, educators, and researchers, and explore stunning natural environments alongside skilled specialists using state-of-the-art exploration tools.

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  • National Geographic photographer and specialists on board
  • B&H on loan camera equipment store
  • Hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary
  • Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary
  • All beverages including alcohol
  • 24-hour coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, filtered water and soda on demand
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
  • Transfers to and from group flights as per itinerary
  • The expertise of our expedition staff including presentations and guest speakers in the lounge
  • All on shore excursions
  • Zodiac & kayak explorations
  • Crew gratuities
  • Fitness centre and a fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
  • The services of a physician
  • Expedition Parka
  • Use of boots for expedition shore excursions

Not Included

  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Additional hotel nights
  • Private transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Passport, visa, and immigration fees
  • Spa treatments
  • Laundry, internet and phone services
  • Gift shop items and any other items of personal nature

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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