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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