national geographic explorer luxury polar expedition vessel

National Geographic Explorer

  • Vessel details

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER

    Inaugurated in 2008, National Geographic Explorer is the world’s ultimate expedition ship. The embodiment of the National Geographic alliance, her design and equipment is the result of almost 200 years of collective expedition experience. Originally built for service along Norway’s coast as part of the famed Hurtigruten, or Coastal Express, her excellent maneuverability and just-right size made her a natural choice for addition to our fleet. Drawing on our nearly 50 years of pioneering expedition history and expertise, we completely redesigned and rebuilt her. Explorer is uniquely equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment for polar expeditions; a roster of tools for exploration; and a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the regions we explore. She provides a peerless expedition experience. Explorer accommodates 148 guests in 81 cabins, including 13 cabins with private balconies, six spacious suites and 14 cabins specifically designed for solo travelers. At 367 feet with six decks, she is spacious and modern, with a variety of public rooms that offer startling views of the passing landscape. Friendly and informal, Explorer instantly fosters a welcoming environment where enthused and curious passengers share in exceptional experiences and enrichment.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury expedition vessel
    • Affiliated with National Geographic
    • Dining room & Bistro
    • Large observation decks
    • Open Bridge
    • Library
    • Observation lounge
    • 24 hour beverage station
    • Wellness Centre
    • Gym
    • laundry
    • Spa
    • Internet/Wifi
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 148
    Crew #: 70
    Ice Class: 1A
    Speed: 18
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 112m
    Width: 16
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 6471
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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  • Cabin options

    Premier Cabins

    1 - Twin Cabin with Porthole

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    Twin cabin, with private facilities with plenty of luxury finishings

    Description

    Cabins feature one or two Portholes. Most cabins feature two lower single beds. Cabins 303-306 feature one queen-sized bed. All offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship's position and programing.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    1 - Twin Cabin with Porthole

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Twin cabin, with private facilities with plenty of luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    2 - Twin Cabin with Window

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    Twin or double cabin, with private facilities with plenty of luxury finishings

    Description

    Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), and one large window. They offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship's position and programming.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    2 - Twin Cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Twin or double cabin, with private facilities with plenty of luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    3 - Twin Cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin or double cabin, with private facilities with plenty of luxury finishings

    Description

    Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), one large window, and two sitting chairs and a small table and ample storage. They have a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship's position and programming.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    3 - Twin Cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Twin or double cabin, with private facilities with plenty of luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    4 - Superior cabin with Window

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    Twin or double cabin, with private facilities with plenty of luxury finishings

    Description

    Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window. Cabin 217, 226 & 228 feature one queen-size bed. All cabins feature climate controls, a TV showing the ship's position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The dining room is on this deck and accommodates all guests at once.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    4 - Superior cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Twin or double cabin, with private facilities with plenty of luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    5 - Superior cabin with Balcony

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    Superior cabins with Balcony and luxury finishings

    Description

    These cabins feature a balcony with sliding glass doors, feature one queen-sized bed, a writing desk and chairs, climate controls, a TV showing the ship's position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. . (Cabin 221 has two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen.)

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    5 - Superior cabin with Balcony

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Superior cabins with Balcony and luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    6 - Suite with Balcony

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    Suite cabin with Balcony and luxury finishings

    Description

    These spacious cabins have private balconies, two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    6 - Suite with Balcony

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Suite cabin with Balcony and luxury finishings
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    7 - Suite with Balcony

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    The largest suites with Balcony and luxury finishings

    Description

    These large cabins with private balconies have either two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen. They have seating areas and can be converted to triples. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products
    • - Same sex cabin

    7 - Suite with Balcony

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    The largest suites with Balcony and luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    SA - Single cabin with Porthole

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    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning solo traveller

    Description

    These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window or two portholes, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship's position and programming.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    SA - Single cabin with Porthole

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning solo traveller
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    Premier Cabins

    SB - Single cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2

    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning solo traveller

    Description

    These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, and a TV showing the ship's position and programming. The dining room and ship's bow are easily accessible.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    SB - Single cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning solo traveller
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    national geographic explorer category SA Single cabin

    Premier Cabins

    national geographic explorer category SA Single cabin

    SA - Single cabin with Porthole

    m2 / 0ft2

    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning solo traveller.

    Description

    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning solo traveller.

    Cabin Features

    SA - Single cabin with Porthole

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning solo traveller.
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