National Geographic Explorer
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National Geographic Explorer: Visit the polar regions
Inaugurated in 2008, National Geographic Explorer is the world’s ultimate expedition ship. The embodiment of the Lindblad Expeditions-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 Hurtigruten, National Geographic Explorer's excellent maneuverability and new designed is the result of a top-to-bottom makeover.
Explorer is uniquely equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment for polar expeditions; a roster of tools for exploring under the sea; and a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the regions being explored. She provides a peerless expedition experience.
Where National Geographic Explorer sails
National Geographic Explorer offers 7- to 20-night sailings to the polar regions, including Greenland, Newfoundland and the Arctic up north and Patagonia, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica from late October to the spring, with occasional forays to the British Isles.
Comfort amid wilderness cruises
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.
Her public rooms include a dramatic window-lined library and observation lounge perched at the very top of the ship, plentiful observation decks (including easy access to the bow), and the forward facing chart room, offering a 24-hour beverage station. The spacious lounge is where the ship's expedition community gathers, and it's suited for spirited cocktail hours, informative presentations and a nightly tradition of Recap. The dining room and adjacent bistro easily accommodate all guests at once for open seating dining.
While Explorer’s interiors have upscale touches, life aboard is always casual, with no need for formal clothing. And you’ll find shipboard services like a state-of-the-art fitness center, laundry and public-area Wi-Fi make packing and traveling more convenient.
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