ABOUT THE SHIP

dots-start-dots-row-1

The National Geographic Explorer debuted in August 2008, the culmination of 40 years of expedition experience, designed with no detail left behind but with 21st century exploration in mind. With a state-of-the-art ice class and full stabilization, her public spaces include a chart room, library, wellness spa, sauna, observation lounge, lecture lounge fitness center and mudroom. All cabins are ocean-view, some with balconies and all cabins have private facilities. An elevator connects all guest decks.

  • Guest Capacity: 148
  • Length: 112 metres
  • Draft: 4.74 metres
  • Ice Class: 1A
  • Speed: 12.1 knots average cruising speed
  • Built: 2008
  • Cabins: 81
  • Elevator: Yes

WHY WE LIKE HER

  • VIEWS

    Top-deck glass-enclosed observation lounge – the Explorer is fitted with a dramatic window-lined library and observation lounge perched at the very top of the ship, which is an ideal feature when traveling in the polar regions.

  • PRIVACY

    Solo-travel friendly – the Explorer has 14 cabins specifically designed for solo travelers so that you can retire in privacy to a suite built for one. 

  • INCLUSIONS

    Inclusions – use of the 36-strong kayak fleet (on trips where available) and crew gratuities. On select voyages the bar tab is included as well.

RATES & DATES

Per Person USD Rates
2020-2021
Cat 1
Double Porthole
Cat 2
Double Window
Cat 3
Double Window
Cat 4
Oversized Double
Cat 5
Double Balcony
Cat 6
Suite
Cat 7
Balcony Suite
Cat SA
Solo
Cat SB
Solo
CHARTER AIR
Epic Patagonia: Fjords, Peaks and Forests
Oct 08 - Oct 27, 2020 (20 days)
Photography
$19,950
Limited
$21,450
Limited
$22,330
Limited
$23,660
Limited
$27,970
Limited
$32,560
Limited
$37,300
Limited
$26,770
Limited
$27,800
Limited
$1,100
Cruise South Georgia and the Falklands
Oct 24 - Nov 11, 2020 (19 days)
Photography
$18,290
Limited
$19,460
Limited
$20,490
Limited
$21,880
Limited
$26,440
Limited
$30,510
Limited
$35,380
Limited
$24,320
Limited
$25,610
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Nov 08 - Nov 21, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,940
Limited
$15,990
Limited
$16,550
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$21,510
Limited
$24,540
Limited
$27,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$20,690
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Nov 18 - Dec 01, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,940
Limited
$15,990
Limited
$16,550
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$21,510
Limited
$24,540
Limited
$27,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$20,690
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Nov 28 - Dec 11, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,940
Limited
$15,990
Limited
$16,550
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$21,510
Limited
$24,540
Limited
$27,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$20,690
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 08 - Dec 21, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,940
Limited
$15,990
Limited
$16,550
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$21,510
Limited
$24,540
Limited
$27,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$20,690
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 18 - Dec 31, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$16,130
Limited
$17,350
Limited
$17,880
Limited
$19,200
Limited
$23,190
Limited
$26,460
Limited
$30,740
Limited
$21,690
Limited
$22,350
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 28 - Jan 10, 2021(14 days)
Photography
$16,130
Limited
$17,350
Limited
$17,880
Limited
$19,200
Limited
$23,190
Limited
$26,460
Limited
$30,740
Limited
$21,690
Limited
$22,350
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 07 - Jan 20, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$14,940
Limited
$15,990
Limited
$16,550
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$21,510
Limited
$24,540
Limited
$27,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$20,690
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 17 - Jan 30, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$14,940
Limited
$15,990
Limited
$16,550
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$21,510
Limited
$24,540
Limited
$27,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$20,690
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 27 - Feb 09, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$14,940
Limited
$15,990
Limited
$16,550
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$21,510
Limited
$24,540
Limited
$27,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$20,690
Limited
$1,100
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 06 - Feb 19, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$14,940
Limited
$15,990
Limited
$16,550
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$21,510
Limited
$24,540
Limited
$27,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$20,690
Limited
$1,100
Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands to Santiago
Feb 16 - Mar 11, 2021 (24 days)
Photography
$25,750
Limited
$27,660
Limited
$28,990
Limited
$30,370
Limited
$37,400
Limited
$43,040
Limited
$49,990
Limited
$34,570
Limited
$36,240
Limited
$1,260
Fly South Georgia and the Falklands
Mar 08 - Mar 26, 2021 (19 days)
Photography
$18,290
Limited
$19,460
Limited
$20,490
Limited
$21,880
Limited
$26,440
Limited
$30,510
Limited
$35,380
Limited
$24,320
Limited
$25,610
Limited
$1,100

INSIDER ADVICE

We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that - straight from the field - and it's updated in real time if things change.

ANTARCTICA

Everything you need to know about traveling to Antarctica. Including what time of the season is best for what you’re most keen to see.

ARCTIC

Everything you need to know about traveling to the Arctic. Which is a bit like our proverbial backyard/second home (because we’ve lived there).

WHAT TO BRING

Everything you need to know about what to bring on your trip. Including unusual stuff like why you might want goggles in Antarctica, or extra batteries in Svalbard.