ABOUT THE SHIP

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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
2019-2020
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 07 - Oct 26, 2019 (20 days)
Photography
$19,470
Limited
$20,950
Limited
$21,790
Limited
$23,150
Limited
$27,420
Limited
$31,910
Limited
$36,520
Limited
$26,190
Limited
$27,240
Limited
$990
South Georgia and the Falklands
Oct 23 - Nov 10, 2019 (19 days)
Photography
$17,940
Limited
$18,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$21,550
Limited
$25,990
Limited
$29,990
Limited
$34,820
Limited
$23,740
Limited
$24,990
Limited
$990
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica
Nov 07 - Nov 30, 2019 (24 days)
Photography
$25,220
Full
$26,990
Full
$28,390
Full
$29,750
Full
$36,690
Full
$42,260
Full
$48,990
Full
$33,730
Full
$35,490
Full
$990
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Nov 27 - Dec 10, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$14,680
Limited
$15,790
Limited
$16,270
Limited
$17,490
Limited
$21,240
Limited
$24,220
Limited
$28,230
Limited
$19,740
Limited
$20,340
Limited
$990
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 07 - Dec 20, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$14,680
Limited
$15,790
Limited
$16,270
Limited
$17,490
Limited
$21,240
Limited
$24,220
Limited
$28,230
Limited
$19,740
Limited
$20,340
Limited
$990
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 17 - Dec 30, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$15,840
Limited
$16,990
Limited
$17,550
Limited
$18,980
Limited
$22,930
Limited
$26,100
Limited
$30,300
Limited
$21,290
Limited
$21,960
Limited
$990
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 27 - Jan 09, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$15,840
Limited
$16,990
Limited
$17,550
Limited
$18,980
Limited
$22,930
Limited
$26,100
Limited
$30,300
Limited
$21,290
Limited
$21,960
Limited
$990
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 06 - Jan 19, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,680
Limited
$15,790
Limited
$16,270
Limited
$17,490
Limited
$21,240
Limited
$24,220
Limited
$28,230
Limited
$19,740
Limited
$20,340
Limited
$990
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 16 - Jan 29, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,680
Limited
$15,790
Limited
$16,270
Limited
$17,490
Limited
$21,240
Limited
$24,220
Limited
$28,230
Limited
$19,740
Limited
$20,340
Limited
$990
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 26 - Feb 08, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,680
Limited
$15,790
Limited
$16,270
Limited
$17,490
Limited
$21,240
Limited
$24,220
Limited
$28,230
Limited
$19,740
Limited
$20,340
Limited
$990
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 05 - Feb 18, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,680
Limited
$15,790
Limited
$16,270
Limited
$17,490
Limited
$21,240
Limited
$24,220
Limited
$28,230
Limited
$19,740
Limited
$20,340
Limited
$990
Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands
Feb 15 - Mar 09, 2020 (24 days)
Photography
$25,220
Full
$26,990
Full
$28,390
Full
$29,750
Full
$36,690
Full
$42,260
Full
$48,990
Full
$33,730
Full
$35,490
Full
$990
South Georgia and the Falklands
Mar 06 - Mar 24, 2020 (19 days)
Photography
$17,940
Limited
$18,990
Limited
$19,990
Limited
$21,550
Limited
$25,990
Limited
$29,990
Limited
$34,820
Limited
$23,740
Limited
$24,990
Limited
$990

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.