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
2018-2019
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
Rounding the Cape: Patagonia and Chilean Fjords
Oct 06 - Oct 25, 2018 (20 days)
Photography
$18,990$20,420$21,250$22,520$26,630
Full
$30,990
Full
$35,500
Full
$25,520$26,560
Full
$870
South Georgia and the Falklands
Oct 22 - Nov 09, 2018 (19 days)
Photography
$16,990
Full
$18,130
Full
$19,130
$20,350$24,580
Limited
$28,350
$32,880
$22,660

$23,910
Full
$960
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica
Nov 06 - Nov 29, 2018 (24 days)
XC Ski, Photography, Snowshoe
$23,990
Full
$25,740
Full
$26,950
Full
$28,220
Full
$34,750
Full
$39,990
Full
$46,450
Full
$32,180
Full
$33,690
Full
$960
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Nov 26 - Dec 09, 2018 (14 days)
XC Ski, Photography, Snowshoe
$13,890
Full
$14,940
Full
$15,380
Full
$16,550
Full
$19,990
Full
$22,800
Full
$26,600
Full
$18,680
Full
$19,220
Full
$960
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 06 - Dec 19, 2018 (14 days)
Photography
$13,890
Limited
$14,940
Limited
$15,380
$16,550$19,990$22,800
$26,600
$18,680
Full
$19,220
Full
$960
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 16 - Dec 29, 2018 (14 days)
Photography
$14,990 $16,120$16,610$17,850 $21,550$24,590$28,650
Full
$20,150$20,760 $960
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 26 - Jan 08, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$14,990
Full
$16,120
Full
$16,610
Full
$17,850
Full
$21,550
Full
$24,590
Full
$28,650
Full
$20,150
Full
$20,760
Full
$960
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 05 - Jan 18, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$13,890
Full
$14,940
Full
$15,380$16,550$19,990$22,800
Full
$26,600
Full
$18,680
Full
$19,220
Full
$960
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 15 - Jan 28, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$13,890
Full
$14,940
Full
$15,380$16,550$19,990$22,800$26,600$18,680
Full
$19,220
Full
$960
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 25 - Feb 07, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$13,890
$14,940
Full
$15,380$16,550$19,990$22,800$26,600
Full
$18,680
Full
$19,220
Full
$960
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 04 - Feb 17, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$13,890
$14,940
Full
$15,380$16,550$19,990$22,800$26,600
Full
$18,680$19,220
Full
$960
Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands
Feb 14 - Mar 09, 2019 (24 days)
Photography
$23,990
Full
$25,740
Full
$26,950
Full
$28,220
Full
$34,750
Full
$39,990
Full
$46,450
Full
$32,180
Full
$33,690
Full
$960
South Georgia and the Falklands
Mar 06 - Mar 24, 2019 (19 days)
Photography
$16,990$18,130$19,130$20,350$24,580$28,350$32,880$22,660
$23,910
Full
$960

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.