National Geographic Explorer

Twin Tracks Expeditions

National Geographic Explorer

Luxury Expedition Cruise Vessel

About the Ship

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.

Photos of the Ship

Antarctic Rates and Dates

Per Person USD Rates
2021-2022
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
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Nov 08 - Nov 21, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$15,080
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
Total Solar Eclipse — Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands
Nov 18 - Dec 11, 2021 (24 days)
Photography
$25,890
Limited
$27,830
Limited
$29,170
Limited
$30,510
Limited
$37,550
Limited
$43,200
Limited
$50,150
Limited
$34,700
Limited
$36,400
Limited
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 08 - Dec 21, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$15,080
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
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 18 - Dec 31, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$16,760
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
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 28 - Jan 10, 2022 (14 days)
Photography
$16,760
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
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 07 - Jan 20, 2022 (14 days)
Photography
$15,080
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
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica
Jan 17 - Feb 09, 2022 (24 days)
Photography
$25,890
Limited
$27,830
Limited
$29,170
Limited
$30,510
Limited
$37,550
Limited
$43,200
Limited
$50,150
Limited
$34,700
Limited
$36,400
Limited
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 06 - Feb 19, 2022 (14 days)
Photography
$15,080
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
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 16 - Mar 01, 2022 (14 days)
Photography
$15,080
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
Journey to Antarctica: The Fly South Georgia and the Falklands
Feb 26 - Mar 16, 2022 (19 days)
Photography
$18,430
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

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.