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
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
Norway's Fjords and May 20th - Jun 5th, 2019 (17 days)
Photography
$17,940
Full
$18,980
Full
$19,990
Full
$21,470
Full
$24,890
Full
$29,250
Full
$33,700
Full
$23,720
Full
$24,990
Full
$400
Land of the Ice Bears: Arctic Svalbard
Jun 2nd - Jun 12th, 2019 (11 days)
Photography
$10,850
Limited
$11,590
Limited
$12,100
Limited
$12,790
Limited
$16,350
Limited
$17,900
Full
$20,400
Limited
$14,490
Limited
$15,130
Limited
$800
Land of the Ice Bears: Arctic Svalbard
Jun 9th - Jun 19th, 2019 (11 days)
Photography
$10,850
Limited
$11,590
Limited
$12,100
Limited
$12,790
Limited
$16,350
Limited
$17,900
Limited
$20,400
Limited
$14,490
Limited
$15,130
Limited
$800
Land of the Ice Bears: Arctic Svalbard
Jun 16th - Jun 26th, 2019 (11 days)
Photography
$10,850
Limited
$11,590
Limited
$12,100
Limited
$12,790
Limited
$16,350
Limited
$17,900
Limited
$20,400
Limited
$14,490
Limited
$15,130
Limited
$800
Land of the Ice Bears: Arctic Svalbard
Jun 23rd - Jul 3rd, 2019 (11 days)
Photography
$10,850
Limited
$11,590
Limited
$12,100
Limited
$12,790
Limited
$16,350
Limited
$17,900
Limited
$20,400
Limited
$14,490
Limited
$15,130
Limited
$800
Svalbard, Iceland, and Greenland's East Coast
Jun 30th - Jul 16th, 2019 (17 days)
Photography
$15,990
Limited
$16,890
Full
$17,890
Limited
$18,990
Limited
$21,990
Full
$25,850
Full
$29,770
Full
$21,350
Limited
$22,360
Full
$400
A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 15th - Jul 25th, 2019 (11 days)
Photography
$10,990
Limited
$12,460
Limited
$12,990
Limited
$14,790
Limited
$16,230
Limited
$19,380
Limited
$22,500
Limited
$15,550
Limited
$16,270
Limited
A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Jul 24th - Aug 3rd, 2019 (11 days)
Photography
$10,990
Limited
$12,460
Limited
$12,990
Limited
$14,790
Limited
$16,230
Limited
$19,380
Limited
$22,500
Limited
$15,550
Limited
$16,270
Limited
Journey to A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Aug 2nd - Aug 12th, 2019 (11 days)
Photography
$10,990
Full
$12,460
Full
$12,990
Full
$14,790
Full
$16,230
Full
$19,380
Full
$22,500
Full
$15,550
Full
$16,270
Full
A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Aug 11th - Aug 21st, 2019 (11 days)
Photography
$10,990
Limited
$12,460
Limited
$12,990
Limited
$14,790
Limited
$16,230
Limited
$19,380
Limited
$22,500
Limited
$15,550
Limited
$16,270
Limited
Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
Aug 23rd - Sep 9th, 2019 (18 days)
Photography

Charter air: Reykjavik/ Kangerlussuaq/ Reykjavik
$16,890
Limited
$17,990
Full
$18,920
Full
$20,300
Full
$24,490
Full
$28,200
Full
$32,500
Full
$22,490
Full
$23,600
Full
$1,520
Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland
Sep 12th - Sep 20th, 2019 (9 days)
Photography
$9,620
Full
$10,170
Full
$10,620
Full
$11,320
Full
$13,350
Full
$15,250
Full
$18,100
Full
$12,710
Full
$13,280
Full

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.