National Geographic Explorer

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Introduction

National Geographic Explorer was completely redesigned and rebuilt prior to being relaunched in 2008. The ship is equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment making it ideal for Antarctic expeditions, and offers a well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for an unprecedented connection to the regions explored. The Explorer accommodates guests in 81 spacious outside cabins, most with feature windows and some with balconies. Public areas include a lounge and bar, a spa, fitness centre and sauna, and a choice of dining options that offer regionally inspired cuisine.

The ship is outfitted with the latest equipment for exploration – kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft, as well as hydrophones, HD cameras, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world.

DATES AND PRICES

VoyageStart DateEnd DateDAYSStart/EndCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5Cat 6Cat 7Cat SA SoloCat SB soloCharter flight
Norway's Fjord and Arctic Svalbard17 May 17 1 Jun 17 16Bergen/Oslo$20,710$21,830$22,950$24,700$28,240$32,960$37,880$27,280$28,690$450
Land of the Ice Bears: Svalbard in Depth30 May 17 8 Jun 17 10Oslo$12,780$13,600$14,150$14,990$17,690$20,660$23,610$17,000$17,690$910
Land of the Ice Bears: Svalbard in Depth6 Jun 17 15 Jun 17 10Oslo$12,780$13,600$14,150$14,990$17,690$20,660$23,610$17,000$17,690$910
Land of the Ice Bears: Svalbard in Depth13 Jun 17 22 Jun 17 10Oslo$12,780$13,600$14,150$14,990$17,690$20,660$23,610$17,000$17,690$910
Land of the Ice Bears: Svalbard in Depth20 Jun 17 29 Jun 17 10Oslo$12,780$13,600$14,150$14,990$17,690$20,660$23,610$17,000$17,690$910
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast27 Jun 17 12 Jul 17 16Oslo/Reykjavik$18,690$19,730$20,660$22,250$25,440$29,690$34,100$24,650$25,830$450
Iceland & Greenland12 Jul 17 26 Jul 17 15Reykjavik$19,240$20,540$21,400$22,650$26,710$31,130$35,600$25,680$26,750$910
Greenland & the Canadian High Arctic24 Jul 17 6 Aug 17 14Reykjavik$17,490$18,740$19,500$20,940$25,250$29,110$33,750$23,420$24,380$1,810
Epic 80'N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere4 Aug 17 26 Aug 17 23Reykjavik$32,490$34,990$36,210$38,740$46,840$53,390$62,050$43,740$45,260$1,810
The Canadian Maritimes7 Sep 17 14 Sep 17 8St Johns$10,210$10,800$11,200$11,900$14,030$16,380$19,090$13,500$14,000
The Canadian Maritimes14 Sep 17 21 Sep 17 8St Johns$10,210$10,800$11,200$11,900$14,030$16,380$19,090$13,500$14,000

2017 VOYAGES

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Cabins

Cat 7 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #215, 219, 230 – These large cabins with private balconies have either two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen. They have seating areas and can be converted to triples. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, twin sinks and toilet.
Standard Cabin Amenities. The Category 7 suite is 30 square metres.

Cat 6 Suite with Balcony Upper Deck #213 – These spacious cabins have private balconies, two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. These suites are 27 square metres.

Cat 6 Suite Veranda Deck #101-102 – These spacious cabins can be converted into triples. They have two lower single beds that can be converted into a queen, a writing desk, chairs, and a TV. Bathrooms are generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks. These suites are 33 square metres.

Cat 5 with Balcony Upper Deck #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224 – These cabins feature a balcony with sliding glass doors, feature one queen-sized bed, a writing desk and chairs, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. . (Cabin 221 has two lower single beds that can convert to an Olympic-sized queen.) Category 5 suites are 15 square metres.

Cat 4 with Window Upper Deck #201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228 – Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window. Cabin 217, 226 & 228 feature one queen-size bed. All cabins feature climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The dining room is on this deck and accommodates all guests at once. This cabin is 15.6 square metres.

Cat 4 Veranda Deck #103-104, 107-108 – Cabins feature two lower single beds and at least one large window, climate controls, a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. The lounge and chartroom are easily accessible. The lounge is the social heart of the ship, and the chartroom offers direct bow access. This cabin is 16.5 square metres.

Cat 3 with Window Main Deck #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), one large window, and two sitting chairs and a small table and ample storage. They have a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 3 (23) is 19.5 square metres.

Cat 2 with Window Main Deck #317-320, 335-336 – Cabins feature two lower single beds (some can convert to a queen-sized bed), and one large window. They offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom with sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. Category 2 (6) is 15.9 square metres.

Cat 1 Main Deck #301-308.

Cabins feature one or two Portholes. Most cabins feature two lower single beds. Cabins 303-306 feature one queen-sized bed. All offer a writing desk, reading lamps, bathroom sink, toilet and a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming.

 

 

 

Category A Solo, Category B Solo  – 11.7m2 to 12m2

Cat Solo A with Window Main Deck #309-312, 329-334 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window or two portholes, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming.

Cat Solo B with Window Upper Deck #203, 208 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-walled shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programming. The dining room and ship’s bow are easily accessible.

Cat Solo B with Window Veranda Deck #105-106 – These cabins feature one lower single bed and a large window, a writing desk, reading lamp, bathroom with a roomy glass-wall shower stall, and a TV showing the ship’s position and programing. The lounge and chartroom are easily accessible.

Deck Plan

Ship Details

  • Lounge and separate bar
  • Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs
  • Large dining room
  • Theatre-style presentation room
  • Gift shop
  • Fitness room and massage room
  • Hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool

For passengers utilising pre-expedition package with charter flights to/from Ushuaia:
Group transfer from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires (only for flight arrival at set time)
1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and city tour in Buenos Aires
Group transfer from hotel to airport for charter flight to Ushuaia
Transfers from airport to pier for catamaran cruise including lunch

All passengers:
Cabin accommodation aboard cruise as selected
All meals aboard ship throughout your voyage
Non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as light snacks
Services of Expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
Presentations on history, wildlife, geography, etc.
Zodiac cruises and shore excursions in Antarctica with expedition team
Use of kayaks
A fully-lined windproof, water-resistant parka (note: you are required to provide your own knee-high rubber boots with high-traction soles)
Hairdryer and bathrobes in every cabin
Ushuaia group departure transfer to airport

Staff and Crew: 98

Guests: 148

Lifeboats: 18

Dimensions: Length: 112m Width: 16.5m Draft: 4.74m

Manoeuvrability: Bow and stern thrusters

Speed: 14.4 knots maximum

Built: 1982, Norway

Operator: National Geographic

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