National Geographic Explorer

EXPEDITION-LUXURY (148 GUESTS)

Introduction to the National Geographic Explorer

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.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER DATES AND PRICES

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER 2020 DATES AND PRICES

Prices are in AUD$. To view itinerary click on Cruise Itinerary name.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsCAT. 1CAT. 2CAT. 3CAT. 4CAT. 5CAT. 6CAT. 7CAT A SoloCAT B Solo
The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland13 Sep 2021 Sep 209St John's Newfoundland, Canada$12,270$12,970$13,440$14,290$16,840$19,280$22,920$16,220$16,800
The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland5 Sep 2013 Sep 209St John's Newfoundland, Canada$12,270$12,970$13,440$14,290$16,840$19,280$22,920$16,220$16,800
Fabled Lands of the North: Greenland to Newfoundland21 Aug 205 Sep 2016Reykjavik, Iceland/St. John's, Newfoundland$20,270$21,730$22,600$24,270$29,270$33,740$39,120$27,150$28,250
Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic*7 Aug 20 23 Aug 2015Reykjavik, Iceland$21,620$23,170$24,100$25,880$31,220$35,990$41,720$28,950$30,130
Circumnavigation of Iceland26 Jul 204 Aug 2010Reykjavik, Iceland$14,150$15,920$16,550$18,920$20,590$24,650$28,590$19,890$20,690
Circumnavigation of Iceland17 Jul 2026 Jul 2010Reykjavik, Iceland$14,150$15,920$16,550$18,920$20,590$24,650$28,590$19,890$20,690
Wild Iceland Escape13 Jul 2017 Jul 205Reykjavik, Iceland$6,290$7,070$7,350$8,420$9,150$10,970$12,720$8,840$9,190
Circumnavigation of Iceland4 Jul 2013 Jul 2010Reykjavik, Iceland$14,150$15,920$16,550$18,920$20,590$24,650$28,590$19,890$20,690
Wild Iceland Escape30 Jun 204 Jul 205Reykjavik, Iceland$6,290$7,070$7,350$8,420$9,150$10,970$12,720$8,840$9,190
Circumnavigation of Iceland21 Jun 2030 Jun 2010Reykjavik, Iceland$14,150$15,920$16,550$18,920$20,590$24,650$28,590$19,890$20,690
Legendary Northern Isles 9 Jun 2021 Jun 2013Bergen, Norway/Reykjavik, Iceland $16,220$17,370$18,080$19,420$23,420$26,990$31,290$21,720$22,600

*This voyage requires the purchase of a charter flight of approx. $1900. This price may vary. Please contact us to find out more. 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER 2021 DATES AND PRICES

Prices are in AUD$. To view itinerary click on Cruise Itinerary name.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsCAT. 1CAT. 2CAT. 3CAT. 4CAT. 5CAT. 6CAT. 7CAT A SoloCAT B Solo
Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes & Iceland 27 Jun 20219 Jul 202113Bergen / Reykjavik$14,870$15,920$16,570$17,800$21,470$24,740$28,680$19,890$20,720
Wild Iceland Escape 8 Jul 202112 Jul 20215Reykjavik$6,480$7,240$7,490$8,620$9,350$11,120$12,920$9,000$9,370
A Circumnavigation of Iceland 12 Jul 202121 Jul 202110Reykjavik$14,330$16,070$16,740$19,120$20,740$24,480$28,740$19,990$20,870
Wild Iceland Escape 21 Jul 202125 Jul 20215Reykjavik$6,480$7,240$7,490$8,620$9,350$11,120$12,920$9,000$9,370
A Circumnavigation of Iceland 25 Jul 20213 Aug 202110Reykjavik$14,330$16,070$16,740$19,120$20,740$24,840$28,740$19,990$20,870
A Circumnavigation of Iceland 3 Aug 202112 Aug 202110Reykjavik$14,330$16,070$16,740$19,120$20,740$24,840$28,740$19,990$20,870
Exploring Greenland & the Canadian High Arctic 15 Aug 202131 Aug 202117Reykjavik$21,740$23,350$24,290$26,070$31,220$36,170$41,870$29,140$30,320
Fabled Lands of the North: Greenland to Newfoundland 29 Aug 202113 Sep 202116Reykjavik / St. John's Newfoundland$20,450$21,920$22,800$24,450$29,470$33,740$39,320$27,340$28,440

*Some itineraries require the purchase of a charter flight. The prices on these can vary for each departure. Please contact us to find out more.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER 2020 CRUISES

For more information on the voyages we offer, call 1300 323 194 or email contact@arctictravelcentre.com.au

National Geographic Explorer Cabins

National Geographic Explorer 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.

National Geographic Explorer 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.

 

National Geographic Explorer 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.

National Geographic Explorer 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.

National Geographic Explorer 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.

 

National Geographic Explorer 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.

National Geographic Explorer 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.

National Geographic Explorer 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.

National Geographic Explorer Cat 1 Main Deck #301-308.

 

National Geographic Explorer 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.

National Geographic Explorer Category A Solo, Category B Solo  – 11.7m2 to 12m2

 

National Geographic Explorer 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.

 

National Geographic Explorer 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.

 

National Geographic Explorer 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

National Geographic Orion

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

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.