National Geographic Explorer

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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

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

*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.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsCAT. 1CAT. 2CAT. 3CAT. 4CAT. 5CAT. 6CAT. 7CAT A SoloCAT B Solo
Legendary Northern Isles 8 Jun 2020 Jun 2013Bergen, Norway/Reykjavik, Iceland $16,220$17,370$18,080$19,420$23,420$26,990$31,290$21,720$22,600
Circumnavigation of Iceland21 Jun 201 Jul 2010Reykjavik, Iceland$14,150$15,920$16,550$18,920$20,590$24,650$28,590$19,890$20,690
Circumnavigation of Iceland4 Jul 2014 Jul 2010Reykjavik, Iceland$14,150$15,920$16,550$18,920$20,590$24,650$28,590$19,890$20,690
Circumnavigation of Iceland17 Jul 2027 Jul 2010Reykjavik, Iceland$14,150$15,920$16,550$18,920$20,590$24,650$28,590$19,890$20,690
Circumnavigation of Iceland26 Jul 205 Aug 2010Reykjavik, Iceland$14,150$15,920$16,550$18,920$20,590$24,650$28,590$19,890$20,690
Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic7 Aug 20 24 Aug 2015Reykjavik, Iceland$21,620$23,170$24,100$25,880$31,220$35,990$41,720$28,950$30,130
Fabled Lands of the North: Greenland to Newfoundland21 Aug 206 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
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
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

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 SoloCharter Flight
Norway’s Fjords and Arctic Svalbard21 May 195 Jun 1916Bergen, Norway / Longyearbyen, Oslo$22,430 $23,730 $24,990 $26,840 $31,120 $36,570 $42,130 $29,650 $31,240 $475 (one-way Longyearbyen)
Land of the Ice Bears3 Jun 1912 Jun 1910Oslo, Norway$13,570$14,490 $15,130 $15,990 $20,440 $22,380 $25,500 $18,120 $18,920 $950 (roundtrip Oslo/Longyearbyen)
Land of the Ice Bears10 Jun 1919 Jun 1910Oslo, Norway$13,570$14,490 $15,130 $15,990 $20,440 $22,380 $25,500 $18,120 $18,920 $950 (roundtrip Oslo/Longyearbyen)
Land of the Ice Bears17 Jun 1926 Jun 1910Oslo, Norway$13,570$14,490 $15,130 $15,990 $20,440 $22,380 $25,500 $18,120 $18,920 $950 (roundtrip Oslo/Longyearbyen)
Land of the Ice Bears24 Jun 193 Jul 1910Oslo, Norway$13,570$14,490 $15,130 $15,990 $20,440 $22,380 $25,500 $18,120 $18,920 $950 (roundtrip Oslo/Longyearbyen)
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland’s East Coast1 Jul 1916 Jul 1916Oslo, Norway / Reykjavik, Iceland$19,990 $21,120 $22,370 $23,740 $27,490 $32,320 $37,220 $26,690 $27,950$475 (One Way Oslo/Longyearbyen)
Circumnavigation of Iceland16 Jul 1925 Jul 1910Reykjavik, Iceland$13,740 $15,580 $16,240 $18,490 $20,290 $24,230 $28,130 $19,440$20,340
Circumnavigation of Iceland25 Jul 193 Jul 1910Reykjavik, Iceland$13,740 $15,580 $16,240 $18,490 $20,290 $24,230 $28,130 $19,440$20,340
Circumnavigation of Iceland3 Aug 1912 Aug 1910Reykjavik, Iceland$13,740 $15,580 $16,240 $18,490 $20,290 $24,230 $28,130 $19,440$20,340
Circumnavigation of Iceland12 Aug 1921 Aug 1910Reykjavik, Iceland$13,740 $15,580 $16,240 $18,490 $20,290 $24,230 $28,130 $19,440$20,340
Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic24 Aug 197 Sep 1915Reykjavik, Iceland$21,120 $22,490 $23,650 $25,380 $30,620 $35,250 $40,630 $28,120 $29,500 $1,900 (roundtrip Keflavík/Kangerlussuaq)
The Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland12 Sep 1920 Sep 199St John's Newfoundland, Canada$12,030 $12,720 $13,280 $14,150 $16,690 $19,070 $22,630 $15,890 $16,600

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER 2020 CRUISES

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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.
We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.