National Geographic Explorer

Polar Tracks Expeditions

National Geographic Explorer

season & refurbished

About the Ship

An authentic expedition ship purpose-engineered for polar exploration, the much-beloved National Geographic Explorer is equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment.

For many guests she remains their paradigm of an expedition ship, devoted to exploration—from her welcoming bridge and Chart Room, to her high-perched observation deck and bow access. National Geographic Explorer recently debuted updated suites, enhanced with the sleek, Scandinavian design. Each of these elegant cabins holds a Command Center, which allows guests to continue to explore from the comfort of their suites with a set of tools that includes a barometer and a National Geographic Atlas.

  • Passenger Capacity: 148
  • Recently refurbished
  • Chart Room
  • Mud Room
  • Multiple Dining Options
  • Expedition Parka to keep
  • Rubber boots to borrow
  • Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle
  • Underwater Specialist Diver
  • B&H Photo Locker
  • Certified Photo Instructor
  • Gym & Sauna
  • Ice Class: 1A

Why We Like Nat Geo Explorer

  • BRAND

    The National Geographic brand can be found in every slice of the expedition experience, from on board art installations to naturalist interpretation on shore.

  • REPUTATION

    Explorer's high ice class lends to safe and adventurous ice navigation. With a multi--decade history of exploration in the polar regions, there are few places this vessel won't go!

  • UNDERSEA SPECIALISTS

    Every expedition is staffed with an Undersea Specialist who will dive during excursions and at nightly gatherings, share stunning footage of what likes beneath the surface.

  • INCLUSIONS

    From activities, beverages, gratuities, pre and post tour extensions and international and domestic flights, this operator is a one-stop-shop for all of your travel bits and pieces.

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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.