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


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


    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!


    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.


    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.