National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship. It is a
fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. It
carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea Specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle
(ROV) and sophisticated video equipment, extending access to the underwater world.
Capacity: 148 guests in
81 outside cabins.
Overall Length: 356
Public areas: Bistro Bar; Chart
Room; Restaurant; Global Gallery; Library, Lounge with full service bar and state-of-the-art facilities for films,
slideshows and presentations; Mud Room with lockers for expedition gear, and Observation Lounge. Our “Open Bridge”
provides guests an opportunity to meet our Officers and Captain and learn about navigation.
Meals: Served in single
seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local
Cabins: All cabins face
outside with windows or portholes, private facilities and climate controls.
Expedition Equipment: Zodiac
landing craft, kayaks, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, SplashCam, underwater video camera, Crow’s Nest
remote controlled camera, video microscope, snorkeling gear.
Special Features: A
full-time doctor, Undersea Specialist, LEX Photo Specialist and Video Chronicler, Internet Cafe and
Wellness: The vessel is
staffed by two Wellness Specialists and features a glass enclosed Fitness Center, outdoor stretching area, two
LEXspa treatment rooms and Sauna.