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National Geographic Explorer - the ship that 40 years of expedition experience built - debuted in August 2008. The newest addition to the fleet, it is designed for 21st-century exploration offering guests an environment of adventure, comfort and informality.
A state-of-the-art 1A ice-class expedition ship, National Geographic Explorer accommodates 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. It is fully stabilized, enabling it to navigate remote passages, and carries the most innovative tools for exploring from polar to tropical regions and the undersea.
Capacity: 148 guests in 81 cabins Registry: Bahamas
Public Areas: Main Lounge and glass-enclosed Observation Lounge, Chart Room, Library, Global Gallery, Fitness Center and Wellness Spa with two treatment rooms, sauna and relaxation area.
Meals: Guests are accommodated in a single seating in the Dining Room and Bistro, with no assigned seats for relaxed and easy mingling. Meals are international with local flair.
Cabins: All ocean-view cabins with windows or portholes, some with Balconies, have a stylish and comfortable ambience, decorated in warm woods. Each cabin has private facilities and climate controls An Elevator connects all guest decks.
Expedition Equipment: Zodiac landing craft and kayaks, hydrophones, HD underwater cameras and video microscopes, a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that can dive up to 1,000 feet.
Special Features: Internet access, business center, full-time Doctor, laundry service, an Undersea Specialist and Wellness Specialist, LEXspa Therapist and Video Chronicler Our "Open Bridge" policy allows guests to learn about the art of navigation and state-of-the-art navigational equipment from our Captain and Officers.