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National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer

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National Geographic Explorer, recently refurbished in 2008, features some of the most high-tech sea-faring equipment found in an expedition vessel. This includes equipment to to forecast ice conditions, remotely controlled underwater cameras, and a hull thick enough to break through even the toughest of ice.

National Geographic Explorer carries only 148 passengers which will allow for a great opportunity for one-on-one interaction time with the many National Geographic experts onboard. There are experts from all fields of nature and conservation including biology, geology, and even photography. These experts will be available at all times of the day for impromptu lectures or lessons about the ever changing scenery surrounding every National Geographic Explorer cruise.

National Geographic Explorer prides itself in continuing the National Geographic way of exploring with conservation in mind. Every effort is made to increase the Eco-friendliness of every cruise. This includes filling the pantries and freezers with only sustainable and fresh local ingredients. Not only does this help the environment, but provides for some deliciously creative meals.

National Geographic Explorer Facts

Inaugural Year: 1982
Refurbished Year: 2008
Country of Registration: Bahamas
Guest Occupancy*: 148
Length: 367 feet
Beam: 54 feet
Passenger Decks: 3

Total: 81
Suites, with balcony: 6
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 13
Ocean View, without balcony: 62
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Onboard Experts
Every Lindblad Expeditions cruise features the company of many exploration experts. These experts can range from naturalists and archaeologists to underwater divers and even National Geographic photographers. During the course of every cruise these experts will teach passengers about the surrounding wildlife and even give hands-on demonstration of local techniques. They will even be onboard during evenings for a private talk over cocktails or an impromptu lecture during dinner.

Included Excursions
All excursions and explorations on National Geographic Explorer are included in the cruise price. That means guests get to spend more time experiencing and less time worrying. From wildlife viewings to visits with local peoples, all will be provided for you.

National Geographic Explorer Deals

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Suite with Balcony Suite with Balcony (Categories 6 and 7)
6 located on: Veranda Deck
7 located on: Upper Deck

Beautifully decorates Suites feature a separate living area and balcony. Stateroom features flat-panel TV and internet access points. Bathrooms feature glass-walled shower stall and twin sinks.



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Balcony Stateroom Balcony Stateroom (Category 5)
Located on: Upper Deck

Large Balcony allows for open-air private viewing of nature. Stateroom features flat-panel TV and internet access points. Bathrooms feature glass-walled shower stall.



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Oceanview Stateroom Oceanview Stateroom (Categories 1*, 2, 3, and 4)
1, 2, and 3 located on: Main Deck
4 located on: Upper and Veranda Decks

Stateroom features flat-panel TV and internet access points. Bathrooms feature glass-walled shower stall.
*Category 1 features porthole instead of window.
Solo Oceanview Stateroom Solo Oceanview Stateroom (Categories SA and SB)
SA located on: Main Deck
SB located on: Upper and Veranda Decks

Stateroom features flat-panel TV and internet access points. Bathrooms feature glass-walled shower stall.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

National Geographic Explorer Deck Plans

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Bridge Deck
Wellness Deck
Veranda Deck
Upper Deck
Main Deck
B Deck

Category Legend
01 Category 1
02 Category 2
03 Category 3
04 Category 4
05 Category 5
06 Category 6
07 Category 7
SA Category SA
SB Category SB

The deck plans of National Geographic Explorer provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Lindblad Expeditions directly.
Veranda Deck
National Geographic Explorer Deck Plans

National Geographic Explorer Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of National Geographic Explorer:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Dining Room
Dining Room
Expert Lecture
Expert Lecture
Observation Deck
Observation Deck
♦ View other Lindblad Expeditions ships: Delfin II l Jahan l Lord of the Glens l National Geographic Endeavour II l National Geographic Endurance l National Geographic Islander l National Geographic Orion l National Geographic Sea Bird l National Geographic Sea Lion l National Geographic Venture l Sea Cloud