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National Geographic Explorer The Arctic , Antarctica

The National Geographic Explorer is the flagship of Lindblad Expeditions’ impressive fleet. A state of the art expedition ship, she’s one of the most technologically advanced and stable vessels to ply the waters of Antarctica and the Arctic.

This luxurious vessel provides 81 comfortable cabins and suites across three of their six decks for up to 148 passengers, including a small number of cabins specifically designed for solo travellers.

The dining room offers a selection of cuisine each day. In addition, there are plenty of public areas including a lounge and library with large windows and observation lounge perched at the very top of the ship.

An excellent team is on board to impart incredible wisdom to back up the experiences on offer. Guests also benefit from 13 zodiac boats, 36 double kayaks and an ROV enabling guests to gain a unique view of the stunning world of icebergs and marine wildlife.


National Geographic Explorer Information

Location & Getting There

The National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, a flagship of Lindblad Expeditions’ impressive fleet which provides sailings from Ushuaia in Argentina to the Antarctic Peninsula, as well as Falklands & South Georgia as part of longer cruises.

Accommodation

The ship offers 81 cabins and suites across three of their six decks for up to 148 passengers. There are twin/double and solo traveller cabins that host beds arranged as twins or queens, vanity-desks, in-house movies and flatscreen LCD TVs. The 6 suites have separate sitting areas with lounge chairs, with balconies featured in some.

Activities

Guests can explore the Polar Regions with the ship's 13 zodiac boats and 36 double kayaks available, to view magnificent mountains, towering icebergs, ice formations that make up the dramatic Antarctic landscape as well as search for leopard seals. Other activities include kayaking in protected waters, paddling around icebergs and walking on shore amidst thousands of penguins.

Children

Separate excursions ashore can be arranged for families or children, depending on their ages. Young cruisers are able to learn from Naturalists how to drive a Zodiac, go wildlife viewing through a telescope, join special kids-only meals as well as photo sessions.

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Why we recommend National Geographic Explorer

Nat Geo Explorer is a sleek and sophisticated vessel offering all mod cons and state-of-the-art facilities. We like that there are a number of cabins specifically designed for solo travellers, and that it’s easy to find a spot of privacy. One of our favourites is the library with its large windows and observation lounge which is perfect for taking in the Antarctic vistas and spotting whales.

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