National Geographic Explorer national-geographic-explorer

Featuring 81 outside cabins -several with either a balcony or a veranda, National Geographic Explorer is an expedition ship sailing to destinations such as the Arctic, Antarctica, Baltics, Canada, Patagonia, South America, and West Africa. Best suited to those looking for a more active kind of cruising, she boasts an expansive range of exploration tools, offering guests a exciting way to discover some of the most remote corners of the world, whilst learning about the environment.


Explorer's cabins and suites all feature ocean views, allowing you to enjoy the changing views during your journey. Designed with exploration in mind, each cabin has plenty of room for the gear you might have brought onboard, as well as all the clothes you might need for your stay.


Food & Drink

On Explorer, meals are served in single seatings with unassigned tables or an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. If a group of dolphin happens to pop by and say hello right by lunch time, the staff is always willing to change the meal time, so you can enjoy the world around the ship.
With degustation menus created by one of Australia's renowned international chefs, Serge Dansereau, Orion's dining is influenced by the regions the ship visits.


Life on Board

Explorer manages to get you as close to nature as possible whilst still offering you a wide enough range of publics rooms and entertainment facilities.

Life on Board


Get a feel for life onboard the National Geographic Explorer by browsing through the image gallery. Click on any of the images above to get started.

National Geographic Explorer Cruises

May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Explorer. For more details click on one of the links below.

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Deck Plans National Geographic Explorer

Browse National Geographic Explorer's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

National Geographic Explorer Deckplans

The Lindblad Expeditions Fleet

Our cruise ship fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot. This allows us to offer authentic, up-close experiences in the planet's wild, remote places and capitals of culture. More than comfortable as your base for exploring, our National Geographic luxury cruise ships are outfitted with cool tools that enable a genuine connection with the places we visit and offer inviting private accommodations, and gracious public spaces for our expedition community to gather.

National Geographic Endeavour ii
Delfin ii
National Geographic Sea Lion
National Geographic Endeavour
National Geographic Sea Bird
National Geographic Islander
National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Orion
National Geographic Quest
Lord of the Glens