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  • National Geographic Explorer

  • National Geographic Explorer

  • National Geographic Explorer

  • National Geographic Explorer

  • National Geographic Explorer

  • National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer: A uniquely equipped ice-strengthend vessel

Days: 14, 19 or 24 | From: $14,580/per person

Inaugurated in 2008, National Geographic Explorer is a quality expedition ship. Originally built for service along Norway’s coast as part of the famed Hurtigruten, or Coastal Express, the Explorer is now uniquely equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment for polar expeditions; a roster of tools for exploration; and a well-appointed interior.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

• Category 1 (Main Deck with one or two portholes #301 – 308)

• Category 2 (Main Deck with window, #317-320, 335-336)

• Category 3 (Main Deck with window, #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350)

• Category 4 (Upper and Veranda Decks with window, #103 – 104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207,210, 212, 217, 226, 228)

• Category 5 (Upper Deck with balcony, #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224)

• Category 6 (Veranda Deck, Suite #101-102, Upper Deck Suite with balcony #213)

• Category 7 (Upper Deck, Suite with balcony, #215, 219, 230)

• Category A (single)

• Category B (single)

• Category 3 Triple


Vessel Specifications

Guests: 148
Length: 367 feet (112 meters)
Width: 52 feet (16 meters)
Year built: 1982
Gross Tonnage: 6471
Average speed: 12 knots
Registered: Bahamas

Itineraries & Pricing

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent (14 days)

Day 1
Fly to Santiago, Chile

Day 2
Overnight in Santiago

Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 4
At Sea

Days 5 to 10
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 11 & 12
At Sea

Day 13
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

South Georgia & the Falklands (19 days)

Day 1
Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 4
At Sea

Days 5 & 6
Falkland Islands

Days 7 & 8
At Sea

Days 9 to 15
South Georgia Island

Days 16 & 17
At Sea and Falkland Islands

Days 18 & 19
Disembarkation in Stanley, Falkland Islands / Depart Home

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands (24 days)

Departure dates: November 6, 2018; February 14, 2018

Day 1
Fly to Santiago, Chile

Day 2
Overnight in Santiago

Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 4
At Sea

Days 5 to 10
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 11 & 12
At Sea

Days 13-17
South Georgia Island

Days 18 & 19
At Sea

Days 20 & 21
Falkland Islands

Day 22
At Sea

Days 23-24
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia or Buenos Aires, all meals onboard, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities, adventure activities such as sea kayaking or camping

2019-2020 Season

DatesItineraryDaysCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5Cat 6Cat 7Cat Solo ACat Solo B
Oct 23 – Nov 10, 2019South Georgia & Falklands19$17,840$18,990$19,990$21,350$25,800$29,770$34,520$23,740$24,990
Nov 7 – 30, 2019Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands24$25,120$26,990$28,290$29,630$36,490$41,990$48,770$33,730$35,360
Nov 27 – Dec 10, 2019Journey to Antarctica14$14,580$15,690$16,150$17,380$20,990$23,940$27,930$19,600$20,190
Dec 7 – 20, 2019Journey to Antarctica14$14,580$15,690$16,150$17,380$20,990$23,940$27,930$19,600$20,190
Dec 17 – 30, 2019Journey to Antarctica14$15,740$16,930$17,440$18,740$22,630$25,820$29,990$21,170$21,800
Dec 27, 2019 – Jan 9, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$15,740$16,930$17,440$18,740$22,630$25,820$29,990$21,170$21,800
Jan 6 – 19, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,580$15,690$16,150$17,380$20,990$23,940$27,930$19,600$20,190
Jan 16 – 29, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,580$15,690$16,150$17,380$20,990$23,940$27,930$19,600$20,190
Jan 26 – Feb 8, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,580$15,690$16,150$17,380$20,990$23,940$27,930$19,600$20,190
Feb 5 – 18, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,580$15,690$16,150$17,380$20,990$23,940$27,930$19,600$20,190
Feb 15 – Mar 9, 2020Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands24$25,120$26,990$28,290$29,630$36,490$41,990$48,770$33,730$35,360

2020-2021 Season

DatesItineraryDaysCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5Cat 6Cat 7Cat Solo ACat Solo B
Oct 24 – Nov 11, 2020South Georgia & Falklands19$18,290$19,460$20,490$21,880$26,440$30,510$35,380$24,320$25,610
Nov 18 – Dec 1, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,940$15,990$16,550$17,810$21,510$24,540$27,990$19,990$20,690
Dec 8 – 21, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,940$15,990$16,550$17,810$21,510$24,540$27,990$19,990$20,690
Dec 18 – 31, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$16,310$17,350$17,880$19,200$23,190$26,460$30,740$21,690$22,350
Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 10, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$16,130$17,350$17,880$19,200$23,190$26,640$30,740$21,690$22,350
Jan 7 – 20, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$14,940$15,990$16,550$17,810$21,510$24,540$27,990$19,990$20,690
Jan 17 – 30, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$14,940$15,990$16,550$17,810$21,510$24,540$27,990$19,990$20,690
Jan 27 – Feb 9, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$14,940$15,990$16,550$17,810$21,510$24,540$27,990$19,990$20,690
Feb 6 – 19, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$14,940$15,990$16,550$17,810$21,510$24,540$27,990$19,990$20,690
Feb 16 – Mar 11, 2021Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands24$25,750$27,660$28,990$30,370$37,400$43,040$49,990$34,570$36,240
Mar 8 – 26, 2021South Georgia & Falklands19$18,290$19,460$20,490$21,880$26,440$30,510$35,380$24,320$25,610

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