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T-19 Days: National Geographic Quest’s New Zodiacs

We’re counting down to the launch of our brand-new expedition ship National Geographic Quest! Follow along from now until June 26 and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings as the big day draws near. Every Wednesday discover the special features that make the Quest so unique—from an unobstructed bow for superior views to a better bridge and more.

National Geographic Quest is outfitted with Mark V Zodiacs—inflatable expedition landing craft that will enable our naturalists to take guests to places otherwise inaccessible. To outfit the Quest, we have worked hand in hand with the team at Zodiac Milpro to deliver the first and only Mark V Zodiacs built entirely in the USA. These boats are superior, military grade construction but customized with features like extra holds for passenger stability and topside treads to improve footing for stepping on and off. The Quest will be outfitted with eight Mark V Zodiacs and guests will embark and disembark via custom-designed ladders to improve safety and ease of movement.