The ships feature a library; global market; lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slideshows, and presentations; observation deck; and partially covered sundeck with chairs and tables. And our open bridge policy offers the opportunity to learn about navigation and share the Captain’s view.
Heating and air-conditioning
The ships are air-conditioned and heated throughout.
There are large view windows in the dining room and lounge.
The ships feature a library with a selection of books pertaining to your destination.
For those interested in downloading digital photos aboard any of our ships, there is a digital photo kiosk where you can download your photos to various types of digital media and CD-ROMs/DVDs. Recordable CD-ROMs/DVDs and thumb drives may be purchased aboard.
Email and internet access are available on all ships. Your personal email and internet may be accessed from your own personal laptop or at the internet kiosk on board. Charges apply.
Laundry services are available on National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Quest, and National Geographic Venture for an additional charge.
Telephone and fax
Telephone calls and fax transmissions are available at an additional charge.
National Geographic Quest and National Geographic Venture are equipped with an elevator; National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion are not. National Geographic Orion has a glass elevator, centrally located in the atrium, for ease of access. It services all cabin decks and the observation lounge. Not all areas of the ship are accessible by wheelchair.
Open bridge policy
We have an open bridge policy that provides guests with an opportunity to learn about navigation and share the Captain’s view.
For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas.