Onboard public areas
A choice of public areas is available for all guests. Some areas, such as the restaurants, are listed here, but there is more information about meals in the dining section below. Public areas include the restaurant, chart room, global gallery, library, lounge, mud room with lockers for expedition gear, fitness center, sauna, spa, and observation lounge. The Bridge is also open to guests, giving you the opportunity to meet the captain and officers, and to learn about navigation.
Heating & air-conditioning
The ships are fully climate controlled, either heated or air-conditioned, depending on the outside temperature.
There are grand view windows in the dining room, fitness center, library, lounge, and observation lounge connecting you to the outdoors.
National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Resolution, and National Geographic Endurance feature on-board libraries with an extensive selection of books pertaining to the region.
For those interested in downloading digital photos aboard ship, there is a digital photo kiosk which will enable you to download your photos to various types of digital media.
Email and Internet access are available onboard. Your personal email and Internet may be accessed from your own device in your cabin or in one of many wifi areas aboard, or at the Internet kiosk onboard. Charges apply. Please note that when the vessel is operating at high latitudes, or in deep fjords, satellite email access may not be possible.
Laundry and pressing services are available at an additional charge. There is no dry cleaning available on board.
National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Endurance are equipped with wheelchair accessible elevators that operate on most decks. Not all areas of the ship are accessible by wheelchair.
For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas.