Our expedition ships ideally suited to exploring remote Alaska
Our 62-guest expedition ships offer the perfect platform for exploring Alaska. With a shallow draft, they can go where larger ships cannot, nosing up to waterfalls in secluded coves and venturing into narrow channels where humpback whales and orcas come to feed.
Newly Redesigned cabins
Both National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion have been transformed. The lounge and bar, center of onboard life, have been handsomely re-styled and renovated to accommodate the expedition community. The refreshed dining room is now doubly welcoming. And every cabin in every category has been outfitted with fresh cherry veneer and our signature bed lines. From the sleekly framed photos on the walls, to the fresh paint, carpets and polished brass, each ship sets the new standard for expedition hospitality and comfort.
Our 62-guest expedition ships offer the perfect platform for exploring. With a shallow draft, they can go where larger ships cannot, sailing through narrow channels where whales feed, and among the remote islands dotting the Alaskan shoreline.
National Geographic Sea Bird
A 62-guest expedition ship, National Geographic Sea Bird accommodates guests in 31 outside cabins. Her open bow and sun deck have ample space for all guests to stand together and share in the wildlife viewing experience.
National Geographic Sea Lion
The twin sister ship to National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion is an identical expedition ship also accommodating 62-guests in 31 outside cabins. She has been compared by Andrew Evans, National Geographic writer, as the '"closest thing" to Cousteau’s Calypso he’s ever had the pleasure to be on.
National Geographic Quest
Our newest Alaska ship is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built twin expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves, and fast-moving channels where wildlife congregate while sailing with the luxury of supreme comfort. Spacious cabins, open decks for wildlife viewing, and specialty tools for exploration make Quest the ideal platform for sailing in the remote areas of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.
National Geographic Orion
National Geographic Orion is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, designed to safely explore both polar and tropical regions of the planet. Orion carries 102 guests in 53 cabins, nine of them with balconies. She is equipped with a full complement of cool tools to explore the environment, including kayaks, Zodiacs, and an ROV. Her size and nimbleness offer the perfect combination of safety and the liberty to voyage untrammeled locations, where large cruise ships and less veteran expedition teams cannot go.
National Geographic Venture
The NEW 50-cabin National Geographic Venture comfortably accommodates 100 guests and with a shallow draft depth, allowing us to navigate the inner reaches and provide the same intimate experiences of the charismatic regions we explore. Her twin expedition craft landing platforms allow us to rapidly get on and off the ship to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to ensure we maximize our time off the ship exploring. Designed with decades of expedition experience in the region, the vessel also features open decks, generous windows, and specialty tools for exploration—all which bring you closer in to these pristine wilds.
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