Our Ships in the Arctic

Designed for earth’s most challenging regions


Our expedition ship is equipped to safely cruise the Arctic, and provide the exhilarating up-close, personal style of exploration we have offered for over 35+ years. 

National Geographic Explorer
We built National Geographic Explorer––the flagship of our fleet––to be the most technologically advanced, fully stabilized, and accommodating expedition ship in the world. Explorer carries 148 guests in 81 cabins, 13 with balconies. She is equipped with a full set of exploration tools, including kayaks, Zodiacs, and an ROV, enabling you to experience remarkable geographies in unprecedented depth. Her incredible safety features offer guests both the confidence to explore Antarctica and the opportunity to go places no cruise ship could before.

National Geographic Resolution
National Geographic Resolution 
is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation, launching in November 2021. A twin to our first polar new build, National Geographic EnduranceResolution is a fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Class 5 (PC5) vessel designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore uncharted waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Its patented X-BOW® is key to its design; its powerful wave-slicing action provides an extremely smooth ride, and even reduces spray on deck, for superior observation. Resolution carries 126 guests in 69 cabins, 53 with balconies. It has a full suite of expedition tools, including a fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, and an ROV, and offers a variety of experience-enhancing amenities.

National Geographic Endurance
National Geographic Endurance is a next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, highly strengthened, ice-class Polar Code PC5 (Category A) vessel, it is designed to navigate polar passages year-round, and safely explore unchartered waters, while providing exceptional comfort. Endurance carries 126 guests in 69 cabins, 53 with balconies. She is equipped with a full set of exploration tools, including kayaks, Zodiacs, and an ROV, enabling you to experience remarkable geographies in unprecedented depth. 

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