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National Geographic Explorer

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Cruising on the National Geographic Explorer is the ultimate expedition cruise ship, combining modern conveniences and comfort with adventure travel. A state-of-the-art vessel with an ice-class 1A hull, this ship will have absolutely no problems navigating polar passages. For effortless landing ashore, the Explorer carries 26 kayaks and inflatable rafts, as well as a fleet of 14 Zodiacs. Onboard you'll travel with undersea specialists, naturalists and National Geographic photographers, who are experts in their field and can give you wonderful insight on the region. Exploration technology, such as a microscope, hydrophone, underwater video camera and SplashCam, are used to further enhance your experience. Interior spaces are comfortable and include two restaurants, a lounge and bar, library, and observation lounge for presentations and workshops. A fitness center and luxury wellness spa contain a sauna, two treatment rooms and a relaxation area. Staterooms are spacious and warmly decorated with outside views. Amenities include porthole or picture window, deluxe bedding, internet connection, flat-screen TV, hairdryer and private bath with shower. A dozen staterooms are equipped with a balcony. National Geographic Explorer
Detailed Information
 Ship Statistics 
Year Built 1982
Refurbished 2008
Tonnage 6,100 tons
Registry Bahamas
Length 356 feet
Beam 54 feet
Passenger Capacity 148
Crew Size 70
Total Inside Cabins 0
Total Outside Cabins 81
Cabins & Suites w/ verandas 13
Suites 6
Maximum Occupancy per room 3
Age Restrictions One person must be 18 or older
Dinner Seatings 1
Seating Assignments
in Main Dining Room
Open
Dining Hours Ask onboard
Dining Room Dress Code Dining
Tipping Recommended? Yes
Tipping Guidelines  
Onboard Currency US Dollar
   
Services & Amenities
Bars/Lounges Yes
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Yes
Casino No
Chapel No
Disco/Dancing No
Elevators Yes
Hot Tub No
Cell Phone Service No
Internet Access Yes
Internet Center No
Wireless Internet Access No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning Yes
Library Yes
Movie Theatre No
Outdoor Movie Screen No
Onboard Weddings No
Self Serve Laundromats No
Shops No
Showroom Yes
Spa Yes
Video Arcade No
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court No
Fitness Center Yes
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator No
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track No
Mini-Golf Course No
Rock Climbing Wall No
Swimming Pool No
Tennis Court No
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service No
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe No
Telephone Yes
Television Yes
Kids Facilities
Babysitting No
Children's Playroom No
Kiddie Pool No
Supervised Youth Program No
Teen Center No
Special Needs & Requests
Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors)
No
Kosher Meals No
Single Occupancy Cabins Yes
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins No



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