Pristine Seas

When you travel with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, you gain a unique perspective on the world around you. We believe in not only providing an extraordinary travel experience for our guests,

Read More

What It’s Like/What You’ll Do

National Geographic Explorer is the world’s ultimate expedition ship. Launched in 2008, Explorer was designed to embody the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance and its mission is to inspire people to travel and care about the

Read More

Top 10 Reasons

1. The polar bear capital of the planet. Nowhere, and we mean nowhere, can the polar bear be seen more reliably in its completely natural environment. And we have a

Read More

Arctic FAQs

Top questions What ship travels to the Arctic? Travel aboard the National Geographic Explorer which accommodates 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. The ship is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel

Read More

Read Up, Gear Up

What You’ll Need for the Arctic Arctic Packing List What You’ll Need for the Canadian Arctic Canadian Arctic Packing List Arctic Articles from National Geographic Walrus: Giant of the Arctic

Read More

Daily Expedition Reports

L’ Anse aux Meadows Who the first human to step on the American continent was, we will never know, but we do in fact know who were the first Europeans

Read More

Arctic & Families

Whether you’re traveling as a nuclear family unit, or as a multi-generational clan, we offer you and yours far more than simply a physical space to be in together. Grandparents,

Read More

Life Aboard

It is a privilege to visit the Arctic, one of the planet’s most pristine places, and to this privilege, National Geographic Explorer adds the luxury of comfort—a quality of shipboard

Read More

Guest Speakers

Our Global Perspectives program, exclusively on National Geographic Explorer expeditions, brings interesting and engaging guest speakers aboard—to travel with you and add insight gleaned from their unique experiences to the already engaging, lively,

Read More

Pack Your Camera

“The polar regions remain the wildest destinations on earth. I’m addicted to photographing ice – from frozen oceans and broken pack ice, to massive icebergs and calving tidewater glaciers. I

Read More