MS National Geographic Explorer
Cruise ship National Geographic Explorer in fast ice, Antarctica
Midnatsol II (2003–2005)
National Geographic Explorer (2008–2013)
|Port of registry:||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Builder:||Ulstein Verft AS, Norway|
|Identification:||Call sign: C6WR2
IMO number: 8019356
MMSI number: 309336000
|Length:||112 m (367 ft 5 in)|
|Beam:||16.51 m (54 ft 2 in)|
|Draft:||4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)|
|Installed power:||2 × BMV KVM-16 (2 × 3200 hp)|
|Speed:||15.4 knots (28.5 km/h; 17.7 mph) (maximum)
12.1 knots (22.4 km/h; 13.9 mph) (average)
National Geographic Explorer is a small passenger vessel in the Lindblad Expeditions fleet. She can accommodate 148 guests. The ship is equipped with extra hull plating to withstand higher ice breaking tolerances.
The ship has educational and entertainment facilities, including a chart room, library, observation lounge, a fleet of 36 kayaks, a remote operated vehicle capable of diving to 1000 feet depth, a fleet of 14 zodiacs, lounge and fitness center.
The ship frequently follows routes in the Antarctic, Arctic, Norway, Greenland, and Canadian Highlands.
National Geographic Explorer offers 81 cabins and suites which are all outside facing.
- "Cruise Calendar". Lindblad Expeditions. Retrieved 10 February 2013.