Cruise ship National Geographic Explorer in fast ice, Antarctica
|Port of registry||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Builder||Ulstein Verft AS, Norway|
|Launched||22 May 1982|
|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)|
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. She was previously operated by Hurtigruten.
The ship frequently follows routes in the Antarctic, Arctic, Norway, Greenland, and Canadian Highlands.
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.
National Geographic Explorer offers 81 cabins and suites which are all outside facing.