When completed National Geographic Quest will be the perfect ship to explore from the northern reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Quest achieves some other notable firsts. She will be the first ship in our fleet voyaging in these geographies with step-out balconies (available in 22 of the 50 spacious cabins), plus 6 sets of connecting cabins for families and groups; and a designated mudroom for expedition gear. Comfortably accommodating 100 guests, her twin expedition craft landing platforms allow us to rapidly get on and off the ship to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to ensure we maximize our time off the ship exploring.
When completed, National Geographic Venture will be the perfect ship to explore Alaska’s Inside Passage and beyond. Comfortably accommodating 100 guests, National Geographic Venture has a shallow draft depth, allowing us to navigate the inner reaches and provide the same intimate experiences of the charismatic regions we explore. Her twin expedition craft landing platforms allow us to rapidly get on and off the ship to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to ensure we maximize our time off the ship exploring. Designed with decades of expedition experience in the region, the purpose-built vessel also features open decks, generous windows, and specialty tools for exploration—the ideal platform for sailing into the fast-moving channels and shallow coves of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Twin sister ships National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion are tried and true expedition ships that ply the waters of Alaska. With a shallow draft and small size, they can easily reach places inaccessible to larger ships. The ships can accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. The ships are equipped with tools for exploration that guarantee an in-depth experience in all the places explored, and their open bow is a natural gathering place that accommodates the entire community at once for shared wildlife viewing experiences.