Lindblad Expeditions Natl Geographic Explorer Ship Information

OCG Class
Natl Geographic Explorer
Year Built1982
Year Last Refurbished2023
Capacity148 passengers


Owned and operated by Lindblad Expeditions, the National Geographic Explorer carries 148 passengers on a wide variety of itineraries ranging from Scandinavia to Ushuaia and everywhere in between. As many as 10 naturalists with varied fields of expertise are headed by an expedition leader, and 11 Zodiacs are used for shore excursions and wildlife viewing.

Natl Geographic Explorer Ship Profile & Stats

  • Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
  • Ship Type: Expedition/Cultural Ship
  • Line Class: Expedition
  • Former Name: Lyngen, Midnatsol
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Year Last Refurbished: 2023
  • Capacity: 148 passengers
  • Decks: 6
  • Gross Tonnage: 6,471
  • Length: 367 ft
  • Beam: 54 ft
  • Average Speed: 17 knots
  • Outside Cabins: 81
  • Nationality of Officers: European
  • Nationality of Crew: European, Filipino, American

Natl Geographic Explorer On-Board Recreation

  • Spa: Yes
  • Casino: No

Natl Geographic Explorer Dining Choices

  • Restaurant Cuisine: International (Capacity: 110)
  • Bistro Cuisine: International (Capacity: 35)
  • Chart Room (Capacity: 16)

Natl Geographic Explorer Entertainment

  • Lounge: Bar, lectures (Capacity: 150)
  • Chart Room: Observation lounge (Capacity: 24)
  • Observation Lounge: Glass dome (Capacity: 30)
  • Library: Glass dome, reference books (Capacity: 20)

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