National Geographic the White Continent
This 14-day Antarctica expedition aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer, 102-guest National Geographic Orion, 126-guest National Geographic Endurance or 126-guest National Geographic Resolution offers a classic itinerary to the beautiful Antarctic Peninsula. Experience quintessential Antarctica: huge tabular icebergs, hillsides covered with gentoo penguins, whales and abundant marine life, a passage through the famed Lemaire Channel between towering blue bergs and kayaking available to all guests who choose to explore at this slower pace—a rare inclusion for polar expeditions! The sights, sounds and emotions of the White Continent will be a lasting memory.
The Nat Geo Explorer, Nat Geo Orion, Nat Geo Endurance and Nat Geo Resolution act as floating basecamps during the voyage. Each small expedition ship is technologically advanced, fully stabilized and equipped with a well-rounded set of exploration tools including an ROV and enough kayaks and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time. Additionally, select cabins on each vessel offer private balconies for special moments taking in the awe-inspiring wilderness and the bar tab is included for all passengers. The National Geographic Explorer boasts a top speed of 18 knots, making her one of the fastest ships plying polar waters. The National Geographic Orion features a nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, one of the best in Antarctica cruises. The 126-guest sister ships National Geographic Endurance (named after the great explorer Ernest Shackleton) and National Geographic Resolution (named after explorer Capt. James Cook’s favorite ship) each has a polar ice class 5 rating that allows her to operate in polar environments any time of year, vastly expanding her range of Arctic and Antarctic exploration and making her the perfect basecamp for long-range luxury Antarctica cruises.
A hallmark of this Antarctica cruise itinerary is the National Geographic legacy of exploration, with exclusive access to expert guides and special guest hosts in the fields of science and exploration. A fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks enable up-close examination of this remote wilderness. Travel safely with an experienced Antarctica cruise expedition staff: naturalists, ornithologists, marine biologists, polar historians, an undersea specialist and a National Geographic photographer to assist in creating photos of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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