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National Geographic Quest & Venture

Ship Overview

Launching in 2017 and 2018, National Geographic Quest and National Geographic Venture are state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessels made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves and fast-moving channels where wildlife congregate while sailing with the luxury of supreme comfort. Spacious cabins, open decks for wildlife viewing, and specialty tools for exploration make these ships the ideal platform for sailing in the remote areas of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.

Designed with decades of expedition experience in the region, these small ships more than comfortably accommodate 100 guests in 50 cabins. Twenty-two of the 50 cabins will feature small balconies with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that bring in the spectacular views and ample natural light. Twelve cabins will connect via internal doorway access allowing families to combine their rooms. Plus, all category 5 suite cabins can accommodate a third person on a convertible sofa bed.

Twin expedition craft landing platforms allows rapid deployment of tenders from the ship to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to ensure time off the ship exploring is maximised. Designed with a shallow draft, National Geographic Quest and National Geographic Venture draw less than three metres of water, allowing them to sail into places where much larger ships cannot go.

Note: As these vessels are currently under construction all images are artist renderings only.

 

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Key Facts

Crew
35
Officers
United States
Guests
100
Tonnage
2906
Length
238 Feet / 72 Metres
Width
45 Feet
Speed
12 Knots
Passenger Decks
4
Built
2017
Registry
United States of America
Room Grades

Observation Deck Suite (Cat 5)

SIZE:17m2 / 185sqftSLEEPS:2

Observation Deck Suites feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, large view windows, an expanded bathroom, writing desk, ample storage space, and a convertible sofa bed to accommodate a third person. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking along with WiFi internet access (paid). Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Upper Deck Cabin (Cat 4)

SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:2

Category 4 Upper Deck Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk, sliding glass door and small, private balcony. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking along with WiFi internet access (paid).. Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Upper Deck Cabin (Cat 4)

Upper Deck Cabin (Category 3)

SIZE:15m2 / 161sqftSLEEPS:2

Located at the stern of the ship, Category 3 Upper Deck Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and a large view window. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking along with WiFi internet access (paid).. Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Upper Deck Cabin (Category 3)

Main Deck Cabin (Category 2)

SIZE:12.60m2 / 136sqftSLEEPS:2

Category 2 Main Deck Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two portholes. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking along with WiFi internet access (paid). Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Main Deck Cabin (Category 2)

Main Deck Cabin (Category 1)

SIZE:12.60m2 / 136sqftSLEEPS:2

Category 1 Main Deck Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two portholes. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking along with WiFi internet access (paid). Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Main Deck Cabin (Category 1)

Single Traveller Category 2

SIZE:12.60m2 / 136sqftSLEEPS:1

For single travellers requiring sole use of a room, Category 2 Main Deck Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two portholes. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking along with WiFi internet access (paid). Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Single Traveller Category 2

Single Traveller Category 1

SIZE:0m2 / 136sqftSLEEPS:1

For single travellers requiring sole use of a room, Category 1 Main Deck Cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a Queen, a writing desk and two portholes. Each cabin has individual climate controls, allowing you to adjust the temperature to your liking along with WiFi internet access (paid). Botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, and lotion are all available in cabin bathrooms, as well as an Expedition Essential Kit. Hair dryers are also available in each cabin.

Single Traveller Category 1
Dining

Food served aboard National Geographic Quest and National geographic Venture is fresh, local, and delicious, and sourced from suppliers who share Lindblad Expeditions' values of sustainable use whenever possible. Meals aboard are almost always served in the dining room, located aft of the lounge deck. When weather conditions allow, lighter fare may be served on the observation deck. There is no assigned seating and the dining room accommodates the entire expedition community in a single seating. During meals your expedition leader, naturalists, and any guest speakers aboard will dine with you.

Features

National Geographic Quest and Venture were designed with 50 years of expedition heritage. The ships feature a specially-designed, open bow and an observation deck for gathering to watch for wildlife or enjoy an evening cocktail with friends in the open air. An elevator access all decks, and public restrooms are available on every deck.

You’re invited to the ship’s bridge to see the calm business of navigation unfold. Ask the watch officer questions about navigation. Or, help yourself to the ever-ready binoculars to scan the horizon for whale spouts. There may occasionally be times when the bridge must be restricted to shipboard personnel only.

The lounge is the heart of the expedition community, where cocktail hour and Recap are held each evening. It’s also where you’ll gather for presentations, photography talks, and guest speaker presentations. Seating design takes advantage of the wraparound windows for an optimal view, and boasts multiple high-definition screens for slideshows and videos. Forward lounge doors provide direct access to the bow. There’s also a small reference library and board games and cards are also available.

The bar is typically open from 11:00 AM until one hour after lunch begins and from 5:00 PM until closing. A variety of beverages are available for purchase including wine by the glass or bottle, cocktails, specialty drinks, and spirits. There is also a 24-hour self-service beverage station with coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, water, ice, and snacks. The drinking age aboard the ship is 21.

Conveniently located on the lounge deck, the fitness center is outfitted with two treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical machines, exercise bands, and sets of small hand weights to use as well. Morning stretch classes are held in the open air of the sundeck, located aft on the observation deck. After stretch class the deck is set with tables and chairs, and lounge chairs.

National Geographic Quest and National Geographic Venture will come equipped with a fleet of 24 sea kayaks, paddle-boards, snorkelling equipment, and Zodiacs – fast, light boats that can be used to explore remote areas. It will also have a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), video microscope, and a hydrophone and bow-cam designed to film and record the underwater world.

National Geographic Quest & Venture Expeditions

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Panama Canal & Costa Rica

From AUD $7490.00 Per Person

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 Nights REGION:South & Central America SHIP:National Geographic Quest & Venture

Aboard the new National Geographic Quest experience the renowned natural beauty of Costa Rica and the tropical wildness of Panama combined with a unique transit of the Panama Canal, a modern-marvel of engineering.

Treasures of the Inside Passage from Sitka

From AUD $12490.00 Per Person

DURATION:13 Days/ 12 Nights REGION:North America SHIP:National Geographic Quest & Venture

New for 2017, this 13-day expedition from Sitka to Seattle showcases the very best of Canada & Alaska aboard the state-of-the-art National Geographic Quest.

Belize To Tikal: The Maya World

From USD $5490.00 Per Person

DURATION:9 Days/ 8 Nights REGION:South & Central America SHIP:National Geographic Quest & Venture

NEW FOR 2018! Discover the Reef, Rivers and Ruins of the Maya World aboard the new National Geographic Quest. Then, travel overland to view the Maya ruins of Tikal, Guatemala.

Treasures of the Inside Passage from Seattle

From AUD $12490.00 Per Person

DURATION:13 Days/ 12 Nights REGION:North America SHIP:National Geographic Quest & Venture

This 13-day expedition from Seattle to Sitka showcases the very best of Canada & Alaska aboard the state-of-the-art ships National Geographic Quest & Venture.

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