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National Geographic Quest

Snorkel amongst colorful fish, giant sea turtles and even sting rays in Belize’s expansive Barrier Reef. Taste your way through Columbia and the Snake River at family-owned farms, wineries and more. Explore the mystique of Costa Rica’s rainforests and their exotic wildlife following a trip through the Panama Canal. Heal your body a soothing dip in the natural hot springs near Arenal  <em>National Geographic Quest</em> features a raised observation platform on the bow so you can have a great vantage point for admiring the passing scenery and wildlife! Volcano. Journey to the restricted Glacier Bay National Park by special permission. These are just some of the exclusive experiences you can have when sailing onboard a National Geographic Quest cruise. National Geographic Quest, recently built and inaugurated in 2017, introduced some firsts to Lindblad’s expedition ship fleet. For instance, this ship features step-out balconies in almost half of its staterooms, a highlight not found on other ships that sail in its regions. It also has a uniquely-designed bow to accommodate more guests so everyone has a chance to view wildlife from the ship’s best vantage point. National Geographic Quest offers incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to explore the fascinating sights of Alaska, Belize, Costa Rica and Panama, and the Pacific Northwest while accompanied by onboard experts who can transform your voyage into a revolutionary experience.

What To Expect

The intimate National Geographic Quest carries only 100 guests, making it even easier for you to engage in one-on-one interaction time with the many National Geographic experts onboard. National Geographic Quest cruises each feature an expedition leader, four expert naturalists, a certified National Geographic photo instructor, an undersea specialist, a video chronicler and wellness specialist. The Expedition Team is available at all times to share their vast knowledge of the Galapagos Islands with you through impromptu lectures, lessons and even over dinner. Each cruise features a nightly recap where you can hear about stories from earlier in the day as well as participate in a Q&A with an expert and learn about the next day’s plan. You’re destined to learn something new and fascinating with every itinerary.

National Geographic Quest embodies an informal yet spontaneous onboard atmosphere. One very unique feature of National Geographic Quest is that you can visit the bridge 24-hours a day and interact with the captain and ship officers, an experience you cannot find on many other ships (please note that the bridge may be restricted from the public at times). You will also discover a:

  • Comfortable lounge and bar
  • Expansive sundeck where you can relax or take a morning stretch class
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Observation area
  • Shop offering handcrafted goods from the regions that you visit

All accommodations have a large window or two portholes and are comfortably designed. Almost half of all staterooms aboard National Geographic Quest will have balconies with a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door so you can privately relax however you choose. Twelve staterooms will be able to connect, making this a great ship for traveling families or large groups. You can relax in complete satisfaction while surrounded by relaxing tones and wonderful décor.

National Geographic Quest

The delightful cuisine found aboard National Geographic Quest is full of flavor and destined to melt in your mouth. The onboard chefs are experts at taking fresh, local and sustainable ingredients and transforming them into delicious dishes that you’re certain to enjoy. The elegant main dining room features open seating dining so you can dine whenever and with whoever you want. Light meals are sometimes served on deck so you can enjoy dining in the fresh open air. Don’t be surprised to find the ship’s officers, naturalists and guest speakers to join in on dining with you.

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Onboard Experts

Every National Geographic Quest cruise features the company of a knowledgeable Expedition Team consisting of an expedition leader, four  <em>National Geographic Quest</em>’s twin platform makes it quicker and easier to board a Zodiac and explore safely. expert naturalists, a certified National Geographic photo instructor, an undersea specialist, a video chronicler and wellness specialist. During the course of every cruise these experts will teach you about the surrounding wildlife and even give hands-on demonstrations of local techniques. You will be able to find them onboard during the evening, often giving a private talk over cocktails or an impromptu lecture during dinner. Expert photographers will teach you how to use the right setting and techniques to capture perfect wildlife pictures, like those seen in National Geographic magazine. Naturalists and biologists will provide nightly lectures on the sights and sounds of the day’s tours. Professional divers will provide guests with a view of what lies beneath the water’s surface.

Included Excursions

Cruises aboard National Geographic Quest are hassle-free so you can spend less time worrying and more time experiencing the world around you. All excursions and explorations on this ship are included in the cruise price so you can simply enjoy them with no need to fret over their booking or coordination. From wildlife viewings to visits with local peoples, all will be provided for you.

Exploration Made Easy and Safe

When sailing aboard National Geographic Quest, you’re not just a passenger, you’re an explorer! This ship has many onboard resources that make it easy for you to explore the stunning lands that you will visit. Among these tools are a full fleet of expedition landing crafts, kayaks, a remotely operated vehicle that can reach 1,000 feet below the sea, an underwater camera, and complimentary snorkeling gear and wetsuits so that you do not have to worry about traveling with your own gear.

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