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National Geographic Sea Lion

Rediscover your mind, body and soul with the ultimate wellness journey in the Channel Islands. Catch a humpback whale jumping out of the water off the coast of Southeast Alaska as you admire it from a Zodiac. Learn new photography skills with the aid of a professional National Geographic photographer. These are just a handful of the exclusive experiences you can have when sailing  The ship’s friendly staff is ready to serve you during your spectacular journey!  onboard a National Geographic Sea Lion cruise. You’ll be able to participate in exciting activities at every stop along your itineraries’ routes. National Geographic Sea Lion is a time-tested expedition ship that gives you exclusive access to all corners of the American Pacific coast. Carrying only 62 guests, you are likely to embody a sense of family with your fellow guests and crew, an integral part to the experience on every voyage. All staterooms onboard National Geographic Sea Lion feature windows so guest will never miss an opportunity to view the passing scenery. National Geographic Sea Lion offers incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to explore Alaska, Baja California and the Pacific Northwest while accompanied by onboard experts who can transform your voyage into a revolutionary experience. If you enjoy nature, wildlife, and learning, you will have the trip of a lifetime onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

What To Expect

The intimate National Geographic Sea Lion carries only 62 guests, making it even easier for you to engage in one-on-one interaction time with the many National Geographic experts onboard. National Geographic Sea Lion cruises each feature an expedition leader, four expert naturalists, a certified National Geographic photo instructor, a video chronicler and wellness specialist. The Expedition Team is available at all times to share their vast knowledge of the lands 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.

Aboard National Geographic Sea Lion, you’ll find a laid-back yet spontaneous onboard atmosphere. One very unique feature of National Geographic Sea Lion 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
  • Soothing sundeck (perfect for a morning stretch class or afternoon relaxer)
  • Spa
  • Shop offering unique handcrafted Ecuadorian items for sale
  • On the sun deck, you will discover a small fitness area where you can work out to your heart’s content.
  • You will also find easy access to the ship’s bow, where you can easily admire the passing scenery or work on your photography skills.

All accommodations have a large window or porthole. Staterooms located on the Upper and Bridge decks open up to the outside deck for even better views. All staterooms feature organic cotton duvets and sheeting plus attentive staff service.

Eco-Friendly Travel

Conservation is one of the founding principles of National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Sea Lion embodies this accordingly. All cuisine featured on every cruise is gathered from local and sustainable sources. This reduces the environmental impact of every voyage. Chefs onboard do amazing things with these ingredients and provide wonderful culinary excitement. The delicious cuisine found aboard National Geographic Sea Lion is full of flavor and is certain to melt in your mouth. The elegant main dining room features open seating so you can choose when and with whom you want to dine. Meals are occasionally served on the sun deck when the weather cooperates. 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 Sea Lion cruise features the company of a knowledgeable Expedition Team consisting of an expedition leader, four expert naturalists, a certified National Geographic photo instructor, 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  Drink in the scenery when you embark on a Zodiac to explore the lands even further!  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.

Included Excursions

Cruises aboard National Geographic Sea Lion 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 Sea Lion, 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 (beginners are welcome), paddle boards, an underwater camera, a hydrophone, bow cam, splash-cam, and complimentary snorkeling gear and wetsuits so that you do not have to worry about traveling with your own gear.

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