The National Geographic Mission

The National Geographic Mission

National Geographic Expeditions is committed to sustaining the character and integrity of each place we visit—its environment, culture, and heritage, as well as the well-being of its residents. In providing authentic travel experiences, we strive to support local economies in our choice of services. At the same time, we believe that the powerful positive effects of sustainable travel go beyond the long-term economic benefits, inspiring passionate stewards committed to protecting the places we visit.

The state-of-the-art National Geographic Quest, one of the latest additions to the National Geographic-Lindblad fleet, is the first expedition ship ever built from scratch in the U.S.

Also built from scratch in the U.S., the state-of-the-art National Geographic Venture is the newest addition to the National Geographic-Lindblad fleet.

These fully stabilized, nimble vessels were designed to meet the precise needs of our expeditions and features the latest satellite and navigation technology, reinforced Zodiacs,  mudrooms, and a superior viewing experience on decks and in common areas. The ships comfortably accommodates 100 guests in 50 spacious outside cabins.

The National Geographic Venture and Quest traces the coast of North America, bringing travelers to Alaska and British Columbia in the summer, and heading south in the winter to navigate Baja California and the Sea of Cortez as well as Costa Rica and Panama. The ship is designed to navigate narrow inlets and wildlife-rich passageways inaccessible to larger ships.

The NG Venture and NG Quest will arrive at Mare Island Dry Dock in October 2019

See: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/trip-types/ocean/national-geographic-ships/