National Geographic Quest
Launched in 2017, the National Geographic Quest was designed with more than 50 years of expedition heritage and built in the U.S.A. The ship sets a new standard in exploration comfort and style.
Informal ambiance and relaxed attitude: There’s no need to dress up—life aboard ship is casual. There is no assigned seating in the dining room, which makes for easy mingling and the fun of sharing breakfast, lunch, or dinner with different new friends, staff, or guest speakers. Independent travelers can count on a welcome everywhere they turn. Plus, you're invited to visit the bridge to watch the calm business of ship navigation unfold.
Cabins: Accommodating 100 guests, all 50 cabins have a window or portholes, and many cabins on the Upper Deck have step-out balconies. Each cabin has private facilities and climate control.
Public Areas: The inviting public spaces include a spacious lounge, which is the center of the expedition community. Featuring a full service bar and facilities for presentations, travelers gather here for talks, daily Recap, and just mingling with others. The bow and sundeck are other gathering places, where guests mingle with staff and scan the river and shoreline for wildlife. Guest Internet access is available and the ship features a library and an elevator.
Expedition Equipemt: The ship is equipped with a fleet of 8 Zodiacs and 24 kayaks, as well as a hydrophone, splashcam, underwater video camera, and video microscope.
Cuisine: Throughout your cruise you have myriad opportunities to taste the bounty of the Pacific Northwest—when you visit local farm stands and at every meal aboard ship since the chef provisions the ship with food harvested along the river. So breakfast, lunch, and dinner feature fresh, local fare. There are fish or meat and vegetarian choices at every meal, and our chef will happily accommodate other special diet requests.
Local wines served aboard ship represent the various growing areas and the grape varieties that embody the region's best—including vintners you visit on this voyage. And the regional craft beers are on the radar of beer cognoscenti nationwide. Enjoy complimentary tastings during the evening recap and at dinner as a way to experience the full richness and diversity of the Pacific Northwest.
Wellness: The ship is staffed by a wellness specialist and features a gym with an elliptical machine, treadmill, exercycle, and handweights. There is also a morning stretch class with the wellness specialist. Treatments in the spa are available by appointment. During your voyage, hikes, short trail walks, bicycle rides, and kayaking offer a connection with the natural world.