Search for your ideal Cruise
Where would you like to go?
Departure dates
Cruise type
Cruise line

National Geographic Quest

Why cruise on this ship?

National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves

find your perfect cruise

Dining

Food served aboard is fresh, local, and delicious, and sourced from suppliers who share our 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 our dining room accommodates the entire expedition community in a single seating. During meals your expedition leader, naturalists, and any guest speakers aboard will join you.

Entertaining

You’ll find abundant comfortable spaces to take in the scenery and relax after an active, but exhilarating, day ashore. You’ll quickly know your way around, with the ship feeling like a friendly boutique hotel. With ample deck space and public rooms, however, you can choose to withdraw to a cozy corner by yourself or join others for an engaging conversation and refreshing drink.

National-Geographic-Quest-Lounge_01.jpg

Lounge

The lounge is the heart of our expedition community, where we hold cocktail hour and Recap 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.

Features

Global-Gallery_View1_rev0_2.18.16.jpg

Global Gallery

Discover the talent of local artisans in the places National Geographic Quest ventures in the ship’s global market. The global market is a collection of items made by local residents in the places we explore. It is conveniently located on the ship’s lounge deck. You may find silver jewelry crafted in Alaska, woven baskets from Panama, paintings and books by your naturalist staff, plus expedition clothing and other essentials. Every item purchased in the global market contributes to the Lindblad Artisan Fund, which supports artisans in communities around the world to develop their potential more effectively and successfully. Five percent of all National Geographic Quest’s global market sales will be earmarked for this fund, and the Lindblad-National Geographic Fund will match dollar for dollar what is raised through these earmarks.

Features

Bar

The bar is typically open from 11 a.m. until one hour after lunch begins and from 5 p.m. 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.

Features

National-Geographic-Quest-Deck.jpg

Sundeck

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.

Features

Enrichment

Delfin II boasts a range of expedition equipment, making your journey exciting and filled with new experiences.

Health and fitness

You’ll find abundant comfortable spaces to take in the scenery and relax after an active, but exhilarating, day ashore. You’ll quickly know your way around, with the ship feeling like a friendly boutique hotel. With ample deck space and public rooms, however, you can choose to withdraw to a cozy corner by yourself or join others for an engaging conversation and refreshing drink.

Gym

Conveniently located on the lounge deck, the fitness centre is outfitted with two treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical machines, exercise bands, and sets of small hand weights to use as well.

Features

Kids and teens

Please note: Delfin II does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.

Accommodation

National Geographic Quest comfortably accommodates 100 guests in 50 outside-facing cabins. Cabins are efficiently designed, with sizes range from the 136-square-foot category 1 to the 185-square-foot category 5 suite. 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.

Cabin1  & 2.jpg

Cabins & Suites

Every cabin has two portholes, a large window or balcony, Wi-Fi access, and temperature controls. Bathrooms are modern and stocked with botanically inspired hair products, soap, and shower gel, plus a hairdryer. Every room has outlets and USB outlets for charging your camera gear or electronics, and space for luggage storage.

Deck plans

April-14_2016-Quest_ObservationDark-432x205.png

Observation Deck

  • Bridge
  • Observation Suites
April-14_2016-Quest_LoungeDark-432x205.png

Lounge Deck

  • Gym & Spa
  • Library
  • Global Gallery
  • Viewing Platform
  • Dining Room
April-14_2016-Quest_UpperLight-432x205.png

Upper Deck

  • Category 3 Cabins
  • Category 4 Cabins



April-14_2016-Quest_MainLight-432x205.png

Main Deck

  • Category 1 Cabins
  • Category 2 Cabins


Ship facts
Passengers
100
Crew
Launched
2016
Last refit
Tonnage
t
Length
m
Width
Speed
kts
Decks
4
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD