The inaugural voyage of Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Quest set sail yesterday from Juneau on an eight-day journey through Southeast Alaska.
The 100-passenger ship will sail through the popular “Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness” itinerary through August 26, and will finish off the Alaska season with “Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia” set to departure September 2, 2017.
The ship will continue to travel throughout the Pacific Northwest in a series of new trips between Seattle and Vancouver. It will make stops in the San Juan Islands, Victoria, Alert Bay, and other far reaching stops in British Columbia’s channels and fjords. Commencing in December 2017, she will travel south for treks in Costa Rica and Panama before new voyages in Belize and Guatemala starting in February, 2018.
National Geographic Quest has 50 rooms and suites ranging from 136-square feet to 185-square feet. Nearly half of the cabins feature small balconies with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that allow for great views and natural lights. There are 12 cabins that connect through a doorway, ideal for families. All cabins have two portholes, a large window, or balcony, Wi-Fi access, and temperature controls.
Weather allowing, guests can take meals outside onto the lounge deck. There is also a bar, sundeck for morning classes, fitness center, and lounge.
The all-inclusive excursion includes meals, hotels listed in the itinerary, meals on land, sightseeing and entrance fees, excursions, and transfers.