When completed National Geographic Quest will be the perfect ship to explore from the northern reaches of Alaska's Inside Passage, south to the tropical coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, and through the Canal to Belize. To build her we turned to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, the company that built the beloved National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion—vessels that, with our regular maintenance schedule and recent refurbishment, have been operating successfully for decades. Nichols Brothers has been building boats on beautiful Whidbey Island since 1964 so we entrusted them with the Quest, and we are proud that it will be the first expedition ship of its kind to be made entirely in the U.S.
In addition, Quest achieves some other notable firsts. She will be the first ship in our fleet voyaging in these geographies with step-out balconies (available in 22 of the 50 spacious cabins), plus 6 sets of connecting cabins for families and groups; and a designated mudroom for expedition gear.
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