National Geographic Orion

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Antarctica, Europe, Borneo and Western Australia

National Geographic Orion, owned and operated by Lindblad Expeditions, is a purpose built, state-of-the-art expedition ship designed to explore Antarctica and Arctic as well as Europe.

With only 53 cabins for up to 102 passengers, Orion has been designed for expeditionary cruising at a very comfortable level. All cabins are spacious with ample room to store the clothing layers required in Antarctica, categories one and two offer a seating area and large oval windows whilst those above are larger with picture windows and separate seating areas. Some have balconies for the best views of the scenery from the comfort of the cabin. Spacious public areas include the window-lined lounge and library, observation deck, lecture theatre plus outdoor deck space, great for photographing any sighted whales.

Orion’s ice-strengthened hull enables extensive polar exploration, whilst her size allows for access to remote areas inaccessible to the larger cruise ships. She is fully equipped with zodiacs, kayaks and even an ROV to explore the oceans and feed-back live video streams from the depths. The expedition team comprises expert naturalists, scientists, guest speakers, photography instructors plus National Geographic photographers to truly enhance their passengers’ experience.

Sample voyage aboard the National Geographic Orion: Faces in the Forest, a ten day trip in Borneo; Kimberley Expeditions, a ten day voyagethrough through northwestern Australia.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Antarctica Cruises into a greater Antarctic holiday. Take a look at Sailing through Borneo with Lindblad Expeditions as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

National Geographic Orion Information

Location & Getting There

National Geographic Orion, owned and operated by Lindblad Expeditions, is a purpose built, state-of-the-art expedition ship designed to explore Antarctica as well as various interesting tropical destinations such as Borneo, Indonesia and the Kimberley in Western Australia.

Accommodation

With only 53 cabins for up to 102 passengers, all cabins are spacious with ample room for storage and relaxation. Categories one and two offer a sitting area and large oval windows, while those above are larger with picture windows and separate sitting areas. Some cabins have balconies for the best views of the ocean from the comfort of the cabin.

Facilities

- Observation lounge
- Library
- Lecture theatre
- Spa & hot tub
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar

Activities

Orion’s ice-strengthened hull enables extensive polar exploration, while her size allows for access to remote areas inaccessible to the larger cruise ships. She is fully equipped with zodiacs, kayaks and even an ROV to explore the oceans and feed-back live video streams from the depths. The expedition team comprises of expert naturalists, scientists, guest speakers, photography instructors plus National Geographic photographers to truly enhance their passengers’ experience.

Children

Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.

National Geographic Orion Price Guide

4 out of 5

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