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Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition
Length: 103 metres
Passenger Capacity: 102 (in 53 cabins)
Built: 2003 / Refurbished 2014
Engineered for maximum comfort and safety, Orion is equipped with the latest technology including large retractable stabilizers, sonar, radar, and an ice-strengthened hull. A shallow draft plus bow and stern thrusters provide the convenience of being able to maneuver close to shore. 14 Zodiacs ensure quick disembarkation and offer the ideal transport for up-close exploration.
National Geographic Orion meets strict specifications for environmental protection and the on board waste management systems meet the stringent Antarctic operational standards enabling us to travel to the most pristine environments. A host of advanced design features and technology ensures sustainable marine environmental practices.
National Geographic Orion accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins, including several with balconies. She is spacious and modern, with a variety of public rooms that offer panoramic views of the passing landscape. Friendly and informal, Orion fosters a welcoming atmosphere where like-minded guests share in exceptional experiences and enrichment.
Her public rooms include a dramatic window-lined main lounge, as well as an observation lounge and library perched at the very top of the ship, with plentiful observation decks. The spacious lounge is the heart of our expedition community, and is suited for spirited cocktail hours, informative presentations and our nightly tradition of Recap. In addition, a dedicated theater provides a unique setting for specialist presentations or films and slideshows. Both the main dining room and outside buffet easily accommodate all guests at once for open seating dining. On selected nights, weather permitting, our dining room menu is also available on the outside deck.
While Orion interiors are elegant, life aboard is always casual, with no need for formal clothing. And you’ll find shipboard services like laundry, in-room cabled internet, and public-area wifi.
InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa Extension. From (1820.00 AUD)
Post-trip, 3 days On the isle of Moorea, volcanic peaks rise from sapphire seas in an explosion of emerald-green splendor, creating an arresting backdrop for a French Polynesian escape. Settle into your waterfront accommodation and enjoy a selection of activities with a complimentary $150 resort credit. Kayak, snorkel, and paddleboard among pristine coral reefs, unwind on white-sand beaches, and explore dense tropical forest where bright hibiscus blooms and rare birds roost.
Marquesas to Hawaii Extension. From (1970.00 USD)
Add a 9-day extension to your voyage. Take to the sparkling seas of the Pacific and follow in the path of the ancient Polynesian Wayfinders. Learn about this incredible skill and about the Polynesian people from our onboard Cultural Specialists, Tua Pittman and Christina Thompson. Work with National Geographic Expert (and Native Hawaiian) Keolu Fox to discover more about the links between human genetic variation and disease in underrepresented populations. Learn photography tips from National Geographic Photographer Randy Olson, whose work has focused on disappearing cultures. Spend time on the bridge with our knowledgeable officers and learn about modern day navigation and chart plotting, as you cross the Equator from southern to northern hemispheres. Take time to marvel at the largest body of water on the planet—the Pacific Ocean. Continue north to the Hawaiian Islands and join us for two days exploring the Big Island of Hawaii and the incredible history and nature that embody this paradise. Learn about Captain Cook’s last, fateful visit and explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park along with spectacular Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world.
The Brando, Tetiaroa Extension. From (4575.00 USD)
Pre- or Post-Trip Idyllically sited on the atoll of Tetiaroa, The Brando features a level of quality that more than merits its mystique. Built on land Marlon Brando purchased in the 60’s after falling in love with the region and his Tahitian co-star while shooting Mutiny on the Bounty, and inspired by his original vision, it is an exceptional way to start or cap off any of our South Pacific itineraries. Accessible by a 20-minute private plane ride from Tahiti, the lodge features one- to three-bedroom private villas, set among palm trees, and each with its own plunge pool. It’s a rare chance to enjoy your own private island experience where white sand beaches meet azure seas frequented by sea turtles, manta rays, and exotic birds. Enjoy access to two restaurants that are under the guidance of a Michelin-starred chef. Take advantage of a spa offering holistic treatments set on a pond where Tahitian royalty once gathered to undergo beauty rituals. Or get active with a host of island activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, kite surfing, natural history walks, and much more. Rates (2 night minimum required) Low Season (Apr 1 - Jun 30): $4,575 per villa per night (including taxes) High Season (Jun 30 - Oct 31): $5,130 per villa per night (including taxes) Private Flight Required Air Tetiaroa: $535 per person, round trip
BOOK 2 OR MORE AND SAVE 10%
Book two or more South Pacific voyages aboard National Geographic Orion and take 10% off each voyage. Savings is applicable to back-to-back or non-consecutive voyages.
$1,200 CREDIT ON SOUTH PACIFIC VOYAGES
Book a South Pacific voyage aboard National Geographic Orion and receive a one-time special saving offer of $1,200 towards the cost of your voyage. Book by Jul. 31, 2019.
FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
We will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Orion voyages.
SOLO PREMIUM OFFER WAIVED FOR SOLO EXPLORERS
For solo travelers who choose to stay aboard and extend their voyage to Hawai'i, the solo premium will be waived for the entire journey (Categories 1S and 3S only). Book by Dec.31, 2019.
COMPLIMENTARY STAY IN HAWAII
We've also enhanced your experience with three additional complimentary nights in Hawaii. Enjoy three additional nights on Kona after disembarking the National Geographic Orion.
Prices online do not show the discounted rates. Terms and Conditions apply, special offer is subject to availability, please contact us for more details.