national geographic orion luxury polar expedition vessel

National Geographic Orion

  • Vessel details

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION

    Designed and purpose built in Germany in 2003 specifically for expedition travel, National Geographic Orion was created from the outset to explore the far corners of the Earth in complete self-sufficiency. 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. Best of all, Orion is equipped with a glass-bottom Zodiac that enables remarkably clear, gratifying observations of the undersea for those who prefer to stay dry. 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. The privilege of wildness and the luxury of comfort. 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.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury expedition vessel
    • Affiliated with National Geographic
    • Dining room & Outdoor Cafe
    • Lounge
    • Theatre
    • Observation Lounge & Library
    • Open Bridge
    • Mud room
    • Elevator
    • Sundeck
    • Wellness program
    • Fitness Centre
    • Health Spa
    • Hot Tub.
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 6
    Guests #: 102
    Crew #: 75
    Ice Class: E3
    Speed: 15
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 102m
    Width: 14
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 3984
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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  • Cabin options

    Premier Cabins

    1 - Superior cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin or double cabin with all the luxury finishings

    Description

    Cabins feature a luminous oval window and configurable beds: two single beds, two beds converted to a queen-size bed, or a queen size bed. An armchair, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. Dinner is served in the dining room, located on this deck.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    1 - Superior cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Twin or double cabin with all the luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    2 - Superior cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2

    Twin or double cabin with all the luxury finishings

    Description

    Cabins feature a luminous oval window and configurable beds: two single beds, two beds converted to a queen-size bed, or a queen size bed. An armchair, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized, and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. Dinner is served in the dining room, located on this deck.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    2 - Superior cabin with Window

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Twin or double cabin with all the luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    3 - Suite with Window

    m2 / 0ft2

    Suite with twin or double beds, large window and all the luxury finishings

    Description

    These suites feature a sitting area with a large window, a sofa–except slightly smaller #401 & #402–an armchair or two, writing/laptop desk, reading lamps, flat screen TV, & climate controls. Beds are configurable (call for details). Marble bathrooms include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. The main lounge is the social heart of the ship, on this deck, along with the outdoor café where breakfast & lunch are served.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    3 - Suite with Window

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Suite with twin or double beds, large window and all the luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    4 - Deluxe Suite

    m2 / 0ft2

    Deluxe Suite with separate sitting area, twin or dobule beds and all the luxury finishings

    Description

    These two suites feature separate sleeping and sitting areas, with a chair and armchair and a two-cushion sofa facing an expansive window. Beds are configurable (call for details). Ample storage, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    4 - Deluxe Suite

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Deluxe Suite with separate sitting area, twin or dobule beds and all the luxury finishings
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    Premier Cabins

    5 - Suite with French Balcony

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    Spacious Suite with balcony, twin or double beds and superior location

    Description

    These spacious suites feature open living areas and sliding glass doors opening to a shared French balcony. Beds are configurable (call for details.) A sitting area with arm chairs and a sofa, a writing/laptop desk, well-placed reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the decor. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    5 - Suite with French Balcony

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Spacious Suite with balcony, twin or double beds and superior location
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    Premier Cabins

    6 - Owner's Suite with French Balcony

    m2 / 0ft2

    The epitome of luxure, is the Owner's Suite aboard the Orion

    Description

    These large, elegant suites feature a French balcony, with the exception of #509 which has double windows. Each provides a separate living area with a sofa and two arm chairs, except for #502, which uniquely offers a 'soaking tub with a view' in addition to a shower stall and expansive vanity. All cabins have reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    6 - Owner's Suite with French Balcony

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    The epitome of luxure, is the Owner's Suite aboard the Orion
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    Premier Cabins

    1S - Superior Single cabin

    m2 / 0ft2

    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning single traveller

    Description

    These solo cabins feature a window or two portholes, a queen-size bed, except for #301 which has a double bed, writing desk and chair, climate controls, reading lamps, and a TV. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a roomy shower stall with a glass door. Dinner is served in the dining room, located on this deck.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    1S - Superior Single cabin

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning single traveller
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    Premier Cabins

    3S - Suite with Window

    m2 / 0ft2

    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning single traveller

    Description

    This solo suite features two beds and two large windows, plus two armchairs and small table, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls. The marble bathroom is generously sized and includes a spacious shower stall with a glass door.

    Cabin Features

    • - Individual climate control
    • - Flat panel TV with several channels
    • - Environmentally-inspired bath products

    3S - Suite with Window

    m2 / 0ft2
    Individual climate control
    Single cabin, perfect for the decerning single traveller
    View Cabin
This Ship's voyages

Available for booking

national geographic orion luxury antarctica cruise

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

National Geographic Orion
102
12 days

An authentic Antarctica cruise with the pioneering National Geographic expedition team.

Available

Available for booking

national geographic orion luxury antarctica cruise

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

National Geographic Orion
102
12 days

An authentive Antarctic expedition with a pioneering expedition team.

Available

Available for booking

national geographic orion luxury antarctica cruise

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

National Geographic Orion
102
12 days

An authentive Antarctic expedition with a pioneering expedition team.

Available