National Geographic Orion

Overview

Technically and aesthetically, Orion is arguably the most sophisticated vessel in its class. The Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships guide describes her as "the latest in the quest to build the ideal expedition cruise ship". Constructed by the world-leading Cassens Shipyard in Emden, and launched in November 2003, she boasts a host of advanced design features including technology that sets new standards in sustainable marine environmental practices.

Although custom-made for expedition cruising, Orion is the epitome of elegance. No expense has been spared when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and the range and caliber of on-board recreational facilities are nothing short of five-star. Orion's luxurious appointments means she is more mega-yacht than cruise ship and her guests are few; around just 50 couples, all cared for in 5-star comfort by a crew of 75. Chart your own path less traveled.  ROV helps you explore the environment.

Technical Specifications

Length: 103 metres
Beam: 14.25 metres
Draft: 3.82 metres
Hull: Ice-reinforced for voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic
Ice Class: E3 (Germanischer Lloyd)
Gross Tonnage: 4,000
Engines: Mak; 8M25; 3,265HP
Speed: 12.5 knots
Stabilisers: Blohm & Voss, retractable fin stabilisers
Manoeuvrability: Bow and stern thrusters
Built: 2003
Delivery Date: November 2003
Builder: Cassens Shipyard-Emden, Germany
Staterooms and Suites: 53
Guest Capacity: 102 (twin occupancy). 19 additional guests may be accommodated in convertible sofa or upper Pullman beds.
Elevator: Yes
Regulations: Orion is built according to the latest international safety regulations, including those of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health, Canadian Arctic Shipping, and St. Lawrence Seaway.
Additional Craft: 10 Zodiac Heavy Duty MK5, 10 Kayaks
Communications: Direct-dial satellite telephones; fax; e-mail; Internet access; internal telephone system

Accomodations

Accommodation on-board Orion comprises 31 Suites and 22 Staterooms.

Every room offers you ocean views, room to relax during the day and a choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements. All of the Staterooms and Suites have the same high standard of amenity. The marble bathrooms are well appointed, with Grohe tapware, Lanvin toiletries, fluffy towels and robes. All rooms offer conveniences such as ample storage space, complementary 24-hour room service, a flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, internet connectivity, a personal safe, hairdryer and a mini-refrigerator continuously stocked with complimentary bottled water.

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Rates 2014-2015
Cat 1
Oval Window
Cat 2
Main Deck
Cat 3
Suite
Cat 4
Deluxe Suite
Cat 5
Balcony Suite
Cat 6
Owners Suite
Cat 1
Solo
Cat 3
Solo
Charter
Air
Photography
- Sold Out -
$21,360
Full
$22,890
Full
$25,090
Full
$30,780
Full
$35,520
Full
$41,190
Full
$31,990
Full
$37,630
Full
$790
 
Photography
Full
$21,360
Full
$22,890
Full
$25,090
Full
$30,780
Full
$35,520
Full
$41,190
Full
$31,990
Full
$37,630
Full
$790
 
Photography
- Sold Out -
$21,360
Full
$22,890
Full
$25,090
Full
$30,780
Full
$35,520
Full
$41,190
Full
$31,990
Full
$37,630
Full
$790
 
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Cat 1
Oval Window
Cat 2
Main Deck
Cat 3
Suite
Cat 4
Deluxe Suite
Cat 5
Balcony Suite
Cat 6
Owners Suite
Cat 1
Solo
Cat 3
Solo
Charter
Air
Photography
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$13,940
 
$15,460
 
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$21,250
 
$24,740
 
$19,450
 
$23,180
 
$850
 
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$13,990
 
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$16,700
 
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$22,950
 
$26,720
 
$21,010
 
$25,030
 
$850
 
Photography
$13,990
 
$15,050
 
$16,700
 
$20,030
 
$22,950
 
$26,720
 
$21,010
 
$25,030
 
$850
 
Photography
$12,970
 
$13,940
 
$15,460
 
$18,550
 
$21,250
 
$24,740
 
$19,450
 
$23,180
 
$850
 
Photography
$22,430
 
$24,030
 
$26,340
 
$32,320
 
$37,300
 
$43,250
 
$33,590
 
$39,510
 
$850
 
Photography
$22,430
 
$24,030
 
$26,340
 
$32,320
 
$37,300
 
$43,250
 
$33,590
 
$39,510
 
$850
 
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Orion Deck Plan


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Orion Cabin Descriptions


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