National Geographic Orion

SMALL LUXURY SHIP (102 GUESTS)

Introduction to the National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion is a modern, elegant ship with an intimate ambiance. She is perfectly suited to luxury Arctic cruising. The window-lined main lounge and library offer spectacular views while the expedition community are gathered each evening for cocktails and a recap of the day’s activities. High atop the vessel, the cosy observation lounge is ideal for taking in the 270º views, or you might choose to brave the outdoor bar (with ambient heaters) on the same deck. The 53 cabins accommodate 102 guests and all are exterior, with most featuring picture windows that connect you with the incredible Arctic landscapes of the Russian Far East.

Built in Germany in 2003 and engineered for maximum safety and comfort, Orion is ice-strengthened and has the latest technology, including large retractable stabilisers, sonar and radar. Its fleet of 14 Zodiacs ensures quick disembarkation and offers the ideal transport for up-close exploration.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION 2020 DATES AND PRICES

Prices in AUD$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsCAT. 1CAT. 2CAT. 3CAT. 4CAT. 5CAT. 6CAT 1 SoloCAT 3 SoloCharter Flight
Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island*31 Aug 2012 Sep 2013Anchorage, Alaska$21,500$23,120$25,750$31,120$35,580$41,420$32,250$38,620$770
Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island*19 Aug 2031 Aug 2013Anchorage, Alaska$21,500$23,120$25,750$31,120$35,580$41,420$32,250$38,620$770
Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island*7 Aug 2019 Aug 2013Anchorage, Alaska$21,500$23,120$25,750$31,120$35,580$41,420$32,250$38,620$770
Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka*17 Jul 207 Aug 2022Anchorage, Alaska$33,930$36,370$39,200$49,140$56,700$65,620$50,900$58,790$390
Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka*14 Jun 205 Jul 2022Anchorage, Alaska$33,930$36,370$39,200$49,140$56,700$65,620$50,900$58,790$390

Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities on-board the National Geographic Orion as well as kayaking.

*Some itineraries require the purchase of a charter flight. The above price is subject to change based on availability and exchange rate. Please contact us to find out more.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION 2021 DATES AND PRICES

Prices in AUD$ – per person twin share (triple share in triple cabins)

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsCAT. 1CAT. 2CAT. 3CAT. 4CAT. 5CAT. 6CAT 1 SoloCAT 3 Solo
Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka* 10 Jun 20212 Jul 202122Anchorage, Alaska$34,990$37,490$40,490$50,670$58,400$67,490$52,690$60,750
Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka* 13 Jul 20213 Aug 202122Anchorage, Alaska$34,990$37,490$40,490$50,670$58,400$67,490$52,690$60,750
Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island*3 Aug 202115 Aug 202113Anchorage, Alaska$22,290$23,740$26,240$31,990$36,240$42,430$33,350$39,590
Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island*15 Aug 202127 Aug 202113Anchorage, Alaska$22,290$23,740$26,240$31,990$36,240$42,430$33,350$39,590

Voyage price includes bar tab & staff gratuities on-board the National Geographic Orion as well as kayaking.

*Some itineraries require the purchase of a charter flight. The above price is subject to change based on availability and exchange rate. Please contact us to find out more.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION 2020 CRUISES

National Geographic Orion Cabins

The National Geographic Orion Cat 6 Owner’s Suite with French Balcony  are room numbers #502, 507, 509*, 510 and are located on the Bridge Deck. 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.

The National Geographic Orion Cat 5 Suite with French Balcony rooms #501, 503-506, 508 are located on the Bridge Deck. These spacious suites feature open living areas and sliding glass doors opening to a shared French balcony. Beds are configurable. 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.

The National Geographic Orion Cat 4 Deluxe Suite with Window rooms #511, 515 are located on the Bridge Deck. 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. 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.

The National Geographic Orion Cat 3S Suite with Window room #512 is located on the Bridge Deck. 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.

The National Geographic Orion Cat 3 Suite with Window rooms #401-412, 414-419 are located on the Upper Deck. 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. 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.

The National Geographic Orion Cat 2 rooms #302-312, 314, 315, 317 are located on the Main Deck. 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.

The National Geographic Orion Cat 1 rooms #316, 318-321 are located on the Main Deck. 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.

The National Geographic Orion Cat 1S rooms #301, 322, 323 are located on the Main Deck. 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.

Deck Plan

deck-plan

Ship Details

Lounge and bar

Library well stocked with polar books & DVDs

Large dining room

Outdoor cafe

Observation lounge

Theatre-style presentation room

Gift shop

Fitness room and massage room

Hot tub and sauna

National Geographic Orion

For passengers utilising pre-expedition package with charter flights to/from Ushuaia (Additional cost AU$1550):
Group transfer from airport to hotel in Santiago (only for flight arrival at set time)
1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast and city tour in Santiago
Group transfer from hotel to airport for charter flight to Ushuaia
Transfers from airport to pier for catamaran cruise including lunch
Group transfer from Ushuaia pier to airport
Charter flight from Ushuaia to Santiago

All passengers:
Cabin accommodation aboard cruise as selected
All meals aboard ship throughout your voyage
Non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as light snacks
Services of Expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
Presentations on history, wildlife, geography, etc.
Zodiac cruises and shore excursions in Antarctica with expedition team
Use of kayaks
A fully-lined windproof, water-resistant parka (note: you are required to provide your own knee-high rubber boots with high-traction soles)
Hairdryer and bathrobes in every cabin
Ushuaia group departure transfer to airport

Staff and Crew: 75

Guests: 102

Lifeboats: 4 Life/tender/rescue boats

Dimensions: Length: 102.7m, Draft: 3.82m, Beam: 14.25m

Stabilisers: Blohm & Voss, retractable fin stabilisers

Speed: 12.5 knots maximum

Built: 2003, Germany

Ice Class: Germanischer Lloyd E3

Operator: National Geographic

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.
We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.