National Geographic Orion

Cruise on board Lindblad Expeditions's National Geographic Orion

Built in 2003, the National Geographic Orion is designed to travel the four corners of the globe in complete self-sufficiency. It is engineered for comfort and safety, with an ice strength hull, and bow and stern thrusters to manoeuvre close to shore. Combined with its elegant fit-out, this makes the National Geographic Orion a unique boat that visits remote and wild destinations in extraordinary comfort.

Aboard there are 53 cabins accommodating 102 guests. All rooms feature outside windows, individual climate control, and generous bathrooms. A number of cabins also boast French balconies.

Public spaces are designed to capture the sweeping views during each journey of discovery. The main lounge is the heart of the ship where guests gather for briefings and the tradition of the daily recap. It's also a hub for socialising with cocktail hours each evening. Nearby is the more intimate observation lounge and library.

Activities are exploration focussed, with a fleet of 14 zodiacs delving deeper into each region visited. There is also a glass bottom, kayaks, snorkelling gear, and access to the remotely operated underwater vehicle.  Scuba diving is enjoyed at select locations for an extra cost.  After a day of exploration, guests can enjoy the opulent relaxation facilities aboard such as massages, the sauna, hot tub and fitness centre.

The National Geographic Islander travels the globe, visiting destinations such as Antarctica, Iceland, Sardinia, the Baltics and Mediterranean.

For more information about cruises available on the National Geographic Orion, contact our expert cruise consultants on 1300 769 228. We can assist you with further information about the destinations it travels to and take care of your travel needs.

Onboard Activities

Kids

Dining

Dining is a journey of discovery in itself and comprises the freshest of ingredients that are sustainably sourced where possible. The philosophy aboard is to adapt to the environment, meaning on any day, meals may be extravagant barbecues, a la carte dining or served al fresco, depending on conditions. All meals are open seating and the menu is devised by an internationally renowned chef.

Facilities

Food and Drink Cafe, Restaurant,

Fitness Fitness Center, Wellness Centre,

Relaxation Hot Tubs, Sauna,

Recreational Library,

Other Medical Centre,

Entertainment Photography Talks, Seminars, Small Shore Excursions with Guides, Theatre,

National Geographic Orion Cruise Deals

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South American West Coast

14 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 27 Oct 2017
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South America West Coast

13 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 28 Oct 2017
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Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island

11 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 31 Oct 2017
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South America West Coast

9 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 01 Nov 2017
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

21 night cruise sailing from Buenos Aires aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 28 Nov 2017
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

12 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 17 Dec 2017
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

12 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 27 Dec 2017
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

12 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 06 Jan 2018
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

12 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 16 Jan 2018
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

21 night cruise sailing from Buenos Aires aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 27 Jan 2018
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

21 night cruise sailing from Buenos Aires aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 16 Feb 2018
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Tales of Pacific

17 night cruise sailing from Santiago aboard the National Geographic Orion.
Departs 27 Mar 2018
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Decks

Bridge Deck
Expedition Deck
Main Deck
Observation Deck
Upper Deck

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National Geographic Orion
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Cabins

Solo Cabin
Cabin type: outside (1S)
Solo Cabin
Outside Cabin
Cabin type: outside (01)
Outside Cabin
Owner’s Suite with Balcony
Cabin type: suite (06)
Owner’s Suite with Balcony
Deluxe Suite with Window
Cabin type: suite (04)
Deluxe Suite with Window
Suite with Window
Cabin type: suite (03)
Suite with Window
Suite with Balcony
Cabin type: suite (05)
Suite with Balcony
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