The state-of-the-art National Geographic Orion serves as our luxurious base camp for voyages to the far-flung corners of the planet. A fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, the Orion is at home navigating polar ice as well as small harbors in Europe. The ship is equipped with kayaks and Zodiac landing craft, diving and snorkeling gear, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world.
An undersea specialist, a National Geographic–Lindblad-certified photography instructor, a video chronicler, a full-time doctor, an elevator, a fitness center, a spa treatment room, a sauna, and laundry service. Wi-Fi is available in cabins and public spaces. A National Geographic Photography Expert accompanies every departure. Two dive masters accompany the South Pacific voyages.
- 102 guests
- Year refurbished: 2013
- 53 cabins
- 4 solo cabins
- Located on the Main Deck in rooms #316, 318, 319-321, accompanied by a large oval window
- Located on the Main Deck in rooms #302-312, 314, 315, 317, accompanied by a large oval window
Category 1 Solo
Located on the Main Deck in rooms #301, 322, 323, accompanied by multiple oval windows
Suites with a large window located on the Upper Deck in rooms #401-412, 414-419
Deluxe Suites with a large window located on the Bridge Deck in rooms #511, 515
Suites with a balcony located on the Bridge Deck in rooms #501, 503-506, 508
Owner’s Suites with a balcony located on the Bridge Deck in rooms #502, 507, 509, 510
Category 3 Solo
Suite with a window located on the Bridge Deck in room #512