National Geographic Orion


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.

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.

Ship Data

Rating
5 Star
Cruise Line
Lindblad Expeditions

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
103 mtrs
Tonnage
4,000 tonnes
Maiden Voyage
2003
Passenger Capacity
100
Crew Nationality
Australian
Officer Nationality
European
Dining Staff Nat.
Phillipino
Ship Registration
Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • 220 volts 50/60 hertz. All cabins have 2-prong European outlets and adaptors accommodating Australian 3-prong flat plugs are provided
  • Ample closet space
  • DVD/CD Player
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryers
  • Internet access
  • Marble bathroom with shower
  • Mini refridgerator
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sitting Area

Ship Facilities

  • Boutique
  • Constellation Restaurant
  • Constellation Restaurant
  • Cosmos Lecture Theatre
  • Delphinius Outdoor Cafe
  • Galaxy Lounge
  • Gymnasium
  • Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Hospital
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Leda Lounge & Cocktail Bar
  • Library
  • Marina Platforms
  • Mud Room
  • Observation Lounge
  • Outdoor Bar
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Sun Deck
  • Vega Health Spa
  • Wireless Internet Connection
  • Zodiac Embarkation Platform

Orion, Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island ex Nome Return

Departs 19 August 2020 from Nome, Alaska on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Nome roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island ex Nome Return

Departs 31 August 2020 from Nome, Alaska on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Nome roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Best of Chilean Patagonia ex Santiago Return

Departs 23 October 2020 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
8 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia aboard National Geographic Orion. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Santiago, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Chilean Fjords & Staten Island ex Santiago Return

Departs 27 October 2020 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia aboard National Geographic Orion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Santiago.

8 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Antarctica & Patagonia ex Santiago Return

Departs 4 November 2020 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
16 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales aboard National Geographic Orion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Santiago.

17 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Best of Chilean Patagonia ex Santiago Return

Departs 16 November 2020 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
8 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia aboard National Geographic Orion. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Santiago, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Chilean Fjords & Staten Island ex Santiago Return

Departs 20 November 2020 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia aboard National Geographic Orion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Santiago.

8 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Journey to Antarctica ex Santiago Return

Departs 8 December 2020 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Santigao.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Journey to Antarctica ex Santiago Return

Departs 18 December 2020 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Santigao.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Journey to Antarctica ex Santiago Return

Departs 7 January 2021 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Santigao.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Journey to Antarctica ex Santiago Return

Departs 17 January 2021 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Santigao.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Journey to Antarctica ex Santiago Return

Departs 27 January 2021 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Santigao.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Journey to Antarctica ex Santiago Return

Departs 6 February 2021 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Santigao.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Antarctica South Georgia & Falklands ex Santiago Return

Departs 16 February 2021 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
20 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard National Geographic Orion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Santiago.

21 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Best of Chilean Patagonia ex Santiago Roundtrip

Departs 8 March 2021 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Santiago and post-cruise in Torres del Paine & Puerto Natales.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Chilean Fjords & Staten Island ex Santiago Roundtrip

Departs 8 March 2021 from Santiago, Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Santiago.

8 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Tales of the Pacific ex Easter Island to Papeete

Departs 30 March 2021 from Easter Island (Hanga Roa), Chile on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Easter Island to Papeete aboard National Geographic Orion.

14 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, French Polynesian Discovery ex Papeete to Hiva Oa

Departs 16 May 2021 from Papeete, Tahiti on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Papeete to Hiva Oa aboard National Geographic Orion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Papeete.

8 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Across the Bering Sea ex Anchorage (Seward) to Nome

Departs 10 June 2021 from Seward, Alaska on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
21 Night cruise departing from Seward to Nome onboard National Geographic Orion.

21 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Bering Sea Wilderness ex Nome to Anchorage (Seward)

Departs 1 July 2021 from Nome, Alaska on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
12 Night cruise departing from Nome to Seward onboard National Geographic Orion.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Orion, Across the Bering Sea ex Anchorage (Seward) to Nome

Departs 13 July 2021 from Seward, Alaska on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Orion.
21 Night cruise departing from Seward to Nome onboard National Geographic Orion.

21 night cruise from Request Online

Category 3S

Cat 3S Suite with Window #512. 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.

Category 06

Cat 6 Owner’s Suite with French Balcony #502, 507, 509*, 510. 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.

Category 05

Click cabin categories for more information 04 05 06 3S next prev Images are representative of the cabin category. Some aspects of individual cabins may vary. Details Cat 5 Suite with French Balcony #501, 503-506, 508. 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.

Category 04

Cat 4 Deluxe Suite with Window #511, 515. 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.

Category 03

Cat 3 Suite with Window #401-412, 414-419. 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.

Category 02

Cat 2 #302-312, 314, 315, 317. 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.

Category 01

Cat 1 #316, 318-321. 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.

  • 220 volts 50/60 hertz. All cabins have 2-prong European outlets and adaptors accommodating Australian 3-prong flat plugs are provided
  • Ample closet space
  • DVD/CD Player
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryers
  • Internet access
  • Marble bathroom with shower
  • Mini refridgerator
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sitting Area
  • Boutique
  • Constellation Restaurant
  • Constellation Restaurant
  • Cosmos Lecture Theatre
  • Delphinius Outdoor Cafe
  • Galaxy Lounge
  • Gymnasium
  • Hair & Beauty Salon
  • Hospital
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Leda Lounge & Cocktail Bar
  • Library
  • Marina Platforms
  • Mud Room
  • Observation Lounge
  • Outdoor Bar
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Sun Deck
  • Vega Health Spa
  • Wireless Internet Connection
  • Zodiac Embarkation Platform