NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION

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About the National Geographic Orion

Built in Germany in 2003, the National Geographic Orion is a purpose built luxury cruise vessel with a focus on elegance. Fully stabilized with an ice-strengthened hull and state of the art navigation system, the Orion is more than capable of dealing with Antarctica’s harsh environment.

The National Geographic Orion is one of the most luxurious ships operating in Antarctica. Carrying just over 100 passengers, the Orion’s small size gives the ship an almost super-yacht feel. The ship offers up exceptional elegance, intimate ambiance and high quality fittings. With over 75 crew on board, the service aboard the Orion is second to none and you’ll always be able to relax and enjoy your surroundings in comfort. Freshly baked bread, panoramic views, spa center, sun deck dining and massage therapy are just a number of reasons why the Orion is regarded as one of the most popular cruise ships in Antarctica.

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Ship Specifications and Activites

Specifications

  • Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship
  • Crew : 75
  • Passengers: 102
  • Cabins : 53
  • Length : 338
  • Speed : 12.5
  • Beam : 47
  • Draft : 13
  • Voltage : 220V

Activites

On board Lectures: Included in price

Shore-Based Walking: Included in price

Photography Workshops: Included in price

On Board Facilites

Public Area Facilites

The national Geographic Orion is a luxury cruise ship designed to give people a fabulous Antarctic experience within 5 star comfort.

The Orion is a small vessel which allows the ship to make daily shore landings. With a number of zodiacs on board, passengers will never miss a single photo opportunity or wildlife viewing.

With luxury in mind, the facilities on board the Orion are second to none with only the finest fittings and furnishings. Facilities include Gymnasium and Health Spa, Lecture Theatre, Hospital & Infirmary, Library with Internet Access, Restaurant, Lounge & Outdoor Cafe, Sun Deck with Jacuzzi and Outdoor Bar, Mud Room, Boutique and Salon and Glass Elevator.

Cabin Facilites

Like the public areas, the cabins on the Orion are luxurious and well appointed.

The Orion’s accommodation comprises of 31 Suites and 22 Staterooms. Every cabin on board the Orion comes with sea views. All cabins are equipped with flatscreen TV/DVD player, climate control, armchairs, spacious marble bathrooms with good sized glass showers, toiletries, spa robe/towel, hair dryer, internet, refrigerator, Expedition Essential Kit and personal safe.

You can read more about each cabin below the deck plan.

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Deck Plan and Cabin Information

 

Main Deck – Cabin comes with two twin beds or one queen bed, large window, reading lamps armchair, flat screen TV and temperature controls.

Main Deck – Cabin comes with two twin beds or one queen bed, large window, reading lamps armchair, flat screen TV and temperature controls.

Upper Deck – Beds are arranged for number of people. Large window, sofa and armchairs (or two armchairs), desk, flat screen TV, reading lamps and climate controls.

Bridge Deck – Beds are configurable depending on number of people in cabin. Separate seating areas with a chair and armchair, two-cushion sofa facing a large window, flat screen TV, reading lamps and climate controls.

Bridge Deck – Beds are configurable depending on how many people in cabin. Suites are spacious and come with open living areas, sitting chairs/couch and sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

Bridge Deck – Owner’s suites are spacious and feature a balcony. (Please note that cabin 509 does not have a balcony). Suites come with spacious bathrooms, large shower and separate soaking tub with window, large separate living area with a couch and two bucket chairs.

Main Deck – Queen or double bed. Cabin comes with with a window or two portholes, climate controls, writing desk and chair, reading lamps and a flatscreen TV.

Bridge Deck – Cabin comes with two twin beds, large window, two armchairs, small table, reading lamps, a flatscreen TV and temperature controls.

Prices and Itineraries

Below is a table detailing the National Geographic Orion’s trips and prices for the 2017/18 season. All prices are per person and in US dollars. Please note that all prices are estimates only. Antarctica Guide do not sell tours, we simply provide impartial advice. If you would like an exact quote with our recommended specialist then please click here.

Per Person USD – Rates 2017-2018 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
Antarctica via Falklands and South Georgia – Nov 07 – Nov 30, 2017 (24 days)

$23,795 $25,495 $27,945 $34,295 $39,575 $45,885 $35,695 $41,915
Antarctica via Falklands and South Georgia – Nov 27 – Dec 20, 2017 (24 days)

$23,795 $25,495 $27,945 $34,295 $39,575 $45,885 $35,695 $41,915
Classic Antarctica Cruise – Dec 17 – Dec 30, 2017 (14 days)

$14,865 $15,975 $17,695 $21,295 $24,345 $28,345 $22,295 $26,535
Classic Antarctica Cruise – Dec 17 – Dec 27 – Jan 09, 2018 (14 days)
$14,865 $15,975 $17,695 $21,295 $24,345 $28,345 $22,295 $26,535
Classic Antarctica Cruise – Jan 06 – Jan 19, 2018 (14 days)

$13,765 $14,795 $16,395 $19,725 $22,545 $26,245 $20,645 $24,595
Classic Antarctica Jan 16 – Jan 29, 2018 (14 days)

$13,765 $14,795 $16,395 $19,725 $22,545 $26,245 $20,645 $24,595
Antarctica via South Georgia and the Falklands – Jan 26 – Feb 18, 2018 (24 days)

$23,795 $25,495 $27,945 $34,295 $39,575 $45,885 $35,695 $41,915
Antarctica via South Georgia and the Falklands – Feb 15 – Mar 10, 2018 (24 days)

$23,795 $25,495 $27,945 $34,295 $39,575 $45,885 $35,695 $41,915

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