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
 
Preferred

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
103 mtrs
Tonnage
4,000 tonnes
Maiden Voyage
2003
Pass. Cap. (dbl)
100
Crew Nat.
Australian
Officer Nat.
European
Dining Nat.
Phillipino
Ship Reg.
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

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
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