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National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion

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National Geographic Orion was specifically designed to travel to the furthest corners of the world completely independent of any support system. This allows guests onboard the unique opportunity to explore parts of the world rarely seen by mankind. All of this happens while guests have place to return to for a hot meal and relaxing accommodations to recharge batteries for tomorrow's adventures.

National Geographic Orion comes complete with 10 Zodiacs, small watercraft, that are able to quickly transport all 102 guests ashore. In addition to guests, National Geographic Orion carries multiple experts in a variety of fields. These experts will provide lectures, hands-on learning experiences, and even informal Q & A's to help guests get the most out of their experience. Expert divers are onboard and use professional camera equipment to give guests a glimpse at what lies beneath the surface of the sea.

Despite being in such remote locales, guests onboard National Geographic Orion will receive some of the best food available. All of this food is sourced from sustainable areas which ensures that the environmental impact of every cruise is kept to an absolute minimum. In addition to this, all operating procedures and waste management systems meet the standards fro Antarctic traveling which allows for every trip to remain as beautiful as the last.

National Geographic Orion Facts

Inaugural Year: 2003
Country of Registration: Marshall Islands
Guest Occupancy*: 102
Crew: 75
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 1.36
Length: 337 feet
Beam: 46 feet
Passenger Decks: 5

Total: 53
Suites, with balcony: 10
Suites, without balcony: 21
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 22
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Onboard Experts
Every Lindblad Expeditions cruise features the company of many exploration experts. These experts can range from naturalists and archaeologists to underwater divers and even National Geographic photographers. During the course of every cruise these experts will teach passengers about the surrounding wildlife and even give hands-on demonstration of local techniques. They will even be onboard during evenings for a private talk over cocktails or an impromptu lecture during dinner.

Included Excursions
All excursions and explorations on National Geographic Orion are included in the cruise price. That means guests get to spend more time experiencing and less time worrying. From wildlife viewings to visits with local peoples, all will be provided for you.

National Geographic Orion Deals

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Our special offers on National Geographic Orion cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.

National Geographic Orion Cruise Destinations

Here are the destinations National Geographic Orion sails in. Call us at 1-866-214-7447 for more info:
Antartica Cruises on National Geographic Orion
Antarctica Cruises on National Geographic Orion
South America Cruises on National Geographic Orion
South America Cruises on National Geographic Orion
South Pacific Cruises on National Geographic Orion
South Pacific Cruises on National Geographic Orion
Tahiti Cruises on National Geographic Orion
Tahiti Cruises on National Geographic Orion
Jump to: Suites - Oceanviews
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Owners Suite Owner's Suite(Category 6)
Located on: Bridge Deck

Owner's Suites feature both a living and separate sleeping area. French balconies allow for open air viewing of the passing seas.
Suite with Balcony Suites with Balcony (Category 5)
Located on: Bridge Deck

Suites with Balcony feature a French Balcony with sliding glass door that opens to a Juliette Balcony.
Oceanview Suite Oceanview Suite (Categories 3S and 4)
Located on: Bridge Deck

Oceanview Suites feature large windows for exceptional views.



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Oceanview Oceanview (Categories 1 and 2)
Located on: Main Deck

Oceanviews feature large windows for exceptional views.
Solo Oceanview Solo Oceanview (Category 1S)
Located on: Main Deck

Solo Oceanviews are staterooms for one that also feature great views of the surrounding area.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

National Geographic Orion Deck Plans

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Category 6 Category 6

The deck plans of National Geographic Orion provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Lindblad Expeditions directly.
Upper Deck
National Geographic Orion Deck Plans

National Geographic Orion Photo Gallery

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Dining Room
Dining Room
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