National Geographic Orion

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Lindblad Expeditions

Current cruise:
20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands
16 Feb, 2017 - 09 Mar, 2017

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National Geographic Orion Review and Specifications

Specifications of National Geographic Orion

Flag state Bahamas
Builder Cassens-Werft (Emden, Germany)
Year built 2003
Owner Lindblad Expeditions
Speed 15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA) 102 m / 335 ft
Beam (width) 14 m / 46 ft
Gross Tonnage 3984 gt
Passengers 102 - 106
Crew 75
Passengers-to-space ratio 38
Decks 6
Cabins 53
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2014
Former names MS Orion

Review of National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion was built in 2003  for Explorer Maritime, and operated by the US-based Travel Dynamics International. MS Orion was last refurbished in 2014 and in March the same year received its current Nat Geo name.National Geographic Orion

History - construction & ownership

The 3,984-ton, 106-passenger National Geographic Orion is the newest addition to Nat Geo fleet. It’s a luxurious base camp for trips to the most remote corners of the planet. Fully stabilized and ice-class, the Orion navigates polar ice as well the smallest harbors of South Pacific. The partnership that Nat Geo has with the Lindblad Expeditions line enables passengers to enjoy an expedition style small ship cruise vacation as active explorers. Lindblad cruise ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and looking for wildlife.

Cruise itinerary program

National Geographic Orion itinerary program is based on Antarctica expedition voyages in the Southern Ocean, together with adventure travel cruises in the South Pacific and Indian oceans.

Cabins

National Geographic Orion has 6 passenger decks and 53 cabins, all of which Outside with portholes or windows. The cabin grades number is 8.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Nat Geo Orion has one Main Dining Room with unassigned tables. The restaurant offers international cuisine inspired by ports of call. All meals are served single seating.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

National Geographic Orion carries a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks, as well as video equipment allowing to access the underwater world. Orion is also equipped with diving and snorkeling gear. Nat Geo “open bridge” policy offers the opportunity to meet officers and captain and learn about navigation. A video chronicler, undersea specialist, photography instructor and full-time doctor, are part of the expedition team.

Public areas include the outdoor bar and café, a lounge and bar, sun deck, lecture theater, library and boutique. On board you can also find a mud room, sauna, spa treatment rooms, hot tub/plunge pool and a fitness room.

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  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 53 (all of which Outside)
  • Dining Rooms: Restaurant (single seating with unassigned tables)
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation Lounge, Outdoor Cafe, lounge with full-service bar, facilities for films and presentations.
  • LEX Spa, whirlpool, fitness center, sauna, theater, library, Global Gallery (gift shop), Wi-Fi, laundry service, mud room.
  • National Geographic Orion ship was originally built for Explorer Maritime, and operated by the US-based company Travel Dynamics International. In March 2014, mv Orion received its current name. The other Nat Geo ("National Geographic") named Lindblad ships are EndeavourEndeavour 2ExplorerIslanderSea BirdSea Lion.
  • As a true expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Orion is staffed a full-time doctor, wellness specialist, photo instructor, video chronicler, undersea specialist. Another feature is the specific expedition equipment on the ship, including kayaks, Zodiacs, wet suits, snorkeling gear, glass-bottom boat and underwater remotely operated vehicle. The hull of National Geographic Orion is ice-reinforced for cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
  • (January 20, 2013 accident), MV Orion was cruising in the South Pacific Ocean when rescued from a liferaft the renowned yachtsman Alain Delord. The man's location was 487 nautical miles (560 ml / 900 km) SSW of Hobart, Tasmania. Delord had abandoned his yacht, which hull was damaged in rough weather.

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National Geographic Orion Itineraries 2017

The below listed National Geographic Orion cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Lindblad Expeditions fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
07 January 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $15416
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08 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
08 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
09 Jan        At Sea
10 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
11 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
12 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
13 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
14 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
15 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
16 Jan - 17 Jan        At Sea
18 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
17 January 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $15416
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18 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
18 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
19 Jan        At Sea
20 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
21 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
22 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
23 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
24 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
25 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
26 Jan - 27 Jan        At Sea
28 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
27 January 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $26654
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28 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
28 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
29 Jan        At Sea
30 Jan        West Point Island, Falkland Islands
31 Jan        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
01 Feb - 02 Feb        At Sea
03 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
04 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
05 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
06 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
07 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
08 Feb - 09 Feb        At Sea
10 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
11 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
12 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
13 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
14 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
15 Feb - 16 Feb        At Sea
17 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
16 February 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $26654
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17 Feb        Buenos Aires (flight)
17 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
18 Feb        At Sea
19 Feb        West Point Island, Falkland Islands
20 Feb        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
21 Feb - 22 Feb        At Sea
23 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
24 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
25 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
26 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
27 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
28 Feb - 01 Mar        At Sea
02 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
03 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
04 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
05 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
06 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
07 Mar - 08 Mar        At Sea
09 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
23 June 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Bergen to Reykjavik
Prices starting
from $15796
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24 Jun        Departing from Bergen, Norway
25 Jun        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
26 Jun        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
27 Jun        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
28 Jun        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
29 Jun        Mykines, Faroe Islands
30 Jun        Djupivogur, Iceland
01 Jul        Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland
02 Jul        Husavik, Iceland
03 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
04 Jul        Latrabjarg
05 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
06 Jul        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
04 July 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Prices starting
from $10534
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05 Jul        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
06 Jul        Latrabjarg
07 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
08 Jul        Siglufjordur, Iceland
08 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
09 Jul        Husavik, Iceland
10 Jul        At Sea
11 Jul        Djupivogur, Iceland
12 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
12 Jul        Surtsey Island, Iceland
13 Jul        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
12 July 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Prices starting
from $10534
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13 Jul        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
14 Jul        Latrabjarg
15 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
16 Jul        Siglufjordur, Iceland
16 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
17 Jul        Husavik, Iceland
18 Jul        At Sea
19 Jul        Djupivogur, Iceland
20 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
20 Jul        Surtsey Island, Iceland
21 Jul        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
20 July 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Prices starting
from $10534
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21 Jul        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
22 Jul        Latrabjarg
23 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
24 Jul        Siglufjordur, Iceland
24 Jul        Akureyri, Iceland
25 Jul        Husavik, Iceland
26 Jul        At Sea
27 Jul        Djupivogur, Iceland
28 Jul        Heimaey Island, Iceland
28 Jul        Surtsey Island, Iceland
29 Jul        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
28 July 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip A Circumnavigation of Iceland
Prices starting
from $10534
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29 Jul        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
30 Jul        Latrabjarg
31 Jul        Isafjordur, Iceland
01 Aug        Siglufjordur, Iceland
01 Aug        Akureyri, Iceland
02 Aug        Husavik, Iceland
03 Aug        At Sea
04 Aug        Djupivogur, Iceland
05 Aug        Heimaey Island, Iceland
05 Aug        Surtsey Island, Iceland
06 Aug        Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland
14 August 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Bergen
Prices starting
from $15796
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15 Aug        Departing from Reykjavik, Iceland
16 Aug        Heimaey Island, Iceland
17 Aug        Latrabjarg
18 Aug        Isafjordur, Iceland
19 Aug        Husavik, Iceland
20 Aug        Grimsey Island, Arctic Circle, Iceland
21 Aug        Djupivogur, Iceland
22 Aug        Mykines, Faroe Islands
23 Aug        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
24 Aug        Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
25 Aug        Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
26 Aug        Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
27 Aug        Arriving in Bergen, Norway
09 November 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $27450
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10 Nov        Buenos Aires (flight)
10 Nov        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
11 Nov        At Sea
12 Nov        West Point Island, Falkland Islands
13 Nov        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
14 Nov - 15 Nov        At Sea
16 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
17 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
18 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
19 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
20 Nov        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
21 Nov - 22 Nov        At Sea
23 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
24 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
25 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
26 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
27 Nov        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
28 Nov - 29 Nov        At Sea
30 Nov        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
29 November 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $27450
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30 Nov        Buenos Aires (flight)
30 Nov        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Dec        At Sea
02 Dec        West Point Island, Falkland Islands
03 Dec        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
04 Dec - 05 Dec        At Sea
06 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
07 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
08 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
09 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
10 Dec        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
11 Dec - 12 Dec        At Sea
13 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
14 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
15 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
16 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
17 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
18 Dec - 19 Dec        At Sea
20 Dec        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
19 December 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $17146
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20 Dec        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
20 Dec        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
21 Dec        At Sea
22 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
23 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
24 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
25 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
26 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
27 Dec        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
28 Dec - 29 Dec        At Sea
30 Dec        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
29 December 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $17146
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30 Dec        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
30 Dec        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
31 Dec        At Sea
01 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
02 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
03 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
04 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
05 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
06 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
07 Jan - 08 Jan        At Sea
09 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)

National Geographic Orion Itineraries 2018

The below listed National Geographic Orion cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Lindblad Expeditions fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
08 January 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $15878
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09 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
09 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
10 Jan        At Sea
11 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
12 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
13 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
14 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
15 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
16 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
17 Jan - 18 Jan        At Sea
19 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
18 January 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $15878
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19 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
19 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
20 Jan        At Sea
21 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
22 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
23 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
24 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
25 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
26 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
27 Jan - 28 Jan        At Sea
29 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Santiago (Ch) (flight)
28 January 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $27450
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29 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
29 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
30 Jan        At Sea
31 Jan        West Point Island, Falkland Islands
01 Feb        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
02 Feb - 03 Feb        At Sea
04 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
05 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
06 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
07 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
08 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
09 Feb - 10 Feb        At Sea
11 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
12 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
13 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
14 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
15 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
16 Feb - 17 Feb        At Sea
18 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)
17 February 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $27450
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18 Feb        Buenos Aires (flight)
18 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
19 Feb        At Sea
20 Feb        West Point Island, Falkland Islands
21 Feb        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
22 Feb - 23 Feb        At Sea
24 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
25 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
26 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
27 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
28 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)
01 Mar - 02 Mar        At Sea
03 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
04 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
05 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
06 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
07 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)
08 Mar - 09 Mar        At Sea
10 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
01 Jan        Buenos Aires (flight)