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National Geographic Orion

Watch a sea eagle soar in the sky above you as you navigate the exquisite Bering Strait. Acquaint yourself with the secluded and exotic Marquesas islands. Watch a school of fish flurry past a colorful collection of reef during a snorkeling expedition in Polynesia.  Work out to peak performance without missing the passing view in the well-stocked fitness center. Explore parts of the world rarely seen by mankind. These are just the few of the exciting experiences you can have when sailing aboard a National Geographic Orion cruise. National Geographic Orion, built in 2003 and added to Lindblad’s fleet in 2014, was specifically designed to travel to the furthest corners of the world, and offers itineraries in desirable destinations including Antarctica, South America, South Pacific and Tahiti. These incredible itineraries are once-in-a-lifetime expeditions where you are accompanied by onboard experts who can transform your voyage into a revolutionary experience.

What To Expect

The intimate National Geographic Orion carries only 102 passengers, making it even easier for you to engage in one-on-one interaction time with the many National Geographic experts onboard. On your National Geographic Orion cruise, you will discover experts from all fields of nature and conservation including biology, geology and even photography. These experts are available at all times of the day for impromptu lectures or lessons about the ever-changing scenery surrounding every National Geographic Orion cruise. Each cruise features a nightly recap where you can hear about stories from earlier in the day as well as participate in a Q&A with an expert and learn about the next day’s plan. You’re destined to learn something new and fascinating with every itinerary.

National Geographic Orion boasts a laid-back yet spontaneous atmosphere. Some spaces onboard this ship that are popular and unique are:

  • The outdoor café and surround sound theater
  • The observation lounge and library offer sweeping views through its panoramic windows as well as a great selection of books and comfortable seating to enjoy them on
  • There’s also an expansive sundeck with soft padded chairs and whirlpool hot tub that doubles as a plunge pool in warm weather.

All accommodations have a large window or French balcony and are accentuated by soothing colors and luxurious amenities.

National Geographic Orion Dining

The ship’s fresh, sustainable and locally-sourced cuisine is sure to awaken your senses. National Geographic Orion’s menus are created by the globally renowned chef Serge Dansereau along with menus crafted by the ship’s culinary team. An impressive wine list is also available with selections from New World Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Europe. Open seating dining is offered onboard National Geographic Orion so you can choose where and with whom you want to dine. Don’t be surprised to find the ship’s officers, naturalists and guest speakers to join in on dining with you.

Eco-Friendly Travel

National Geographic Orion prides itself in continuing the National Geographic way of exploring with conservation in mind. Every effort is made to increase the Eco-friendliness of every cruise. All operating procedures and waste management systems meet the standards for Antarctic traveling which allows for every trip to remain as beautiful as the last.

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Onboard Experts

Imagine tuning into a fascinating documentary on the National Geographic channel, only to discover out that you were there when that footage was filmed – when sailing onboard a National Geographic Orion cruise, that vision can easily, and often does, turn into a reality. Every Lindblad Expeditions  Enjoy delicious dinners with superior table service when you sail onboard <em>National Geographic Orion</em>.  cruise features the company of many exploration experts, including National Geographic specialists and other professionals, such naturalists, archaeologists and underwater divers. Every National Geographic Orion cruise has a National Geographic photographer onboard. During the course of every cruise these experts will teach you about the surrounding wildlife and even give hands-on demonstrations of local techniques. You will be able to find them onboard during the evening, often giving a private talk over cocktails or an impromptu lecture during dinner.

Included Excursions

Cruises aboard National Geographic Orion are hassle-free so you can spend less time worrying and more time experiencing the world around you. All excursions and explorations on this ship are included in the cruise price so you can simply enjoy them with no need to fret over their booking or coordination. From wildlife viewings to visits with local peoples, all will be provided for you.

Exploration Made Easy and Safe

When sailing aboard National Geographic Orion, you’re not just a passenger, you’re an explorer! This ship has many onboard resources that make it easy for you to explore the majestic lands that you will visit. Among these tools are a full fleet of Zodiac watercrafts (one of which has a glass bottom so you can experience undersea life without having to snorkel or dive), kayaks, a remotely operated vehicle that can reach up to 1,000 feet beneath the sea, and complimentary snorkeling gear and wetsuits so that you do not have to worry about traveling with your own gear. Scuba diving is offered on warm weather itineraries and comes at an additional charge (additional restrictions may apply).

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