National Geographic Orion

5
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One of the newest additions to the National Geographic fleet, the Orion is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, designed to navigate not only polar ice but also small harbors in the South Pacific Islands. It is equipped for 102 guests in 53 spacious cabins which feature ocean views, climate controls, internet access, flat-screen TVs and private bathroom facilities. 

The National Geographic Orion boasts a state-of-the-art lecture theater where a range of experts will deliver fascinating presentations, as well as a spacious sun deck, outdoor cafe and fitness room. Embark on a range of exciting daily excursions on their zodiacs and kayaks, or take advantage of the diving and snorkeling opportunities, then relax with onboard comforts which include a wellness spa, sauna and hot tub. The Orion’s “open bridge” policy allows guests to meet the captain and officers at the helm, while a full-time doctor, videographer, undersea specialist and National Geographic photographer are among their 75-member dedicated crew.

Details

Staterooms
Category 1 cabins
Main Deck with two lower single beds or one queen bed and oval windows
Category 2 cabins
Main Deck with two lower single beds or one queen bed and a large oval window
Category 3 cabins
Upper Deck Suite with two lower single beds or one queen bed, a sitting area with sofa and window
Category 4 cabins
Bridge Deck Deluxe Suite with two lower single beds or one queen bed, a spacious living room with sofa and a large window
Category 5 cabins
Bridge Deck Suite with two lower single beds or one queen bed, a living room, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony
Category 6 cabins
Bridge Deck Owner’s Suite with two lower single beds or one queen bed, separate living room and a private balcony
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Kadene Buchanan
Jamaica
5

State of the Art!

This ship is amazing! At first, I thought it was a bit pricey but then when you look at it, you get what you pay for. The main dining room has excellent food and service. There's also a sun deck, library, a lecture theatre!, sauna mud room and oh yea, wifi!... the lists goes on. You also have many different trips to choose from so there's a good chance you'll find something to your liking.