National Geographic Orion

Share the adventure with a like-minded, intimate community

National Geographic Orion is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, designed to safely explore the remote regions of the planet. Orion carries 102 guests in 53 cabins, nine of them with balconies. She is equipped with a full complement of cool tools to explore the environment, including kayaks, Zodiacs, an ROV, and the capacity to accommodate Scuba divers. Her size and nimbleness offer the perfect combination of safety and the ability to reach out-of-the-way islands and other places where large cruise ships cannot go.

Life on board—informal, relaxed, engaging
Built in 2003, Orion is a modern, elegant ship. Her stylish setting is completely compatible, however, with relaxed informality: there’s no need to dress up ever. And you’re invited to freely roam this expansive, welcoming ship, discovering all her nooks and crannies. You’ll find sociability in the dramatic, window-lined main lounge and library where the expedition community gathers each evening for cocktails and Recap. The dedicated theater offers a comfortable place to take in presentations by our expert staff and guest speakers. You’ll find expansive outdoor spaces, perfect for gathering with a small group of dining alfresco—an option always available when conditions permit. Everywhere you turn as you cruise the South Pacific, you’ll find panoramic windows that connect you with the wild world you’re exploring.