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National Geographic Orion

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Detailed Ship Information: Designed and purpose built in Germany specifically for expedition travel, National Geographic Orion was created from the outset to explore the far corners of the Earth in complete self-sufficiency. Engineered for... Read More

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8 Night - French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard Roundtrip Cruise from Papeete
Starting in Papeete, French Polynesia/EMBARK; with stops in Bora Bora, Society Islands; Raiatea/Tahaa; Huahine; Tuamotu Archipelago; Rangiroa/DISEMBARK; Papeete, French Polynesia
2021 Sails: Apr 12, May 3, May 10

8 Night - Tahiti to the Marquesas: French Polynesian Discovery Roundtrip Cruise from Papeete
Starting in Papeete, French Polynesia/EMBARK; with stops in Tuamotu Archipelago; Fatu Hiva, Marquesas; Nuku Hiva, Marquesas; Hiva Oa, Marquesas; Papeete, French Polynesia/DISEMBARK
2021 Sails: May 16

12 Night - Bering Sea Wilderness: Pribilofs, Katmai, and Kodiak Roundtrip Cruise from Anchorage
Starting in Anchorage, Alaska; with stops in Nome, Alaska/EMBARK; Crossing the Bering Strait; Provideniya, Russian Federation; Pribilof Islands; Unalaska/Alaska Peninsula; Shumagin Islands; Alaska Peninsula; Kodiak Island; Katmai National Park; Exploring the Kenai Peninsula; Seward/DISEMBARK; Anchorage, Alaska
2021 Sails: Jun 19, Jul 1

12 Night - Exploring Russias Far East & Wrangel Island Roundtrip Cruise from Anchorage
Starting in Anchorage, Alaska; with stops in Nome, Alaska/EMBARK; Provideniya, Russian Federation; Cape Dezhnev; Inchoun Village; Kolyuchin Island & Kolyuchin Bay; Wrangel Island; Lorino Village; Chukotka Coast; Provideniya; Crossing the Bering Strait; Nome, Alaska/DISEMBARK; Anchorage, Alaska
2021 Sails: Aug 3, Aug 15

12 Night - Along the Vietnam Coast: From Ha Long Bay to Ho Chi Minh City
Starting in Hanoi, Vietnam; with stops in Hai Phong/EMBARK; Ha Long Bay; Vinh Moc; Chan May; Hue; Da Nang; Hoi An; Qui Nhon; Van Phong Bay; Port Dayot; Con Dao National Park; Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/DISEMBARK
2021 Sails: Oct 16

13 Night - Sailing the East China Sea: Japan, Okinawa, and Taiwan from Osaka to Taipei
Starting in Osaka, Japan; with stops in Kobe; Himeji; Kobe/EMBARK; Okayama; Kurashiki; Naoshima and Shodoshima Islands; Miyajima Island and Hiroshima; Shikoku Island: Uchiko and Ozu; Yakushima Island; Amami Oshima Island; Itoman, Okinawa; Kerama Islands; Miyako & Yaeyama Islands; Keelung, Taiwan; Taipei/DISEMBARK
2021 Sails: Sep 30

13 Night - Coastal New Zealand: Auckland to Milford Sound
Starting in Auckland, New Zealand/EMBARK; with stops in Bay of Islands; Great Barrier Island/Exploring Coastal NZ; Gisborne; Napier; Exploring New Zealands South Island; Kaikoura; Dunedin; Stewart Island; Dusky Sound & Doubtful Sound; Milford Sound/DISEMBARK; Queenstown, New Zealand
2021 Sails: Dec 22, 2022: Jan 3, 2023: Jan 14, Jan 26

14 Night - Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas Roundtrip Cruise from Papeete
Starting in Papeete, French Polynesia; with stops in Bora Bora/EMBARK; Tuamotu Archipelago; Tahuata, Marquesas; Nuku Hiva, Marquesas; Exploring the Marquesas Islands; Hiva Oa, Marquesas; Fatu Hiva, Marquesas; Tuamotu Archipelago; Makatea; Papeete, French Polynesia/DISEMBARK
2021 Sails: Apr 19

14 Night - Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture Cruise from Tokyo to Osaka
Starting in Tokyo, Japan; with stops in Niigata/EMBARK; Kanazawa; Matsue; Hagi; Ulsan, South Korea/Gyeongju; Nagasaki, Japan; Kagoshima; Yakushima Island; Uwajima; Uchiko; Miyajima; Hiroshima; Naoshima; Takamatsu; Okayama; Kurashiki; Kobe/DISEMBARK; Osaka, Japan
2021 Sails: Sep 17

14 Night - Tahiti to Fiji: Reefs, Lagoons and Volcanic Isles Cruise from Lautoka to Papeete
Starting in Lautoka/EMBARK; with stops in Exploring Fiji; Wallis and Futuna; Samoa; Aitutaki, Cook Islands; Tahaa/Raiatea; Papeete/DISEMBARK
2022 Sails: Mar 17, 2023: Mar 4

14 Night - Tahiti to Fiji: Reefs, Lagoons and Volcanic Isles Cruise from Papeete to Lautoka
Starting in Papeete/EMBARK; with stops in Tahaa/Raiatea; Aitutaki, Cook Islands; Samoa; Wallis and Futuna; Exploring Fiji; Lautoka/DISEMBARK
2022 Sails: Sep 30

18 Night - Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat and Papua New Guinea Cruise from Brisbane to Bali
Starting in Brisbane, Australia; with stops in Honiara/EMBARK; Samarai; Gulf of Papua; Asmat; Maccleur Gulf; Kokas; Exploring Raja Ampat; Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Moluccas, Flores Island; Komodo Island; Satonda; Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda Islands; Bali/DISEMBARK
2022 Sails: Oct 25

19 Night - Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat and Papua New Guinea Cruise from Bali to Brisbane
Starting in Bali/EMBARK; with stops in Satonda; Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda Islands; Komodo Island; Flores Island; Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Moluccas; Exploring Raja Ampat; Maccleur Gulf/Kokas; Asmat; Gulf of Papua; Samarai; Honiara/DISEMBARK; Brisbane, Australia
2021 Sails: Nov 28, 2022: Dec 15

19 Night - Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands Cruise from Auckland to Dunedin
Starting in Auckland, New Zealand/EMBARK; with stops in Exploring Coastal New Zealand; Gisborne; Napier; Abel Tasman; Milford Sound & Dusky Sound; Snares Islands; Auckland Islands; Macquarie Island, Australia; Campbell Island; Stewart Island; Dunedin, New Zealand/DISEMBARK
2022 Sails: Jan 15

19 Night - Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands Cruise from Dunedin to Auckland
Starting in Auckland, New Zealand; with stops in Dunedin, New Zealand/EMBARK; Stewart Island; Campbell Island; Macquarie Island, Australia; Auckland Islands, New Zealand; Snares Islands; Dusky Sound, Milford Sound; Abel Tasman; Napier; Gisborne; Exploring Coastal New Zealand; Auckland, New Zealand/DISEMBARK
2022 Sails: Feb 2

21 Night - Alaska End to End: Ketchikan to Nome
Starting in Ketchikan, Alaska/EMBARK; with stops in Misty Fjords & Behm Canal; Wrangell & Kuiu Islands; Exploring Baranof Island; Sitka & St. Lazaria Island; Hubbard Glacier; Kayak Island; Exploring Prince William Sound; College Fjord; Seward; Exploring the Kenai Peninsula; Kodiak Island; Katmai National Park & Preserve; Alaska Peninsula; Shumagin Islands; Baby Islands; Dutch Harbor, Unalaska; Pribilof Islands; St. Matthew & Hall Islands; Provideniya, Russian Federation; Crossing the Bering Strait; Nome, Alaska/DISEMBARK; Anchorage, Alaska
2021 Sails: Jun 10

21 Night - Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka Roundtrip Cruise from Anchorage
Starting in Anchorage, Alaska; with stops in Seward/EMBARK; Katmai National Park; Unalaska; Exploring the Aleutian Islands; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russian Federation; Zhupanova River; Commander Islands; Exploring the Koryak and Chukotka Coasts; Provideniya; Crossing the Bering Strait; Nome, Alaska/DISEMBARK; Anchorage, Alaska
2021 Sails: Jul 13

24 Night - Along the Ring of Fire: Kamchatka, Kuril Islands & Hokkaido Cruise from Anchorage to Tokyo
Starting in Anchorage, Alaska; with stops in Nome, Alaska/EMBARK; Crossing the Bering Strait; Provideniya, Russia; Chukotka and Koryak Coasts; Commander Islands; Chazhma & Zhupanova Rivers; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy; Kuril Islands; Korsakov, Russian Federation; Abashiri, Japan; Shiretoko National Park; Kushiro Shitsugen National Park; Akan Mashu National Park; Muroran; Niigata/DISEMBARK; Tokyo, Japan
2021 Sails: Aug 27

About National Geographic Orion

Designed and purpose built in Germany specifically for expedition travel, National Geographic Orion was created from the outset to explore the far corners of the Earth in complete self-sufficiency.

Engineered for maximum comfort and safety, Orion is equipped with the latest technology including large retractable stabilizers, sonar, radar, and an ice-strengthened hull. A shallow draft plus bow and stern thrusters provide the convenience of being able to maneuver close to shore. 14 Zodiacs ensure quick disembarkation and offer the ideal transport for up-close exploration. Best of all, Orion is equipped with a glass-bottom Zodiac that enables remarkably clear, gratifying observations of the undersea for those who prefer to stay dry.

National Geographic Orion meets strict specifications for environmental protection and the on board waste management systems meet the stringent Antarctic operational standards enabling us to travel to the most pristine environments. A host of advanced design features and technology ensures sustainable marine environmental practices.

The privilege of wildness and the luxury of comfort
National Geographic Orion accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins, including several with balconies. She is spacious and modern, with a variety of public rooms that offer panoramic views of the passing landscape. Friendly and informal, Orion cruises foster a welcoming atmosphere where like-minded guests share in exceptional experiences and enrichment.

Her public rooms include a dramatic window-lined main lounge, as well as an observation lounge and library perched at the very top of the ship, with plentiful observation decks. The spacious lounge is the heart of our expedition community, and is suited for spirited cocktail hours, informative presentations and our nightly tradition of Recap. Both the main dining room and outside buffet easily accommodate all guests at once for open seating dining. On selected nights, weather permitting, our dining room menu is also available on the outside deck.

While Orion interiors are elegant, life aboard is always casual, with no need for formal clothing. And you'll find shipboard services like laundry, in-room cabled internet, and public-area wifi make packing and traveling more convenient.


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