ABOUT THE SHIP

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Launched in 2003, the Orion is arguably one of the most technically and aesthetically sophisticated vessels in its class. Though custom built for expedition cruising, she exhibits the height of elegance with 31 Suites and 22 Staterooms with ocean views, room to relax, and marble appointed bathrooms. 

She also offers a fitness center, health spa, whirlpool hot tub, sundeck, mudroom, theatre, and glassed-in observation lounge. Besides her exceptional comfort, Orion has a host of advanced design features including technology that sets new standards in sustainable marine environmental practices.

  • Guest Capacity: 102 (twin occupancy)
  • Crew: 75 plus Expedition Staff
  • Length: 103 metres
  • Draft: 3.82 metres
  • Ice Class: E3 (Germanischer Lloyd) with ice-reinforced hull
  • Speed: 12.5 knots
  • Stabilisers: Blohm & Voss, retractable fin stabilisers
  • Built: 2003
  • Staterooms and Suites: 53
  • Elevator: Yes

WHY WE LIKE HER

  • SIZE

    Mega-yacht feel – with around just 50 couples on board she’s big enough to get lost in the crowd but small enough to have that expeditionary feel, plus all the bells and whistles of a state-of-the-art vessel run by one of the oldest expedition companies.

  • CONVENIENCE

    ManeuverabilityA shallow draft plus bow and stern thrusters provide the convenience of being able to manoeuver deftly around icebergs, wildlife, and get close to shore.

  • INCLUSIONS

    Inclusions - Free bar tab and gratuities mean you can enjoy your expedition to the fullest without worrying about any extra bill to pay at the end.

RATES & DATES

Per Person USD Rates
2019-2020
Cat 1
Oval Window
Cat 2
Main Deck
Cat 3
Suite
Cat 4
Deluxe Suite
Cat 5
Balcony Suite
Cat 6
Owners Suite
Cat 1
Solo
Cat 3
Solo
CHARTER AIR
Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands
Nov 19 - Dec 12, 2019 (24 days)
Photography
$25,950
Limited
$27,860
Limited
$29,990
Limited
$37,670
Limited
$43,490
Limited
$49,990
Limited
$38,960
Limited
$44,990
Limited
$1,280
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 09 - Dec 22, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$14,980
Limited
$16,120
Limited
$17,990
Limited
$21,810
Limited
$24,910
Limited
$28,980
Limited
$22,490
Limited
$26,990
Limited
$1,280
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 19 - Jan 01, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$16,250
Full
$17,550
Full
$19,420
Full
$23,540
Full
$26,990
Full
$31,300
Full
$24,420
Full
$28,990
Full
$1,280
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 29 - Jan 11, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$16,250
Limited
$17,550
Limited
$19,420
Limited
$23,540
Limited
$26,990
Limited
$31,300
Limited
$24,420
Limited
$28,990
Limited
$1,280
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 08 - Jan 21, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,980
Full
$16,120
Full
$17,990
Full
$21,810
Full
$24,910
Full
$28,980
Full
$22,490
Full
$26,990
Full
$1,280
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 28 - Feb 10, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,980
Limited
$16,120
Limited
$17,990
Limited
$21,810
Limited
$24,910
Limited
$28,980
Limited
$22,490
Limited
$26,990
Limited
$1,280
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 07 - Feb 20, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$14,980
Limited
$16,120
Limited
$17,990
Limited
$21,810
Limited
$24,910
Limited
$28,980
Limited
$22,490
Limited
$26,990
Limited
$1,280
Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands
Feb 17 - Mar 11, 2020 (24 days)
Photography
$25,950
Full
$27,860
Full
$29,990
Full
$37,670
Full
$43,490
Full
$49,990
Full
$38,960
Full
$44,990
Full
$1,280
Patagonia: From Cape Horn to Torres del Paine
Mar 08 - Mar 22, 2020 (15 days)
Photography
$15,760
Limited
$16,560
Limited
$17,810
Limited
$20,070
Limited
$22,630
Limited
$25,060
Limited
$22,750
Limited
$25,890
Limited
$1,000
Patagonia: Staten Island and Chilean Fjords
Mar 08 - Mar 19, 2020 (12 days)
Photography
$10,570
Limited
$11,370
Limited
$12,620
Limited
$14,880
Limited
$17,440
Limited
$19,870
Limited
$15,790
Limited
$18,930
Limited
$1,000

INSIDER ADVICE

We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that - straight from the field - and it's updated in real time if things change.

ANTARCTICA

Everything you need to know about traveling to Antarctica. Including what time of the season is best for what you’re most keen to see.

ARCTIC

Everything you need to know about traveling to the Arctic. Which is a bit like our proverbial backyard/second home (because we’ve lived there).

WHAT TO BRING

Everything you need to know about what to bring on your trip. Including unusual stuff like why you might want goggles in Antarctica, or extra batteries in Svalbard.