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
2018-2019
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
Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn
Oct 25 - Nov 08, 2018 (15 days)
Photography
$13,940
Full
$14,600
Full
$15,610
Full
$17,540
Full
$19,640
Full
$21,710
Full
$20,120
Full
$22,620
Full
$870
Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Staten Island
Oct 29 - Nov 08, 2018 (11 days)
Photography
$8,950
Full
$9,610
Full
$10,620
Full
$12,550
Full
$14,650
Full
$16,720
Full
$13,430
Full
$15,930
Full
$870
Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica
Nov 05 - Nov 28, 2018 (24 days)
XC Ski, Photography, Snowshoe
$24,620
Full
$26,380
Full
$28,450
Full
$35,660
Full
$41,150
Full
$47,720
Full
$36,930
Full
$42,670
Full
$1,240
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Nov 25 - Dec 08, 2018 (14 days)
XC Ski, Photography, Snowshoe
$14,170$15,230$16,960$20,500$23,440$27,290
Full
$21,250
$25,440$1,240
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 05 - Dec 18, 2018 (14 days)
Photography
$14,170$15,230$16,960$20,500
Limited
$23,440$27,290$21,250$25,440
Limited
$1,240
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 15 - Dec 28, 2018 (14 days)
Photography
$15,380
Full
$16,520$18,300$22,130$25,320$29,490$23,070
$27,420$1,240
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 25 - Jan 07, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$15,380
Full
$16,520
Full
$18,300
Full
$22,130
Full
$25,320
Full
$29,490
Full
$23,070
Full
$27,420
Full
$1,240
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 04 - Jan 17, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$14,170
Full
$15,230
Full
$16,960
Full
$20,500
Full
$23,440
Full
$27,290
Full
$21,250
Full
$25,440
Limited
$1,240
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 14 - Jan 27, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$14,170
Full
$15,230
Limited
$16,960
Full
$20,500
Full
$23,440
Limited
$27,290
Full
$21,250
Full
$25,440
Full
$1,240
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 24 - Feb 06, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$14,170$15,230$16,960$20,500
Full
$23,440$27,290$21,250$25,440$1,240
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 03 - Feb 16, 2019 (14 days)
Photography
$14,170$15,230$16,960$20,500
Full
$23,440$27,290
Full
$21,250
Full
$25,440
Full
$1,240
Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands
Feb 13 - Mar 08, 2019 (24 days)
Photography
$24,620
Full
$26,380
Full
$28,450
Full
$35,660
Full
$41,150
Full
$47,720
Full
$36,930
Full
$42,670
Full
$1,240

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

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WHAT TO BRING

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