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
2020-2021
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 and Patagonia
Nov 03 - Nov 22, 2020 (20 days)
Photography
$22,440
Limited
$24,110
Limited
$26,780
Limited
$32,140
Limited
$36,990
Limited
$42,800
Limited
$33,640
Limited
$40,160
Limited
$1,090
Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Staten Island
Nov 19 - Nov 30, 2020 (12 days)
Photography
$10,780
Full
$11,580
Full
$12,790
Full
$15,120
Full
$17,650
Full
$20,150
Full
$16,160
Full
$19,190
Full
$1,060
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Nov 27 - Dec 10, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$15,250
Full
$16,390
Full
$18,250
Full
$22,060
Full
$25,220
Full
$29,370
Full
$22,870
Full
$27,370
Full
$1,420
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 07 - Dec 20, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$15,250
Limited
$16,390
Limited
$18,250
Limited
$22,060
Limited
$25,220
Limited
$29,370
Limited
$22,870
Limited
$27,370
Limited
$1,420
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Dec 17 - Dec 30, 2020 (14 days)
Photography
$16,550
Limited
$17,780
Limited
$19,700
Limited
$23,820
Limited
$27,250
Limited
$31,730
Limited
$24,820
Limited
$29,550
Limited
$1,420
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 06 - Jan 19, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$15,250
Limited
$16,390
Limited
$18,250
Limited
$22,060
Limited
$25,220
Limited
$29,370
Limited
$22,870
Limited
$27,370
Limited
$1,420
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 16 - Jan 29, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$15,250
Limited
$16,390
Limited
$18,250
Limited
$22,060
Limited
$25,220
Limited
$29,370
Limited
$22,870
Limited
$27,370
Limited
$1,420
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Jan 26 - Feb 08, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$15,250
Limited
$16,390
Limited
$18,250
Limited
$22,060
Limited
$25,220
Limited
$29,370
Limited
$22,870
Limited
$27,370
Limited
$1,420
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Feb 05 - Feb 18, 2021 (14 days)
Photography
$15,250
Limited
$16,390
Limited
$18,250
Limited
$22,060
Limited
$25,220
Limited
$29,370
Limited
$22,870
Limited
$27,370
Limited
$1,420
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Feb 15 - Mar 10, 2021 (24 days)
Photography
$26,490
Limited
$28,390
Limited
$30,620
Limited
$38,380
Limited
$44,280
Limited
$51,240
Limited
$39,730
Limited
$45,930
Limited
$1,420
Patagonia: Staten Island and Chilean Fjords
Mar 07 - Mar 18, 2021 (12 days)
Photography
$10,780
Limited
$11,580
Limited
$12,790
Limited
$15,120
Limited
$17,650
Limited
$20,150
Limited
$16,160
Limited
$19,190
Limited
$1,060

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.