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  • National Geographic Orion

  • National Geographic Orion

  • National Geographic Orion

  • National Geographic Orion

  • National Geographic Orion

  • National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion: A well known expedition vessel designed for comfort

Days: 14 & 24 | From: $14,880/per person

Designed and purpose built in Germany in 2003 specifically for expedition travel, National Geographic Orion was created from the outset to explore the far corners of the Earth in complete self-sufficiency. 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.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

All accommodations are outside, and most cabins feature oversized picture windows. Double occupancy cabins come in a variety of configurations, including two single beds, two beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed, and queen-sized beds. Cabins include a large desk, with ample drawer space, a comfortable armchair or sofa for reading, individual climate control, and reading lamps.

Orion’s balcony cabins feature a “French Balcony” with a large sliding glass door opening to a Juliette Balcony. The balcony and owner’s suites have expansive windows or glass sliding doors, and offer a living room-style area appointed with a couch that converts to accommodate a third person.

Each cabin has a flat panel TV with several channels: for movies; for documentaries; and one for displaying the ship’s electronic chart system with the ship’s current position. Other channels allow you to view presentations from the comfort of your cabin, or to follow progress on the crow’s nest camera. A public address system keeps you alerted to the daily activities, including any wildlife sightings such as an early morning whale or dolphin sighting.

Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. They are stocked with environmentally-inspired bath products and shower gel, cotton towels, and cozy white robes. Beds are cossetted in duvets and crisp cotton sheeting.

Designed with expeditions in mind, there is ample room to hang your parkas and plenty of drawers and hooks for the amount of clothing you might need on a longer voyage. In addition, there is abundant under-bed storage space for luggage. The generous desk space can handle camera equipment, your laptop, and peripherals. In addition to a personal safe, hairdryer, and a mini-refrigerator, you’ll find Ethernet jacks are available for in-cabin Internet access.


Vessel Specifications

Guests: 102 in 53 cabins
Length: 338 feet (103 meters)
Width: 47 feet (14 meters)
Year built: 2003
Gross Tonnage: 3984
Average speed: 11 knots
Registered: Bahamas

Itineraries & Pricing

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent (14 days)

Day 1
Fly to Santiago, Chile

Day 2
Overnight in Santiago

Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 4
At Sea

Days 5 to 10
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 11 & 12
At Sea

Day 13
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands (24 days)

Day 1
Fly to Santiago, Chile

Day 2
Overnight in Santiago

Day 3
Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 4
At Sea

Days 5 to 10
Antarctic Peninsula

Days 11 & 12
At Sea

Days 13-17
South Georgia Island

Days 18 & 19
At Sea

Days 20 & 21
Falkland Islands

Day 22
At Sea

Days 23-24
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation with breakfast, all meals and alcoholic beverages (excluding premium) on-board, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities

2019-2020 Season

DatesItineraryDaysCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5Cat 6Cat 1 SoloCat 3 Solo
Dec 9 – 22, 2019Journey to Antarctica14$14,880$15,990$17,810$21,520$24,610$28,650$22,310$26,710
Dec 19, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$16,150$17,350$19,220$23,240$26,590$30,960$24,220$28,830
Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 11, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$16,150$17,350$19,220$23,240$26,590$30,960$24,220$28,830
Jan 8 – 21, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,880$15,990$17,810$21,520$24,610$28,650$22,310$26,710
Jan 28 – Feb 10, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,980$16,120$17,990$21,810$24,910$28,980$22,490$26,990
Feb 7 – 20, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$14,880$15,990$17,810$21,520$24,610$28,650$22,310$26,710
Feb 17 – Mar 11, 2020Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands24$25,850$27,700$29,870$37,440$43,200$49,990$38,780$44,790

2020-2021 Season

DatesItineraryDaysCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5Cat 6Cat 1 SoloCat 3 Solo
Dec 7 – 20, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$15,250$16,390$18,250$22,060$25,220$29,370$22,870$27,370
Dec 17 – 30, 2020Journey to Antarctica14$16,550$17,780$19,700$23,820$27,250$31,730$24,820$29,550
Jan 6 – 19, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$15,250$16,390$18,250$22,060$25,220$29,370$22,870$27,370
Jan 16 – 29, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$15,250$16,390$18,250$22,060$25,220$29,370$22,870$27,370
Jan 26 – Feb 8, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$15,250$16,390$18,250$22,060$25,220$29,370$22,870$27,370
Feb 5 – 18, 2021Journey to Antarctica14$15,250$16,390$18,250$22,060$25,220$29,370$22,870$27,370
Feb 15 – Mar 10, 2021Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands24$26,490$28,390$30,620$38,380$44,280$51,240$39,730$45,930

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