National Geographic Orion national-geographic-orion

Launched in 2003, National Geographic Orion is an expeditions ship with an expansive range of exploration tools. Sailing year round to destinations such as Pacific Islands & Australia, Borneo & Indonesia, Southern Africa & the Indian Ocean, and Antarctica, she brings her guests to remote corners of the worlds comfortably. With maximum passenger capacity of 102, guests have the opportunity to learn about the world they live in through exploration and lectures in an intimate setting. Best suited to those looking for a more active kind of cruising, she offers a great setup to discover the world and lean about the environment.


All accommodation onboard Orion is located outside. Designed with expeditions in mind, each cabin has ample room to hang parkas, as well as plenty of drawers and hooks for the amount of clothing guests might bring on their journey.


Food & Drink

With degustation menus created by one of Australia's renowned international chefs, Serge Dansereau, Orion's dining is influenced by the regions the ship visits.


Life on Board

Orion is small enough to feel warm and intimate, yet still offer a variety of public spaces and entertainment facilities. Wether you're looking to spend some time socialising or relax with a book or a drink, Orion has what you're looking for.

Life on Board


Get a feel for life onboard the National Geographic Orion by browsing through the image gallery. Click on any of the images above to get started.

National Geographic Orion Cruises

May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Orion. For more details click on one of the links below.

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Deck Plans National Geographic Orion

Browse National Geographic Orion's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

National Geographic Orion Deckplans

The Lindblad Expeditions Fleet

Our cruise ship fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot. This allows us to offer authentic, up-close experiences in the planet's wild, remote places and capitals of culture. More than comfortable as your base for exploring, our National Geographic luxury cruise ships are outfitted with cool tools that enable a genuine connection with the places we visit and offer inviting private accommodations, and gracious public spaces for our expedition community to gather.

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