MY National Geographic Orion

Lindblad Expeditions Offers Itinerary of Cruises
Former Names:  Orion

Orion is more a mega-yacht than cruise ship combining the latest in design and technology, comfort and casual elegance. It has an ice-reinforced hull and a doctor on board at all times and is an ideal expedition ship.  National Geographic Orion passengers tend to be Adventurous older couples and singles and Mainly American. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 37.7 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 1.4 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 30.8 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 1.7 passengers.
Size Very Small
Built 2003
Tonnage 4000
Passengers (Min/Max) 106/130
Crew 75
Officers Australian
Total  53
Air conditioned staterooms feature ocean views and offer internet access, flat-screen TV, DVD/CD, a choice of twin and queen sized beds, a sitting area and marble bathrooms. Owners and Balcony suites have French Balconies. 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  53
Inside  0
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
Pools Out/In  0/0
A Jacuzzi spa located on the Sun Deck can double as a plunge pool and and there is a sauna and gymnasium. There are 10 Zodiacs a fleet of 10 inflatable 2-man kayaks and snorkelling equipent are available from the Stern Marina Platform.
Jacuzzis  1
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
The Constellation Restaurant offers a leisurely open sitting allowing you to choose when and with whom you dine while the Delphinus Outdoor Café provides al fresco dining for buffet breakfast & lunch and you can book a table outdoors for dinner. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  1
Non Smoking  No
Alternative Dining  1
The state-of-the-art lecture theatre is the scene for themed presentations by the Expedition team and Guest Speakers. The Leda Lounge and Cocktail Bar is the hub of social life aboard where in the evening a duo plays for your entertainment.  Show Lounges 0
Cinema Yes
Library Yes
Casino No
Casual and comfortable during the day. In the evening dress may be smarter casual but not too dressy. Proper outdoor clothing must be taken, including wind and waterproof outer layers and watertight boots.
At your discretion but around $12 per day per person is suggested.
Wheelchair cabins 0
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. On every voyage extensive use of the ship's fleet of Zodiacs (motorised rubber boats) will be made transporting guests between ship and shore. The ship is not suitable for wheelchair passengers.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 1
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are no facilities for children. 

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