Why We Like This Ship

  • state-of-the-art expeditionary ship built in Germany in 2003 specifically for expedition travel
  • Designed for maximum comfort and safety, Orion is equipped with the latest technology including retractable stabilisers, sonar and an ice strengthened hull
  • A shallow draft plus powerful bow and stern thrusters provide superior manoeuvrability and access to places other ships can't reach
  • Orion is the only Antarctic ship with a glass bottom zodiac, providing unique insight into Antarctica's undersea life, while staying dry 
  • Spacious and modern public areas combined with 53 cabins, including several with balconies

Voyages aboard National Geographic Orion

Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All cabins face outwards, providing views of the passing icebergs, marine life and sea birds. All cabins have a comfortable armchair or sofa for reading, a flat screen TV with several channels to enjoy and climate control for comfort. Bathrooms are also generously sized with a roomy glass-walled shower stall. 

Captain's Suite

  • Located on the Bridge Deck to offer very best cabin views
  • Spacious 317 sq ft (29.5m2) cabin size with 28 sq ft (2.6m2) private French veranda
  • Beautifully appointed bedroom and separate living room.
  • Queen-size bed or twin single beds with a single-size sofa
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Climate control, TV, Internet connection, Satellite phone
National Geographic Orion - Captain's Suite

Balcony Suite

  • Located on the Bridge Deck
  • Staggering  views from your sliding glass doors connecting to the 18 sq ft (1.7m2) French veranda
  • The cabin is very spacious at 212 sq ft (19.7m2) although without a separate living room
  • Queen-size bed or twin single beds with a single-size sofa
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Climate control, TV, Internet connection, Satellite phone
National Geographic Orion - Suite

Premier Twin

  • Located on the Bridge Deck
  • Separate sleeping and sitting areas each with a two-seater sofa
  • Large rectangular window
  • Spacious 230 sq ft (21.4m2) cabin size
  • Queen-size bed or twin single beds configuration
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Climate control, TV, Internet connection, Satellite phone
National Geographic Orion - Premier Twin

Deluxe Twin

  • Located on the Upper Deck
  • Sitting area with a desk and a two-seater sofa
  • Larger window
  • Spacious 218 sq ft (20.3m2) cabin size
  • Queen-size bed or twin single beds configuration
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Climate control, TV, Internet connection, Satellite phone
National Geographic Orion - Deluxe Twin

Standard / Superior Twin

  • Located on the Main Deck
  • Sitting area with a desk table
  • Oval windows or portholes
  • Spacious 170 sq ft (16m2) cabin size
  • Queen-size bed or twin single beds configuration
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Climate control, TV, Internet connection, Satellite phone
National Geographic Orion - Standard / Superior Twin

Single

Cabins designed for solo travelers are similar to double occupancy cabins, featuring the same amenities as well as a window or twin portholes.

  • Located on the Main Deck
  • Sitting area with a desk table
  • Oval windows or portholes
  • Spacious 170 sq ft (16m2) cabin size
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Climate control, TV, Internet connection, Satellite phone
National Geographic Orion - Solo

Deck Plan

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Onboard Communications

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Satellite phone
  • Internet: Ethernet, Wifi lounges and Internet card available

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above services are subject to extra charges. 

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