national geographic orion - senior cruises australia

Length: 338ft Year: 2003
Beam: 46.70ft Draft: 10.76ft
Cruising speed: 13kn Crew: 75
Gross Tonnage: 4,000 Jacuzzi: 1
Onboard Currency: AU Dollar Passenger Capacity: 102
Boutique Gym
Internet Service Library
Lindblad Expedition Cruises National Geographic Orion australia senior cruises
 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION INFORMATION

ABOUT LINDBLAD EXPEDITION CRUISES

Deluxe Suite with Window

  • Category 4 suites on the Bridge Deck have separate sleeping and sitting areas, each with a two-seater sofa that looks out a large rectangular window.
  • #511, 515. These two suites feature separate sleeping and sitting areas, with a chair and armchair and a two-cushion sofa facing an expansive window. Beds are configurable (call for details). Ample storage, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
  • Average Area is 230 sq ft or 21.4 sqm

 

 

Owners Suite with French Balcony

  • Category 6 suites on the Bridge Deck include a beautifully appointed bedroom and separate living room, plus sliding glass doors that open onto a French verandah.
  • #502, 507, 509*, 510. These large, elegant suites feature a French balcony, with the exception of #509 which has double windows. Each provides a separate living area with a sofa and two arm chairs, except for #502, which uniquely offers a 'soaking tub with a view' in addition to a shower stall and expansive vanity. All cabins have reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
  • Average size is 345sq ft or 32.1sqm
  • The picture shown is for Cabin #502

 

 

Solo Cabin - Category 1S or 3S

  • Cat 3S Suite with Window #512. This solo suite features two beds and two large windows, plus two armchairs and small table, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls. The marble bathroom is generously sized and includes a spacious shower stall with a glass door. 
  • Cat 1S #301, 322, 323. These solo cabins feature a window or two portholes, a queen-size bed, except for #301 which has a double bed, writing desk and chair, climate controls, reading lamps, and a TV. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a roomy shower stall with a glass door. Dinner is served in the dining room, located on this deck.
  • Average area 180sq ft or 16.7sqm

 

 

Suite with French Balcony

  • Category 5 suites on the Bridge Deck are spacious, with open living areas and sliding glass doors that open to a French verandah allowing you to take in the sea breeze.
  • #501, 503-506, 508. These spacious suites feature open living areas and sliding glass doors opening to a private French balcony. Beds are configurable (call for details.) A sitting area with arm chairs and a sofa, a writing/laptop desk, well-placed reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the decor. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
  • Average area 230sq ft or 21.4sqm

 

 

Suite with Oval Window

  • Category 1 and 2 cabins are on the Main Deck. These nicely appointed cabins all have a large oval window, a comfortable sitting area with a tub chair, and a writing desk.
  • Cabins feature a luminous oval window and configurable beds: two single beds, two beds converted to a queen-size bed, or a queen size bed. An armchair, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized, and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. Dinner is served in the dining room, located on this deck.
  • Average area 180sq ft or 16.7sqm

 

 

Suite with Window

  • Category 3 suites are on the Upper Deck. They feature plenty of storage and most have a comfortable sofa in the sitting area with a large window.
  • #401-412, 414-419. These suites feature a sitting area with a large window, a sofa–except slightly smaller #401 & #402–an armchair or two, writing/laptop desk, reading lamps, flat screen TV, & climate controls. Beds are configurable (call for details). Marble bathrooms include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. The main lounge is the social heart of the ship, on this deck, along with the outdoor café where breakfast & lunch are served.
  • Average area 218sq ft or 20.3sqm

 

 

National Geographic Orion

Observation Deck
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National Geographic Orion Decks
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Bridge Deck
National Geographic Orion Bridge Deck  layout
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National Geographic Orion Bridge Deck  overview
Deck Plan Keys
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Cabin Description

Deluxe Suite with Window

  • Category 4 suites on the Bridge Deck have separate sleeping and sitting areas, each with a two-seater sofa that looks out a large rectangular window.
  • #511, 515. These two suites feature separate sleeping and sitting areas, with a chair and armchair and a two-cushion sofa facing an expansive window. Beds are configurable (call for details). Ample storage, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
  • Average Area is 230 sq ft or 21.4 sqm

 

Category 4 Deluxe Window Suite
 

Suite with French Balcony

  • Category 5 suites on the Bridge Deck are spacious, with open living areas and sliding glass doors that open to a French verandah allowing you to take in the sea breeze.
  • #501, 503-506, 508. These spacious suites feature open living areas and sliding glass doors opening to a private French balcony. Beds are configurable (call for details.) A sitting area with arm chairs and a sofa, a writing/laptop desk, well-placed reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the decor. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
  • Average area 230sq ft or 21.4sqm

 

Category 5 Balcony Suite
 

Owners Suite with French Balcony

  • Category 6 suites on the Bridge Deck include a beautifully appointed bedroom and separate living room, plus sliding glass doors that open onto a French verandah.
  • #502, 507, 509*, 510. These large, elegant suites feature a French balcony, with the exception of #509 which has double windows. Each provides a separate living area with a sofa and two arm chairs, except for #502, which uniquely offers a 'soaking tub with a view' in addition to a shower stall and expansive vanity. All cabins have reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
  • Average size is 345sq ft or 32.1sqm
  • The picture shown is for Cabin #502

 

Category 6 Owners Suite
 

Suite with Window

  • Category 3 suites are on the Upper Deck. They feature plenty of storage and most have a comfortable sofa in the sitting area with a large window.
  • #401-412, 414-419. These suites feature a sitting area with a large window, a sofa–except slightly smaller #401 & #402–an armchair or two, writing/laptop desk, reading lamps, flat screen TV, & climate controls. Beds are configurable (call for details). Marble bathrooms include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. The main lounge is the social heart of the ship, on this deck, along with the outdoor café where breakfast & lunch are served.
  • Average area 218sq ft or 20.3sqm

 

Category 3 Window Suite
 
 

National Geographic Orion

Upper Deck
National Geographic Orion Upper Deck layout
National Geographic Orion Decks
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National Geographic Orion Upper Deck overview
Deck Plan Keys
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Cabin Description

Suite with Window

  • Category 3 suites are on the Upper Deck. They feature plenty of storage and most have a comfortable sofa in the sitting area with a large window.
  • #401-412, 414-419. These suites feature a sitting area with a large window, a sofa–except slightly smaller #401 & #402–an armchair or two, writing/laptop desk, reading lamps, flat screen TV, & climate controls. Beds are configurable (call for details). Marble bathrooms include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. The main lounge is the social heart of the ship, on this deck, along with the outdoor café where breakfast & lunch are served.
  • Average area 218sq ft or 20.3sqm

 

Category 3 Window Suite
 
 

National Geographic Orion

Main Deck
National Geographic Orion Main Deck  layout
National Geographic Orion Decks
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National Geographic Orion Main Deck  overview
Deck Plan Keys
National Geographic Orion Main Deck  plan keys
Cabin Description

Suite with Oval Window

  • Category 1 and 2 cabins are on the Main Deck. These nicely appointed cabins all have a large oval window, a comfortable sitting area with a tub chair, and a writing desk.
  • Cabins feature a luminous oval window and configurable beds: two single beds, two beds converted to a queen-size bed, or a queen size bed. An armchair, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized, and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. Dinner is served in the dining room, located on this deck.
  • Average area 180sq ft or 16.7sqm

 

Category 1 & 2 Oceanview Suite
 

Suite with Window

  • Category 3 suites are on the Upper Deck. They feature plenty of storage and most have a comfortable sofa in the sitting area with a large window.
  • #401-412, 414-419. These suites feature a sitting area with a large window, a sofa–except slightly smaller #401 & #402–an armchair or two, writing/laptop desk, reading lamps, flat screen TV, & climate controls. Beds are configurable (call for details). Marble bathrooms include a spacious shower stall with a glass door. The main lounge is the social heart of the ship, on this deck, along with the outdoor café where breakfast & lunch are served.
  • Average area 218sq ft or 20.3sqm

 

Category 3 Window Suite
 
 

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Expedition Deck
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Dining

Constellation Restaurant:

Award winning Sydney chef Serge Dansereau of ‘The Bathers’ Pavilion’ fame has created signature menus inspired by local culinary traditions featuring produce and flavours reflecting the regions you are visiting.

Orion’s adventurous spirit is also reflected in the selection of Australian, New Zealand and European wines: vintages from exceptional lesser-known wineries complement the range of familiar labels.

Dining at any time is an unhurried experience with a single sitting free of fixed table assignments. Dine with friends you made on yesterday’s exploration ashore or the couple you were chatting to on deck earlier…it is up to you. Dinner is always served in the Constellation Restaurant, or if the mood takes you, dine al fresco under the stars.

Outdoor Cafe:

During the day if the scenery is too spectacular to simply let pass by, take a seat for a buffet breakfast or lunch at the Outdoor Cafe. The cafe offers alfresco dining for buffet breakfast and lunch. On warm evenings you may enjoy the same menu and service as presented in the restaurant.

Weather permitting, every expedition features our signature dinner buffet or themed barbecue.


Located on Main Deck deck
Outdoor Dining Dining Room
 

Bars and Lounges

Bars and Lounges on N.G. Orion

Lounge

Centrally located the Leda Lounge and Cocktail Bar is the hub of Social Life aboard Orion. Often used for presentations, photography talks, guest speakers and evening recaps, seating is arranged to provide all passengers with good views

A variety of beverages are available for purchase including, beer, cocktails, spirits and wine where you can take in the dramatic views through the large glass windows.

Observation Lounge and Library

Located high atop Orion on Deck 6, the intimate Observation Lounge affords stunning 270º views. Early Riser breakfasts and Afternoon Teas are served here.


Lounge Cocktail Bar Observation Lounge and Library
 

Tools for Exploring

Exploration Experiences

Zodiacs

Orion carries Zodiac landing craft—a full fleet—allowing us to get the entire expedition community out, engaged in activities quickly, comfortably, and safely. 

The addition of a glass-bottom craft to our fleet of Zodiacs allows for undersea exploration without diving or snorkeling.

Kayaks

Orion is equipped with a fleet of kayaks. Prior kayaking experience isn’t necessary—many of our guests have their first kayaking experience in extraordinary locations. Kayakers are usually free to explore where they want within boundaries set by the undersea specialist and officer of the watch.

Guest Speakers and Lectures

The state-of-the-art lecture theatre with surround-sound is the scene for themed presentations by our Expedition team and Guest Speakers. All guests are comfortably accommodated in arm-chair style seating.

Mud Room

The Mud Room is located on Deck 4: This is a 'wet area' allowing you to wash down boots after returning to the ship.


Antarctica Glass Bottom Zodiac Kayaking
 

Spa and Fitness

Health and Fitness on NG Orion

Gym

Located on Deck 6 with sweeping ocean views, the gymnasium is equipped with the following LifeFitness equipment: a step machine, a treadmill, a cross trainer, 2 bicycles, free weights and exercise matst.

Health Spa

The Health Spa offers a unisex dry sauna and offers a range of massage/spa treatments are available.

Jacuzzi

A Jacuzzi spa is located on the Sun Deck, Deck 6. In warmer climates you'll find the spa affords a cool dip, doubling as a plunge pool.

Sundeck

You'll find padded teak steamer chairs beside the whirlpool hot tub, affording you a relaxing spot to read a book or simply doze in the sun. You'll find an ample supply of large beach towels close by.


Jacuzzi Upper Deck
 

Services Onboard

Services Onboard

Staying connected

Internet access is available at an additional charge, and there are several ways to get online. A laptop is available in the library with internet connection. Internet access is also available in your cabin via an Ethernet cable using your own laptop. If your laptop is wireless enabled, you may use it anywhere in the observation lounge or the main lounge. A satellite phone is available for phone calls at additional charge, and an Iridium satellite phone is also available for emergency use.

For an additional charge, our ship’s professional laundry staff will handle personal laundry and pressing. Laundry can be picked up at your cabin and same day service is available. Dry cleaning is not possible on board.

Voltage

The voltage on board is 220 volts (plugs are round sockets with two round pins).  110 volt sockets are also available in each bathroom. Adaptor plugs are available.

Reception Desk

Staffed 24 hours a day, the reception desk is always open for all administrative matters.

Doctor

A licensed U.S. doctor is aboard and available 24-hours a day free of charge.


 

National Geographic Orion Photos

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Category 1 & 2 Oceanview Suite
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Category 1 - Solo Suite
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Category 3 Window Suite
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Category 4 Deluxe Window Suite
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Category 5 Balcony Suite
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Category 6 Owners Suite
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Outdoor Dining
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Dining Room
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Lounge
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Cocktail Bar
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Observation Lounge and Library
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Jacuzzi
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Upper Deck
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Antarctica
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Glass Bottom Zodiac
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Kayaking
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS CRUISE

Lindblad Expendion (Orion Cruises only) Expedition Terms and Conditions

 

Please note the terms and conditions listed below is a shorterned version. To view the full version (which you are bound by) please click here - http://au.expeditions.com/reservations/reservation-terms-conditions

Deposit and Final payment
To reserve your place, a deposit of 25% of the fare is required at the time of reservation. An additional Cruise Republic deposit of $50.00 per person (up to $100) will be payable.

Holiday departure dates and certain longer voyages may carry additional advance deposit requirements due to high demand for these voyages.

Receipt of your initial payment indicates your acceptance of our complete Terms and Conditions.

Final Payment is due 130 days prior to the cruise departure.

Documentation

Once your reservation is confirmed, we urge you to use your personalised online account for important information to help you prepare for your voyage. Managing your documents online will facilitate fast and accurate communication, and allow you to provide us with pertinent details we require, in order to complete your reservation. Your online account gives you access to your Expedition Guide, which includes valuable information specific to your voyage. You can also use your online account to view recommended flights and reading material, packing list, and so much more.

Cancellation fees
The following cancellation fees will apply to all reservations

Number of Days Prior to Expedition

Per Person Cancellation Fee

180 or more days

$750 per person#*

179 – 120 days

Loss of Deposit

119 – 90 days

25% of Total Fare*

89 – 60 days

50 of Total Fare*

59 – 0 days

No Refund

#The $750 per person will be refunded in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate.

* An additional Cruise Republic cancellation fee of $200.00 per cabin will apply.

Cancellation policy for certain longer voyages and Holiday departures may vary due to high demand for these voyages.

Amendments
Any revisions you make within the cancellation penalty, such as departure date or choice of voyage, are subject to cancellation/admin fees.

Cruise fare – What's included
Included in your cruise fare are accommodations as booked, cruise transportation, all meals onboard, non alcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, use of snorkelling and wetsuits, use of kayaks (where available), tips (except for ship's crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages and services of our expedition staff.

Cruise fare – What's not included
Fares do not include items of a personal nature, including but not limited to: air transfportation, extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), travel insurance, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, voyage DVD (where available), laundry. Gratuities to t4hes hips crew are at your own discretion.


Medical conditions & Physical considerations
We require written notice at the time of reservation for any physical condition, diet or treatment requiring special attention.

Insurance
We strongly recommend for all guests to purchase comprehensive international travel and medical insurance to cover lost or damaged baggage, personal property, medical evacuation. Australian Medicare system does not apply onboard Orion.

Cancellation fees
The following cancellation fees will apply to all reservations


Number of Days Prior to Expedition

Per Person Cancellation Fee

180 or more days

$750 per person#*

179 – 120 days

Loss of Deposit

119 – 90 days

25% of Total Fare*

89 – 60 days

50 of Total Fare*

59 – 0 days

No Refund

 
 
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