Orion is custom-made for expedition cruising in five- star comfort sparing no expense when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and offers a range of onboard recreational facilities of the highest calibre. After an exciting and sometimes challenging day exploring wild and remote locations, nothing beats the comforts of a small luxury hotel to end your day – unwind with a massage, sauna those tender muscles, or have refreshments brought to you, spa side. Enjoy an a la carte dinner in one of the many restaurants or perhaps a BBQ on the deck. Onboard and onshore experiences are enhanced by a qualified expert expedition team and specialist guest speakers who are eager to share their knowledge with guests.
Size of vessel: 103m in length
Draft: 3.82 metres
Engines: Mak;8M25; 3,265HP
Cruising speed: 13 knots
Maximum number of guests: 106 (twin occupancy)
Number of crew: 75
Cabin configuration: 31 Suites and 22 Staterooms.
Orion features an array of facilities including a gymnasium, Vega Health Spa, Jacuzzi, hair and beauty salon, 90 seat lecture theatre for Expeditions Leaders talks on destinations – historical, geological, anthropological and cultural, library, observation lounge, Leda Lounge and Cocktail Bar, outdoor bar, nightly music, 24 hour room service, elevator, Constellation Restaurant and sun deck, 10 x 12 man Zodiacs and 2 x 27 seat ships tenders. Orion also has its own unique features including an elevator for ease of access, marina platforms for boarding the expedition boats, a doctor onboard, internet access and 24 hour reception. Wide range of unique shore opportunities by zodiac (complimentary and optional).
Each room offers ocean views with the choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements, well appointed ensuites, 24-hour room service, flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, internet connectivity, a personal safe, hairdryer and mini refrigerator continuously stocked with complimentary bottled water.
Owners Suite – feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening onto a private French Balcony in addition to a separate bedroom and living area.
Balcony Suite – floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening onto a private French Balcony, also have an open living room.
Deluxe Suite – feature a large rectangular window and open living room with a two-seater sofa.
Category A Staterooms – each have large oval windows and a comfortable sitting area with tub chair
Category B Staterooms – each have large oval windows or twin portholes and a comfortable sitting area with tub chair.
Junior Suites have a large rectangular window and a comfortable two-seater sofa in the sitting area.
Included in your fare are all meals onboard, 24 hour room service, entertainment and educational programmes, use of ship’s sporting equipment and facilities, port & handling charges, zodiac and tender transfers, Government fees & taxes.
**Please note, a passport with 6 months validity is required for Orion Kimberley Cruises