This beautiful ship was purpose-built for luxurious expedition cruising to adventurous regions in complete self-sufficiency. Spacious, modern, offering panoramic views from the dramatic window-lined lounges, library, and expansive decks - brilliant vistas by day, and romantic evening dining under the stars.
Orion accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins.
Spacious and modern, with a variety of public rooms that offer panoramic views of the passing landscape. Friendly and informal, Orion fosters a welcoming atmosphere where like-minded guests share in exceptional experiences & enrichment.
And while the interiors are elegant, life aboard is always casual, with no need for formal clothing.
All cabins are outside and feature oversized picture windows that connect you with the passing views. Soothingly decorated in elegant tones, spacious cabins offer a large desk, with ample drawer space & comfortable armchair or sofa for relaxing, reading or enjoying the view.
IBERIA & THE MEDITERRANEAN ~ 7 night cruises
Portugal and Spain: The Algarve to Catalonia
24th April to 1st May, & 15th to 22nd May 2016
Follow in the wake of Roman conquerors, Phoenician traders, and Moorish kings on a voyage to the sun-dapples shores of Portugal and Spain. Discover the whitewashed villages of the Algarve and Andalusia, encounter wonders both ancient and modern, from the Roman ruins of Cartagena to the Gothic Cathedrals of Seville to the avant-garde architecture of Valencia.
Culture and Cuisine: Oporto to Basque Country
22nd to 29th May, & 18th to 25th September 2016
Trace the coast of Portugal and northern Spain on a voyage that celebrates the myriad cultures of Iberia and France's Côte Basque. Discover the importance of Portugal's Douro River and explore the stunning landscapes of Galicia. Along the way, encounter the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Oporto, cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and Tower of Hercules.
Mediterranean Isles: Sardinia, Corsica & Menorca
1st to 8th May, & 8th to 15th May 2015
Scattered across the western Med, the Balearic islands, Sardinia, and Corsica harbour their own distinctive cultures and unique natural wonders. The legacy of prehistoric civilisations and traces of great empires dot their landscape, and with a background of rugged coastlines, villages tucked into seaward slopes and some of the most pristine waters in the Med.
Cost range: AU$9,990 to AU$20,760 per person twin share
Single occupancy - AU$14,990 to AU$20,610