The MV Orion combines the best and the latest in design with maritime and environmental technology, comfort and casual elegance.

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Ocean Cruise
Passenger capacity: 106
Passenger Decks: 5
Total Cabins: 53
Cabins (Balcony): 6?
Cabins (Outside): 0
Cabins (Inside): 53
Gross Tonnage: 4000
Restaurants: 3
Bars: 2
Swimming Pools: 0
Spa: Yes
Gym: Yes
Casino: No

From the ice-strengthened hull to the chilled champagne and superb cuisine, this is expedition cruising at its finest.  Technically and aesthetically, Orion is arguably the most sophisticated vessel in its class.  The Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships guide describes her as “the latest in the quest to build the ideal expedition cruise ship”.  Constructed by the world-leading Cassens Shipyard in Emden, and launched in November 2003, she boasts a host of advanced design features including technology that sets new standards in sustainable marine environmental practises.

Although custom-made for expedition cruising, Orion is the epitome of elegance.  No expense has been spared when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and the range and calibre of onboard recreational facilities are nothing short of five-star.  Orion’s luxurious appointments means she is more mega-yacht than cruise ship and her guests are few; around just 50 couples, all cared for in 5-star comfort by a crew of 75.

Cruise International review
Read our review of an expedition cruise on the MV Orion to Papa New Guinea


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