Although custom-made for small ship 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 caliber of on board 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.
Technically and aesthetically, Motor Vessel Orion is arguably the most sophisticated vessel in its class. The Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships guide describes Orion Cruises 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, the Orion boasts a host of advanced design features including technology that sets new standards in sustainable marine environmental practices. Small ship cruises aboard the Orion offer a luxurious exploration of Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Antarctica.
Cabins Aboard Orion
Every room offers ocean views, room to relax during the day and a choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements. All of the staterooms and suites have the same high standard of amenity. The marble bathrooms are well appointed, with Grohe tapware, fluffy towels and robes. All rooms offer conveniences such as ample storage space, complimentary room service, a flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, internet connectivity, a personal safe, hairdryer and a mini-refrigerator continuously stocked with complimentary bottled water.
Orion's four Owner's Suites are located on Deck 5 with three unique configurations. They contain a beautifully appointed bedroom and separate living room (except 502). Enjoy a private French balcony and small outside area (except 509). Owner's Suites average 345 square feet. Choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements.
The six luxurious Balcony Suites are also on Deck 5; they have an open living room with a total average area of 230 square feet. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a private French balcony allowing you to take in the sea breeze. Choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements.
The two Deluxe Oceanview Suites occupy up to 230 square feet in area on Deck 5. An open living room with a two-seater sofa and large rectangular window lets you relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean view after a day of exploration. Choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements.
On Decks 4 and 5 there are 19 Junior Suites. These generously sized 218 square-foot suites offer lots of storage space and most feature a comfortable two-seater sofa in the sitting area. They also contain a large rectangular window (except JS418 & JS419, which have large oval windows) Choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements. Note that JS512 is a twin bed configuration only.
Category A Stateroom
These nicely appointed Oceanview Staterooms are situated on Deck 3. The average room size is 180 square feet, all with large oval windows and a comfortable sitting area with tub chair. Choice of either queen or twin bed sleeping arrangements.
Category B Stateroom
These Oceanview Staterooms are located on Deck 3. Relax in your sitting area with tub chair in a 175 square-foot room with a large oval window (except staterooms B322 & B323, which have twin portholes).
Orion Deck Plan