National Geographic OrionAug 8 - 24, 2014
The five-star National Geographic Orion offers 102 guests in 53 spacious outside staterooms.
PUBLIC AREAS: Outdoor café and bar, lounge & cocktail bar perfect for briefings and entertainment, restaurant, sun deck, reception desk, state-of-the-art lecture theater, library, global market, marina platform, mud room, and a centrally located elevator. Guests are welcome on the “open bridge” to meet the captain and officers and learn about navigation.
MEALS: Served in a single seating with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. The cuisine is international with local flair, featuring tastes of the regions we explore.
CABINS: All cabins offer ocean views with windows, private facilities, and climate controls. Some cabins have balconies. Cabins offer internet access, a flat screen TV and DVD/CD player. Single cabins in Category 1 and Category 3 include cabins #301, 322, 323 and 512 and are highlighted in bright pink or bright blue.
EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT: Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, snorkeling gear for all guests and scuba gear for 24 guests, bow camera, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, underwater video cameras and a video microscope.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Laundry, a full-time doctor and medical center, video chronicler, undersea specialist/ divemaster, LEX-NG certified photo instructor and a National Geographic photographer.
Wellness: Spa features a unisex dry sauna, fitness center with LifeFitness equipment, and massage/spa treatment rooms. Also a Jacuzzi is available on the Observation Deck. And in warmer temperatures it doubles as plunge pool.