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The ship that is to become Orion Expedition Cruises’ second vessel is scheduled for a refit in April to give her Orion’s signature style.

During a scheduled drydock in April, Clelia II (as she is currently named) will be given a new-look lobby, main lounge, dining room, library, public bathrooms and outdoor areas, as well as updated passenger suites and bathrooms. From this time onwards the ship will be known as Orion II.

Accommodation building company ALMACO was awarded the contract to perform the refit because of the company’s “experience with this size and type of vessel,” ALMACO said.

Orion II was built in Italy’s Cantieri Navale Ferrari shipyard in 1991 along with a sister, Island Sky, which ALMACO also refurbished in 2010.

Who is planning an Orion II cruise? Where are you going?


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