Orion Expedition Cruises

Orion Expedition Cruises is the leading expedition cruise operator in Asia-Pacific, with a dedicated crew of around 70 to only 100 guests on each ship. Orion offers a range of included and optional shore expeditions led by expert expedition leaders, whether it be snorkelling over sunken relics from World War II in Papua New Guinea or standing inside Antarctic explorer’s huts.


After dinner you will find a duo in the lounge playing a selection of music for dancing or a conversation over a cognac. During the day, our Expedition Team and Guest Lecturers provide informative and entertaining presentations.


Dine in a single sitting free of fixed table assignments. During the day take a seat for a buffet breakfast or enjoy lunch at our outdoor café. Dinner is always served in the restaurant or you may dine alfresco, under the stars.


Both ships have restaurants, lounges, bars, salons, Jacuzzis, massage, boutiques and well-stocked libraries. On the expedition side, these ships have multiple 10-passenger Zodiacs as well as high-speed support boats.


CATEGORY A STATEROOM16.7 sqm, Large oval window, Ample storage space, Comfortable sitting area with tub chair, Marble bathroom, Flat-screen TV JUNIOR SUITE20.3 sqm, Ocean view, Large rectangular window, Lots of storage space, 2-seater sofa in sitting area, Marble bathroom, Flat-screen TV BALCONY SUITE21.4 sqm, Ocean-view, Private French balcony, Lots of storage space, Open living room, Marble bathroom, Flat-screen TV


Orion will explore Australia’s Kimberley coastline, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia, New Zealand and sub-Antarctic islands. Orion II‘s voyages include the Russian Far East, also known as the ‘land of ice and fire’, Borneo, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, and the Inland Sea of Japan.

Established: 2004

Vessels: MV Orion, MV Orion II

Star rating: 5 star

Tonnage: 4,000 – 4,077

Passengers: 100 – 106


Accommodation, All meals, Entertainment, Port taxes, Gratuities, Government fees, Room service, Fitness classes, Shore excursions, Lectures/presentations.


Arriving in 2011, Orion Expedition Cruises will add a second specialist expedition cruise ship, Orion II.

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