National Geographic Orion


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Length: 103m Passengers: 102
Accommodation: A range of Staterooms, each with Ensuite
Kimberley Season: May-Sept Features: Jacuzzi, health spa, sauna, sun deck
KCC Comment: National Geographic adventure expeditions with 6 star food and excellent service.


O As one of Orion’s Top 5 representatives, the Kimberley Cruise Centre is able to offer you exclusive discounts and unparalleled knowledge and expertise about your Orion expedition cruise!

Our volume of sales, high level of customer service, destination expertise and staff knowledge have all contributed toward the Kimberley Cruise Centre being recognised as one of the Top 5 agencies representing Orion Expedition Cruises. Our staff have cruised aboard Orion and can offer personal advice from our own experience!

Book with the “Kimberley locals” – the Kimberley Cruise Centre! We know the Kimberley, we live here!

Bruce Connell
  • Local knowledge – we live in the Kimberley and our staff have travelled aboard Orion. We are happy to share our local knowledge about climate, what to bring, what to wear on your cruise, level of fitness required for shore excursions, best time of year to travel etc.
  • Travelling in such a remote region, you will find that local knowledge goes a long way!
  • 20% off travel insurance



Pinctada Cable Beach Broome
  • FREE scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles
  • 2 FREE nights accommodation – 1 night at Mantra Darwin (Hotel Room), 1 night at Pinctada Cable Beach Broome (Shinju Studio Room)
  • 20% off comprehensive travel insurance
  • For bookings made directly with the Kimberley Cruise Centre only (freecall 1800 677 830).
Sale valid for new bookings only made from 08 Aug 2013. May be withdrawn at any time. Cannot be combined with any other offers. For sole use bookings, only 1 night offered for Category B Stateroom bookings.


From March 2014, with the involvement of Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, Orion offers the ultimate in active, immersive expedition travel, complete with an unprecedented array of tools for exploration to enhance the expedition experience. National Geographic Orion will be newly equipped with kayaks, a state-of the-art ROV (remote operated vehicle reaching depths of 330 metres), full snorkelling gear for all, and a SCUBA program that can accommodate up to 24 divers at a time (snorkelling/SCUBA not offered along the Kimberley coast due to the presence of saltwater crocodiles). The specialist expedition team will be expanded and feature a National Geographic photographer on most departures.

On board National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion is a purpose built vessel designed to access the inaccessible, all in 5-star luxury. The ship combines the best and the latest in design with maritime and environmental technology, comfort and casual elegance. From the ice-strengthened hull to the chilled champagne and superb cuisine, this is expedition cruising at its finest. On board amenities include a health spa with gymnasium, sauna, sun deck Jacuzzi and a stern marina platform.

National Geographic Orion offers a range of included and optional Shoreside Expeditions designed to enhance the destination exploration for guests. As part of our commitment to offering guests an enriching experience, on board speakers have been selected for their knowledge and expertise on the regions they visit. Guests are invited to attend presentations in the 90 seat Lecture Theatre.


Accommodation onboard National Geographic Orion comprises 31 Suites and 22 Staterooms. Every room offers you 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 amenities. The marble bathrooms are well appointed, with Grohe tapware, Lanvin toiletries, fluffy towels and robes. All rooms offer conveniences such as ample storage space, complementary 24-hour 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 B Stateroom

Category B Staterooms

Averge area 175sq ft or 16.3sqm

The Oceanview Staterooms are located on Deck 3. Relax in your sitting area with tub chair in a 175sq ft* room with a large oval window.

Orion B Stateroom

Category B – Sole Occupancy Staterooms

Averge area 175sq ft or 16.3sqm

The Oceanview Staterooms are located on Deck 3. Relax in your sitting area with tub chair in a 175sq ft* room with portholes.

Orion A Stateroom

Category A Staterooms

Average area 180sq ft or 16.7sqm

These nicely appointed Oceanview A Staterooms are situated on deck 3. The average room size is 180 sq ft*, all with large oval windows and a comfortable sitting area with tub chair.

Orion Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Average area 218sq ft or 20.3sqm

Located on deck 4, there are eighteen Junior Suites. These generously sized 218 sq ft* Suites offer lots of storage space and 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.

Orion Junior Suite

Junior Suite – sole occupancy

Averge area 218sq ft or 20.3sqm

Located on deck 5, there is 1 sole occupancy Junior Suite with fixed twin bedding. This suite offers lots of storage space and feature a comfortable two-seater sofa in the sitting area. It also contains a large rectangular window.

Orion Deluxe Suite

deluxe Suite

Averge area 230sq ft or 21.4sqm

The two Deluxe Oceanview Suites occupy up to 230 sq ft* 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.

Orion Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite

Average area 230sq ft or 21.4sqm

The six luxurious Balcony Suites are also on Deck 5, they have an open living room with a total average area of 230 sq ft*. The Suite affords floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening onto a private French Balcony allowing you to take in the sea breeze.

Orion owners suite

Owners Suite

Average area 345sq ft or 32.1sqm

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). These cabins have a French balcony (except suite OS509 which has two large rectangular windows). Owners Suite 502 has the living room space incorporated into the bedroom. Please note – bath facilities in Owners Suites may present some difficulties for less mobile guests as the shower is over the half tub (excluding 502 which has separate bath and shower facilities).

* Average area of room size.
orion deckplan