Orion Expedition Cruises is the leading expedition cruise operator in Asia Pacific, taking you to 94 destinations stretching from Antarctica to Borneo. Our spacious purpose-built expedition ship is designed to explore locations larger ships cannot contemplate, and offer you attentive 5-star service onboard. Enjoy the comfort and safety with only 106 guests, cared for by 75 professional crew.
Founded in early 2004, Orion Expedition Cruises has developed voyages to encourage guests to become a part of the region they are discovering.
Our vessel is 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.All staterooms and suites feature ocean views and offer internet access, flat-screen TV, DVD/CD, a choice of twin and queen sized beds, a sitting area and marble bathrooms. Other on board amenities include a health spa with gymnasium, sauna, sun deck Jacuzzi and a stern marina platform.
Orion offers a range of included and optional Shoreside Expeditions designed to enhance the destination exploration for our guests. From Camel Safaris in Broome to snorkelling over pristine coral formations, there are many unique opportunities for guests to visit areas of Australia that even most Australians don’t get to see. 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.
Orion Cruise Expeditions
Nestled in the heart of the Malay Archipelago, Borneo is the third largest Island in the world. The wild jungles of Borneo are some of the oldest undisturbed areas of tropical rainforest in the world. Borneo’s biodiversity is unparalleled with hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles fish, and amphibians. There are also over 20,000 identified plants, including extremely rare orchids. You’ll also meet the extraordinarily intelligent “Man of the forest”, better known as the orangutan the largest tree dwelling mammal, and the only great ape found in Asia.
Spice & the Forgotten Islands
Remote, exotic and aromatic, the Spice Islands evoke visions of 17th century Dutch explorers building a wealthy trading empire, far from their European home. The history of this region is as rich and pungent as the spices it produced. Explorers and world wars have traversed this isolated line of islands, and yet their culture remains unique and intact. Centuries of artisan’s creations are expressed in colourful and unique artworks. Naturalists will marvel at the diversity of flora and fauna demarked by the Wallace Line. Further to the west, the pre-historic dragons of Komodo remind us how short our human history is.
New Zealand & Sub Antarctic Islands
Isolated, windswept, beautiful and fragile, New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands are unique and irreplaceable, a privileged visit. Described by the United Nations Environment Program as “The most diverse and extensive of all sub-Antarctic archipelagos”, all five island groups – the Bounty Islands, the Antipodes Islands, the Snares Islands, the Auckland Islands and Campbell Island – were honoured with World Heritage status in 1998. These locations are a birders and photographers paradise.
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