Orion Expedition Cruises

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If you are interested in the idea of cruising aboard a luxuriously appointed, modern ship perfectly configured to take you to unspoilt destinations in and around Australia - places big cruise ships simply cannot reach, we invite you to consider Orion Cruises.

Australian owned and operated, Orion Expedition Cruises has developed voyages to encourage guests to become a part of the region they are discovering.

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.

Orion Expedition Cruises

Described as the latest in the quest to build the perfect expedition vessel , all Orion's staterooms 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 Mallard sea plane flights and outback 4WD tours, to snorkeling 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. Guests are invited to attend presentations in the 90 seat Lecture Theatre.

Expeditions are year-round and vary with the seasons.

Select one of these luxury Orion Expedition Cruises:

Orion Cruises Kimberley

The region is a place of contrasts, with rich and striking scenery, from lush rainforests to arid red plains the land is full of surprises.

Orion Cruises New Zealand

Protected by the Southern Ocean, secluded and seldom visited, the Australian and New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands, recognised by UNESCO as one of the worlds' precious regions of unique biodiversity, will be visited by Orion in December 2009 and 2010.

Orion Cruises Antarctica

During the peak of the southern hemisphere summer, Orion offers travellers a unique opportunity to venture to the Continent of Antarctica. Orion sails from Australia and New Zealand, crossing the Antarctic Circle to places redolent with history and adventure.