The MV ORION
- Length: 103 meters
- Staterooms and Suites: 53
- Guest Capacity:
106 (twin occupancy).
19 additional guests may be accommodated in convertible sofa or upper Pullman beds.
- Elevator: Yes
- Regulations: MV ORION is built according to the latest international safety regulations, including those of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health, Canadian Arctic Shipping, and St. Lawrence Seaway.
- Additional Craft: 10 Zodiac Heavy Duty M5, 10 Kayaks
- Communications: Direct-dial satellite telephones; fax, e-mail; Internet access; internal telephone system
- Registry: Bahamas
Technically and aesthetically, ORION is arguably the most sophisticated vessel in its class. The Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships describes her as “the latest in the quest to build the ideal expedition cruise ship.” Constructed by the world-leading Cassens Shipyard in Emden, Germany, and launched in November 2003, she boasts a host of advanced design features, including technology that sets new standards in sustainable marine environmental practices.
Life on Board
Although custom-made for expedition cruising, ORION is the epitome of elegance. No expense has been spared when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and the range and caliber of onboard recreational facilities are nothing short of five-star. ORION’s luxurious appointments means she is more mega-yacht than cruise ship, and her guests are few; around just 50 couples, all cared for in 5-star comfort by a crew of 75.