New!!! Antarctica Sailings on the Orion at Industry Prices.



Introduction

If you are choosing a cruise for the first time, you will be very pleasantly surprised. You unpack once and your floating resort will carry you to the world’s exciting destinations.
Life on board generally offers a continual string of activities so you can choose to participate in some, none or as many as you wish. The choice is yours to be as busy or relaxed as you wish. Meals are generally a gastronomical delight – another pleasure that comes with cruising. Then there is the nightlife right on your doorstep and the exciting ports of call.

Cruises are all-inclusive! Consider that your transportation, all meals, entertainment and use of all sporting and games facilities are included in the one price.

 


Orion Expedition Cruises

Australia’s first world-class expedition cruise line.

A“There has been growing interest in luxury expedition cruising in other parts of the world and so we bring this concept to Australia with a combination of quality on-board surroundings, service and comfort whilst taking our guests to experience many wonderful places that, until now, have been difficult to access.” Sarina Bratton, Managing Director.

ORION arrived in Australia early in 2005, the itineraries feature destinations diverse as Australia ‘s Top End including Cape York, Arnhem Land, the Kimberley and East Timor. ORION will also explore lesser-visited parts of the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands.

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 explore these cruises.

Turtles, manta rays, whales, bird life, deserted beaches, clear night skies, and colours in the Reef and ocean that you only thought possible in dreams.

For the Top End and Kimberley regions the experiences offer wild, rugged coastlines with incredible waterfalls, fishing, wildlife, aboriginal art in the wild, and the world’s most successful pearling industry. Given the huge 10 metre tides, it also has one of the most challenging operating environments.

These are some of the most pristine and sensitive wilderness areas on our planet with little to no infrastructure to support visits by hundreds of people at one time. Understanding this, Orion Expedition Cruises has a social responsibility to develop marine tourism product that is sustainable, that is at the forefront of eco-sensitivity and the benchmark for internationally recognised and sound environmental operating practices. These guiding principles necessitated finding a purpose-built environmentally appropriate vessel that also offered an internationally accepted standard of luxury accommodation and guest facilities……. ORION.

Integral to the successful operation is the relationship with other key supporters of the ORION concept. All are outstanding contributors in their own fields, who share a similar vision for Orion Expedition Cruises and are passionate about protecting the environment.

ORION  will be actively supported in the Kimberleys by the Paspaley family to ensure guests of the ship will be able to share the joys the family has experienced in the area from more than 70 years involvement in the area. We are creating exclusive experiences for our guests including Grumman Mallard sea plane excursions and the opportunity to visit world famous Paspaley pearl farms the Paspaleys’ themselves describe as "The Paspaley’s Garden of the Pearls".

Your ship is the new German-built, 106-guest, m.v. ORION . Completed in November 2003, ORION combines the best and latest in ship design with maritime and environmental technology, comfort and casual elegance. From the ice-strengthened hull to the chilled champagne, this is expedition cruising in true international-standard luxury.

Staterooms and Suites: 53. All rooms are exterior and include Internet access, TV/DVD, twin/ queen-size beds, refrigerator, sitting area or living room, marble bathrooms.
Ships amenities include: Spa, sauna, whirlpool, masseuse, hairdresser, boutique.
Food and Beverages: Constellation restaurant: single unassigned seating plus separate open deck area for casual alfresco dining. Observation lounge with wrap-around deck.
Exploration and recreation equipment includes: Two jet-propelled tenders, ten heavy-duty motorized Zodiac inflatable boats, kayaks and windsurfers.


Conditions:                            
  
Inclusions:
  • Fares shown are per person on twin share basis
  • Single rates are 200% of the per person twin share rate
  • 3rd person rates are the same as the per person twin share rate.
  • Employee / Member must occupy the cabin.
  • 30 days prior to sailing
  • Other conditions are as per Orion Expedition Cruise Conditions.
  • N.B. Charter flights between Cairns & Rabaul for the Port Moresby sailings are offered at $600 per person.
  • A booking fee of $100 per person applies.
 
  • Rates shown include Port Charges, Taxes and recent fuel surcharges.
  • Accommodation as booked, cruise transportation, all meals, 24 hour room service, entertainment & educational programmes, use of ship’s sporting equipment & facilities, Zodiac & tender transfers, access to the ships library of CD’s/dvds, govt fees and taxes.

Junior SuiteOwners Suite Lounge

 

Price Guide:

Rates include port charges and fuel surcharge. 

Departs
Cruise Name
Nights
Run of Ship Twin
3rd  Person
Single
Child under 16 years
01 Aug 09
Kimberley Expedition
10 
 3690 
3690 
7380 
925 
Itinerary:

Darwin, King George River & Falls, Vansittart Bay, Bigge Island, Hunter River, Montgomery Reef/Raft Point, Talbot Bay/Horizontal Waterfalls, Cape Leveque, the Lacepeded, Broome

11 Aug 09
Kimberley Expedition
10 
3690
3690
7380
925
Itinerary:
Broome, the Lacepeded, Cape Leveque, Talbot Bay/ Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef/Raft Point, Hunter River, Bigge Island, Vansittart Bay, King George River & Falls, Darwin
21 Aug  09
Kimberley Expedition
-Opera under the Stars
10
3690
3690
7380
925
Itinerary:
Darwin, King George River & Falls, Vansittart Bay, Bigge Island, Hunter River, Montgomery Reef/Raft Point, Talbot Bay/Horizontal Waterfalls, Cape Leveque, the Lacepeded, Broome
31 Aug 09
Kimberley Expedition
10 
3690
3690
7380
925
Itinerary:
Broome, the Lacepeded, Cape Leveque, Talbot Bay/ Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef/Raft Point, Hunter River, Bigge Island, Vansittart Bay, King George River & Falls, Darwin
10 Sep 09
Spice Island Adventure
-Voyage of Discovery
3320 
3320 
6640 
830 
Itinerary:

Darwin, Maluku, Alor, Waingapu (Sumba Island), Komodo, Satonda Island, Sumbawa, Bali

29 Sep 09
Gulf of Siam Explorer – Voyage of Discovery
11 
4060
4060
8120
1015
Itinerary:
Singapore, Tioman Island, Kuala Terengganu (Malaysia), Ko Samui, Ko Kood (Thailand), Kampot (Cambodia for Angkor Wat), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), overnight on board.
10 Oct 09

Vietnam Explorer – Voyage of Discovery

11 
4060
4060
8120
1015
Itinerary:
Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang (overnight for Hue), Nha Trang,Vung Tau (Vietnam), Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ko Phangan (Thailand), Singapore
31 Oct 09
Forgotten Islands – Voyage of Discovery
10 
3690
3690
7380
925
Itinerary:
Bali (Benoa), Komodo, Maluka, Yamdena Isalnd, Thursday Island, Cairns
10 Nov 09
Great Barrier Reef
6
2220
2220
4440
555
Itinerary:

Cairns, Hardy reef, Hayman Island, Percy Island, Newcastle

01 Dec 09
New Zealand & Sub-Antarctic Wildlife Adventure – Voyage of Discovery
13
4810
4810
9620
1205
Itinerary:
Hobart, Macquarie Island, Campbell Island, Auckland Islands, Snares Island, Stewart Island, Fjordland, Bluff
14 Dec 09

New Zealand & Sub-Antarctic Wildlife Adventure – Voyage of Discovery

13 
4810
4810 
9620 
1205 
Itinerary:

Bluff, Fjordland, Campbell Island, Auckland Islands, Snares Island, Stewart Island, Bluff

27 Dec 09
Mawson’s Antarctica – Commonwealth Bay
18 
6660
6660
13320
1665
Itinerary:
Bluff, Snares Island, Auckland Islands, Macquarie Island, Commonwealth Bay region, Hobart
14 Jan 10
Scott & Shackelton’s Antarctica – Ross Sea
20 
7400
7400
14800
1850
Itinerary:
Hobart, Ross Sea Region, Macquarie Island, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Snares Island, Bluff
03 Feb 10
New Zealand Highlights
10
3690
3690
7380
925
Itinerary:

Invercargill, Milford Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Wellington, Marlborough Sounds, Napier, White Island, Auckland

01 Mar 10
Islands Magazine Melanesian Discovery
16
5920
5920
11840
1480
Itinerary:
Auckland, Bay of Islands, Isle of Pines, Tanna, Port Vila, Malakula, Santo, Utupua, Santa Ana, Nggella, Gizo & Kennedy Island, Rabaul
27 Mar 10

New Guinea Islands Adventure

11 
4070
4070 
8140 
1020 
Itinerary:

Cairns, Alotau, Deboyne Lagoon, Egum Atoll, Kitava, Lambom, Lamassa Islands, Duke of York Islands, Rabaul (overnight on board)

07 Apr 10
Wild PNG & Bismarck Archipelago pathways sailing
10 
3690
3690
7380
925
Itinerary:
Rabaul, Tingwon, Manus, Wuvulu, Sissano Lagoon, Hansa Bay, Bagabag, Rabaul


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