The state-of-the-art National Geographic Orion serves as our luxurious base camp for voyages to the far-flung corners of the planet. A fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, the Orion is at home navigating polar ice as well as small harbors in Europe. The ship accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins, and is equipped with kayaks and Zodiac landing craft, diving and snorkeling gear, and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world.

An undersea specialist, a National Geographic–Lindblad-certified photography instructor, a video chronicler, a full-time doctor, an elevator, a fitness center, a spa treatment room, a sauna, and laundry service. Wi-Fi is available in cabins and public spaces. A National Geographic Photography Expert accompanies every departure. Two dive masters accompany the South Pacific voyages.