National Geographic Orion takes travelers to little-known waters and isles in the South Pacific, Australia, and Indonesia to experience each location's natural and cultural wonders up close.


National Geographic Orion is one of the best expedition ships to sail the Kimberley providing  luxury cruises between Broome and Darwin.

She sleeps 102 passengers in 53 cabins.

With her high ice-class rating, she is strong enough to explore the polar regions, yet her elevated maneuverability allows for navigation of inshore waters, secluded bays, and sinuous rivers—practically anywhere accessible by sea.

At the helm of National Geographic Orion  is an expert crew, capable of handling intricate operations that large cruise ships could never attempt. The ship features modern navigational equipment and technological abilities that allow her to navigate safely, even in uncharted waters​. She currently holds the distinction of having sailed further south than any other vessel in the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet.

National Geographic Orion offers guests a spirited, almost clubby environment onboard. Of her many amenities and features, the most appealing is her outdoor deck space, which beckons in the balmy reaches of the South Pacific and beyond and offers a range of panoramic views of the region’s rich avian and marine life.

More about National Geographic Orion

The ship carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac motorized landing craft, as well as a remotely operated vehicle and sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world. The Orion is also equipped with snorkeling and diving gear. Our "open bridge" policy provides guests the opportunity to meet the captain and officers and learn about navigation. A full-time doctor, a video chronicler, an undersea specialist, a National Geographic Photography Expert and a photography instructor are part of every expedition team.

Public Areas of National Geograhic Ship

Public areas include an outdoor café, a lounge and bar, a sun deck, a state-of-the-art lecture theater, a library, a boutique, a mud room with lockers for expedition gear, a sauna, a fitness room, spa treatment rooms, a hot tub/plunge pool and a centrally located elevator. The restaurant features international cuisine inspired by our ports of call and all meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables.

National Geographic Orion Dining Experience

The restaurant features international cuisine inspired by our ports of call and all meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables. Exceptional cuisine features tastes of the regions we visit.

To learn more about the National Geographic Orion and her Kimberley coast cruises, call the Silversea cruise expert reservations team on 1300 799 758

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