Designed and purpose built in Germany in 2003 specifically for
expedition travel, National Geographic Orion was created from the outset - explore the far corners of the Earth in complete self-sufficiency.
Engineered for maximum comfort and safety, Orion is equipped with the
latest technology including large retractable stabilizers, sonar, radar,
and an ice-strengthened hull. A shallow draft plus bow and stern
thrusters provide the convenience of being able - maneuver close - shore. 14 Zodiacs ensure quick disembarkation and offer the ideal
transport for up-close exploration.