Designed and purpose built in Germany in 2003 specifically for
expedition travel, National Geographic Orion was created from the outset
to 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 to maneuver close to
shore. 14 Zodiacs ensure quick disembarkation and offer the ideal
transport for up-close exploration.