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.