Posts Tagged ‘Orion Expedition Cruises’

Orion Expeditions launches iPad App

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Orion Expedition Cruises has launched its first iPad App, downloadable for free through the Apple iTunes store. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion founder resigns

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Sarina Bratton, founder of Orion Expedition Cruises, will leave the company that pioneered small ship expedition cruising in Australia at the completion of her contract on 19 April. (etravelblackboard.com)

Lindblad buys Orion Expedition Cruises

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Lindblad Expeditions, the US based expedition cruise operator, has announced that Australia’s Orion Expedition Cruises would become part of its portfolio, with the move effective for itineraries from March 2014, Cruise Weekly reports in Australia. (cruisebusiness.com)

Orion contribution to lone sailor rescue operation recognised by AMSA

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Following the successful rescue of solo round-world sailor Alain Delord, John Rice, Senior Search and Rescue Officer, met with the Captain of the expedition cruise ship Orion, to review aspects of the operation and debrief. (etravelblackboard.com)

Orion offers compensation following rescue

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

French yachtsman Alain Delord may be safe and well following his rescue by MV Orion on Sunday, but the question now being asked is; will passengers receive compensation? (etravelblackboard.com)

Orion rescue of Frenchman Alain Delord in the Southern Ocean

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The expedition cruise ship MVOrion arrived in Hobart, Australia, at 0900, Tuesday 22 January, having diverted from its planned course in order to attempt to rescue French solo yacht sailor Alain Delord. (expeditioncruising.com)

Cruise ship to rescue stranded yachtsman

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

An Antarctic cruise ship (Orion) is on its way to rescue a solo round-the-world yachtsman stranded on a life raft in remote waters southwest of Tasmania. (theaustralian.com.au)

Voyages Back in Time to the Lost Paradise of Papua New Guinea

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

During March and April 2013, the award-winning expedition cruise ship Orion will again provide a very civilised and luxurious way to explore the coast and islands of near-neighbour, Papua New Guinea. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion Launches New Web Site

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Completely redesigned, it provides a better overall user experience; visually more sophisticated, it retains detailed information highly praised by trade and consumers alike. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion voyages to the lost paradise of Papua New Guinea

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

During October this year and in March and April 2013, the award-winning expedition cruise ship Orion will again provide a very civilised and luxurious way to explore the coast and islands of near-neighbour, Papua New Guinea. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion Expedition Cruises releases 2013 season brochure

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Orion Expedition Cruises has released its 2013 season brochure; 64 pages detailing 33 voyages with expeditions to 94 destinations onboard the highly acclaimed expedition ship that sets the standard for expedition cruising across the region, Orion. (etravelblackboard.com)

Play the world renowned golf courses of New Zealand

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Orion’s February 2013 South Pacific Golf Expedition will open the door to spectacular and challenging NZ golf courses. (etravelblackboard.com)

Orion: not for sale and still strong

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Orion Expedition Cruises has slammed reports that it is planning to sell its 106-guest Orion, saying that the vessel is definitely not for sale. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion Across the Wallace Line expedition to Sulawasi

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

This ten night expedition on board the expedition cruise ship Orion II takes guests from Tawau to Bali via the seldom visited eastern side of Borneo. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion Expedition Cruises voted Best Cruise Line in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Awards 2012

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Orion Expedition Cruises has added to its list of national and international awards by scooping the Best Cruise Line (Global) accolade ahead of other finalists Cunard, Silversea and Seabourn at the sixth annual Australian Gourmet Traveller travel awards announced in Sydney. (etravelblackboard.com)

Orion Expedition Cruises to End Charter of Orion II

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

“We have not been satisfied with some performance aspects — such as the fuel efficiency of the vessel — and therefore have decided to return the ship at the completion of the first charter term,” said Sarina Bratton, founder and managing director of Orion Expedition Cruises. (travelpulse.com)

Award winning photographer joins Orion for Vietnam voyage / plus save 30%

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Award winning wildlife photographer, author and filmmaker, Sue Flood, joins international photographer Nick Rains as a guest presenter onboard Orion II during a 9 night Vietnam Explorer photographic voyage. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion Art of Japan voyage

Thursday, January 19th, 2012


Orion Expedition Cruises has released details of an exclusive 8 night Orion II Art of Japan voyage featuring visits to some of the most culturally significant high points around the Inland Sea of Japan. (expeditioncruising.com)

Micronesia Revealed – Orion expedition

Friday, November 18th, 2011

This Orion II Micronesia Revealed twelve night voyage between Rabaul and Palau combines some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving spots, World War II battle sites, shipwrecks, chains of coral atolls and remote island cultures. (expeditioncruising.com)

Expedition Line Cancels Two Cruises to Make Repairs

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Orion Expedition Cruises has canceled the next two itineraries for Orion II, according to information from a Cruise Critic contributor who is onboard the ship’s current Borneo itinerary. (cruisecritic.com)

Orion II cruises cancelled *updated*

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Earlier reports said Orion II will go into dry dock in Singapore. The cruise line have advised this is not the case and that all repairs will be undertaken while tied up to the wharf. Orion are keen to reassure clients and partners that no hull damage occurred during the recent Borneo incident. (expeditioncruising.com)

Discover The Rituals, History & Philosophy Of Japanese Cuisine With Orion Expedition Cruises

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

In April 2012 the expedition cruise ship Orion II will commence an eight-night Japanese Culinary Adventure voyage to explore the wonders of Japanese cuisine – a must-do voyage for anyone interested in the rituals, history and philosophy of Japanese culinary art.

Orion’s Tasmania Food & Wine voyages – with up to 50% savings

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

On Orion’s two 5 night Tasmania Food & Wine voyages during November 2011 enjoy some of the world’s finest seafood and shellfish, olives and oils, chocolates, cheeses, meats, wines – even fine single malt whisky – on a voyage more relaxed, less expeditionary; an exploration of flavours, aromas, textures and colours. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion Expeditions Ship Orion II Runs Aground Near Borneo

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Orion Expedition Cruises said its 100-passenger Orion II had a soft grounding into mud while departing the wharf at Sandakan in Sabah, Borneo, at about 7 p.m. local time on Sept. 18. (travelpulse.com)

Orion Expedition Cruises Expands Asian Operations As the Newly Launched Orion Ii Celebrates Its First Call in Singapore

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Orion II, the newest acquisition for Orion Expedition Cruises, will make its first call in Singapore on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, marking an increased presence in Asia for the Expedition Cruise Line. (etravelblackboard.com)

Orion Expedition Cruises Follows Paths of Famed Antarctic Explorers

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Celebrating 100 years of polar exploration, Orion Expedition Cruises introduces three expeditions sailing in December and January to the Antarctic. (travelpulse.com)

Orion Waives Single Supplement, Offers 50 Percent Discount

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Orion Expedition Cruises is waiving the single supplement on select sailings from September through December. In addition, for those traveling with a companion, a 50 percent discount is being offered for a second passenger. (travelpulse.com)

Explore the islands of Papua New Guinea with Orion Expedition Cruises

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

During March and October 2012, the two luxurious 100 guest expedition ships Orion and Orion II explore the islands of Papua New Guinea, with six 11 night voyages from which to choose. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion II’s Thailand and Cambodia expedition voyages

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Orion II’s Gulf of Siam and Thailand, Temples and the Mekong expeditions provide the opportunity to experience traditional and modern Asia from a different perspective, often far from the clutter of the big cities. (expeditioncruising.com)

Breaking News: Orion II in Aleutian Earthquake Drama

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Report in just minutes ago reveals that Orion II, just delivered to Sarina Bratton’s Orion Expedition Cruises and on its inaugural journey, was just a few miles from a giant 7.3 magnitude earthquake in the Aleutian Islands. (expeditioncruising.com)

Orion Antarctic Explorer Voyages 2011 and 2012

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Celebrating one hundred years of polar exploration, three Orion expeditions during December 2011 and January 2012 explore spectacular parts of the Southern Ocean, Ross Sea and Commonwealth Bay, offering a rare chance to visit the historic Antarctic bases and experience the world of famed Antarctic explorers Scott, Shackleton and Mawson. (eglobaltravelmedia.com.au)

Orion II christened by three Godmothers

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Orion Expedition Cruises showed gratitude to the three ladies who have travelled most on their line by offering them the joint title of ‘Godmother’ for their latest ship, Orion II. (etravelblackboard.com)