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Orion founder resigns

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)




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Lindblad buys Orion Expedition Cruises

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)




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Orion voyages to the lost paradise of Papua New Guinea

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)




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Orion Expedition Cruises releases 2013 season brochure

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)




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




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Orion Expedition Cruises to End Charter of Orion II

“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)




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Orion Art of Japan voyage


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)




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Micronesia Revealed – Orion expedition

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)




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Orion II cruises cancelled *updated*

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)




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

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)




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