This gorgeous little expedition ship with luxurious accommodations for just over 100 guests is simply a dream! Despite it's smaller size you still feel you are having a grand experience...because you are! Their signature restaurant is gorgeously chic and the upper deck outdoor servery offers a more casual option. This small ship is unique in that it is classy but not snobby, stylish and homely, up-market but casual in all things, including the relaxed evening wear (think Ralph Lauren/Country Road, rather than Armani or Dior).
Age group 30's to around 60's, as it is, after all ,a ship with expedition type activities. We have done 3 cruises on the Orion and all have been wonderful experiences in every way, yet all different. For visitors to Australia you MUST do their "Kimberley's" trip. You will see a side of this amazing continent that few see- even most Aussies- The beauty of this ship is that it can get into places no big ship can, and take you up rivers and into wilderness areas that will simply stun you with their beauty .
The cruises are generally on the expensive side, as are most of their excursions, but given you could simply never otherwise get to see these places it is a price worth paying. All cabins are very comfortable and a good size compared to many bigger ships (are you listening QM2 ??!!) . Complimentary bottled water is freely available in suites and on excursions. Service throughout is top of the line. There is a small gift shop with outstanding products and a small gym/spa. My only wish is that it had a pool. Having travelled Cunard and Silverseas, I have to say ,in all honesty ,they don't compare in service or style to this little gem! The owners should be proud of their product. I just wish I could afford to go on it more often!
After dinner the bar offers well priced drinks and rather good entertainment with guest performers each night.