National Geographic Orion Review

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Nothing beats the unexpected by Liz and Pat

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LizAndPat57
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2022

We came to Singapore few days before, to enjoy the most expensive city in the world. On the day before embarking the Orion we met with the other fellow cruisers and actually a couple of them we knew from before. It was a treat to see them again after so many years. Me and Pat were enjoying a couple of Lindblad cruises, even before when it was National Geographic. In the past few years we have been travelling with Explorer, Venture, Resolution but Orion is just unique. What we have experienced here is something we can't describe in words. The crew has been phenomenal, the expedition staff and Alex simply incredible. Tom Richie is an exceptional individual with so many stories to tell and share. We have missed a couple of stops but got rewarded by alternatives and a brilliant gesture of the hotel staff led by an incredible, most funny hotel manager Tillan. Pat loved his humour and help whenever needed. He really took care of his crew and all of us on Orion. I would also like to mention Mike G with an unparallel knowledge, Brett and his diving videos, our steward Brando, restaurant guys Teddy with and without, best bartender ET, Chef Michael and others. I need to add, that we weren't really happy with the young lady on the reception. Arrogant and disrespectful to my husband on several occassions. Her tone and eye roll gave us a hint, that she is not appreciating us at all. Everything else is one of a kind experience.

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Cabin justified everything. Very large area for us to relax. Very tidy but a bit outdated.

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