For the person who thinks they have been everywhere, Orion Expedition Cruises is the perfect choice, boasting a fantastic purpose built expedition cruise ship and a range of itineraries to places, many of which you will never even have heard of.
This Australian cruise line operates the intimate 100 guest Orion off the Northwest coast of Australia in the region known as the Kimberley, as well as to such diverse destinations as Wallacea, Papua New Guinea, Borneo and the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand.
The idea of an Orion Expedition cruise ship holiday is to take you way off the beaten track to access the inaccessible in remote and isolated locations, with no tourist infrastructure. Here you can engage with local people, come face to face with the wildlife, or learn about ancient cultures. Taking a 'path less travelled' in the comfort of an Orion vessel is the perfect combination of luxury and adventure. In fact, very few luxury cruises can compare to Orion Expedition Cruises for excitement of destination and onboard comfort.
Orion guests seek the mental stimulation of new experiences, places and discovery, whilst enjoying the comfort of luxurious surroundings. In addition, Orion Expedition Cruises has in place a high level of sustainability, with key design features such as an energy efficient engine, the collecting of air conditioning condensation, and recycling of grey water on board.
The ship can be fully self contained for up to 22 days at sea. In addition, itineraries are designed with a close eye on community partnership, based on a mutually beneficial relationship with the traditional owners, chiefs and heads of communities of the areas to be visited.
Orion make both financial and time investments to ensure the mutual benefit is sustained.
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