Award winning Sydney chef Serge Dansereau of ‘The Bathers’ Pavilion’ fame has created signature menus inspired by local culinary traditions featuring produce and flavours reflecting the regions you are visiting.
Orion’s adventurous spirit is also reflected in the selection of Australian, New Zealand and European wines: vintages from exceptional lesser-known wineries complement the range of familiar labels.
Dining at any time is an unhurried experience with a single sitting free of fixed table assignments. Dine with friends you made on yesterday’s exploration ashore or the couple you were chatting to on deck earlier…it is up to you. Dinner is always served in the Constellation Restaurant, or if the mood takes you, dine al fresco under the stars.
During the day if the scenery is too spectacular to simply let pass by, take a seat for a buffet breakfast or lunch at the Outdoor Cafe. The cafe offers alfresco dining for buffet breakfast and lunch. On warm evenings you may enjoy the same menu and service as presented in the restaurant.
Weather permitting, every expedition features our signature dinner buffet or themed barbecue.Located on Main Deck deck
Centrally located the Leda Lounge and Cocktail Bar is the hub of Social Life aboard Orion. Often used for presentations, photography talks, guest speakers and evening recaps, seating is arranged to provide all passengers with good views
A variety of beverages are available for purchase including, beer, cocktails, spirits and wine where you can take in the dramatic views through the large glass windows.
Located high atop Orion on Deck 6, the intimate Observation Lounge affords stunning 270º views. Early Riser breakfasts and Afternoon Teas are served here.
Orion carries Zodiac landing craft—a full fleet—allowing us to get the entire expedition community out, engaged in activities quickly, comfortably, and safely.
The addition of a glass-bottom craft to our fleet of Zodiacs allows for undersea exploration without diving or snorkeling.
Orion is equipped with a fleet of kayaks. Prior kayaking experience isn’t necessary—many of our guests have their first kayaking experience in extraordinary locations. Kayakers are usually free to explore where they want within boundaries set by the undersea specialist and officer of the watch.
The state-of-the-art lecture theatre with surround-sound is the scene for themed presentations by our Expedition team and Guest Speakers. All guests are comfortably accommodated in arm-chair style seating.
The Mud Room is located on Deck 4: This is a 'wet area' allowing you to wash down boots after returning to the ship.
Located on Deck 6 with sweeping ocean views, the gymnasium is equipped with the following LifeFitness equipment: a step machine, a treadmill, a cross trainer, 2 bicycles, free weights and exercise matst.
The Health Spa offers a unisex dry sauna and offers a range of massage/spa treatments are available.
A Jacuzzi spa is located on the Sun Deck, Deck 6. In warmer climates you'll find the spa affords a cool dip, doubling as a plunge pool.
You'll find padded teak steamer chairs beside the whirlpool hot tub, affording you a relaxing spot to read a book or simply doze in the sun. You'll find an ample supply of large beach towels close by.
Internet access is available at an additional charge, and there are several ways to get online. A laptop is available in the library with internet connection. Internet access is also available in your cabin via an Ethernet cable using your own laptop. If your laptop is wireless enabled, you may use it anywhere in the observation lounge or the main lounge. A satellite phone is available for phone calls at additional charge, and an Iridium satellite phone is also available for emergency use.
For an additional charge, our ship’s professional laundry staff will handle personal laundry and pressing. Laundry can be picked up at your cabin and same day service is available. Dry cleaning is not possible on board.
The voltage on board is 220 volts (plugs are round sockets with two round pins). 110 volt sockets are also available in each bathroom. Adaptor plugs are available.
Staffed 24 hours a day, the reception desk is always open for all administrative matters.
A licensed U.S. doctor is aboard and available 24-hours a day free of charge.