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Orion Expedition Cruises

Orion Expedition Cruises offer cruise packages departing from Darwin and cruising the Top End, visiting locations such as Victoria Settlement, the Wessel Islands and Nhulunbuy.

All cruises feature cabins with ocean views, with the option of queen size or twin beds, fully equipped marble bathrooms, and modern facilities such as flat screen televisions, DVD/CD players and internet connections. Meals are served in the dining room or outdoor cafe, and the service of the 65 experienced crew members and expedition leaders is second to none.

Touring Options

Top End and East Timor

Orion Expedition Cruises offer a comprehensive range of itineraries, for cruising the Kimberley and Top End of Australia in a purpose built five star expedition cruise ship.

Orion Expedition Cruises have something of interest for anyone who has an adventurous spirit or an inquisitive mind, and have planned a range of extraordinary experiences and contrasts on every cruise. One day you may be standing in awe of age old Aboriginal rock painting, to stepping ashore in Dili, to being a witness to the vast and impressive tidal changes at Montgomery Reef as the tide drops 40 feet in mid ocean trapped waters spill grandly over the edge of the exposed reef. The township of Broome is the capital of the pearling coast. After shopping for pearls, watch the sun dip into the sea from the legendary Cable Beach.

In Napier Broome Bay you might land ashore in a Zodiac to discover black lipped oysters ripe for the eating. The indigenous art of the region is striking and reflects cultures unique and diverse. See reflections of the Bradshaw paintings in art at Kalumburu or the very distinctive designs of the Tiwi islanders.

Orions Zodiacs and launches will take guests up river carved gorges to magnificent waterfalls like King Cascades, or consider a flight seeing excursion over the striking Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle from Kununurra.

The itineraries take advantage of Orions expeditionary capabilities, allowing guests to explore the many river carved gorges and magnificent waterfalls that typify these most remote parts of Australia. By contrast, on board Orion, the comfort of guests is the priority of the 65 crew. With a leisurely single sitting for all meals, guests will be able to relax and enjoy first class cuisine, accompanied by a fine wine selected from our cellar of Australian, New Zealand, and European wines. Whilst it is in Orions nature to explore, they also intend to ensure that guests do it in the utmost style and comfort.

Arnhem Land and Cape York

Orion Expedition Cruises offer a comprehensive range of itineraries, for cruising across the Top End of Australia in a purpose built five star expedition cruise ship.

Orion Expedition Cruises have something of interest for anyone who has an adventurous spirit or an inquisitive mind, and have planned a range of extraordinary experiences and contrasts on every cruise. One day you may be standing in awe of age old Aboriginal rock painting, to stepping ashore in Dili, to being a witness to the vast and impressive tidal changes at Montgomery Reef as the tide drops 40 feet in mid ocean trapped waters spill grandly over the edge of the exposed reef. The township of Broome is the capital of the pearling coast. After shopping for pearls, watch the sun dip into the sea from the legendary Cable Beach.

In Napier Broome Bay you might land ashore in a Zodiac to discover black lipped oysters ripe for the eating. The indigenous art of the region is striking and reflects cultures unique and diverse. See reflections of the Bradshaw paintings in art at Kalumburu or the very distinctive designs of the Tiwi islanders.

Orions Zodiacs and launches will take guests up river carved gorges to magnificent waterfalls like King Cascades, or consider a flight seeing excursion over the striking Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle from Kununurra.

The itineraries take advantage of Orions expeditionary capabilities, allowing guests to explore the many river carved gorges and magnificent waterfalls that typify these most remote parts of Australia. By contrast, on board Orion, the comfort of guests is the priority of the 65 crew. With a leisurely single sitting for all meals, guests will be able to relax and enjoy first class cuisine, accompanied by a fine wine selected from our cellar of Australian, New Zealand, and European wines. Whilst it is in Orions nature to explore, they also intend to ensure that guests do it in the utmost style and comfort.

Kimberley Exploration

Orion Expedition Cruises offer a comprehensive range of itineraries, for cruising the Kimberley and Top End of Australia in a purpose built five star expedition cruise ship.

Orion Expedition Cruises have something of interest for anyone who has an adventurous spirit or an inquisitive mind, and have planned a range of extraordinary experiences and contrasts on every cruise. One day you may be standing in awe of age old Aboriginal rock painting, and the next be witness to the vast and impressive tidal changes at Montgomery Reef as the tide drops 40 feet in mid ocean trapped waters spill grandly over the edge of the exposed reef. The township of Broome is the capital of the pearling coast. After shopping for pearls, watch the sun dip into the sea from the legendary Cable Beach.

In Napier Broome Bay you might land ashore in a Zodiac to discover black lipped oysters ripe for the eating. The indigenous art of the region is striking and reflects cultures unique and diverse. See reflections of the Bradshaw paintings in art at Kalumburu or the very distinctive designs of the Tiwi islanders.

Orions Zodiacs and launches will take guests up river carved gorges to magnificent waterfalls like King Cascades, or consider a flight seeing excursion over the striking Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle from Kununurra.

The itineraries take advantage of Orions expeditionary capabilities, allowing guests to explore the many river carved gorges and magnificent waterfalls that typify these most remote parts of Australia. By contrast, on board Orion, the comfort of guests is the priority of the 65 crew. With a leisurely single sitting for all meals, guests will be able to relax and enjoy first class cuisine, accompanied by a fine wine selected from our cellar of Australian, New Zealand, and European wines. Whilst it is in Orions nature to explore, they also intend to ensure that guests do it in the utmost style and comfort.

Activites and Experiences at Orion Expedition Cruises

  • Astronomy
  • Barbecue
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Flora
  • Kayaking
  • Seakayaking
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Wine Tasting
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Adventure
  • Cruise
  • Diving
  • Food and Wine
  • Island
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Marine
  • Nature based
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Water based
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • American Express
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Cheques Bank
  • Diners Club
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

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