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We can customise a Layby Plan for your group OR any individuals, with the lowest instalments possible while still meeting payment deadlines.
Also, there are no fees or late charges, while payments are always flexible to suit your own budget.
We recommend payments be made by direct deposit for your convenience and to further reduce your bank fees.
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NEW FEATURE... Follow the Facebook Event links in the ports and ship lists of sailings to chat with your fellow cruisers, pre-plan meetings, dinners, tours & more. Save up to 80% on shore excursions... Click for detailsLink up with fellow passengers booked on your cruise to plan & pre-book your own shore excursions, tour guides, taxis etc. Save up to 80% on shipboard prices and be guaranteed of a place.
An example is Port Vila's "The Ekasup Cultural Tour" with prices for 2 adults.
P&O Cruises: $170
Port Vila wharf: $35
We use & recommend Viator.com otherwise search online & call us if you need help. Or just rent a taxi/pushbikes/tour/charter from the wharf when you berth, often the best value but be among the first ashore!
Keep in mind that if you go it alone and something happens like the taxi/bus breaks down and you end up being late back to the ship it will not wait for you unless it is advised. On the other hand if it is a ship-booked tour there are no problems as they are in contact with the tour companies.
Orion Expedition Cruises completes its current itineraries with mv Orion in March 2014. Her new owners, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, is a US-based company that owns six explorer ships. The company draws its guests close to the environment with the involvement of expert photographers, specialist team members, remote underwater camera, and all necessary equipment, such as Zodiacs, scuba diving gear, vessels with ice hulls and shallow draft. Their ‘Australian’ ship National Geographic Orion runs itineraries that range from tropical Melanesia and the waters of Indonesia and New Guinea, to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. With just 106 passengers (and 75 crew), personal attention enables each guest to participate onshore or in the water within his/her physical limits. Itineraries will take you to locations with no special berthing facilities, and you won’t meet with regular tourists.
National Geographic Orion has been refitted for Lindblad-National Geographic, and comes with additional photographic gear and experts. The new branding builds on Orion's highly-regarded heritage. While most of NG Orion's passengers may hail from Australia, many North Americans will be joining her clientele. Guests tend to be mature, well-travelled, adventurous, and tolerant of mild discomforts that come with exploring. Yet this is expeditionary cruising with five-star luxury. Dining is buffet for breakfast and lunch, and a la carte dinners served open seating. Expect local ingredients on your plate, prepared by top chefs. Life on board is casual. And a by-word of the Company is, We take our stewardship of the environment seriously and sustainably. Cruise Critic Editors awarded Lindblad “Best for Adventure” for 2012 and 2013. Orion has taken out Gourmet Traveller Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Best Cruise Line for the third successive year!
Lindblad Expeditions 2015-2016 Ships
|National Geographic Orion
Passengers:102 | Cabin sizes:19-105m²
Each year National Geographic Orion circumnavigates the world, offering explorer voyages of 13 to 24 days. Broadly speaking, in 2014 she visits the Kimberley coast of NW Australia around May to August; Borneo a... More »
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Lindblad Expeditions facts
Avg star rating: 4.5 stars
Avg ship capacity: 102
Avg passenger/space ratio: 38
Avg crew/passenger ratio: 0.61
What's included? ▼
- Destination seminars and/or lectures
- Fish, kayak, snorkel, swim, SCUBA dive
- Fishing, snorkelling, diving equipment
- Fully hosted shore excursions by Zodiacs
- Remotely Operated Vehicle
- Ship-shore-ship transfers
- Afternoon tea
- Captain's Cocktail party
- Gourmet dining for all meals
- Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
- Specialty coffee, tea, bottled water, juices & snacks 24 hrs
- Accommodation as booked
- Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
- Gratuities are not expected. Discretionary for exceptional service.
- Activities - organised & individual
- Entertainment: live music, dancing, shows, movies, library, DVD/CDs
- Lectures by guest experts
- Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
- Expedition leader & all English speaking staff
What's excluded? ▼
- Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
- Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
- Optional shore excursions & scenic flights
- Bar expenses
- Items & services of a personal nature
- Medical services, vaccination costs
- Laundry charges
- Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
- Passport & visa fees
- Insurances of all kinds
- Increases in third party charges or taxes
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