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National Geographic Orion

National Geographic Orion departure schedule

(17) National Geographic Orion Itineraries

NOTE: For expeditions departing April 2024 onward, Day 1 of our itineraries will no longer reflect “departure from the U.S.” and will reflect “arrival to the city” where your expedition begins.  Durations of expeditions will remain unchanged. More details. 

Mediterranean

Mediterranean aboard National Geographic Orion

New Ancient Mediterranean Odyssey: Exploring Greece, Croatia, and Albania 

Duration

8 days
  1. Jun
  2. Aug
  3. Oct

From

$6,993

Prices are per person

Highlights

Mediterranean

Mediterranean aboard National Geographic Orion

New Ancient Mediterranean Odyssey: Exploring Greece, Croatia, and Albania 

Duration

8 days
  1. Jun
  2. Aug
  3. Oct

From

$6,993

Top Highlights

  • Navigate the iconic Corinth Canal, a spectacularly scenic cut that is inaccessible to larger ships
  • Immerse yourself in Delphi, the center of ancient Greek civilization, once home to the famed Oracle of Delphi
  • Explore Dubrovnik—the pearl of the Adriatic—while strolling atop its ancient walls, trying your hand at oystering, or participating in a cooking or silk embroidery class

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands

Duration

12 days
Feb

From

$11,363

Prices are per person

Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands

Duration

12 days
Feb

From

$11,363

Top Highlights

  • Experience warm, heartfelt welcomes from island residents and visit ancient maraes (sacred sites)
  • Taste local foods and connect with Marquesans during a cultural dance performance
  • On jungle hikes, be on the lookout for birds including endangered ultramarine lorikeet, zebra doves, manikins, and fairy terns

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

New and Noteworthy

Asia

New Bali and Beyond: Exploring Indonesia’s Corals, Komodos, and Culture

Duration

14 days
Jun

From

$9,800

Prices are per person

Highlights

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

New and Noteworthy

Asia

New Bali and Beyond: Exploring Indonesia’s Corals, Komodos, and Culture

Duration

14 days
Jun

From

$9,800

Top Highlights

  • Explore the rich marine biodiversity and stunning coral formations at Taka Bonerate and Wakatobi National Parks through snorkeling, diving, and other water sports
  • Visit the remarkable Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to go in search of the legendary Komodo dragon
  • Encounter the unique culture, beautiful architecture, and intriguing traditions of Toraja in Indonesia's mountainous region

Australia and New Zealand

Coastal New Zealand: Scenic Fjords, Māori History, and Abundant Wildlife

Duration

16 days
  1. Jan
  2. Oct
  3. Nov

From

$18,224

Prices are per person

Highlights

Australia and New Zealand

Coastal New Zealand: Scenic Fjords, Māori History, and Abundant Wildlife

Duration

16 days
  1. Jan
  2. Oct
  3. Nov

From

$18,224

Top Highlights

  • Glide into three phenomenal fjords: the legendary Milford Sound; Doubtful Sound, New Zealand’s deepest; and the lesser-known Dusky Sound
  • Delve into the rich culture of the Māori on a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Look for little blue penguins on the beaches of the Otago Peninsula, and hike the rainforests of Stewart and Ulva islands to spot rare birdlife

Mediterranean

Mediterranean aboard National Geographic Orion

New Crossroads of the Ancient World: Exploring Greece and Turkey

Duration

11 days
  1. Jul
  2. Sep

From

$9,990

Prices are per person

Highlights

Mediterranean

Mediterranean aboard National Geographic Orion

New Crossroads of the Ancient World: Exploring Greece and Turkey

Duration

11 days
  1. Jul
  2. Sep

From

$9,990

Top Highlights

  • Approach Greece and Turkey’s iconic coastal villages from the sea, and dive into the surrounding turquoise waters for swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding adventures
  • Enjoy hiking in Paros and sample the culinary delights of Naxos during a cooking class and wine tasting
  • Explore Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the mythical birthplace of Artemis and Apollo

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

Asia

Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat and Papua New Guinea

Duration

20 days
  1. May
  2. Sep

From

$22,000

Prices are per person

Highlights

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

Asia

Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat and Papua New Guinea

Duration

20 days
  1. May
  2. Sep

From

$22,000

Top Highlights

  • Encounter Indonesia’s vibrant cultures during traditional welcome ceremonies and visits to remote island villages and markets
  • Swim, snorkel, and dive at spectacular reefs, isolated atolls, and the ivory beaches of Kri Island and Misool in Raja Ampat and West Papua
  • Search Komodo National Park for Komodo dragons, prehistoric creatures that can reach a length of 10 feet

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Fiji and Beyond: Exploring the Rites and Relics of the Pacific

Duration

15 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Apr

From

$10,032

Prices are per person

Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Fiji and Beyond: Exploring the Rites and Relics of the Pacific

Duration

15 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Apr

From

$10,032

Top Highlights

  • Spot rare and colorful birds and flowers on Fiji’s spectacular “Garden Island,” Taveuni, and the lovely and less-visited Kadavu
  • Swim in the spectacular Matevulu Blue Hole grotto on Vanuatu’s Espiritu Santo Island
  • Arrive at Owaraha in the Solomon Islands for a series of traditional dances and music, then walk to see the island’s traditional spirit houses

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Fiji and Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs and Cultural History

Duration

17 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Apr

From

$14,404

Prices are per person

Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Fiji and Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs and Cultural History

Duration

17 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Apr

From

$14,404

Top Highlights

  • Snorkel, swim, scuba dive, or stand-up paddleboard in the clear, aqua lagoons of French Polynesia and Fiji
  • Experience untouched beauty, remarkable cultures, and rare flora and fauna
  • Visit the marae complex of Marae Taputapuātea, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important cultural sites in Polynesia

Mediterranean

Mediterranean aboard National Geographic Orion

New Greek Isles Odyssey: Mythology, History, and Cerulean Seas

Duration

8 days
  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug
  5. Sep

From

$6,993

Prices are per person

Highlights

Mediterranean

Mediterranean aboard National Geographic Orion

New Greek Isles Odyssey: Mythology, History, and Cerulean Seas

Duration

8 days
  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug
  5. Sep

From

$6,993

Top Highlights

  • Sail the sapphire waters of Santorini's volcanic caldera, and go ashore to explore the enchanting town of Oía, with its sugar-cube buildings and world-famous sunsets
  • On Milos, visit the Bronze Age settlement of Phylakopi and the farm where the famed Greek sculpture of ‘Venus de Milo’ was evacuated
  • Swim, snorkel, kayak, or dive in the turquoise waters of the Cyclades, and take in classic Aegean sunsets from the beautiful open deck of _National Geographic Orion_

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

Asia

Jewels of the Java Sea: An Exploration Between Bali and Singapore

Duration

12 days
  1. Aug
  2. Sep

From

$10,488

Prices are per person

Highlights

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

Asia

Jewels of the Java Sea: An Exploration Between Bali and Singapore

Duration

12 days
  1. Aug
  2. Sep

From

$10,488

Top Highlights

  • Experience the innovative melting pot that is Singapore–a spectacular blend of cultures, innovation, and beauty
  • Swim and snorkel the coral reefs off the pristine, uninhabited isles of the Natuna and Anambas archipelagos
  • Be awestruck at the grandeur and sheer size of Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

New and Noteworthy

Asia

New Journey through Southeast Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia

Duration

11 days
Aug

From

$8,364

Prices are per person

Highlights

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

New and Noteworthy

Asia

New Journey through Southeast Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia

Duration

11 days
Aug

From

$8,364

Top Highlights

  • Experience the innovative melting pot that is Singapore—a spectacular blend of cultures, innovation, and beauty
  • Explore Malaysia's fascinating and colorful UNESCO Historical Cities: Malacca and Penang’s George Town
  • Be on the lookout for the gentle giants of Sumatra—orangutans—as we traverse the lush rainforest of Gunung Leuser National Park, part of the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Australia and New Zealand

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

Asia

Kimberley Expedition: Northwest Australia & Indonesia

Duration

16 days
  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul

From

$12,433

Prices are per person

Highlights

Australia and New Zealand

Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

Asia

Kimberley Expedition: Northwest Australia & Indonesia

Duration

16 days
  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul

From

$12,433

Top Highlights

  • Experience both Gwion Gwion and Wandjina rock art dating from 4,000 to 12,000 years in age
  • Zodiacs land virtually anywhere and take us up close to the unique wildlife in this region—watch for crocodiles, migrating humpback whales, and endearing wallabies
  • Visit the remarkable Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to go in search of the legendary Komodo dragon