At Sea

Nov 26, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

As we wrap up our journey on National Geographic Orion, we spent the day sharing photos and reminiscing about our great adventures together. We closed out the evening with one final cocktail hour and a delicious Captain’s farewell dinner. Without a doubt, the food this trip has been exquisite. It’s a true balance of science and art to keep the food fresh and dishes exciting on such a long expedition. The long galley is 20m long by 4m wide and hosts 11 galley crew members. Six separate meals, along with afternoon tea and late-night snacks are produced by the fabulous galley team. Impressive. Just for fun, below are the consumption figures for our voyage:

650 kg meat

230 kg fish

200kg chicken

400kg potatoes

6,000 eggs

220kg vegetables

250 liters of ice cream

1050 bottles of wine

195 bottles of spirits

25 cases x24 of beer


Starting in Ushuaia, we traveled to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. The Captain, bridge team, and expedition leader did an excellent job navigating the ship over vast amounts of water. Throughout our expedition, we covered 3,689 nautical miles and traveled at an average speed of 10.1 knots.

Thank you staff and crew members of National Geographic Orion for such a fabulous voyage. See you next time!

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Shaylyn Potter

Undersea Specialist

Shaylyn was born and raised in small-town Oregon, which she credits for her unwavering love and respect for the natural world. Her passion for the outdoors and exploration began at a young age, and she spent her childhood taking full advantage of what Oregon had to offer—waterskiing, snowboarding, hiking, and camping.

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