Lindblad announces inaugural Orion Voyages
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic recently announced that three inaugural voyages aboard the Orion are set to take place within the South Pacific in March next year.
In March this year, Lindblad Expeditions announced that they had purchased the Australian small-ship expedition company Orion Expedition Cruises. Their expedition ship; Orion, will be renamed the National Geographic Orion.
The three inaugural sailings include a 22-night cruise from Auckland in New Zealand to Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The voyage is set to depart on March 19, 2014. The second voyage will be a 19-night cruise departing on April 9, 2014. The featured destination is Micronesia. Finally, the third voyage will be a 14-day sailing that explores the Spice Islands, Palau and the Moluccas archipelago.