Orion II Has Three Godmothers
Sarina Bratton, Founder and Managing Director of Orion Expedition Cruises, yesterday joined with the ship's crew and invited guests at a dockside ceremony in Seattle to officially name Orion II, the latest acquisition for Orion Expedition Cruises.
Sarina chose three Godmothers from Orion's past guests to jointly name Orion II. Together they represent the most travelled females on Orion - Jill Bennette, Laurel Norris and Shirley Turtle; their status of Godmother in recognition of loyalty to Orion Expedition Cruises. Between them they have travelled on over 50 voyages on Orion and so are well placed to represent guests, past and future.
Many guests who travelled on Orion's first voyage from Tahiti to Australia in 2005 are joining Sarina onboard Orion II for the inaugural 24-night voyage from Vancouver to Otaru, Japan departing 10 June 2011.
The inaugural voyage will be followed by expeditions to the Russian Far East, Inland Sea of Japan, the Ryukyu Islands and then a series of varying 10-night itineraries around Borneo. Later voyages in 2011 include Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.