Orion Expedition Cruises
Founded in 2004, Orion Expedition Cruises follows the credo, "a path less traveled," offering voyages on ships that combine 5-star luxury with the ability to
reach areas that might otherwise be inaccessible.
Accommodations, cruise transportation, all meals on board, 24-hour room service, entertainment and educational programs, use of the ship's sporting
equipment and facilities, port & handling charges, Zodiac transfers, access to the ship's library of DVDs, Government fees and taxes. Fares also include
the services of an experienced cruise staff.
Orion offers expedition cruises to Australia and Asia.
Orion is a purpose built vessel designed to access the inaccessible, all in 5-star luxury. From the ice-strengthened hull to the chilled
champagne and superb cuisine, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Described as the latest in the quest to build the perfect expedition vessel *,
all Orion’s staterooms feature ocean views and offer internet access, flat-screen TV, DVD/CD, a choice of twin and queen sized beds, a sitting area and
marble bathrooms. Other on board amenities include a health spa with gymnasium, sauna, sun deck Jacuzzi and a stern marina platform.
Dining aboard Orion is intended to be a leisurely, sociable experience, without fixed table assignments allowing you to dine with new found friends.
Enjoy buffet breakfasts and outdoor BBQ lunches on deck. Dinner menus aboard Orion feature signature dishes crafted by Sydney's
Serge Dansereau of 'The Bathers' Pavilion' fame, each designed to complement the other alternatives. On balmy evenings consider dining under the stars by
reserving a table for dinner outdoors. After dinner you will find a duo in the Lounge playing a selection of music ideally suited to conversation over a
cognac, or dancing should the mood take you.
Orion is equipped with a fleet of 10 inflatable 2-man kayaks and when in warmer waters you are welcome to borrow goggles, snorkels and fins for the
duration of your stay with them.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled
wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. A second small luxury ship, the m/vTere Moana, is scheduled to begin sailing under the Paul
Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012.
Spacious, all-oceanview suites and staterooms, nearly 70% with balconies on the m/s Paul Gauguin, all onboard gratuities included, complimentary
beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship, in-suite bar setup and butler
service in categories B and above on the m/s Paul Gauguin, complimentary 24-hour room service, refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and
bottled waterSpace ratio of 58 – among the highest at sea, complimentary use of their exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service,
volleyball, and great snorkeling and enjoy a complimentary day on their private islet, Mot.
The Paul Gauguin sails to Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific, and the The Moana will specialize in warm-weather destinations as well and will
sail during the summer months in Europe and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America.
The 332 guest m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger
ships can't reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing
environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies),
an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. In December 2012,
a second luxury ship, The Moana, will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner. Scheduled to undergo a multifaceted renovation to be
completed that month, the intimate Moana will accommodate just 90 guests.
Enjoy fine French cuisine with a Polynesian accent amid the classic furnishings and fluted shell lighting reminiscent of one of the refined dining
establishments in Paris. Greet the sun with a buffet breakfast at Le Grill. Or enjoy lunch by the pool on a choice of grilled favorites, salads and
fresh tropical fruits. Watch spectacular performances, such as an electrifying Polynesian show featuring the arts of the islands in the main lounge.
Sing along at the piano bar in this spectacular observation lounge atop the ship. At night it's transformed into a romantic nightclub where a chanteuse
sings the Parisian blues and couples sway on the indoor/outdoor dance floor.
Watersports are a highlight of the Paul Gauguin Cruises' experience. Their ships' small size allow for them to navigate in shallow lagoons and narrow
channels where larger ships may not sail. On the m/s Paul Gauguin, with the specially designed retractable watersports platform, guests may descend
to sea level where they can conveniently hop aboard a windsurfer, launch a kayak, or set out for a SCUBA diving expedition. A SCUBA certification program
is offered on The Gauguin. The m/v Tere Moana offers a watersports platform for guest activities such as paddle boarding.
Star Clippers operates three of the largest and tallest sailboats in the world. Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offering
passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht, Star Clippers is recognized as one of the premier specialty cruise lines.
A Star Clippers cruise includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, ship’s watersports program (except SCUBA diving), all meals and onboard
Star Clippers ships sail throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Costa Rica.
The Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was
launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. Royal Clipper
carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and
expansive outdoor environment. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are modern cruise ships in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also
love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 feet long and each carries just
170 guests in pampered comfort.
When you rise, savor a full breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and crisp bacon, grilled sausage, smoked salmon and omelettes cooked to order in the
dining room. At lunch, a marvelous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favorites awaits your pleasure. If the day includes a stop at one of the
paradisiacal islands they frequent, you might also be treated to a festive outdoor barbecue on shore. When evening comes, their elegantly appointed
dining room featuring a splendid collection of paintings of sailing ships becomes the setting for the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed
to please the eye and the palate. You are free to do as you wish with your days – and evenings. To entertain you, they bring local performers on
board to give passengers an authentic taste of the local music and arts. You’ll enjoy the conviviality of fellow shipmates while a live band plays
tropical tunes from a real paradise.
A Star Clippers cruise is the perfect platform from which to launch diving adventures in the Tobago Cays in the Caribbean, where the reefs are a
marvel of colorful marine creations.
Silversea offers expeditions to some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions aboard their Silver Explorer
expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II
Your Silversea Expedition voyage includes an ocean-view stateroom or suite, butler service, complimentary hosted adventures ashore, expert expedition
team, complimentary beverages, gourmet menus, all gratuities, complimentary room service and more.
Trek to Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland and Canada, Europe and the British Isles, Central and South America, and the West Coast of Africa.
Silversea’s purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in remote
destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables
Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease.
Sparkling with silver, crystal and candlelight, The Restaurant serves contemporary, international cuisine with sophisticated elegance and impeccable
service. Menus feature regional specialties unique to the voyage destination. Onboard, you’ll also enjoy use of the spa and fitness center, library,
observation lounge, outdoor grill and whirlpool, theatre, lounge and more.
A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides
insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.
A voyage on a Windstar luxury cruise feels like your own private yacht — luxurious amenities, gourmet cuisine, exceptional service and the world’s most exotic and unique ports of call.
Your Windstar voyage includes all meals in all venues, all non-alcoholic beverages, welcome cocktail at reception, fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom,
all onboard entertainment, use of fitness facility, use of watersports equipment, port lectures and briefings, and transportation to most shore
Sail to the Greek Isles, Italy, Europe or warm waters of the Caribbean or Costa Rica.
Windstar’s yachts feature wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. With over 10,000 square feet of open deck space on the Wind Star and Wind
Spirit, and over 22,000 square feet on the Wind Surf, guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private
verandah. The Wind Spirit sails with just 148 pampered guests in 74 total staterooms: 73 deluxe, ocean-view staterooms and 1 deluxe Owner’s Suite with
queen beds and a dining/sitting area. The Wind Star sails with just 148 pampered guests in 74 total staterooms: 73 deluxe, ocean-view staterooms and 1
deluxe Owner’s Suite with queen beds and a dining/sitting area. The world’s largest sailing yacht, the Wind Surf sails with just 312 pampered guests in
154 total staterooms: 31 oceanview suites with his and her bathrooms, 2 Bridge Suites and 123 deluxe oceanview staterooms.
From your made-to-order omelet on deck to your candle lit dinner under a star-filled sky, the cuisine is as spectacular as the setting. Add the elegant
informality of open seating to world-class menus, superior wine list, and impeccable attention to your personal palate. Every meal is a memory.
Windstar’s small sailing yachts will take you where others can’t. Often, it’s because others can’t reach these charming ports and secret coves. And
sometimes it’s because these are places known only to yachtsmen – and now, to you.