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The Orion (ZE), a diving live-aboard ship in the Maldives

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The Orion (ZE), a diving live-aboard ship in the Maldives Jacuzzi on the Orion (ZE) Dive tanks on the Orion (ZE) Category 1 - Orion (ZE) Category 2 - Orion (ZE) Category 3 - Orion (ZE) Suite - Orion (ZE) Orion (ZE) deckplan
Boat in the Maldives

Ultimate Maldives: A Snorkeling & Diving Adventure

13 Day Itinerary aboard Orion
  • Cruise thru the southern Maldives
  • Search for large pelagic species
  • Enjoy daily diving or snorkeling
  • Attend a Bodu Beru performance
Activities: Beach Time, Expedition Cruises, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Cruise through the lesser-traveled southern Maldives aboard the 20-guestOrionto witness pristine reefsteeming with healthy populations of kaleidoscopic fish.Taking you deep into the undersea world of one of the Earth’s most jaw-droppingly gorgeous places, this cruise offerstwo to three dive …
Cruise Details
Jan 0313Ultimate Maldives: A Snorkeling & Diving Adventure
Jan 1313Ultimate Maldives: A Snorkeling & Diving Adventure
Passengers: 20
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

The 20-guest Orion is a diving live-aboard used only in the Maldives. Its intimate size is perfect for exploring the archipelago; she is equipped to offer opportunities for multiple dives per day, including night diving. The dhoni (traditional sailboat) and small tender on board makes snorkeling and diving in some of the world’s best atolls instantly accessible. 

All staterooms have an ocean view with en suite bathroom and lower beds—two twins that can be moved together into one queen bed. Additional amenities include: a hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, closet for storage, safe, European-type outlets (two round sockets) at 220 volts, individual air conditioning controls, and complimentary bottled water.

The Orion features a single-seating dining room, large open-air deck, lounge, and spa with Jacuzzi. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day. Special dietary requests (except Kosher) can be fulfilled with advance notice. The bridge may be visited upon request, contingent upon weather and navigation conditions. 

Ship Details:
Built: 2009
Gross Tonnage: 200
Length: 135 feet
Beam: 36 feet
Draft: 7 feet
Crew: 18
Crew Nationality: Sri Lankan/European
Ship’s Registry: Maldives
Category 1 - Orion (ZE)
Category 1
Lower Deck category 1 staterooms range from 135 - 175 square feet, with portholes.
Category 2 - Orion (ZE)
Category 2
Upper Deck category 2 staterooms range from 150 - 160 square feet and feature large windows.
Category 3 - Orion (ZE)
Category 3
The category 3 stateroom is approximately 185 square feet and features portholes.
Suite - Orion (ZE)
The suite is approximately 190 square feet with two large picture windows and a balcony with Jacuzzi.
Orion (ZE) deckplan
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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