Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Itinerary and Date Changes for Orion II Launch Season

Clelia II with mocked up Orion II livery

Orion Expedition Cruises advises itinerary changes due to the later than anticipated delivery of Orion II combined with the current situation in Japan.

The vessel, currently operating as Clelia II, is due to undertake a scheduled dry dock prior to delivery to Orion Expedition Cruises. Due to the time required for additional technical work the owners have advised that delivery will be delayed up until 20 May 2011. OEC’s planned interior upgrade works remain unaffected by this delay.

Orion Expedition Cruises has revised its launch schedule as follows:

* Inaugural voyage 10 June to 4 July 2011
* Russian Far East 4 July to 18 July
* Inland Sea of Japan 18 July to 28 July
* Ryukyu 28 July to 11 August
* Borneo 11 August to 21 August


All itineraries post 21 August 2011 are unchanged.

Guests are being contacted individually to be advised of these date changes and to assist with any adjustments to travel plans.

Further information on Orion Expedition Cruises can be obtained by visiting the website www.orionexpeditions.com