On June 18, Orion II will make its grand debut on the Natural Treasures of the Russian Far East, itinerary ? which looks to be an experience of a lifetime. The schedule is chock full of volcanic islands, remote beaches, and opportunitie to witness wildlife such as brown bears and the massive Stellers sea eagle in their natural habitat along the Zhupanova River. The ship embarks from Kushiro, Japan, on a 10-night odyssey to Petropavlovsk, Russia and covers a corner of the globe that is often overlooked. Stateroom rates start at $6,930 a person.
After a series of cruises focusing on the Inland Sea of Japan, for the second half of 2011, Orion II will call on ports in Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, and Cambodia (among others). For more information, or to view the rest of the recently released 2011 schedule, visit www.orionexpeditions.com. Interested in sailing the Clelia II before it changes hands? Check out this summer offer from Shermans Travel Magazine.