The 100-passenger ship, currently named Clelia II and operated by Travel Dynamics International, is a sister ship to Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky which ALMACO completed a refurbishment project on in 2010.
Built as a yacht-style expedition cruise ship by Cantieri Navale Ferrari of Italy in 1991, after a number of years as a private yacht the vessel underwent an extensive technical refit. The planned refurbishment will be done during a scheduled dry dock during April 2011.
The works will include a combination of refurbishment and upgrading of soft-furnishings across the vessel, including all 50 passenger suites and bathrooms, the lobby, main lounge, dining room, library, and public bathrooms.
Following the refit Orion II joins OEC in May and will be based in Singapore for expedition cruising around Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on Borneo and Vietnam.