Due to a number of latent defects that are adversely affecting our guests' comfort (including air conditioning) and limited availability of suitable technicians and specialists, it has become necessary to cancel the Orion II 10 October and 17 October 2011 sailings. While cancelling a cruise is always the last resort, we do believe that these works are necessary to be able to provide our passengers with the level of product that they have come to expect from Orion Expedition Cruises.
Recognising the last minute inconvenience of these cancellations, we are reimbursing all substantiated non-refundable travel expenses not covered by travel insurance. There is also the opportunity to transfer to a similar 7 night itinerary on a future date.
15th December 2011—Thailand, Temples and the Mekong22nd December 2011—Gulf of Siam Explorer27th February 2012—Gulf of Siam Explorer5th March 2012—Thailand, Temples and the Mekong
I feel badly for those who've had to put their holiday plans on hold. I hope everyone is able to reschedule their vacations.