Visitors in the planetarium on the Viking Orion cruise ship
Alastair Miller

Viking Orion

Cruise ship

Cruisegoers looking for an out-of-this-world experience will find one aboard the Orion, a new space-themed cruise ship that features a planetarium (the most advanced on an ocean ship), a collection of vintage NASA photographs and a resident astronomer, Howard Parkin, who leads lectures and stargazing sessions. The ship began its maiden season navigating the Mediterranean this summer. —Alejandro de la Garza

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