If you didn't get sea-sick[sic] in Ice Cream Island, you had better hold your breath for this level! Set sail for adventure through a world with a nautical theme inhabited by some of the toughest enemies you've met yet!”
While on the bow of a ship, Kirby looks out through a telescope at the sunset. However he soon loses his balance and falls into the water, where he promptly gets chased by a shark into the distance.
This intro is the same in both versions of the game. However in the remake Kirby is wearing a captain's hat.
Orange Ocean is an area of Dream Land named after its perpetual sunset and the orange glow that it casts on its clear water. The levels take place on the small islands in the sea as well as underwater levels in the orange water. Many of the level backgrounds are copies of background art from earlier levels, primarily Ice Cream Island, however with the colors changed to resemble the sunset. There are two parts of the ocean; part of it is warm and tropical, while the other half is completely frozen over (perhaps referencing its closeness to Rainbow Resort). The area between it is most likely Secret Sea, where the Halberd crashed. Orange Ocean is full of fleets of battleships and large pirate ships. Meta Knight acts as the boss of Orange ocean in Kirby's Adventure and its remake.
Orange Ocean is also where the entire sub-game Revenge of Meta Knight takes place. Meta Knight's base is located here, and is where he stores his Halberd. However Kirby is able to fell the near-impervious ship and it crashed down into Orange Ocean (specifically the Secret Sea). Kirby travels to this location once again in Kirby: Squeak Squad where the Halberd is resurrected.
Orange Ocean is the sixth level in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, and is as close as these two titles get to the standard pirate-themed world in the games. It is a chain of tropical islands not unlike Ice Cream Island but in perpetual sunset, hence the name, with clear waters and fair weather.