From the start, Aurora Expeditions was destined to be different. Their passion for adventure, exploring wild places and sharing the experience with friends burns just as brightly as it did 25 years ago, as does their preference for small-group, personal expeditions. Each expedition is accompanied by an expedition team that Aurora believe are the world’s best. The ground-breaking new state-of-the-art vessel and one of the most advanced expedition ships in the world, the new Greg Mortimer launched in October 2019 and is built to world-class polar standards.
On board entertainment
On all Aurora expeditions, there are experts who lead presentations in the spacious lecture room so you can understand the region a little better. These often include topics as broad as history and culture to biology and climate change, these presentations aim to educate and entertain.
If you’re keen to just watch the surroundings and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, you have access to two bars/lounges where the stunning floor to ceiling windows offer a special perspective on the landscape.
The Greg Mortimer is also decked out with other facilities for your enjoyment. There is a library with books and maps and a Wellness Centre complete with gym equipment, sauna and spa. Feeling a little sore after walking around all day? Treat yourself to a massage at the Wellness Centre and feel the aches disappear! Keen photographers and artists will revel in the multimedia room.
On board observation ports
From the indoor 180-degree lounge and outdoor 360-degree open deck, to the 270-degree open sundeck, there are plenty of observation points to share around the ship! If these are full, then you can take up a spot on one of the two hydraulic viewing platforms.
Aurora Expeditions also has an open bridge policy, which means at any point you can go up to the bridge and check out what the captain and officers are up to. From watching navigational practices to observing mapping techniques, you can get a first-hand look at the inner workings of the Greg Mortimer.
Meals are served in a large restaurant with family style dining, perfect to swap stories with your new expedition family. Enjoy the range of house wine, beers and soft drinks included with dinner after a long day in the wild, preparing yourself for another exciting day to follow. Plus, a special farewell dinner awaits you on your final evening to reflect on your trip with newfound friends.