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Douglas Mawson

Douglas Mawson Antarctic Cruises

The pioneer of small ships, purpose-built for discovery and adventure

A polar cruise on board the Douglas Mawson

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What we love about the Douglas Mawson

Seamless blend of adventure and luxury

Innovative design allowing it to navigate through icy waters and remote locations while ensuring maximum comfort for our guests.

Onboard amenities including spacious cabins with private balconies, a wellness center, and expert-led excursions, offer a perfect balance of relaxation and exploration.

Knowledgeable expedition team enhances the journey with fascinating insights into the regions visited, making every voyage an enriching experience.

Its location venturing to the rare East Antarctica through Australia

Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson Ship Interior

Adventure has a new name. Setting sail in 2025, our new state-of-the-art ship, the Douglas Mawson, is the last in a line of purpose-built vessels that have redefined small ship expedition cruising.

Named after the legendary Australian geologist and explorer, our new small ship embodies Mawson’s pioneering spirit and is designed for global discovery. Featuring the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW® and purpose-built with enhanced sustainability features, it takes on average 154 adventurers to the world’s wildest places in smooth, quiet comfort. It boasts our most extensive range of cabins yet, including a range of single cabins.

The Douglas Mawson features a host of amenities to help you connect with like-minded travellers and elevate your time onboard our floating base camp for adventure. After a long day of exploring, head to the back deck to swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool, find a sun bed to read on, or soak in one of two Jacuzzis. Work up a sweat in the gym before unwinding in the sauna, resolve to learn something new in the Citizen Science Centre, then enjoy a delicious meal with new and old friends in one of two restaurants. Or, with multiple observation areas throughout the ship, simply relax in comfort while you keep watch for wildlife or incredible landscapes unfold before you.

While enjoying the luxurious amenities onboard, you can rest assured that our aim to get you off the ship to explore the natural environment as much as possible through our unique activities program remains unchanged.

The Douglas Mawson’s inaugural season marks our return to East Antarctica for the first time in 13 years, with new itineraries to include a Mawson’s Antarctica voyage to East Antarctica in honour of the ship’s namesake, departing from Hobart, a semi-circumnavigation of Antarctica, and immersive explorations of the Subantarctic Islands.

We invite you to join us on the Douglas Mawson.

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Amenities on board the Douglas Mawson

gym

Fitness Center

bar

Bar

rubber boots

Mudroom

theater

Lecture Theater

swimming pool

Pool

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

jacuzzi

Sundeck with jacuzzi

sauna

Sauna

laboratory

Citizen Science Laboratory

library

Library

wifi

Internet/Wifi

Food & Drinks on board the Douglas Mawson

Dining aboard the Douglas Mawson is a gastronomic adventure in itself. Our chefs use locally sourced, fresh ingredients to create delicious and diverse menus that cater to all dietary preferences. From hearty breakfasts to gourmet dinners, every meal is a feast for the senses. Enjoy a glass of wine from our curated selection as you take in the stunning views from the dining room, or opt for a casual bite at our bistro. Whether you’re craving international cuisine or a taste of the local flavors, our culinary team is dedicated to providing an exceptional dining experience​

Douglas Mawson's take on sustainable traveling

The Douglas Mawson stands out not just for its luxury and comfort, but also for its strong commitment to sustainability. Equipped with the latest in eco-friendly technology, the ship minimizes its environmental footprint. Advanced waste management systems, energy-efficient engines, and reduced emissions are just a few of the measures implemented to ensure that our voyages are as gentle on the planet as possible. Douglas Mawson's Expeditions also supports various conservation efforts and scientific research projects, making each journey a step towards a more sustainable future​

Cabin Categories on board the Douglas Mawson

Junior Suite Douglas Mawson
Junior Suite

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Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Balcony Stateroom B Douglas Mawson
Balcony Stateroom B

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Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Balcony Stateroom C Douglas Mawson
Balcony Stateroom C

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aurora Stateroom Triple Douglas Mawson
Aurora Stateroom Triple

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

3

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Aurora Stateroom Twin Douglas Mawson
Aurora Stateroom Twin

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aurora Stateroom Superior Douglas Mawson
Aurora Stateroom Superior

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Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aurora Stateroom Superior Single Douglas Mawson
Aurora Stateroom Superior Single

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Single

Max. occupancy:

1

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Balcony Stateroom A Douglas Mawson
Balcony Stateroom A

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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Aurora Stateroom Single Douglas Mawson
Aurora Stateroom Single

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Single

Max. occupancy:

1

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Balcony Stateroom Superior Douglas Mawson
Balcony Stateroom Superior

Type:

Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

2

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More info about the Douglas Mawson

Category
Premium
Type
Mid-Sized Ship
Year built
2025
Class
Ice Class 1A
Length
104.4 m
Cruising speed
10-12 knots
Capacity
154

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