Greg Mortimer Antarctica and Arctic Cruises
A modern cruise ship build to withstand the most rugged environments
A polar cruise on board the Greg Mortimer
Welcome aboard the Greg Mortimer, a cruise ship built for expeditions to the most remote places on earth. The first passenger cruise ship to feature the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, allowing the ship to cross polar oceans more comfortably and efficiently. A Greg Mortimer polar cruise is designed for rugged remote areas. The ship accommodates roughly 126 passengers per voyage, and with an expansive observation deck, the ship brings you closer to the incredible secluded environment the Arctic and Antarctic have to offer. With unsurpassed environmental credentials and a perfect base camp for faraway adventures, the Greg Mortimer has redefined polar expedition cruising for the future.
The Greg Mortimer offers passengers a wide array of cabin choices to suit any comfort level. Whether you are embarking on a solo polar adventure or bringing along the entire family, the Greg Mortimer cruise ship will happily accommodate your needs. Each en suite cabin features great amenities like a room-controlled thermostat, a safe, plenty of closet space, a 42’’ flat-screen TV, and much more. You won’t need to compromise comfort on your Arctic or Antarctic cruise.
Preserving and protecting the fragile Arctic and Antarctic environments is one of the most important values aboard a Greg Mortimer polar cruise and is reflected in many features aboard the ship. The Greg Mortimer is proud to be one of the lowest polluting ships in the world due to its high fuel-efficiency and a streamlined design delivering an 80% reduction in emissions. The Greg Mortimer also uses a virtual anchor thanks to GPS and steering technology. This significantly minimizes damage to the sea floor usually caused by regular anchors.
The Greg Mortimer was built for expedition cruising. With its fleet of 15 zodiacs, you’ll venture through small riverbeds inaccessible by larger ships, and you’ll get a closer look at the impressive Arctic and Antarctic flora and fauna. A Greg Mortimer polar cruise also offers a range of optional activities lead by expert guides from kayaking, diving, climbing, and ski touring. The Greg Mortimer is an adventure ship constructed to support all expedition experiences so each passenger can maximize their time on board. The Greg Mortimer is also equipped with a Mudroom- the launchpad for all polar cruise expeditions. Guests will have access to locker rooms with drying areas to hang up your gear in between each polar excursion. During your free time, make sure to visit one of the Greg Mortimer’s one of a kind hydraulic viewing platforms, which give you unobstructed viewing of passing wildlife.
The Greg Mortimer expedition team is eager to educate all of its guests about the history, culture, biology, and climate change of the polar regions. On your Arctic or Antarctic cruise, you’ll meet naturalists, and local specialists in the state-of-the-art lecture theater for educational and highly entertaining presentations. The Greg Mortimer cruise ship library is also a great place to relax, pick up a good book, play board games, view and organize your trip photos, or just stare out the floor-to-ceiling windows. For even more relaxation, visit the wellness center aboard the cruise ship, equipped with a gym, sauna and professional massage therapists. There are also two outdoor jacuzzis on the top deck with incredible views of the polar horizons.
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Food & Drinks on board the Greg Mortimer
One can argue the most important part of any trip is the food! A Greg Mortimer polar cruise offers hearty delicious cuisine with a variety of options and courses for each meal. Mealtimes are a great way to get to know your fellow travelers in the open-seating dining room. Tea, coffee, and various snacks are available 24 hours a day. Enjoy a wide range of house wines, beers, and soft drinks included with dinner, perfect after a long day of exploration.
Every passenger is also invited to join the cruise ship captain and expedition team for Welcome and Farewell drinks, which include complimentary cocktails and appetizers. The bars and lounges aboard the Greg Mortimer are a tasteful, yet inviting place to gather with new friends. Enjoy the sunset through the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views. The friendly bartenders aboard the ship will quench your thirst and entertain you with tales of previous adventures.
All of our seafood onboard is sustainably sourced in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council guidelines. We also cater to vegetarian and vegan diets (please mention this when booking).
Greg Mortimer 's take on sustainable traveling
Foremost among our sustainability goals are actively reducing the impact and emission of our vessels, investing in new technology, and continuously improving our existing resources. We have also installed a new low-emission engine in our veteran vessel, Ortelius. This engine complies with all the latest environmental legislation. Another of our important commitments to sustainability is our use of low-sulfur marine gas oil (LSMGO), which has a sulfur content of less than 0.1 percent.\n\nWe limit onboard waste production by recycling as often as we can as well as banning single-use plastics. This ship does not use straws, plastic cups, or any individually wrapped butter, yogurt, and jam. This vessel has a water treatment system and desalination system that uses reverse osmosis, allowing us to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles on board. Rather, guests receive a reusable water bottle they can refill on the vessel. Bathrooms are equipped with biodegradable shampoo and soap in recycled packing, further limiting our use of plastics.