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Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Antarctic Explorer

Antarctic Explorer

An expedition cruise to the White Continent created for adventurers aboard the Greg Mortimer

From: USD 12,636

Antarctic Explorer

12 Days

20 Reviews

First Class Ship

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A 12-day expedition cruise

20 Reviews

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Penguin rookeries

Leopard Seals on ice floes

Breaching whales

Awe at immense icebergs

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Fly the Drake Passage

60% fewer fuel emissions on board

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Expedition Jacket

Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the jaw-dropping beauty and immensity of Antarctica and discover the amazing wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, where giant glaciers tumble into the sea, penguins inhabit below soaring peaks, and humpback and minke whales dine on abundant krill. Bonus: You'll reduce your time on the high seas by flying at least one way across the infamous Drake Passage.

Your ship: 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 far … Read more about Greg Mortimer

Amenities

gym

Fitness Center

bar

Bar

rubber boots

Mudroom

parka

Expedition Parka

theater

Lecture Theater

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet

lounge

Observation Lounge

hot tub

Hot Tub

spa

Spa

rubber boots

Rubber Boots

sauna

Sauna

doctor's suitcase

Medical Services

library

Library

Food & Drinks

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).

Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Antarctic Explorer
Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Antarctic Explorer
Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Antarctic Explorer

Reviews

Deanna Rieden

First Class Ship

This was the trip of a lifetime. Our final continent. Once we arrived in Punta Arenas, we were met at the airport by Paula from Aurora who took us to hotel. My baggage was lost by airline and she gave me a coat to wear immediately. Shout out to Paula and Michael for tracking my Luggage. Once we transferred to Antarctica we were met by ship crew with drinks and smiles. The week was packed with excursions and amazing information presented by scientists in different aspects of expertise. The ship staff was friendly, personable making the trip an amazing adventure. The fly and cruise is the way to go!

Doug Beham

First Class Ship

Couldn't be better! This company checks all the boxes: well-planned expeditions, pristine ship, and skilled & courteous service from all the employees. Best cruise company I have traveled with by far. (Copied from Google)

Kelly Hayes

First Class Ship

Great line for cruising to Antarctica. Expedition staff were wonderful and very approachable. Ship staff were great. I'm always amazed at how quickly they remember your name and what you like. Rooms and public areas were well maintained and always clean. Activities and landings/excursions were well organized. The small ship meant everyone got to land every time and minimal time was spent waiting for your turn. (Copied from Google)

Mark Luttinen

First Class Ship

Fantastic experience starting with a voyage through the straights of Magellan and a quick trip through Drakes Passage. Best part of the trip was getting up in the morning to see what new sites and adventures were in store for the day. Definitely got out to see more unique locations in Antarctica than I would expect. The expedition staff was a delight to be around and helped get us out to see whales, seals, penguins and fantastic displays of ice. Hotel staff catered to our needs and made us feel welcome, comfortable and somewhat pampered. Always met with a smile and cheerful greeting any time. (copied from Google)

Steph Kwan

First Class Ship

I had a once in a lifetime experience on the "Antarctic Explorer" expedition. The Greg Mortimer ship was great, our balcony room was super comfortable, and the staff was so accommodating. Aurora Expeditions crew took care of every little detail, allowing us to fully enjoy every moment of our time in Antarctica. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. (Copied from Google)


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