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Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Spirit of Antarctica

Spirit of Antarctica

Discover Antarctica like a true explorer on this expedition cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer

From: USD 9,596

Spirit of Antarctica

12 Days

20 Reviews


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A 12-day expedition cruise

20 Reviews

The Trip Highlights

Improve your photography skills

Search for Orcas and Minke whales

Witness penguins in their natural habitat

Take the Polar Plunge

Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience

Adaptable itineraries

Learn from industry experts

Your trip is 100% carbon offset

Expedition Parka to take home

Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the elusive white continent. Sail across the infamous Drake Passage, admiring seabirds and approaching the ice as past explorers did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the continent, choose from a range of adventure options and even perhaps camp under pastel polar skies, this is the ultimate Antarctic voyage for adventure lovers.

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



Fitness Center



rubber boots



Expedition Parka


Lecture Theater

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet


Observation Lounge

hot tub

Hot Tub



rubber boots

Rubber Boots



doctor's suitcase

Medical Services





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 Spirit of Antarctica
Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Spirit of Antarctica
Aurora Expeditions Greg Mortimer Spirit of Antarctica


Deanna Rieden

Greg Mortimer Antarctica and Arctic Cruises


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

Greg Mortimer Antarctica and Arctic Cruises


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

Greg Mortimer Antarctica and Arctic Cruises


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)

Steph Kwan

Greg Mortimer Antarctica and Arctic Cruises


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)

Mark Luttinen

Greg Mortimer Antarctica and Arctic Cruises


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)

Devala Robinson

Greg Mortimer Antarctica and Arctic Cruises


Our trip to south of the Antarctic Circle on the Greg Mortimer was just wonderful. The ship was of a really high quality and well thought out. Each cabin had more sockets, at sensible heights than we needed. The staff were all friendly and professional and we felt that they couldn't do enough for us, yet weren't over weaning. The expedition team under Flo's leadership could not have given us a better experience. They were all so knowledgeable and able to answer any and all questions that we had. We were sea kayaking. Kayaking through brash ice is an experience we will never forget. The team, especially Dan and Frank kept us safe and gave us a wonderful time on the water. The food and drink we of a high standard and, despite having to serve us using a buffet system it all worked efficiently. There was plenty of fresh vegetables every day. Aurora have put in place really effective Covid protocols that made us feel safe. We had thought this was 'the trip of a lifetime' but are now left wondering if we might persuade the bank manager to let us go again. Thank you Aurora (Copied from Google)

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