New World-class Expedition Ship : Redefining Expedition Cruising

Aurora Expeditions, Australia’s leading expedition cruising company, has launched the full program for its new world-class expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer. The ship will operate an additional 20 expeditions across the 2019/2020 season with itineraries spanning Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and Falkland Islands) and the Arctic (Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, East Greenland, Jan Mayen, Iceland and Norway). Getting up-close to nature is at the core of the ship’s experience, and the new ship better facilities this immersive experience, through its 15 Zodiacs, sea-level activity and Zodiac launching platform, as well as 360° observation decks. Additionally, passengers will have the option to attend onboard lectures delivered by some of the world’s leading experts, enjoy a drink in the panoramic observation lounge, or unwind in the wellness centre.

Designed by Ulstein Group, the X-BOW, introduces a gentler displacement in rough seas. The tapered fore ship shape results in a wave piercing effect in all wave heights, in particular reducing pitching and bow impact loads in big seas compared to conventional bulbous bow shapes. While a traditional bow vessel rises on the waves and then drops violently onto the surface of the water, an X-BOW vessel, less subject to the vertical motions induced by the waves, continues on course more smoothly, while maintaining its speed.

Launching with the itineraries are two exclusive deals including a free upgrade from Aurora Stateroom to Balcony Stateroom, valid on all 2019/2020 Antarctica and the Arctic voyages, or the option to save up to £4,300 per person on other selected cabin categories.

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