Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions

At Aurora Expeditions wilderness is a passion they share with others by taking small groups of like-minded people to some of the most isolated places on our planet. From the polar regions of Antarctica and High Arctic to the wilds of Costa Rica, Scotland, Patagonia and more, Aurora Expeditions aims to create special expedition-style cruises that foster an understanding and appreciation of our natural world.

The Australian-owned adventure company was initially established in the early 1990┬╣s by adventures Greg Mortimer and Margaret Werner when they began sharing their love of remote places by organising ship-based trips for keen friends and fellow travellers. Their style to push the boundaries┬╣ has remained unchanged and they are proud of the fact that their spirit of adventure and exploration is as strong as ever. Their adventure activities are proof of this; with many of their voyages offering polar scuba diving, sea kayaking, camping and mountain climbing.

Deeply committed to education and preservation of the environment, Aurora Expeditions were the founding member of both the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). All their voyages have expert expedition staff who will help to unlock the wonders of these special places.

Ships

Greg Mortimer, Falklands South Georgia & Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 9 November 2020 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
19 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

20 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Spirit of Antarctica Cruise ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 28 November 2020 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Xmas ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 8 December 2020 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
19 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

20 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer New Year ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Departs 27 December 2020 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
9 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia and post-cruise in Punta Arenas.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer Express ex Punta Arenas Return

Departs 5 January 2021 from Punta Arenas, Chile on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
8 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Punta Arenas with return flights to King George Island.

10 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Departs 13 January 2021 from Punta Arenas, Chile on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
Hotel stay in Punta Arenas pre-cruise with a flight to King George Island the following day to embark on a 9 Night Cruise to Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer.

10 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Antarctica Complete ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 22 January 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
22 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer.

22 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer Cruise ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Departs 12 February 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
9 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia and post-cruise in Punta Arenas.

11 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Wild Antarctica Express ex Punta Arenas Return

Departs 21 February 2021 from Punta Arenas, Chile on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
8 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Punta Arenas with flights to/from King George Island.

10 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Departs 1 March 2021 from Punta Arenas, Chile on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
Hotel stay in Punta Arenas pre-cruise with a flight to King George Island the following day to embark on a 9 Night Cruise to Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer.

10 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 10 March 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
20 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

21 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Guancaste, Costa Rica ex San Jose to Puerto Caldera

Departs 15 April 2021 from San Jose, Costa Rica on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
5 Night cruise departing roundtrip Puerto Caldera onboard Greg Mortimer. 1 Night pre cruise accommodation included in San Jose.

6 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Guancaste, Ireland's West Coast ex Dublin to Cobh

Departs 19 May 2021 from Dublin, Ireland on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
11 Night cruise departing from Dublin to Cobh onboard Greg Mortimer. 1 night pre cruise accommodation included in Dublin.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Wild Scotland ex Oban to Aberdeen

Departs 13 June 2021 from Oban, Scotland on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Oban to Aberdeen aboard Greg Mortimer.

10 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Orkneys Faroes Jan Mayen Svalbard ex Aberdeen to Longyearbyen

Departs 23 June 2021 from Aberdeen, Scotland on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Aberdeen to Longyearbyen aboard Greg Mortimer.

14 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Svalbard Odysey ex Longyearbyen to Kirkenes

Departs 7 July 2021 from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Kirkenes aboard Greg Mortimer.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Franz Josef Land Explorer ex Kirkenes to Murmansk

Departs 19 July 2021 from Kirkenes, Norway on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
15 Night Cruise sailing from Kirkenes to Murmansk aboard Greg Mortimer.

15 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Franz Josef Land ex Murmansk to Kirkenes

Departs 3 August 2021 from Murmansk, Russia on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
15 Night Cruise sailing from Murmansk to Kirkenes aboard Greg Mortimer.

15 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Svalbard Odyssey ex Kirkenes to Longyearbyen

Departs 18 August 2021 from Kirkenes, Norway on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Kirkenes to Longyearbyen aboard Greg Mortimer.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, Jewels of the Arctic ex Longyearbyen to Reykjavik

Departs 30 August 2021 from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Akureyri aboard Greg Mortimer.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Greg Mortimer, East Greenland Explorer ex Reykjavik Return

Departs 10 September 2021 from Reykjavik, Iceland on Aurora Expeditions onboard Greg Mortimer.
11 Night Cruise sailing from Akureyri roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Reykjavik.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Our excellent Western chefs prepare three healthy, delicious meals each day, with snacks and treats available in the dining rooms at other times.

Tipping?

People often ask us what they should do about tipping. Tipping is a very personal matter but if pressed, we recommend $US7 per passenger per day that you are on the ship. It is better for the crew if we can give them US dollars cash.

Children

The nature of these cruises means that the company does not take children under the age of 12. Children 12 and over pay full adult fare and are treated as adults. No special activities are offered.