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Greg Mortimer Antartica

Built to world-class polar standards, the Greg Mortimer is an exciting new addition to our Antarctica portfolio, boasting excellent safety features, innovative tech, flexible itineraries including fly-sail options and a range of activities.

Greg Mortimer Antartica
  • The brand-new Greg Mortimer ship is built with adventurous luxury in mind. With a small capacity of just 120 travellers this expedition ship will ensure that guests get the maximum time ashore, seamless service and the ability to explore those places that larger ships can’t reach

  • A great choice for guests who want to enjoy a plethora of activities. There are a range of excursions each day planned from sea kayaking to diving, snorkelling, ski touring, climbing, snowshoeing and wild camping.

  • Inside the ship there is an on-board library, a wellness centre with a gym, sauna, spa and a photography studio.

  • The ship has been designed with range of dedicated observation spaces – perfect for wildlife viewing and enjoying the stunning scenery passing by, brilliant for a bird’s eye view of the wildlife.

Named after the co-founder of Aurora Expeditions, Greg Mortimer is the company’s first purpose-built expedition vessel. The ship has been designed to offer small-scale polar cruising, flexible itineraries, multiple landing opportunities, all the latest safety features and modern comforts within an informal and family-friendly environment. 

Accommodating up to 100 passengers on polar expeditions, there is a friendly and intimate vibe on-board. Passengers enjoy a wide choice of cabins which include en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, storage space, safe, 42-inch flat-screen TV, international power outlets and small sofa. All but the basic category of room, have private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows and there are interconnecting rooms for families. Passengers can enjoy family-style dining in the restaurant or relaxing in one of the two lounge bars and there is a last night farewell four-course dinner and cocktails. Complimentary beverages and snacks are available 24-hours a day.

There are several on-board observation spaces including hydraulic platforms for bird, wildlife and scenery viewing and the ship operates an open bridge policy, so passengers can join the captain and officers to see navigation practises and mapping techniques in action. There is a lecture room for learning more about the region, a library and Wellness Centre with a gym, sauna and spa. Passengers also enjoy flexible and plentiful shore excursions in a fleet of Zodiac boats, along with a wide range of activities enjoyed from the custom-built activity platform which include polar snorkelling and sea kayaking.

The Greg Mortimer has several bespoke features including a unique XBOW bow, which provides greater stability than a traditional bow and Zodiac launching platforms reducing the time for loading and launching the boats. The boat also meets the latest Polar Class 6 requirements for ice-strengthened vessels, has return-to-port equipment in the event of engine failure and a fully stocked medical centre.

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“The Greg Mortimer expeditions offer an amazing amount of different adventurous activities including camping, climbing, snorkelling and even diving which really sets it apart from other boats!”

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