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

  • Sailing on: 30th Oct 2019
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Greg Mortimer, Spirit of Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 9th Nov 2019
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Greg Mortimer, Spirit of Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 19th Nov 2019
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Greg Mortimer, Spirit of Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 29th Nov 2019
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 19 nights
Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey ex Ushuaia Return

18 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 17th Dec 2019
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Greg Mortimer, Christmas in Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

11 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 28th Dec 2019
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 20 nights
Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey ex Ushuaia Return

19 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 16th Jan 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

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.

  • Sailing on: 25th Jan 2020
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer Cruise ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

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.

  • Sailing on: 3rd Feb 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Greg Mortimer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Ushuaia Return

11 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 14th Feb 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Greg Mortimer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia and post-cruise in Punta Arenas.

  • Sailing on: 24th Feb 2020
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas Return

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.

  • Sailing on: 3rd Mar 2020
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Greg Mortimer, Wild Antarctica ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Hotel stay in Punta Arenas with a flight to King George Island the following day to embark on an 11 Night Cruise to Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 14th Mar 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 20 nights
Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey ex Ushuaia Return

19 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Apr 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Puerto Montt, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 13 nights
Greg Mortimer, Patagonia & Chilean Fjords ex Ushuaia to Puerto Montt

12 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Puerto Montt aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 25th Apr 2020
  • Departing from: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Arriving at: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Greg Mortimer, Costa Rica & Panama Canal ex San Jose to Cartagena

10 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Caldera to Cartagena aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in San Jose.

  • Sailing on: 18th May 2020
  • Departing from: Nuuk, Greenland
  • Arriving at: Nuuk, Greenland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, West Greenland Explorer ex Nuuk Return

9 Night Cruise sailing from Nuuk roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Nuuk.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jun 2020
  • Departing from: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Arriving at: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Iceland Circumnavigation ex Reykjavik Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 12th Jun 2020
  • Departing from: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Arriving at: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Iceland Jan Mayen Svalbard ex Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

10 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Jun 2020
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Svalbard Odysey ex Longyearbyen Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jul 2020
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Kirkenes, Norway
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 24 nights
Greg Mortimer, High Arctic Adventure ex Longyearbyen to Kirkenes

24 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Kirkenes aboard Greg Mortimer.

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.