Aurora Expeditions, a world leader in polar cruising launches its 2020/21 program aboard their NEW ship, Greg Mortimer, one of the most advanced expedition ships in the world. The new program includes a diverse mix of exciting itineraries and destinations, including Antarctica and the Arctic, Iceland, West Greenland and Costa Rica, and showcases why Aurora was recently awarded Editor Pick for ‘Best Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic.
Aurora Expedition’s Managing Director, Robert Halfpenny, said “Customers have responded overwhelmingly to Aurora’s expert-led and adventure-packed itineraries this past year, and we anticipate that they will be equally enthusiastic with the new program being released today”.
“Our new program embodies our 27-year long legacy of offering small group expeditions, allowing passengers to access otherwise extremely difficult to reach locations, and experience them in their true and natural form.” said Mr Halfpenny.
“Our varied range of voyages remains a core focus for our polar program but we are now offering a range of new itineraries to destinations including Iceland and West Greenland, Jan Mayan Island, Franz Josef Land as well as Eastern Canada. All offer breathtaking wildlife experiences in parts of the world only a few others have seen.” Said Robert Halfpenny.
Aurora Expeditions will continue to offer a broad range of adventure activities on all of our voyages, from sea kayaking to rock climbing and polar diving and snorkeling, so our guests can personalize their itineraries and make the most out of their time on board.”
Early Bird Booking Offer
Launching with the new 2020/21 program is an exclusive early bird deal offering a saving of up to 25 per cent on new voyages booked and deposited by 31 March, 2019, or until sold out, whichever comes first*.
Highlights of the 20/21 program include:
NEW Solar Eclipse in Antarctica: 24 November – 15 December 2021
According to NASA, the best spot to witness the total solar eclipse on 4th December 2021 is well into the Weddell Sea, exactly where the Greg Mortimer plans to be! This once-in-a-lifetime voyage will visit the incredible white continent and the beautiful island of South Georgia.
NEW Costa Rica & the Panama Canal: 25 April – 6 May 2020
This voyage is an all-star event; with special guests including Aurora Expeditions co-founder and well-known explorer, Greg Mortimer, along with renowned wildlife photographer, Richard I’Anson. The voyage will explore some of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world and conclude with a guaranteed daylight crossing of the famous Panama Canal.
NEW West Greenland Explorer: 18 – 28 May 2020
Boasting the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Greenland offers an adventure-filled voyage to experience gleaming ice-filled fjords and unbeatable photographic opportunities.
NEW Iceland Circumnavigation: 2 June – 12 June 2020
Explore the flora and fauna of this unique environment. Spot breaching whales in Husavik, before exploring some of the most remote fjords and bays in Westfjords and the glacial lagoons, black sand beaches, and Europe’s largest glacier in Vatnajökull National Park.
NEW Franz Josef Land Explorer: 12-26 July 2020 & 19 July – 3 August 2021
Expeditioners will experience a rare chance to explore the frozen landscape of Franz Josef Land on this voyage, crossing the Barents Sea to a world few have seen. Passengers will enter the Russian Arctic National Park for an immersive wildlife viewing spectacle that includes polar bears, whales, walrus, and seals.
NEW Antarctica Complete: 22 January – 13 February 2021
The ultimate Antarctic experience, this epic journey will take passengers south of the Antarctic Circle, where few travellers have ever been. There will be countless excursions onto the frozen continent for sights of unforgettable vistas as well as the opportunity to explore the incredible island of South Georgia, known for its amazing sightings of penguin colonies and curious seals.
The full 2020/21 program is available on our website or in the new brochure.
For more information visit www.auroraexpeditions.com.au