Thursday, 16 October 2014

Aurora Expeditions Launch New 2015-2016 Expedition Guide

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Aurora Expeditions, the experts in small-ship expedition cruising, is pleased to announce the launch of their new 2015-2016 Expedition Guide. For the first time ever, the guide encompasses expeditions across all seven continents featuring 21 itineraries, 18 destinations and over 80 individual departures, and is jammed packed with a range of new bonus inclusions.

The expanded program includes a new 15-day 'African Cruise Safari' to some of the most concentrated wildlife regions of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The expedition highlights include a four-day cruise on the Chobe River on board luxury riverboat Zambezi Queen, with game viewing from special excursion crafts, as well as nights in traditional safari lodges and game drives through Chobe and Hwange National Parks.

The new Expedition Guide also showcases Aurora Expeditions' commitment to creating better value trips with each itinerary featuring an array of additional inclusions on top of the usual accommodation, meals and shore excursions. These range from exclusive polar jackets for all passengers to Antarctica and the Arctic, included flights and accommodation, free polar photography workshops and a printed photo book memento.

In Scotland passengers will receive a 12-month National Trust membership and an onboard genealogist will assist passengers in tracing their Scottish ancestry. Free artist workshops along the Kimberley coast will allow budding artists to create their own Kimberley masterpiece.

A BirdLife Australia specialist will interpret birdlife on board two 'Spitsbergen Odyssey' voyages and, for the first time, on the 'Scotia Sea Springtime' expedition to Antarctica and South Georgia - both unforgettable trips for keen birders. Plus, all passengers on these voyages will also receive a 12-month BirdLife Australia membership.

In Antarctica, passengers will have the chance to enjoy a 'floating exhibition' of Frank Hurley's iconic Antarctic images as Aurora Expeditions starts the commemorations of the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. A series of dedicated Shackleton Centenary Expeditions will also include a special program of on board events including a commemorative dinner, visits to key historic sites, special memorial at Shackleton's gravesite in Grytviken cemetery, a memorial badge and a specially created centenary photo book.

Other inclusions include complimentary kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and polar snorkelling in Alaska, city sightseeing tours in Ecuador, free camping in Antarctica, and a scenic heliflight over Mt Everest as part of the company's Himalaya trekking program.

Aurora Expeditions is also reinforcing its 'No Single Supplement' stance for those passengers willing to share a cabin, offering a cabin mate finding service across all of its departures.

To order a copy of Aurora Expeditions' new 2015-2016 Expedition Guide call +61 2 9252 1033 or visit www.auroraexpeditions.com.au

Direct link to Expedition Guide: http://www.auroraexpeditions.com.au/files/uploads/brochures/AURORA_EXPEDITIONS_2015-16_BRO_WEB.pdf