Wednesday 16 January 2019

Aurora Expeditions launches new global voyages

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Aurora Expeditions, a world leader in expedition cruising and Australia’s only home-grown polar exploration specialist, has launched its 2020/21 program aboard the Greg Mortimer, one of the most advanced expedition ships in the world. The new program includes a diverse mix of new and exciting itineraries and destinations, including Antarctica and the Arctic, Iceland, West Greenland and Costa Rica – showcasing why Aurora was recently awarded “Best Itineraries” in 2018 by Cruise Critic.

Aurora Expedition’s managing director, Robert Halfpenny, said customers have overwhelmingly responded to Aurora’s expert-led and adventure-packed itineraries this past year, and will be thrilled with the new 20/21 program being released today.

“We’re thrilled to launch our new program which embodies our 27-year long legacy of offering small group expeditions that allow passengers to experience and access these otherwise extremely difficult to reach destinations,” said Mr Halfpenny.

“Our range of polar voyages remains core to the program but there are a mix of new itineraries to destinations such as Iceland and West Greenland, which will offer our customers breathtaking wildlife experiences in parts of the world few others have seen.

“We’ll continue to offer a broad range of adventure activities on all of our voyages, from sea kayaking to rock climbing and polar diving1, so our guests can customise their trips and get the most out of their time on board.”

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 *.

Some of the main highlights of the new Aurora Expeditions 20/21 program include:

NEW Solar Eclipse in Antarctica – 22 days

According to NASA, the best spot to witness the total solar eclipse in December 2019 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.

Franz Josef Land Explorer – 16 days

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 Costa Rica & the Panama Canal – 12 days

This voyage is an all-star event; with special guests including Aurora Expeditions co-founder and well-known explorer, Greg Mortimer, along with renowned photographer, Richard I’Anson, as the onboard wildlife photography expert. Expeditioners will explore some of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world and finish the trip with a guaranteed daylight crossing of the famous Panama Canal.

NEW Antarctica Complete – 23 days

The ultimate Antarctic experience, this epic journey will take passengers south of the Antarctic Circle, where few travellers have been. There will be countless excursions onto the Antarctic continent for unforgettable vistas and this trip will also explore the incredible island of South Georgia, for amazing sightings of penguin colonies and curious seals.

NEW Iceland Circumnavigation – 11 days

Explore the flora and fauna of this unique environment. Expeditioners have the chance to spot breaching whales in Husavik, and explore some of the most remote fjords and bays in Westfjords before visiting Vatnaj√∂kull National Park to witness glacial lagoons, black sand beaches, and Europe’s largest glacier.

NEW West Greenland Explorer ­– 11 days

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.

The full 2020/21 program is available on our website:

For more information:

Call us on 1800 637 688 (Freecall AUS only) or + 61 2 9252 1033

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