The Greg Mortimer is a new, purpose built (maiden sailing will be in 2019 – all ship and cabin images are renders), Polar cruise vessel designed in close consultation with Polar experts and is the first expedition cruise ship designed with the ULSTEIN X-BOW hull. This cutting edge nautical technology allows for: gentle travel and motion at sea, improved comfort and safety on-board, reduced vibrations, lower fuel consumption, lower air emissions and ‘virtual anchoring’ which means the ship can float anchorless while launching the Zodiacs without disturbing delicate sea floor areas. There are four sea-level launching platforms for fast and efficient access to and from Zodiacs.
120 guests will be accommodated in staterooms all with en-suite facilities. The ship has custom-built hydraulic platforms offering guests unobstructed views, a dedicated activity platform and an indoor observation lounge with unobstructed panoramic views. The outdoor top deck allows for 360 degree views.
The Greg Mortimer will set a new level in luxury & expedition cruising; focusing on multiple landings, flexible itineraries and environmental sensitivity.
Early Booking Offer: Book by 30 September 2018 to receive AU$1550 off your Arctic voyage onboard the Greg Mortimer.
Offer excludes Aurora Stateroom Cabins and is subject to availability. Contact us for full details and to book your cabin.
All prices are in AU$.
|Cruise Itinerary||Start Date||End Date||Starts/Ends||Days||Aurora Stateroom||Balcony Stateroom||Balcony Suite||Junior Suite||Captain's Suite|
|Svalbard Odyssey||22 Jun 20||2 Jul 20||Longyearbyen||11||$8,200||$9,300||$11,400||$13,500||$15,500|
|Svalbard Odyssey||2 Jul 20||12 Jul 20||Longyearbyen||11||$8,200||$9,300||$11,400||$13,500||$15,500|
|Franz Jozef Land Explorer (Incl Spitsbergen)||12 Jul 20||26 Jul 20||Longyearbyen||15||$11,300|
|High Arctic Adventure||2 Jul 20||26 Jul 20||Longyearbyen||25||$17,600 |
|Jewels of the Arctic||26 Jul 20||08 Aug 20||Longyearbyen/Reykajvik||14||$10,500||$12,000||$14,700||$17,300||$20,000|
|Arctic Complete||8 Aug 20||31 Aug 20||Reykjavik/Longyearbyen||24||$16,900||$19,300||$23,700||$27,800||$32,100|
|Arctic Discovery||31 Aug 20||20 Sep 20||Longyearbeyn/Bergen||21||$14,900||$17,000||$20,900||$24,600||$28,400|
Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery of Antarctica onboard a kayak. Cruise past ice formations and see wildlife swim past as you glide along. You will be in groups of up to 12 with an experienced kayak guide who will take you to interesting locations, many that can only able to be reached by kayaks.
Available on all voyages.
Additional Cost from AU$1200 per person
Explore the remote and rugged summits of East Greenland, scaling sheer granite cliffs and glacial remnants in pursuit of breathtaking views of Scoresby Sund’s ice-filled fjords. Experienced climbers will relish the chance to explore along the rarely-scaled peaks that dominate the landscape.
Available on voyages: 26 July 2020 and 8 August 2020.
Additional Cost AU$1400 per person
Float through crystalline waters and discover the underwater worlds few have experienced. Your diving specialist guide will take you to the best sites for snorkelling to see wildlife and the underside of icebergs. You will explore offshore islands, tranquil bays and even shipwrecks.
Available on voyages: 22 June 2020 and 2 July 2020.
Additional Cost AU$800 per person
Polar Scuba Diving
The adventure of a lifetime is available to certified divers with drysuit experience. On each dive discover otherworldly ice formations and marine life. Your expert guide will lead the dives from the Zodiac boats and from shore or around ice shelves and grounded icebergs.
Available on voyages: 22 June 2020 and 2 July 2020
Additional Cost AU$1200 per person
The Aurora Stateroom is 23.2 square metres with a porthole and en-suite
The Balcony Stateroom has a balcony and is 23-28.9 spare metres with an en-suite.
The Balcony Suite is 35-36 square metres and has a private balcony and en-suite.
The Junior Suite is 44.4 square metres and has a private balcony with an en-suite and a lounge.
The Captain’s Suite is 46.3 square metres with a private balcony, en-suite and lounge.
Lounge / lecture theatre
Photography and art room
Gym, sauna and wellness centre
Jacuzzi’s / plunge pool
Zodiac launching platforms
Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises and some activities*
Comprehensive pre-departure information kit and destination
An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beer and soft
drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house
cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
Pre-dinner drinks including canapés and bar snacks
Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
Complimentary use of gumboots
Complimentary use of fitness centre
Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic
Personalised photo book (post-voyage)
Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
Port, pilotage charges and landing fees.
The following inclusions are also part of select voyages. Please refer to the specific voyage Trip Notes for inclusions pertaining to the voyage of your choice:
All Antarctic voyages include one night’s pre-voyage accommodation (included in itinerary)
and arrival airport transfer (on selected preferred flights)
Flights mentioned as per itinerary
Guided town tour and activities as per voyage itinerary
Dimensions: Length: 104.4m Width: 18.2m Draft: 5.3m
Speed: 15.5 knots maximum
Built: To be completed in 2019
Operator: Aurora Expeditions
Ice-Class: 1A (The hull is one category below a full ice-breaker)