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.
Up to 126 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.
All prices are in AU$ per person, twin share (triple in triple cabins). Prices are correct as of 13 March 2020.
|Cruise Itinerary||Start Date||End Date||Starts/Ends||Days||Aurora Stateroom Twin||Balcony Stateroom C||Balcony Stateroom B||Balcony Stateroom A||Balcony Stateroom Superior||Junior Suite||Captain's Suite|
|Wild Scotland||13 Jun 21||23 Jun 21||Oban / Aberdeen, Scotland||11||$11,900 On Request||$13,200||$13,500||$13,700||$14,900 On Request||$17,500||$20,200 On Request|
|Orkneys, Faroes, Jan Mayen & Svalbard||23 Jun 21||7 Jul 21||Aberdeen, Scotland / Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen||15||$16,200 Limited||$18,100 Limited||$18,400||$18,700||$20,300 On Request||$23,900||$27,500|
|Svalbard Odyssey||7 Jul 21||19 Jul 21||Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen / Kirkenes, Norway||13||$14,000 On Request||$15,700 Limited||$16,000 Limited||$16,200 Limited||$17,600 On Request||$20,700 Limited||$23,900 On Request|
|Franz Josef Land Explorer (feat. Novaya Zemlya)||19 Jul 21||3 Aug 21||Kirkenes, Norway / Murmansk, Russia||16||$17,900 On Request||$20,000||$20,400||$20,700||$22,400 On Request||$26,400 Limited||$30,400 On Request|
|Franz Josef Land Explorer (feat. Novaya Zemlya)||03 Aug 21||18 Aug 21||Murmansk, Russia / Kirkenes, Norway||16||$17,900 Limited||$20,000||$20,400||$20,700||$22,400||$26,400||$30,400|
|Svalbard Odyssey||18 Aug 21||30 Aug 21||Kirkenes, Norway / Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen||13||$14,500 On Request||$16,200 On Request||$16,600 On Request||$16,800 On Request||$18,200 On Request||$21,500 On Request||$24,700 On Request|
|Jewels of the Arctic||30 Aug 21||11 Sep 21||Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen / Reykavik, Iceland||13||$13,400 On Request||$14,900 On Request||$15,300 On Request||$15,500 On Request||$16,800 On Request||$19,800 On Request||$22,800 On Request|
|Arctic Complete||18 Aug 21||11 Sep 21||Kirkenes, Norway / Reykjavik, Iceland||25||$25,100 On Request||$28,000 On Request||$28,700 Limited||$29,100 On Request||$31,500 On Request||$37,200||$42,800|
|East Greenland Explorer||10 Sep 21||22 Sep 21||Reykjavik, Iceland||13||$12,300 Limited||$13,800||$14,100||$14,300||$15,500 On Request||$18,300||$21,000|
Kayaking (from AU$1200 per person)
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.
Rock Climbing (from AU$1400 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 & 8 August 2020. 18 August, 30 August, 10 September 2021.
Polar Snorkelling (from AU$780 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 & 2 July 2020 & 18 August, 30 August, 10 September 2021.
Polar Scuba Diving (from AU$1200 per person)
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 & 2 July 2020. 18 August, 30 August, 10 September 2021.
There are six Aurora Stateroom Triple cabins featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they’re close to the mudroom and loading platforms. *Please note the Aurora Stateroom Triple cabins are only available on certain departures.
The Greg Mortimer features eight Aurora Stateroom Twin cabins featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they’re close to the mudroom and loading platforms, perfect for adventurers who are looking for a comfortable base that’s close to the action.
There are 14 Balcony Stateroom C cabins – which are the most economical, fitted with all the necessities and comfortable for up to 2 people. These cabins are scattered throughout Decks 4 and 6. The cabin and balcony combined size is between 20.9-24.8 square metres.
There are 21 Balcony Stateroom B cabins on board the Greg Mortimer. They are a standard cabin, many fitted with interconnecting features – making them great for families or groups. These cabins are located at the fore and aft of Decks 4 and 6. The cabin and balcony combined size is 23.6-24.8 square metres.
The 23 Balcony Stateroom A cabins are premium cabins and the most abundant on board. These cabins are located in preferred positions on Deck 4 and 6, which provide easy access between decks via the internal stairs or the elevator. The cabin and balcony combined size is between 24.1-31.3 square metres.
With a bit more room to stretch the legs, the Balcony Stateroom Superior cabins are perfect for polar adventurers who travel with plenty of gear. Located on Deck 4 and 6, the Staterooms feature floor to ceiling windows, en-suite bathrooms and a comfortable desk area. Some of these rooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
The Greg Mortimer’s four Junior Suites take in some impressive scenery from their vantage points on Deck 7. When you aren’t enjoying a landing, you can relax in the suites’ separate lounge area, or just watch the world float by from the private balcony. Measuring 38.9 square metres.
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)