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Sat 12 Dec 2009

MEL FLIES THE FLAG FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Last November, Aurora were delighted to assist Melissa Middleton in becoming the first person with Cystic Fibrosis to visit Antarctica. “Everybody has dreams, Antarctica was mine. I did this for all the families that have been affected by Cystic Fibrosis,” said Melissa.

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Wed 02 Dec 2009

‘BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND’ - SCOTTISH HISTORIAN CAROL KNOTT

'Carol was incredible, she literally brought Scotland's rich and fascinating history to life everywhere we went!. We cant wait to go back next year when you visit the Faroe Isles!" This guest comment from our last trip to the remote islands of Scotland says it all. We are delighted to announce that Carol will be bringing her inimitable style back as resident historian on our 'Wild Scotland' voyage in June 2010 and we will at last be visiting the gloriously remote Faroe Islands.

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Tue 01 Dec 2009

SO, WHAT’S PAPUA NEW GUINEA LIKE?

Ever since we have returned from our very first expeditions to PNG this year, we are often asked what it’s like to travel there. During any Aurora voyage, passengers contribute daily notes, pictures and illustrations toward a voyage log that is sent to them upon their return home. Aurora passenger Di Minuskin reflects on our visit to Lababia Wildlife Sanctuary on the east coast of New Guinea.

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Tue 01 Dec 2009

ENOUGH BOOKS TO FILL A SCHOOL LIBRARY

On our recent expedition to Papua New Guinea, Aurora co-ordinated the donation of hundreds of school books to a secondary school on Karkar Island. Passengers and staff were treated to the magnificent spectacle of a colourful sing sing and feast in a stunning tropical location.

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Fri 11 Sep 2009

CHANNEL 9 GETS A TASTE OF THE REAL PNG - AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE

View Channel 9's Sorrel Wilby as she explores the remotest parts of Papua New Guinea with Aurora Expeditions. If you missed the shows, it couldn't be easier - just follow the link and watch them now.

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Fri 17 Jul 2009

BLUE WHALES & POLAR BEARS SPOTTED - POLAR PIONEER UPDATE FROM ARCT...

Lucky passengers aboard our Spitsbergen voyage were spellbound by their encounter with a rare blue whale this week. Here is a copy of the ship's daily newsletter (13th July, 2009) by assistant expedition leader Sue Werner.

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Wed 01 Jul 2009

Kimberley Dreaming

Visiting the wilds of Australia's Kimberley Coast appeal to those with a true sense of adventure. Remote, pristine and and a rich source of Aboriginal culture, the rewards are plentiful for those who take the time to dig deep into the Kimberley's character. Our Sales Manager, Chantelle Argent, was lucky enough to hop on board our ship Coral Princess and take a journey 40,000 years back in time.

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Mon 01 Jun 2009

Arctic Impressions

Best known for it's unique wildlife that includes polar bears and walrus, the Arctic islands of Greenland and Spitsbergen offer a surprising variety of experiences in one of the world's most picturesque regions.

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Tue 03 Feb 2009

DEAR DIARY ~ Ross Sea February voyage

 

In February 2009 Marina Svetaeva was heading back to the Ross Sea region of Antarctica once again. To get a glimpse of life on board this expedition read on for some diary snippets.

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Fri 05 Dec 2008

Our fearless leader checks in from Greenland

Aurora Expeditions founder Greg Mortimer has embarked upon a private rock climbing expedition to the remote coast of Greenland. Along with two close friends, Greg will be aiming to scale a number of unclimbed rock faces over the coming weeks.

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