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How To Share Your Antarctic Expedition Cruise With The Folks Back Home

Cruising around the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ll see myriad marvels that most people will likely never encounter in their life. Towering …

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Expert Tips For Kayaking In Antarctica & The Polar Regions

Early in the morning you hop in your kayak and push away from the ship. You and your fellow kayakers make …

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$25,000 Raised For The YWCA

On Saturday, 24th May 2014 Aurora Expeditions proudly supported the YWCA charity auction event “La Madre di Tutte le Balli” …

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QC’s Antarctica Trip Provides Food For Thought On Environment

A great story from one of our passengers last season, as he recounts his expedition for the Auckland District Law …

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Is Crossing The Drake Passage Dangerous? Tips For Surviving

As part of your Antarctic expedition, you’ll be crossing the Drake Passage, a stretch of water that has great significance …

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Sound vs Fjord – What’s The Difference?

Fjord. Sound. The words alone conjure images of majestic, untamed landscapes: dazzling mountain reflections gleaming in deep, placid waters far …

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Charles Lindall’s New Model ~ The Nansen Sledge

Charles’ idea to build a second model came from legendary Antarctic pioneer Syd Kirkby. Syd suggested Charles construct a model …

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Can Flora Possibly Survive On The Antarctic Peninsula?

If you turned to an artist and asked them to paint a scene from an Antarctic voyage, you’ll likely be given …

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Floating Photography Exhibition

We are excited to announce that from November this year, Aurora Expeditions will host a floating exhibition of Frank Hurley’s …

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Science Expert Joins Aurora Expeditions’ Antarctic Voyage

Renowned scientist and Director of RiAus (the Royal Institution of Australia), Dr Paul Willis, will join Aurora Expeditions on a …

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3 Famous Antarctic Expeditions From History

Here at Aurora Expeditions and around the world, people are celebrating the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous voyage to …

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What Is The Life Cycle Of An Iceberg?

On an Aurora Expeditions cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula, you will see a variety of landscapes. During the warmer months, …

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Antarctic Weather Patterns: What will the weather be like on my cruise?

Each year, we take parties of excited people to see the Antarctic Peninsula’s famous tourist attractions. Aboard our purpose-built expedition ships, …

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Why are there no penguins in the Arctic?

The Arctic is a bird-lover’s paradise. The bird cliffs of Iceland and Norway are some of the busiest, most bustling …

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Antarctica Through The Eyes Of Lauren Bath

I have a strange job. I am a professional Instagrammer, travel influencer, photographer, marketer, freelance social media marketer, traveller, entrepreneur, …

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Aurora Expeditions Brings Home The Alexandra Shackleton Boat

Aurora Expeditions is proud to be supporting the recent ‘Shackleton Epic Expedition’ by returning the vessel used in the re-enactment, …

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Celebrating Sir Douglas Mawson’s Centenary Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14

By Howard Whelan Skeins of spindrift dance over a smattering of huts nearly lost in a landscape of rocky outcrops …

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Should I Sail To Antarctica Or Fly?

Can you hear the call of Antarctica, one of the most extraordinary corners of our planet, where you’ll be in …

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Life In Antarctica: Spotting Penguin Behaviour Through Different Seasons

Entirely flightless and seen mostly in the lower reaches of the Southern Hemisphere, penguins are some of the most easily …

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Aurora On The Radio

Our Assistant Expedition Leader, Robyn Mundy, chatted to ABC Radio from our ship, Polar Pioneer, as she crossed the Drake …

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Antarctic Explorers Uncovered

There are few places on earth to have eluded man’s exploration for as long as Antarctica.  During the Heroic Age …

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Amanda’s Antarctic Magic

A midnight cruise down the gullet in search of a penguin rookery in the dying dusk of the day, revealed …

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Antarctic Seasons By Month: A Guide To The Wilderness

In Australia, our seasons are pretty well defined. During the summer, the soaring temperatures make for great beach weather, while …

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A Marketing Manager In Antarctica

Our Marketing Manager, Becky Wood, travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula on our Springtime voyage this year and had the most …

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