Aurora Expeditions Blog

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Antarctica Photos – Best Of 16/17

Congratulations to our winners! The results are in from our 2016/17 Antarctic Photo Competition! Thanks to all passengers who entered the photo …

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Why The Poles Are Perfect For Romantic Trips For 2

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. This celebration of love is upon us once again, when couples across the globe will be dreaming …

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Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Timeline

Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Timeline When Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition left South Georgia Island on 5 December 1914 to assist …

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2018 Arctic Photography Competition

Announcing our Arctic photography competition winners! The results are in from our 2018 Arctic Photography Competition! Thank you to all …

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What National Parks Could I See On An Aurora Expeditions Voyage?

It is certainly impressive to see the growth of new infrastructure in our cities. From apartment buildings and underground rail …

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Papua New Guinea Commemorative Voyage Remembers Australia’s Heroes

Aurora Expeditions has launched a special commemorative voyage to Papua New Guinea next April, to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary …

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Arctic Fox Facts & Information Guide

During your shore excursions in the Arctic, via the Polar Pioneer, you may want to keep your eye out for a …

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Facts & Information You Didn’t Know About Ecuador

Situated on the western coast of South America, the country of Ecuador is a place of vibrant culture and history, …

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Wandering Albatross Facts & Information

Standing on the deck of the Greg Mortimer in Antarctica, there’s a good chance that you’ll experience bracing polar winds …

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Lonely Planet Picks Greenland

Greenland has been on our passenger’s bucket list for years. However it’s not until now, almost 20 years after we first travelled to …

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How Old Is Skara Brae? And Who Used To Live There? The Full Story

Scotland and its many islands date back not just centuries, but millennia. No matter what the weather threw at those …

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Fearless Females: Top Women In Polar Adventure

This International Women’s Day on March 8, Aurora Expeditions is celebrating the indomitable women who inspire us to keep exploring. Men …

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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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Cruise Ship Health: Top Tips For Staying Healthy On A Cruise

On a voyage with Aurora Expeditions, you can look forward to seeing some of the world’s most amazing landscapes, as …

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New Fur Seals And Sea Lions Book Released By Dr Roger Kirkwood

Exciting news from expedition leader and naturalist Dr Roger Kirkwood, who has just had a book published. Roger’s life passion …

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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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Expedition Staff Summarise Spitsbergen Odyssey

Aurora Expeditions Sales Executive Mael Ressos is currently on our ‘Spitsbergen Odyssey’ expedition. The staff on board have sent us …

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5 Amazing Animals That Should Be At The Olympics

Here at Aurora Expeditions, we have a huge amount of respect for animals and the role they play in the …

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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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Wildlife Fact File: Frigatebirds Of The Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands, scattered in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 kilometres from the shores of Ecuador, are home to some …

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West Kimberley Coastline’s Dinosaur Footprints

Last year the West Kimberley Coast was given a National Heritage Listing. An area of incredible natural beauty, diverse flora …

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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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