Aurora Expeditions is excited to announce that our new world-class expedition ship will be named Greg Mortimer, in honour of our adventurous co-founder.
Designed for operations in the polar regions and across the globe, the Greg Mortimer will allow us to continue to provide the authentic, small-ship experience for which we are renowned. Completed in time for the 2019/20 Antarctica season, this new state-of-the-art vessel is about to make exploring our remote destinations even easier.
|Class||Ice Class 1A|
|Speed (max)||15 knots|
PURPOSE-BUILT FOR EXPEDITION CRUISING
Built to the latest polar code specifications, and offering unprecedented levels of safety and environmental protection, the Greg Mortimer has been meticulously thought out and carefully crafted by those that know the ship and our style of cruising best. Our teams of expedition leaders, destination experts and operational specialists have all played an integral part in creating what is set to be the ‘next generation’ of expedition ship.
Featuring sea-level Zodiac and activity loading platforms, dedicated observation decks and plenty of outdoor viewing areas, the emphasis of getting up close to nature will be at the core of the ship’s experience.
THE ‘NEXT GENERATION’ EXPEDITION SHIP
We are pushing the boundaries once again with our new-look, custom-designed expedition ship. As the first expedition cruise ship featuring the patented ULSTEIN X-BOW®, the vessel is set to leave other ships in its wake as it utilises the latest advancements in naval design and technology to create a more enjoyable and comfortable expedition experience. These features include the ship being fitted with the latest return-to-port propulsion system, as well as state-of-the-art offshore dynamic positioning technology, meaing the ship can float atop the delicate sea floor while launching zodiacs, kayaks and other watercraft without using anchors.
ADDITIONAL ONBOARD COMFORT
Designed from scratch means investing some time in adding some creature comforts. You can expect to find private bathroom facilities throughout each cabin, options with balconies and floor to ceiling windows, a 180-degree indoor observation lounge and wellness facilities like a gym and sauna. Don’t expect over-the-top luxury, just enough touches to offer a more comfortable adventure.