Australia’s Aurora Expeditions is celebrating the upcoming debut of its first purpose-built ship, the Greg Mortimer, with fantastic deals in the Arctic and Antarctica. For a limited time, book an Aurora stateroom on the new ship and receive a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom or book another cabin category and save up to $6,000 per person.
The 11-day Antarctic Peninsula voyage skips both Drake Passage crossings by including return flights from Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island, off the coast of Antarctica. Fares also include the eight-night voyage, all meals, soft drinks and house wine and beer with dinner, and pre-cruise and post-cruise accommodation (with breakfast) in Punta Arenas. Priced from only $12,169 per person, the trip departs 24 February 2020.
The ‘Franz Josef Land Explorer’ package, includes a 14-night Arctic cruise on the Greg Mortimer, shared return transfers between Longyearbyen airport and the ship, sightseeing tours and excursions, photography workshops, meals, soft drinks and house wine and beer with dinner, and a return transfers from ship to airport. Fares start from $11,300 per person for the trip departing 12 July 2020.
Onboard the Greg Mortimer, launching in 2019, passengers in both regions can look forward to daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises and lectures by an experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders. Both packages also include a polar jacket and a personalised photo book for passengers to keep.
With a maximum of 200 passengers on polar voyages, Greg Mortimer has a restaurant, bar, observation lounge with panoramic windows, hydraulic viewing platforms that fold out from the bow, and sea level Zodiac loading platforms to provide easier access. It’s the first expedition ship to pioneer the Ulstein X-Bow design which allows for gentle sea crossings and faster transit speed.
Aurora Expeditions is Australian-owned and run and has more than 25 years of experience in polar regions. The company prides itself on its expert expedition team, small groups and multiple daily activities.
These two offers are available until 31 March 2018 or until sold out. Flights from Australia are not included.
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