This small company from Australia has made some big waves in the expedition cruise market. Their brand-new ship is set to raise the bar in expedition cruising with some fantastic features for the small number of passengers it carries. Focussed on making the most of the expedition, they will aim to get you up close to the action, inspire you about the incredible landscapes you are travelling though and be sensitise to the environmental issues they face. The expeditions are led by remote area specialists, that provide entertaining lectures and expand people’s knowledge along the way.
The Greg Mortimer is due for completion in 2019. It is named after the Australian polar explorer, mountaineer and Aurora founder, Greg Mortimer.
This new ship marks a new direction for Aurora, as it is their first purpose-built Polar Expedition ship. The vessel features a state-of-the-art 'x-bow design', which has a piercing effect on smaller waves, making for a much smoother voyage.
The Polar Pioneer was originally built as an ice-strengthened research in Finland in 1982, she was refurbished in 2000 and converted into a passenger ship for expeditions to the polar regions. The ship is small and nimble, carrying just 54 passengers, offering a truly intimate experience onboard.
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