Aurora Expeditions

At Aurora Expeditions wilderness is a passion we share with others by taking small groups of like-minded people to some of the most isolated places on our planet. From the polar regions of Antarctica and High Arctic to the wilds of the Russian Coast, Papua New Guinea and Australia¹s Kimberley Coast, Aurora Expeditions aims to create special expedition-style cruises that foster an understanding and appreciation of our natural world.

The Australian-owned adventure company was initially established in the early 1990¹s by adventures Greg Mortimer and Margaret Werner when they began sharing their love of remote places by organising ship-based trips for keen friends and fellow travellers. Their style to Œpush the boundaries¹ has remained unchanged and we are proud of the fact that our spirit of adventure and exploration is as strong as ever. Our adventure activities are proof of this; many of our voyages offering polar scuba diving, sea kayaking, camping and mountain climbing.

Deeply committed to education and preservation of the environment, Aurora Expeditions were the founding member of both the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). All our voyages are have expert expedition staff who will help to unlock the wonders of these special places.

Ships

Polar Pioneer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Punta Areans and a flight to King George Island. 9 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island to Puerto Williams aboard Polar Pioneer. Finishing with a flight to Punta Arenas.

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Polar Pioneer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

9 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island to Ushuaia aboard Polar Pioneer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Punta Arenas.

NZ$17,015
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Polar Pioneer, In Shackletons Footsteps ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

17 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Port Stanley aboard Polar Pioneer. Flight from Port Stanley to Punta Arenas post-cruise.

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Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Darwin to Broome

10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Coral Expeditions I.

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Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Broome to Darwin

10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Coral Expeditions I.

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Polar Pioneer, Wild Scotland ex Oban to Aberdeen

10 Night Cruise sailing from Oban to Aberdeen aboard Polar Pioneer.

NZ$10,349
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Polar Pioneer, Across the Arctic Circle ex Aberdeen to Longyearbyen

13 Night Cruise sailing from Aberdeen to Longyearbyen aboard Polar Pioneer.

NZ$10,233
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Polar Pioneer, Spitsbergen Odyssey ex Longyearbyen Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.

NZ$10,000
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Polar Pioneer, Arctic Complete ex Longyearbyen to Reykjavik

23 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Keflavik aboard Polar Pioneer.

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Polar Pioneer, Jewels of the Arcitc ex Longyearbyen to Reykjavik

13 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik aboard Polar Pioneer.

NZ$12,674
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Polar Pioneer, Jewels of the Arcitc ex Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

13 Night Cruise sailing from Keflavik to Longyearbyen aboard Polar Pioneer.

NZ$12,674
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Polar Pioneer, Arctic Complete ex Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

23 Night Cruise sailing from Keflavik to Longyearbyen aboard Polar Pioneer.

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Polar Pioneer, Northern Svalbard Explorer ex Longyearbyen Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.

NZ$10,000
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Greg Mortimer, Spirit of Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

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Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey ex Ushuaia Return

18 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

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Greg Mortimer, Christmas in Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

11 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

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Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey ex Ushuaia Return

19 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

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Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

9 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia and post-cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer Cruise ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Hotel stay in Punta Arenas pre-cruise with a flight to King George Island the following day to embark on a 9 Night Cruise to Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer.

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Greg Mortimer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Ushuaia Return

11 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

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Our excellent Western chefs prepare three healthy, delicious meals each day, with snacks and treats available in the dining rooms at other times.

Tipping?

People often ask us what they should do about tipping. Tipping is a very personal matter but if pressed, we recommend $US7 per passenger per day that you are on the ship. It is better for the crew if we can give them US dollars cash.

Children

The nature of these cruises means that the company does not take children under the age of 12. Children 12 and over pay full adult fare and are treated as adults. No special activities are offered.