Global, Arctic & Antarctic Cruises
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An Australian-owned expedition company, the Aurora Expeditions is an award-winning expedition Arctic & Antarctic Cruise company that’s celebrating its 30th anniversary year. Aurora Expeditions is a pioneer in Polar Expeditions and is genuinely committed to environmentally responsible travel. They are committed to preserving the beauty and majesty that mother nature possesses, and they take actual actions for the care of the planet. In fact, Aurora Expeditions was genuinely endowed with the guiding origins of adventure and unlimited exploration. For example, their small ship experience is intimate and friendly, where they take guests on perspective-altering adventures to amazingly distant locations and incredible places on earth.
We are excited to have the first passenger vessels to incorporate the Ulstein X-BOW hull to deliver a “smoother” experience in rough seas.Insider Tip
Explore endlessly with Aurora Expeditions. With an average of 120-130 guests on each voyage, the atmosphere is intimate and friendly and allows you to make the most of your time at sea.
For a limited time, solo travelers do not have to pay for a single supplement (normally 50%) on select 2021 and 2022 expeditions. Book by 15 Oct. More »
Experience once-in-a-lifetime voyage to Antarctica
An expedition to Antarctica is an incredible experience you will treasure forever. Take kayak past penguin rookeries or under soaring bird cliffs, feel the thrill of watching a leopard seal on the hunt, or set off by Zodiac™ in search of breaching whales.
For 30 years, Aurora Expeditions has explored endlessly. And with an average 120-132 passengers per voyage, an unrivaled array of activities, and ships designed for discovery, you will discover more and make the most of your time exploring.
Plus, for a limited time, Northstar Virtuoso guests will receive a bonus $50 shipboard credit for a total of $300 to spend on board when booking by October 15, 2021. This is on top of 10% savings on Antarctica 2021/22 voyages! Learn More >
Ignite your passion for adventure with $250 shipboard credit and
up to 25% Early Bird savings on your next voyage.
Now you have the opportunity to explore endlessly with the ultimate small-ship experience on Aurora Expeditions. Recently becoming one of Virtuoso’s newest cruise partners and celebrating their 30th anniversary, Aurora Expeditions’ adventurous, authentic expeditions deliver next-level travel experiences in the most remote and fascinating destinations on the planet. Enjoy access to an unrivaled array of immersive activities, an experienced expedition team, and an exclusive $250 shipboard credit/ pp.
Sylvia Earle • 9 Days
Departs May 4, 2022
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our clients to travel with Dr. Sylvia Earle (the ship’s namesake) and explore the wonders of the islands of the Gulf of California. Hike across desert plains and among coastal cactus forests, ascending to vantage points to soak up splendid views of crescent-shaped bays and be spoiled by the Sea of Cortez’s best snorkeling and diving experiences.
VIRTUOSO EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT: $250 shipboard credit per person
Save up to 20% with Early Bird offer.
Sylvia Earle • 17Days
Departs June 22, 2022
Explore the rugged Alaskan Peninsula coast, where deeply incised fjords give access to glaciers tumbling from icefields high above. Brown bears, whales, dolphins, and seals are but some that call this coast home, and wildlife only increases as you traverse the Aleutians – a 1900-km chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones that form the Pacific Rim of Fire’s northern arc. This area has amazing biodiversity, including caribou, sea otters, Steller sea lions, orca, and gray whales.
VIRTUOSO EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT: $250 shipboard credit per person
Save up to 25% with Early Bird offer.
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Watch Aurora Expeditions’ CEO, Monique Ponfoort’s
interview with Insider Travel Report
Aurora Expeditions Ships
The Greg Mortimer
Built in 2019, the Greg Mortimer was named after their co-founder, utilizes some of the latest advancements in naval design & technology to revolutionize the small ship expedition cruising experience. The first passenger ship to feature the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, this allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and efficiently.
Accommodating an average of 132 expeditioners per voyage within 76 comfortable cabins – all cabins have a view of the ocean and 85% of cabins have their own balcony. The ship also features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, zodiac launching platforms, a restaurant serving excellent meals, a gym and wellness center, jacuzzi, a mudroom and many other amenities.
The New Sylvia Earle
Due to sail in November 2021 our new ship the Sylvia Earle honors the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Dr. Sylvia Earle.
Like the Greg Mortimer ship, the Sylvia Earle also features the revolutionary Ulstein X-Bow® for faster, smoother sailing and contains a unique glass atrium lounge inside the bow for stunning panoramic views. The ship also features a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, where you can admire impressive scenery while watching the world go by from the top deck.