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Greg Mortimer

Named after the famous Australian mountaineer, the Greg Mortimer is a 160 capacity ship operating itineraries for Aurora Expeditions in Antarctica and the Arctic. The Greg Mortimer has been custom-built for cruising polar waters and boasts a Ulstein X-Bow, which allows for faster, more comfortable speeds, as well as lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.

Exploration & Discovery

The Greg Mortimer is equipped with a fleet of 15 Zodiacs which are easily accessible from one of four sea-level loading platforms. The Zodiacs are frequently used throughout every voyage on Greg Mortimer and can be deployed, weather permitting, up to twice daily.

The ship also boasts two hydraulic platforms located at the front of the ship. A unique feature of the Greg Mortimer, these can be moved out over the water and allow for a dedicated observation area that comes in particularly useful for spotting wildlife such as whales and polar bears.

For exploration ashore, activities such as kayaking, climbing and even snowshoeing are all offered on selected itineraries, with each excursion led by Aurora Expeditions’ highly trained team of expedition specialists.

Greg Mortimer Staterooms

There are 80 comfortable staterooms on the Greg Mortimer, all of which provide the perfect space in which to relax between adventures. There are five stateroom categories to choose from, ranging from those with a porthole window to those with a spacious balcony.

All of the staterooms on the Greg Mortimer boast en-suite bathroom facilities, a separate seating area and beds which can changed into either a twin or double configuration. Connecting staterooms are also an option for those who wish to cruise as a family.

Greg Mortimer Dining

There is one main dining venue on Greg Mortimer which can comfortably seat all of the ship’s guests. All meals onboard are served here and are prepared by a team of expert chefs, with enough choice and variation to suit even the most discerning of palettes. House wines, beers and softs drinks are included throughout dinner, while complimentary tea, coffee and snacks are also available outside of the main dining times.

Greg Mortimer Entertainment

As is common on many expedition ships, Greg Mortimer does not have a ‘traditional’ entertainment programme. Instead, you are invited to attend a range of fascinating talks and lectures given by Aurora Expeditions’ team of specialists. Closely tied to the destination you are exploring, these informative briefings will enhance the time you spend off the ship exploring.

If you would like further information regarding the voyages available on the Greg Mortimer, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677 or simply choose from the itineraries below and make an online enquiry.

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Greg Mortimer Cruises

Date Name Duration
23 Apr 2021 Costa Rica and The Panama Canal 11 days
20 May 2021 Ireland’s West Coast 12 days
15 Jun 2021 Iceland Circumnavigation 10 days
23 Jun 2021 Aberdeen to Longyearbyen 14 days
24 Jun 2021 Iceland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard 10 days
4 Jul 2021 Svalbard Odyssey 11 days
14 Jul 2021 Svalbard Odyssey 11 days
19 Jul 2021 Franz Josef Land Explorer - Kirkenes to Murmansk 14 days
24 Jul 2021 Franz Josef Land Explorer - Kirkenes to Kirkenes 14 days
26 Jul 2021 Kirkenes to Reykjavik 14 days
3 Aug 2021 Murmansk to Kirkenes 14 days
7 Aug 2021 Jewels of the Arctic 14 days
18 Aug 2021 Kirkenes to Reykjavik 24 days
18 Aug 2021 Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland 22 days
30 Aug 2021 Longyearbyen to Reykjavik 12 days

More information

If you would like more information on the Greg Mortimer or would like to discuss a cruise, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.