For over thirty years, AE Expeditions (formerly known as Aurora Expeditions) has been at the forefront of sustainable adventure-focused cruising in some of the world’s most remote regions. From Antarctica to the Arctic, as well as Central America and the British Isles, AE Expeditions has built an impeccable reputation for delivering truly transformative travel experiences, offering near-limitless opportunities for exploration.

AE Expeditions voyages sail aboard their new ship, the Greg Mortimer, which spends the winter months in Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and Patagonia and the summer months in Norway and the Arctic.

Life Onboard

Greg Mortimer is one of the most comfortable expedition ships operating in the polar regions. Boasting fresh, elegant interiors and plenty of vantage points from which to admire passing scenery, the 160-guest capacity vessel will provide you with the perfect base for your adventure.

Camaraderie plays an essential part in each adventure, and AE Expeditions does its utmost to ensure everyone is integrated into a tight-knit group for the duration of the experience. This makes AE Expeditions an excellent option for solo travellers, who even have a ‘cabin-mate finding’ service that matches solo guests with cabin mates of the same gender. This has the added advantage of cutting down the cost of single supplements.

Another feature of life onboard is the programme of lectures and briefings. Offered daily by AE’s destination specialists and activity leaders, these informative talks will inspire you to see the region you are exploring with fresh eyes and will add an extra layer to the things you witness throughout your voyage.

Exploring Ashore

Cruising with AE Expeditions is all about exploration. Led by AE’s Expedition Specialists, you will enjoy a daily programme of activities and shore excursions. Depending on the itinerary you choose, you can look forward to Zodiac trips twice daily and the opportunity to land ashore in places few are ever fortunate enough to visit.

Activities that can be enjoyed ashore on an AE Expeditions voyage include the following, weather permitting:

  • Sea kayaking
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ski touring
  • Climbing
  • Alpine Crossing (South Georgia only)
  • Camping

Please note: Activities are available on selected itineraries only, and a surcharge may apply.

Included with AE Expeditions:

All Antarctic and Arctic expeditions with AE Expeditions include:

  • Shore excursion programme (guided walks, Zodiac cruises and selected activities)
  • All meals, along with house wines, beer and soft drinks during dinner
  • Pre-dinner drinks and bar snacks
  • Complimentary polar jacket
  • Personalised photobook
  • ‘Track My Trip’ GPS tracker – keep friends and family back home updated instantly!
  • Entry fees to historical sites/tourist attractions

For further information regarding AE Expeditions or to receive a quotation for a future sailing, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for your preferred itinerary.