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Named after Aurora Expeditions' adventurous co-founder, the Greg Mortimer is a purpose-built expedition vessel, designed to negotiate even the stormiest conditions in the Antarctic and guarantee a smooth journey for its 126 passengers.
Creature comforts are at the forefront of the ship's design with a selection of sleek cabins to choose from, ranging from the smaller Staterooms - available with double, twin or triple beds - to the more spacious and luxurious Suites that come with a large lounge area and walk-in wardrobe. Most of the rooms come with balconies, so you're never far from the great outdoors while onboard, perfect for those unexpected wildlife encounters.
During the voyage, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the day and then, come evening, make your way to the stylish restaurant which serves a range of tasty dishes as well as a selection of house wines. On your final night, the team onboard the Greg Mortimer will put on a special four-course dinner accompanied by hand-crafted cocktails, which is the perfect time to share stories from the trip with the other passengers.
There is a range of activities on offer during your trip. On the water, enjoy sea kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling and stand up paddleboarding. If you'd prefer to stay on dry land, there are opportunities for climbing, hiking and photography excursions that immerse you in the dramatic landscapes.
After a day in the wild, retire to the comfort of the ship where you can relax in the range of communal spaces, including a snug library, two bar lounges, a number of observation rooms and a spacious lecture room where you can learn about the region through fascinating expert-led talks and presentations. For the ultimate indulgence, treat yourself to a massage at the Wellness Centre, complete with a gym, sauna and spa.
The ship offers a selection of cosy spaces from the snug library to the stylish bar lounges that are perfect for snuggling up in after a day in the wild.
Tom, Original Traveller