Greg Mortimer



The Greg Mortimer is a new (maiden sailing will be in 2019 – all ship and cabin images are renders), purpose built, polar expedition vessel designed in close consultation with Antarctic expedition specialists and is the first expedition cruise ship designed with the ULSTEIN X-BOW hull.    This cutting edge nautical technology allows for gentle travel and motion at sea, improved comfort and safety on-board, reduced vibrations, lower fuel consumption, lower air emissions and ‘virtual anchoring’ which means the ship can float anchor-less while launching the Zodiacs without disturbing delicate sea floor areas. There are four sea-level launching platforms for fast and efficient access to and from Zodiacs.


120 guests will be accommodated in staterooms all with en-suite facilities. The ship has custom-built hydraulic platforms offering guests unobstructed views, a dedicated activity platform and an indoor observation lounge with unobstructed panoramic views. The outdoor top deck allows for 360 degree views.


The Greg Mortimer will set a new level in luxury and expedition cruising focusing on multiple landings, flexible itineraries and environmental sensitivity.


Special Offer

Book by 31 December 2018 to receive 10% off your Antarctic voyage onboard the Greg Mortimer. Offer available across all cabin categories and subject to availability.

All prices are in US$. Click on Cruise Name below to view itinerary.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts/EndsAurora StateroomBalcony StateroomBalcony SuiteJunior SuiteCaptain's Suite
Spirit of Antarctica30 Oct 1910 Nov 1912Ushuaia$9,900$10,900$13,900$16,400$18,900
Spirit of Antarctica9 Nov 1920 Nov 1912Ushuaia$9,900$10,900$13,900$16,400$18,900
Spirit of Antarctica19 Nov 1930 Nov 1912Ushuaia$9,900$10,900$13,900$16,400$18,900
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey
29 Nov 1918 Dec 1920UshuaiaOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Christmas in Antarctica17 Dec 1929 Dec 1913Ushuaia$11,200$12,300$15,700$18,500$21,400
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey 28 Dec 1917 Jan 2021UshuaiaOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Antarctic Explorer (Fly North)16 Jan 2027 Jan 2012Ushuaia / Punta ArenasOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Antarctic Explorer (Fly South)25 Jan 204 Feb 2011Punta Arenas / UshuaiaOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Across the Antarctic Circle3 Feb 2015 Feb 2013Ushuaia$11,600$12,700$16,300$19,200$22,100
Across the Antarctic Circle (Fly North)14 Feb 2026 Feb 2013Ushuaia / Punta ArenasOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Antarctic Explorer (Fly Cruise)24 Feb 205 Mar 2011Punta ArenasOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Wild Antarctica (Fly South)3 Mar 2015 Mar 2013Punta Arenas / Ushuaia$11,200$12,300$15,700$18,500$21,400
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey14 Mar 203 Apr 2021Ushuaia$17,700$19,400$24,800$29,200$33,600



Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery of Antarctica onboard a kayak. Cruise past ice formations and see wildlife swim past as you glide along. You will be in groups of up to 12 with an experienced kayak guide who will take you to interesting locations, many that can only able to be reached by kayaks.
Available on all voyages.
Additional Cost: US$1200 Antarctica voyages / US$1400 on South Georgia and Antarctica voyages.


Explore the remote wilderness of Antarctica by donning a pair of snow shoes and taking a hike with your guide just how intrepid explorers traversed in the years gone by. Having these shoes enables the ability to walk across the soft powder and climb the gentle slopes with ease.
Available on voyages: Spirit of Antarctica 30 Oct – 10 Nov 19, 9-20 Nov 19, 19-30 Nov 2019
Additional cost: US$280 per person.

Camping Greg Mortimer


Camping has become one of the most popular optional activities, with some passengers camping for the first time in their lives in Antarctica! All the equipment you need is provided for you to be able to experience a night on shore in Antarctica.
Available on voyages:  Spirit of Antarctica 30 Oct – 10 Nov 2019, 9-20 Nov 2019, 19-30 Nov 2019
Camping is Complimentary.

Ski Touring

If you are an avid skier the pristine slopes of Antarctica will be the ultimate terrain for you to experience. Designed for experienced skiers this ski touring activity will test your skills and give you the opportunity to summit some of Antarctica and South Georgia’s most remote peaks.
Available on voyages:  Spirit of Antarctica 30 Oct – 10 Nov 2019, 9-20 Nov 2019, 19-30 Nov 2019
Additional cost: US$1200 per person.

Polar Scuba Diving

The adventure of a lifetime is available to certified divers with drysuit experience. On each dive discover otherworldly ice formations and marine life including: seals, penguins and possibly whales. Your expert guide will lead the dives from the Zodiac boats and from shore or around ice shelves and grounded icebergs.
Available on voyages:  Across the Antarctic Circle 3 Feb-15 Feb 2020, 26 Feb 2020, Antarctic Explorer 24 Feb 2020.
Additional Cost: US$1200 per person.

Polar Snorkelling

Float through crystalline waters and discover the underwater worlds few have experienced. Your diving specialist guide will take you to the best sites for snorkelling to see wildlife and the underside of icebergs. You will explore offshore islands, tranquil bays and even shipwrecks.
Available on voyages: Across the Antarctic Circle 3-15 Feb 2020, 14-26 Feb 2020, Antarctic Explorer 24 Feb-5 Mar 2020
Additional cost: US$800 per person


Explore the heights of Antarctica by taking part in a climbing adventure. There are half and full day ascents of peaks of traverses of glaciers. Between ascents you may also be able to attempt some ice climbing. This activity is recommended for moderately fit climbers with previous experience.
Available on voyages: Spirit of Antarctica 30 Oct – 10 Nov 19, 9-20 Nov 19, 19-30 Nov 2019
Additional cost: US$1200 per person.

South Georgia Alpine Crossing

Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest explorers on the South Georgia alpine crossing. Set out in a small group across the island attempting to cross from King Kaakon Bay to Stomness covering a distance of 35-50km over of 2-3 days (depending on route).
Available on voyage: In Shackleton’s Footsteps 14 March – 3 April 2020 voyage
Additional cost: US$1400 per person.

South Georgia Alpine Crossing on Skis

Attempt this challenging crossing from King Kaakon Bay to Stomness on skis. This activity is only available to experienced ski tourers as you will delve into some of the worlds most beautiful but wild terrain.

Available on voyage:
29 Nov – 18 Dec 2019
Additional cost: US$1400 per person.

For more information on the voyages and activities available, call 1300 668 112 or email

2019-20 VOYAGES


The Aurora Stateroom is 23.2 square metres with a porthole and en-suite

The Balcony Stateroom has a balcony and is 23-28.9 spare metres with an en-suite.

Balcony Stateroom Greg Mortimer pic

The Balcony Suite is 35-36 square metres and has a private balcony and en-suite.

Balcony Suite pic Greg Mortimer

The Junior Suite is 44.4 square metres and has a private balcony with an en-suite and a lounge.

Greg Mortimer Junior Suite

The Captain’s Suite is 46.3 square metres with a private balcony, en-suite and lounge.

Captains Suite Pic Greg Mortimer

Deck Plan


Ship Details

Greg Mortimer Explorer Platform

Lounge / lecture theatre
Photography and art room
Gym, sauna and wellness centre
Sun deck
Jacuzzi’s / plunge pool
Observation lounge
Viewing platforms
Hydraulic platforms
Zodiac launching platforms

Greg Mortimer excursion

Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises and some activities*
Comprehensive pre-departure information kit and destination
resource guide
An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beer and soft
drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house
cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
Pre-dinner drinks including canapés and bar snacks
Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
Complimentary use of gumboots
Complimentary use of fitness centre
Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic
Personalised photo book (post-voyage)
Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
Port, pilotage charges and landing fees.
The following inclusions are also part of select voyages. Please refer to the specific voyage Trip Notes for inclusions pertaining to the voyage of your choice:
All Antarctic voyages include one night’s pre-voyage accommodation (included in itinerary)
and arrival airport transfer (on selected preferred flights)
Flights mentioned as per itinerary
Guided town tour and activities as per voyage itinerary
Luggage transfers.

Greg Mortimer Snow Shoeing

Guests:                  120

Dimensions:       Length: 104.4m Width: 18.2m Draft: 5.3m

Speed:                   15.5 knots maximum

Built:                      To be completed in 2019

Operator:             Aurora Expeditions

Ice-Class:              1A (The hull is one category below a full ice-breaker)

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.