Greg Mortimer

Capacity: Average of 126 | Cabins: 77 | Decks: 8 | Built: 2019 | Length: 104m | Speed: 10-12 Knots

Aurora Expeditions’ advanced, purpose-built expedition ship

Designed in close consultation with their expedition team, they drew on centuries of collective experience to map out the Greg Mortimer: purpose-built for expeditions to the most remote places on earth.

The first passenger ship to feature the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, this allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and efficiently, and with expansive observation decks to bring you closer to the environment, inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials, the Greg Mortimer offers the perfect base camp for adventures at the outer limits of human exploration.

Accommodating an average of 126 passengers per voyage, the Greg Mortimer has redefined expedition cruising for the future.

 

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Ship Features

Designed for rugged, remote areas

Crossing the notorious Drake Passage or the Denmark Strait, their expeditions face some of the most intense conditions nature can throw at you. The Greg Mortimer is at the cutting edge of nautical technology: robust, powerful and up to the task.






Ulstein X-BOW®

Used on over 100 vessels in commercial shipping, the streamlined Ulstein X-BOW® cuts through the swell so you feel fewer vibrations and disturbances, and makes quicker transits through waves.

This, in combination with Rolls Royce dynamic stabilisers offers unrivalled stability and comfort* on ocean crossings. It also helps reduce the fuel consumption by up to 60%^.

*Aurora Expeditions do not claim that this will prevent or cure seasickness. ^Compared to Tier 1 engines.


Zodiac launching platforms

Their ships carry 15 Zodiacs, which you can board via four dedicated, sea-level launching platforms. These platforms make boarding the Zodiacs as quick, efficient and safe as possible, minimising wait times and getting you closer to the action for longer.

Whether you’re Zodiac cruising through awe-inspiring fjords in search of wildlife or making a quick transit from ship to a shore landing site, these sturdy crafts will play an integral role in your expedition experience.


Activities platform

Aurora Expeditions offer a range of add-on adventure activities from kayaking and diving to climbing and ski touring, and the Greg Mortimer is designed to support these activities, making the transition from ship to sea or shore as smooth as possible. They built the spacious activity preparation areas and loading platforms in consultation with their expert activity guides.

You will also have access to lockers and rapid drying areas for dry suits and wet suits, to give your gear the best chance to dry between excursions.







Hydraulic viewing platforms

In addition to onboard observation areas, the Greg Mortimer features unique hydraulic viewing platforms, which fold out for unobstructed views of passing marine life and seabirds.

These platforms were designed in conjunction with Greg Mortimer himself and can be used during gentle ship cruises or when the ship is stationary when weather conditions allow.


Responsible travel features

They believe that preserving and protecting the environment is of the utmost importance and this is reflected in several features of the Greg Mortimer.

The Greg Mortimer boasts one of the lowest polluting marine engines in the world due to low energy consumption, high fuel-efficiency and a streamlined design to deliver an 80% reduction in emissions.*

The ship can also utilise virtual anchoring to hold its position using a combination of GPS, steering technology, propellers and thrusters. This protects the sea floor and minimises the damage caused by conventional anchors.

*Compared to Tier 1 engines.


Safety features

The Greg Mortimer features industry-leading safety technology that exceeds the requirements for a ship of this size with world-class return-to-port equipment, which duplicates the propulsion system, enabling the ship to maintain operating systems and comfort in the event of engine failure.

The Greg Mortimer Ice Class 1A and Polar Code 6 compliant, hold BV* class and are fully compliant with the latest SOLAS requirements.

The ship also features a fully-stocked medical clinic designed for use in remote areas.

*Bureau Veritas


 

Onboard Facilities





State of the art lecture facilities

On all expeditions you will meet naturalists and local specialists, who offer presentations on their area of expertise to deepen your understanding of the region you’re visiting.

Join the team in the lecture theatre for presentations covering topics as broad as history and culture, biology and climate change, but they have one thing in common: they all aim to engage, educate and entertain.


Library

With floor-to-ceiling windows, the library is a peaceful sanctuary where you can find non-fiction books to read up on the day’s destinations, plug in and organise your photos or play board games with newfound friends.

Choose from their range of informative nonfiction titles, wildlife guidebooks, travel journals, novels and a selection of children’s books and board games.

Wildlife guides, books and binoculars can also be found on the observation lounge on deck 7.






Mudroom

No need to take your wet expedition gear back to your cabin to dry. Keep your cabin warm and cosy by leaving your outer jackets and pants in the mudroom.

The mudroom is your launchpad for all shore excursions and activities. Here, you will have access to a locker when you can hang your gear up to dry, and store your boots between excursions.


Spa, Sauna & Gym

You are welcome to visit the wellness centre during your voyage where you can use the gym, visit the sauna (which they highly recommend after the polar plunge!) or book a massage (additional cost applies).

There are also two jacuzzis on the top outside deck with amazing views of the world outside.






Dining

One of the most important parts of any expedition is the food! Whatever adventures the day holds, you will be fuelled-up with hearty meals and delicious morning/afternoon teas cooked by their onboard chefs.

Meals are a great time to soak up the expedition camaraderie in the open-seating dining area. Share stories with your fellow travellers and ask the expedition team questions that may have come up during the day.

Tea, coffee and snacks are available 24 hours a day, and their chefs offer different menu options and courses for each meal. Enjoy the range of house wine, beers and soft drinks included with dinner after a long day in the wild.

You are also invited to join your captain and expedition team for informal Captain’s Welcome and Farewell drinks, with complimentary beverages and cocktail appetisers, followed by a 3 course meal.


Bars & Lounges

Communal meeting areas have always played a major role in fostering the warm camaraderie on board their ships. They are the heart of the expedition, where people meet to share tales from the day, swap photos, keep an eye out for wildlife and watch the sun go down.

The bars and lounges on board are refined yet inviting places to gather, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views, and of course friendly bartenders to shoot the breeze with.