Cruise With Aurora Expeditions’ Founder

Aurora Expeditions is offering an exciting and unique opportunity to discover the natural wonders of the Arctic with founder Greg Mortimer on board the state-of-the-art polar ship named after him.

Greg Mortimer (OAM) will be Expedition Leader of a life-enriching Across the Arctic Circle voyage, a 15-day adventure of a lifetime sailing from Scotland to Norway aboard the Greg Mortimer.

Departing Aberdeen on May 16, 2023, this special Founder’s expedition will visit the remote Orkney and Shetland Islands, sail along the magnificent Norwegian coast, and explore the frozen wildernesses of Bear Island and Svalbard, before arriving in Longyearbyen on May 30.

Expeditioners will be immersed in heritage from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, from the Scots to the Vikings. Explore fjords, fishing villages and myriad islands. Be mesmerized by the birdlife, glistening glaciers and towering cliffs. Spot whales, walrus and the elusive polar bear. All brought to life through Mortimer’s passion and enthusiasm.

Aurora Expeditions is offering an exciting and unique opportunity to discover the natural wonders of the Arctic with founder Greg Mortimer on board the state-of-the-art polar ship named after him.

“We are thrilled Greg is to lead this fascinating Arctic journey. He is an inspiration to all who travel with him,” says Chief Executive Officer Michael Heath. “His exploring and guiding expertise, gleaned over three decades, will be an enlightening experience and highlight many a little-known treasure, inlet, and wildlife experience for his fellow expeditioners.”

The expedition price includes overnight accommodation with ensuite and breakfast prior to expeditions; all meals, snacks tea and coffee during voyage; beer, wine and soft drink with dinner; all shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; all lectures; transfers; 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket; port charges, fees, gratuities and Wi-Fi. Optional activities available for this voyage are sea kayaking and scuba diving

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.

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