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The Greg Mortimer expedition ship was launched in November 2019, redefining the boundaries of expedition cruising & responsible travel.  On average between 120-132 guest capacity, the vessel is purpose designed by our expedition team; offering guests the ultimate basecamp for exploration.  This is the first vessel in the industry to feature the streamlined X-bow hull design, which has made the vessel some 60% more fuel efficient, with up to an 80% reduction in emissions compared to our previous ship.  The X-bow design has significantly reduced vessel motion (and seasickness by around 50%), and we can maintain full speed even in choppy seas - allowing us more time in the destination for exploration.

Expedition specialists make sure each and every one of our expeditions is smooth and memorable. Many of them are recognised for their extensive knowledge in their respective fields, are passionate about the natural environment and sharing their knowledge with passengers.

Through informal onboard talks, presentations and one-to-one conversations, our experts enrich your clients’ experience by creating a greater understanding about the ecosystems they’ll encounter.

The team includes:

• Expedition Leaders

• Naturalists (wildlife experts)

• Historians

• Scientists

• Activity Guides

• Photography Guides

• Doctors


  • Cabins
  • Route
  • Greg Mortimer Experience
  • Boat Specification
Aurora stateroom

Aurora Staterooms

Choose from a triple or double.

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Balcony stateroom

Balcony staterooms

Choose from category C, B, A or superior staterooms.

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Junior suite

Junior suite

The Greg Mortimer's four Junior Suites take in some impressive scenery from their vantage points on Deck 7.

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Greg Mortimer deck plan

Greg Mortimer Deck Plan

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Captain's Suite

Captains suite

The largest of all the rooms, the Greg Mortimer's singular Captain's Suite will take you to the polar regions in ultimate style and comfort.

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Awesome landscapes awaits

Antarctic Explorer

Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica, less time at sea flying across the Drake in one direction. Solo travellers save up to £3,250 on 6 March 2022 departure.

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Cruising past icebergs

Wild Antarctica

Exploring the west Antarctic Peninsula, and the Weddell Sea, home to awe-inspiring tabular icebergs. Solo travellers save up to £4,250 on 15 February 2022 departure.

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Kayaking in Antarctica

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

An epic voyage combining the Antarctic Peninsula with South Georgia and the Falklands, home to some of the world's largest colonies of king penguins.

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Greg Mortimer Experience

Why choose a Greg Mortimer Antarctica Cruise:

  • Smaller groups and ships
  • Among the smallest ships in expedition cruising
  • Average 132 passengers per voyage
  • 30 years experience
  • Long history & heritage as a polar operator
  • Highly experienced and skilled expedition team
  • Advanced, modern expedition ships
  • First passenger ship with the unique Ulstein X-BOW®
  • Purpose-built for expeditions
  • Maximum adventure
  • More time on shore and more excursions due to lower passenger numbers
  • Most extensive activities program
  • Relaxed onboard atmosphere
  • Approachable expedition team
  • 15 zodiacs

The Greg Mortimer also leads the world in sustainable cruising to Antarctica, with :

- Industry-leading safety technology

- Ice Class 1A and Polar Code 6 compliant

- Fully-stocked medical clinic

- The lowest polluting marine engines in the world

- Virtual anchoring protects the sea floor

- Unique hydraulic viewing platforms

Boat Specification

  • Capacity: Average of 132 Passengers
  • Cabins: 79
  • Decks: 8
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Length: 104m
  • Speed: 10-12 Knots

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