Aurora Expeditions announces expansion of the fleet ·

Aurora Expeditions announces expansion of the fleet

Aurora Expeditions has today announced it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Sunstone to build a second X-Bow expedition ship, for delivery in spring 2021.
Sister ship to the soon-to-be-launched Greg Mortimer, the second purpose built expedition vessel will be similar in design, and feature the industry-transforming X-Bow technology; an inverted bow concept that allows for gentler sea crossings, reduced emissions and improved comfort.
Aurora Expeditions is the first cruise operator to utilise this state-of-the-art technology created by leading Norwegian ship designer Ulstein, redefining the future of expedition cruising.

Managing Director of Aurora Expeditions Robert Halfpenny is thrilled to announce the addition of a second X-Bow ship following the exceptional popularity of voyages onboard the Greg Mortimer. 
“Our demand has been phenomenal; with a virtually sold out upcoming Antarctica 19/20 season and at 60% capacity already for the Antarctica 20/21 season, we are excited at the prospect of being able to offer more capacity to the market. We have been forced to turn away some passengers who are eager to join Aurora Expeditions onboard the Greg Mortimer, so we are delighted to offer our customers another great ship,” Robert said.

”The yet-to-be-named ship will launch out of Ushuaia in spring 2021, ahead of the 2021/22 Antarctic season. News on the new name will be released shortly.
For more information, contact your preferred wholesaler or Aurora Expeditions: 1800 637 688, +61 (0)2 9252 1033 or

About Aurora Expeditions
Aurora Expeditions is an Australian-owned adventure company founded by renowned mountaineer and explorer, Greg Mortimer, and his wife Margaret. Over the past 27 years it has become the leader in small-group, expedition-style travel to polar regions and other wild places. Aurora Expeditions offers its passengers intimate experiences in remote destinations through a range of flexible, innovative itineraries. Some voyages offer mountain climbing, sea kayaking, camping, photography, and polar snorkelling and scuba diving options (additional cost applies for some activities). Aurora Expeditions’ expert naturalists, geologists, historians, guides and crew help unlock the wonders of these special places. For more information visit

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