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Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions

At Aurora Expeditions wilderness is a passion we share with others by taking small groups of like-minded people to some of the most isolated places on our planet. From the polar regions of Antarctica and High Arctic to the wilds of the Russian Coast, Papua New Guinea and Australia¹s Kimberley Coast, Aurora Expeditions aims to create special expedition-style cruises that foster an understanding and appreciation of our natural world.

The Australian-owned adventure company was initially established in the early 1990¹s by adventures Greg Mortimer and Margaret Werner when they began sharing their love of remote places by organising ship-based trips for keen friends and fellow travellers. Their style to Œpush the boundaries¹ has remained unchanged and we are proud of the fact that our spirit of adventure and exploration is as strong as ever. Our adventure activities are proof of this; many of our voyages offering polar scuba diving, sea kayaking, camping and mountain climbing.

Deeply committed to education and preservation of the environment, Aurora Expeditions were the founding member of both the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). All our voyages are have expert expedition staff who will help to unlock the wonders of these special places.

Ships

Details Departs Price
Polar Pioneer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
9 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Polar Pioneer. Flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.
30 Jan 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Punta Arenas Return
1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Punta Areans and a flight to King George Island. 9 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island to Puerto Williams aboard Polar Pioneer. Finishing with a flight to Punta Arenas.
07 Feb 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas Return
9 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Williams to King George Island aboard Polar Pioneer.
17 Feb 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
9 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island to Ushuaia aboard Polar Pioneer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Punta Arenas.
25 Feb 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, In Shackletons Footsteps ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
17 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Port Stanley aboard Polar Pioneer. Flight from Port Stanley to Punta Arenas post-cruise.
07 Mar 2018
17 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Sub-Antarctic Safari ex Port Stanley Return
14 Night Cruise sailing from Port Stanley roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.
24 Mar 2018
14 nights
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Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Darwin to Broome
10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Coral Expeditions I.
01 Jun 2018
10 nights
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Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Broome to Darwin
10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Coral Expeditions I.
11 Jun 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Wild Scotland ex Oban to Aberdeen
10 Night Cruise sailing from Oban to Aberdeen aboard Polar Pioneer.
21 Jun 2018
10 nights
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Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Darwin to Broome
10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Coral Expeditions I.
22 Jun 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Spitsbergen Odyssey ex Longyearbyen Return
10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.
07 Jul 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Spitsbergen Odyssey ex Longyearbyen Return
10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.
17 Jul 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Spitsbergen Odyssey ex Longyearbyen Return
10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.
27 Jul 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Arctic Complete ex Longyearbyen to Reykjavik
23 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Keflavik aboard Polar Pioneer.
27 Jul 2018
23 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Jewels of the Arcitc ex Longyearbyen to Reykjavik
13 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik aboard Polar Pioneer.
06 Aug 2018
13 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Jewels of the Arcitc ex Reykjavik to Longyearbyen
13 Night Cruise sailing from Keflavik to Longyearbyen aboard Polar Pioneer.
19 Aug 2018
13 nights
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Isabela II, Galapagos Discovery ex Quito to Guayaquil
8 Night Cruise sailing from Baltra to San Cristobal aboard Isabela II. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Quito.
01 Sep 2018
10 nights
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Isabela II, Galapagos Discovery ex Quito to Guayaquil
8 Night Cruise sailing from Baltra to San Cristobal aboard Isabela II. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Quito.
10 Nov 2018
10 nights
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Polar Pioneer, Sub-Antarctic Safari ex Port Stanley Return
14 Night Cruise sailing from Port Stanley roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.
17 Nov 2018
14 nights
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Polar Pioneer, In Depth South Georgia & Antarctica ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
19 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Williams to Ushuaia aboard Polar Pioneer.
01 Dec 2018
19 nights
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Our excellent Western chefs prepare three healthy, delicious meals each day, with snacks and treats available in the dining rooms at other times.

Tipping?

People often ask us what they should do about tipping. Tipping is a very personal matter but if pressed, we recommend $US7 per passenger per day that you are on the ship. It is better for the crew if we can give them US dollars cash.

Children

The nature of these cruises means that the company does not take children under the age of 12. Children 12 and over pay full adult fare and are treated as adults. No special activities are offered.