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Aurora Expeditions is taking your clients on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage to the arctic, helmed by none other than founder Greg Mortimer, he of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and three Australian Geographic Society medals.

As Expedition Leader aboard the eponymous ship, Mortimer will take them Across the Arctic Circle, a 15-day sailing from Scotland to Norway that will depart Aberdeen on May 16, 2023, taking them to the Orkney and Shetland Islands, Bear Island and Svalbard, until finally arriving in Longyearbyen on May 30.

“I can’t wait to bathe in that exquisite Arctic light once again. It’s been a while. This time it will be even more surreal, being on a ship with my own name on it. I look forward to seeing you there,” said Greg Mortimer, OAM, in a press statement.

Prepare your clients for whale spotting, walrus watching and polar bear sightings, not to mention the incredible sights, villages, castles, jaw-dropping landscapes and cultures that they will experience, all under the aegis of Mortimer. This is Adventure with a capital “A.”

“We are thrilled Greg is to lead this fascinating Arctic journey. He is an inspiration to all who travel with him,” said CEO Michael Heath in a press statement. “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 Ship: Greg Mortimer 

The Greg Mortimer has only 79 cabins for an average of 132 passengers, and all of the modern, comfortable staterooms have ocean views—most have balconies. As befits an expedition ship, it has a lecture lounge, several observation areas, Zodiacs for exploration, a restaurant, Jacuzzis for apres treks, and even a gym and wellness center. The expedition price includes overnight accommodation and breakfast prior to the expedition, shore excursions, Zodiac cruises, lectures, transfers, port charges, meals, snacks, beverages during the voyage, fees, Wi-Fi, gratuities and more. Optional activities are sea kayaking and scuba diving.

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