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Max Passengers: 132
Ship Type: Luxury Expedition Ship
Operated by: Aurora Expeditions

Built to withstand the harshest environments, Greg Mortimer endures some of the most extreme conditions that nature offers when traversing the infamous Drake Passage or the Denmark Strait. Named after the company's founder, Greg Mortimer is designed for expeditions to the most remote locations. A cutting-edge piece of boat design: strong, capable, and ready for anything, assuring the comfort and convenience of 132 passengers on each cruise in 76 well-appointed cabins, 85 percent of which have balconies.

The Greg Mortimer has the most up-to-date and concise safety technology available for arctic cruising. This starts with the return-to-port equipment, which repeats the propulsion system. In the case of engine failure, the ship's systems and comfort remain intact. Greg Mortimer also meets Polar Code 6 criteria, has BV class, and meets all SOLAS requirements. It has a Rolls Royce stabilizer system. In the event of an incident or disaster, the ship features a fully stocked medical center where a professional medical team can give immediate treatment.

Regardless of your destination, several additional activities are offered to allow you to see more of the environment. From kayaking and diving to climbing and ski touring, it's these optional activities that often leave the biggest impression on your trip as a whole. Onboard the Greg Mortimer, a spacious prep and loading platform for these activities and more, is designed in consultation with expert activity guides. To ensure you get the best views possible to spot the elusive wildlife in their natural habitat, the new ship features unique viewing platforms custom-built for the Greg Mortimer. 

Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: Standard European 2 pin Plug

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Greg Mortimer-Aurora Stateroom
Aurora Stateroom Triple
230.34 ft² - 245.41 ft² - 6 rooms available. All include en-suite bathrooms, three single beds, porthole window, desk area and 42" flat-screen TV
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Aurora Stateroom
170 ft² - 245.41 ft² - Greg Mortimer features 8 porthole rooms, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms, perfect for adventurers who are looking for a comfortable base that's close to the action.
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Balcony Stateroom C
224.97 ft² - 266.95 ft² - 14 rooms available. All include en-suite bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and balconies and a select number are also connecting rooms, perfect for families or groups.
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Balcony Stateroom B
254.03 ft² - 266.95 f - 22 rooms available. All include en-suite bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and balconies and a select number are also connecting rooms, perfect for families or groups.
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Balcony Stateroom A
259.41 ft² - 301.39 ft² - 22 rooms available. All include en-suite bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and balconies and a select number are also connecting rooms, perfect for families or groups.
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Balcony Stateroom Superior
303.54 ft² - 432.70 ft² - With a bit more room to stretch the legs, the Greg Mortimer's two Balcony Suites are perfect for polar adventurers who travel with plenty of gear. Featuring private balconies, en-suite bathrooms and a comfortable desk area, these will sell out quickly!
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Junior Suite
The Greg Mortimer's four Junior Suites take in some impressive scenery from their vantage 418.71 ft² - points on Deck 7. When you aren't enjoying a landing, you can relax in the suites' separate lounge area, or just watch the world float by from the private balcony.
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Captain's Suite
478.99 ft² - 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. Complete with large lounge area, balcony, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite.


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Greg Mortimer Cabins, Staterooms, and Suites

The Greg Mortimer is the ideal location to relax after a day of exploration, focusing on comfort and wellbeing. All staterooms offer private bathrooms, adequate storage, twin or double bed arrangement options, international power outlets, daily cabin service, and basic comforts. The interconnected staterooms on the Greg Mortimer are another fantastic feature. These staterooms are ideal for families or groups seeking seclusion while being close. 

Of course, unexpected wildlife encounters are always a possibility; therefore your hotel must also have a view! Large floor-to-ceiling windows in four of the five stateroom classifications allow 24/7 observation. Approximately 80% of cabins have private balconies where you can see the world go by and breathe in the sea air.


The open-seating dining area is a terrific place to soak up the adventurous spirit. Share stories with your fellow tourists and ask questions of our trip staff. Chefs prepare a variety of menus and courses for each meal. After a hard day in the wilderness, relax with a glass of house wine, beer, or soft drink. Join your captain and expedition team for informal Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks, followed by a 3-course supper.

Amenities Onboard

Elegant yet welcoming, the ships' bars and lounges have floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views, as well as attentive bartenders. Naturalists and other experts from the area will be on hand to share their knowledge and skills with you along your journey on lecture halls equipped with the latest technology. Guests may utilize the gym and sauna (highly recommend after the polar plunge!) or arrange for a massage (additional cost applies). There are also two jacuzzis on the highest outside terrace, which offer stunning vistas of the outside world.

You can dry your gear and store your boots in the mudroom between trips. No need to return to your cabin to dry your wet excursion gear! Leave your outer jackets and pants in the mudroom. Also, there are non-fiction books to read about the day's destinations, plugin and organize your photos, or play board games with newfound acquaintances. Choose from nonfiction titles, animal guides, travel journals, novels, and children's books and board games. The viewing lounge on deck 7 has wildlife guides, books, and binoculars.

Greg Mortimer Ship Specifications

Flag: Bahamas
Ice Class: 1A, PC6
Decks: 8
Cabins: 79
Length: 104 meters (341 feet)
Speed: 10–12 knots 
Built by: CMIH-China Merchants Heavy Industry 
Built-in: Haimen Shipyard, Jiangsu China
Cost: USD 65 million
Christened by: Margaret Mortimer
Owner: Sunstone Ships, Inc.

Greg Mortimer Cruises

From the European Arctic to the depths of Antarctica via Fly/Fly or Sail/Fly expeditions and other destinations to Iceland, Greenland, Scotland, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Panama, the Greg Mortimer will make your journey a breeze!

About Aurora Expeditions

The Sylvia Earle, its sister ship, is likewise purpose-built for excursions to the world's most inaccessible locations and incorporates the groundbreaking Ulstein X-BOW®.

Aurora Expeditions is a Surry Hills, Australian-based polar expedition leader with over 30 years of experience, specializing in small-group personal expeditions. 

Responsible Travel Features

Greg Mortimer illustrates a commitment to environmental preservation and protection with its low energy usage, excellent fuel efficiency, and sleek design to reduce pollution. The ship can even do virtual anchoring with GPS, steering technologies, propellers, and thrusters. This protects the seabed and reduces damage from traditional anchors.

Greg Mortimer Review

Greg Mortimer cabins are praised by passengers for their full-sliding doors and balcony staterooms that are just the right size. The food, accommodations, and staff were all top-notch. When passengers had questions or concerns, they could rely on the excellent staff of the expedition to assist them.

Contact Adventure Life Antarctica specialists to help compare this polar expedition ship to other purpose-built, activity-oriented, ice-class Antarctica ships.


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