Expedition cruising specialist Aurora Expeditions has today announced the delivery of its newest ship, the Greg Mortimer. Named after Aurora Expeditions’ co-founder, the 104 metre ship is the first expedition vessel to feature the Ulstein X-Bow which allows for gentler sea crossings, improved comfort and reduced emissions.

Greg Mortimer cabin

The ship is now ready to make its way to Ushuaia in anticipation of the christening and inaugural voyage to Antarctica on 31 October 2019. With the delivery of the Greg Mortimer, Aurora Expeditions has released the first preview of interior images of the ship which feature refined yet inviting public areas for guests to feel comfortable and relax in, and interiors with a neutral colour palette taking inspiration from nature in the polar regions.
The Elephant Island Bar on Greg Mortimer (Photo: Aurora Expeditions)

Tomas Tillberg, Managing Partner of Tomas Tillberg Design & Associates, led the interior design of the Greg Mortimer.

"Working with Aurora Expeditions we wanted to ensure we allowed nature to take centre stage on the Greg Mortimer and bring the outdoors into every aspect of the expedition. Most rooms feature large windows and the ship has ample dedicated viewing areas such as the hydraulic viewing platforms and the observation deck to ensure passengers never miss an impromptu whale sighting or to simply take in the beautiful landscapes.”

Letting passengers completely immerse themselves in the destination is important to Aurora Expeditions. One of the line’s goals is to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of the wilderness areas they travel to, with a focus on education and conservation.

The 12-day maiden voyage on the Greg Mortimer will depart Ushuaia, Argentina for Antarctica on 31 October 2019.