Greg Mortimer, Falklands South Georgia & Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

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Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
27 Nov 2022 Ushuaia, Argentina Hotel
28 Nov 2022 Ushuaia, Argentina Embark
29 Nov 2022 At Sea    
30 Nov 2022 Falkland Islands
1 Dec 2022 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
2 Dec 2022 At Sea    
3 Dec 2022 At Sea    
4 Dec 2022 At Sea    
5 Dec 2022 South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
6 Dec 2022 South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
7 Dec 2022 South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
8 Dec 2022 South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
9 Dec 2022 At Sea    
10 Dec 2022 At Sea    
11 Dec 2022 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
12 Dec 2022 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
13 Dec 2022 Antarctic Peninsula
14 Dec 2022 Antarctic Peninsula
15 Dec 2022 Drake Passage
16 Dec 2022 Drake Passage
17 Dec 2022 Ushuaia, Argentina Disembark
19 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

Day 1 Ushuaia
Arrive in Ushuaia, where you will be met by a representative of Aurora Expeditions and transferred to our group hotel. Upon arrival at your included hotel, kindly remind hotel check-in staff to provide you with Aurora Expeditions cabin tags. Please clearly label the tags with your name and ship cabin number.

At approximately 6.00 pm this evening, meet your fellow expeditioners at a voyage briefing. Afterwards, there’s free time to enjoy the local cuisine at one of Ushuaia’s many restaurants. (Dinner not included).

Day 2 Embarkation
This morning, please ensure your cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags clearly labelled with your name and cabin number. Please take your cabin luggage down to hotel reception by 8.00 am. Your luggage will be collected from your hotel and transferred directly to the port for clearance and delivered to your cabin ahead of your arrival on board. Please keep any valuables or personal items with you throughout the day. Once you have checked out of your hotel by 11.00 am, you have free time before meeting back in the hotel lobby at 2.00 pm to commence a short sightseeing tour of Ushuaia. Alternatively, enjoy time at leisure and make your own way to the Prison Museum carpark by 3.45 pm to re-join the group to be transferred to the pier for embarkation.

Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego is located at the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial Mountains giving you a unique landscape in Argentina, which is the combination of mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. On this brief introductory tour, you will visit “La Mision” neighbourhood, the old Government House, and the upper area of the city, which offers beautiful panoramic views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. During the excursion you will see the antique houses that belonged to the first families settled in Ushuaia. The excursion ends with a visit to the Old Prison Museum before transferring to the pier for embarkation at approximately 4.00 pm.

After embarkation, you’ll have time to settle into your cabin before our important mandatory briefings. As the ship pulls away from port, we’ll gather on the deck to commence our adventure with spectacular views over Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego.

This evening get to know your fellow expeditioners and friendly expedition team and crew at a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of a thrilling adventure to Antarctica.

Day 3 At Sea
As we commence our trip across the South Atlantic Ocean, we make the most of our time getting comfortable with the motions of the sea. Our expedition team prepare you for our first landing with important wildlife guidelines and biosecurity procedures and start our lecture program to help you learn more about Antarctica’s history, wildlife and environment.

Our wildlife experiences begin as we enjoy watching and photographing the many seabirds, including majestic albatrosses and giant petrels following in our wake. They rise and fall skilfully, using air currents created by the ship to gain momentum.

Day 4-5 Falklands-Malvinas
The Falklands~Malvinas comprises two large islands (East and West Falkland), with over 700 islands scattered off the coast. All but seven of these are uninhabited, with windswept coastlines, white sand beaches and crystal-clear water. These beautifully barren islands are true wildlife havens, sheltering an impressive diversity of birdlife, including the largest black-browed albatross colony on earth. The cold, nutrient-rich waters surrounding the islands make this a prime location for spotting marine life.

There are many beautiful areas to explore across the Falklands~Malvinas, each offering a unique perspective on this magnificent archipelago. Your experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing winds, weather and wildlife opportunities.

We generally make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day. Even though we’re north of the Antarctic Convergence it can be quite chilly here, so you’ll want to layer up before joining Zodiac cruises into rocky coves or along sea cliffs, keeping watch for seals, sea lions, dolphins and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also transport you from the ship to land, where you may be able to visit albatross colonies, penguin rookeries and perhaps even have a traditional English ‘tea and scones’ at a local cottage.

We also aim to land in historic Stanley, the capital of the Falklands~Malvinas. This charming town has a distinctly British character, with terraced town houses, pioneer cottages and even an iconic red telephone box! Colourful buildings house cosy cafes, English pubs, souvenir shops, a post office and the fascinating Historic Dockyard Museum, with displays on the maritime history of the Falkland Islands, natural history and links to Antarctica.

Days 6-8 At Sea
Between the Falklands~Malvinas and South Georgia, you will be entranced by the ceaseless flight of the many seabirds that follow our wake, skilfully using the air currents created by the ship to gain momentum. On this leg, we are usually travelling into the prevailing weather, so it is difficult to estimate our precise arrival time in South Georgia. Our lecture program will continue highlighting all the incredible sights we have witnessed over the past few days. You will have ample time to enjoy observing the sea birds, whale-watching from the observation areas, or simply relaxing with a book.

If time and weather conditions permit, we may pass close to Shag Rocks, a fascinating group of jagged rocky islets protruding from the sea, in the proximity of South Georgia.

Days 9-12 South Georgia
As you near the rugged island of South Georgia, spare a thought for Captain James Cook, who arrived here in 1775 and believed it to be the northern tip of a great southern continent! In fact, it is a small island only 176 km (110 mi) long, but with a 3,000 m (9,842 ft) snow-capped mountain range, some of the world’s largest congregations of wildlife and a truly fascinating human history, South Georgia is an island of incredible riches.

On approach, jagged mountain peaks rise steeply, while seabirds are often spotted soaring around the ship. You’ll sail down the east coast, taking in the spectacular glaciated scenery and enjoying a little shelter from the prevailing westerly winds. This enchanting coastline is yours to explore!

Your experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their local knowledge to plan your voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, sea state and wildlife opportunities.

We generally make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day. Make sure you layer up before joining Zodiac cruises around craggy coves and along the rocky coastline in search of nesting penguins, seal haul-outs and bird cliffs. Remember to keep an eye out for South Georgia’s kelp forests as well - these remarkable underwater ecosystems are quite mesmerising as their fronds sway back and forth on the water’s surface.

Zodiacs will also transport you from ship to shore, where you can visit some of the largest king penguin colonies on earth, take a guided walk among fur seals and elephant seals (making sure you listen to your guides and keep your distance!) and wander along pebbled streams and grassy glacial outwash plains. We also hope to visit the remnants of South Georgia’s thriving whaling stations and pay our respects to Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose incredible voyage of survival is synonymous with this island. If you have chosen an optional activity, you’ll have the option to do that whenever conditions allow.

In addition to Zodiac cruises and shore excursions, we may ship cruise through fjords with towering cliffs of ancient stone, or into deeply indented bays towards dramatic glacier fronts. This is a great time to find a comfy spot in the observation lounge or make your way to the bridge to enjoy uninterrupted views of South Georgia’s majestic coast.

Days 13-14 At Sea
Attend informative lectures to learn about Antarctica as we sail across the Scotia Sea towards the white continent. Treat yourself to a massage in the wellness centre or stay active in the gym; the choice is yours on how you want to enjoy days at sea.

Days 15-18 Antarctic Peninsula
It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of arriving in Antarctica. Spotting your first iceberg and taking a deep breath of some of the most fresh, crisp air on earth is an experience that will stay with you forever.

Once we arrive, the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands are ours to explore, and we have a host of choices available to us. Because we are so far south, we will experience approximately 18-24 hours of daylight and the days can be as busy as you wish.

Your experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities.

We generally make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day. You’ll want to rug up before joining Zodiac cruises along spectacular ice cliffs or among grounded icebergs, keeping watch for whales, seals and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also transport you from the ship to land, where you can visit penguin rookeries, discover historic huts and explore some of our favourite spots along the peninsula.

While ashore we aim to stretch our legs, wandering along pebbly beaches or perhaps up snow-covered ridgelines to vantage points with mountains towering overhead and ice-speckled oceans below. If you have chosen an optional activity, you’ll have the option to do that whenever conditions allow, and of course keen polar plungers will have the chance to fully immerse themselves in polar waters - conditions permitting!

In addition to Zodiac cruises and shore excursions, we may ship cruise some of the narrow, dramatic straits separating offshore islands from the mainland, or linger in scenic bays to watch whales travelling or feeding. This is a great time to enjoy the observation lounge or make your way to the bridge for uninterrupted views of Antarctica in all its splendour. Keep an ear out for the creak and deep rumble of glaciers as they carve their way from summit to sea, and take a quiet moment to experience the wonder of this incredible white continent.

Days 19-20 At Sea, Drake Crossing
On our return sailing to Ushuaia, you may choose to spend your time editing photos, enjoying the onboard facilities, or attending final lectures from our team of experts.

Day 21 - Disembark Ushuaia

Aurora Expeditions is excited to be launching their new ship, the Greg Mortimer, ready for the Antarctic season in, 2019.

Proudly named after Aurora's adventurous co-founder, this 104-metre ship is Aurora’s very first, purpose-built expedition vessel. Capable of negotiating the strongest winds and waves, the Greg Mortimer is built to world-class polar standards – designed in close consultation with their expedition specialists, taking advantage of more than 27 years of experience.

Whether it’s adventure, wildlife or simply relaxing that draws you to the planet’s wildest places, the Greg Mortimer will deliver the best expedition cruising experience. The Greg Mortimer will continue to retain Aurora’s ethos and focus on multiple landings, flexible itineraries, environmental sensitivity and family-built atmosphere.


Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: 2019
  • Tonnage: 7,400
  • Length: 104 metres
  • Beam: 18.2 m
  • Draft: 5.3 m
  • Speed: 15 knots
  • Ship registration: Bahamas
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 160
Ship Amenities
  • 42" flat-screen TV
  • Safe
  • Room-controlled thermostat
Ship Facilities
  • Ship Shop
  • Lounge / Lecture Theatre
  • Reception
  • Change Room / Mudroom
  • Zodiac Landing Platforms
  • Activity Launching Platform
  • Dining Room
  • Photography & Art Room
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Sauna / Wellness Centre
  • Sun Deck
  • Observation Lounge
  • Top Deck
  • Bars
  • Viewing Platforms
  • Hydraulic Platforms
  • Observation Deck
  • Jacuzzis / Plunge Pools
  • Medical Centre
At Aurora Expeditions wilderness is a passion they 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 Costa Rica, Scotland, Patagonia and more, 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 push the boundaries¹ has remained unchanged and they are proud of the fact that their spirit of adventure and exploration is as strong as ever. Their adventure activities are proof of this; with many of their 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 their voyages have expert expedition staff who will help to unlock the wonders of these special places.

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Deck 07

Deck 08

Captain's Suite Plan
Captain's Suite Photo
Deck: 4 | Quantity: 1 | Cabin and balcony combined size: 44.5 m2. Cabin Features

Twin or double bed
Private en-suite
Full size window
Desk area
Closet space

Private balcony
Room-controlled thermostat
Safe for storing valuables
Seperate lounge area
42" flat-screen TV

Junior Suite Plan
Junior Suite Photo
Deck: 7 | Quantity: 4 | Cabin and balcony combined size: 38.9 m2. Cabin Features

Twin or double bed
Private en-suite
Full size window
Desk area
Closet space

Private balcony
Room-controlled thermostat
Safe for storing valuables
42" flat-screen TV
Seperate lounge area

Balcony Suite Plan
Balcony Suite Photo
Deck: 4 | Quantity: 2 | Cabin and balcony combined size: 30.5m2 - 40.2 m2.
Cabin Features

Twin or double bed
Private en-suite
Full size window
Desk area
Closet space

Private balcony
Room-controlled thermostat
Safe for storing valuables
42" flat-screen TV

Balcony Stateroom Cat A Plan
Balcony Stateroom Cat A Photo
Decks: 4 & 6 | Quantity: 58 | Cabin and balcony combined size: 16.1m2 - 21m2. Cabin Features

Twin or double bed
Private En-suite
Floor to ceiling window
Desk area
Closet space

Private balcony
Room-controlled thermostat
Safe for storing valuables
42" flat-screen TV

Balcony Stateroom Cat B Plan
Balcony Stateroom Cat B Photo
Decks: 4 & 6 | Quantity: 58 | Cabin and balcony combined size: 16.1m2 - 21m2. Cabin Features Twin or double bed Private En-suite Floor to ceiling window Desk area Closet space Private balcony Room-controlled thermostat Safe for storing valuables 42" flat-screen TV

Balcony Stateroom Cat C Plan
Balcony Stateroom Cat C Photo
Decks: 4 & 6 | Quantity: 58 | Cabin and balcony combined size: 16.1m2 - 21m2. Cabin Features Twin or double bed Private En-suite Floor to ceiling window Desk area Closet space Private balcony Room-controlled thermostat Safe for storing valuables 42" flat-screen TV

Aurora Stateroom Twin Share Plan
Aurora Stateroom Twin Share Photo
Deck: 3 | Quantity: 15 | Size: 23.2 m2
Cabin Features

Twin or double bed
Private En-suite
Porthole window
Desk area
Closet space

Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins)
Room-controlled thermostat
Safe for storing valuables
42" flat-screen TV

Aurora Stateroom Triple Share Photo
Deck: 3 | Quantity: 15 | Size: 23.2 m2
Cabin Features

Twin or double bed
Private En-suite
Porthole window
Desk area
Closet space

Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins)
Room-controlled thermostat
Safe for storing valuables
42" flat-screen TV