1. Magnificent Antarctica
Everyone can become a 21st century explorer aboard the Aurora Expeditions. Australian travel company Aurora Expeditions recently completed its first season in Antarctica after two years of inactivity.
Antarctica — one of the last great uninhabited continents on Earth, and many dream to get there. Antarctica — this is an alien landscape filled with a variety of stories and legends.
In the new season, Aurora will take expedition members to the Antarctic Peninsula, which is the most accessible part of the continent. Just 40 hours by ship south of Cape Horn lies a rocky mountain range surrounded by huge glaciers. The west coast is indented by fjords, dozens of islands lie off the coast. The result is a magnificent labyrinth of sheltered channels and bays, where modern scientific stations and reminders of early explorers and whaling are scattered among penguin rookeries and seal colonies.
2. New routes
The new season of Aurora expeditions to Antarctica includes classic travels and six innovative new itineraries: Antarctic Explorer Express 9-Day Journey, specially designed for travelers looking for shorter tours of the Antarctic Peninsula, all the way to Circle and Weddell, 18-Day Journey, Goal which — crossing the Arctic Circle and entering the infamous Weddell Sea.
Travelers looking to explore the Arctic and the British Isles during 2023 will also have several new itineraries to choose from. The Svalbard itinerary offers extra time to go deeper and explore this magical region; Iceland, Jan Mayen, Svalbard — when passengers sail through the Arctic Circle to the Northern Arctic; 30-day trip along the North-West route — its passage through from West Greenland to Alaska. In the British Isles, a new 17-day voyage through Ireland and Scotland explores Ireland's rocky west coast, the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.
3. New Ship Sylvia Earl
In November 2022, Aurora Expeditions will debut on the new purpose-built ship Sylvia Earle. The ship is named after the distinguished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle. The ship is equipped with the latest features and amenities. Every cabin has an ocean view and almost all have balconies. There are two restaurants on board that serve excellent food, a gym and wellness center, a jacuzzi, a swimming pool and a sun terrace.
There are also areas designed specifically for research, such as modern lecture halls, a science center , a library, a mud bath, numerous viewing platforms, etc.
4. Small groups
Aurora Expeditions is known for its ships that carry small groups of explorers, allowing them to travel to the most remote places. The average capacity of Aurora Expeditions flights is 132 passengers. Smaller ships promote camaraderie with other expedition members, more chances to land and more time to interact with a highly qualified expedition team.
5. Unique Activity Programs
In the new season, Aurora Expeditions will offer unique activity programs. Whether you're adventurous at sea or on land, Aurora Expeditions organizes a host of side activities to help you make the most of your time in some of the most beautiful places on the planet, bringing out the adventurous in your passengers. Expedition members can choose additional activities: sea kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, alpine trekking, rowing and more.
At the same time as the launch of new seasons in Antarctica and the Arctic, Aurora shares with up to 25% off for first time customers.