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Aurora Expeditions celebrates Arctic & Beyond 2024 program and launch of new ship with festive offers

Savings for solo and non-solo travellers on all Aurora Expeditions’ Arctic and global 2023 voyages booked and deposited before December 31, 2022.

Christmas has come early at Aurora Expeditions. Hot on the heels of its Arctic & Beyond 2024 program release and launch of its brand new small-ship, Sylvia Earle, Aurora Expeditions is offering limited-time savings on an array of Arctic and global voyages in 2023.

In true festive season spirit, Australia’s award-winning expedition travel company is offering solo and non-solo travellers savings on some of its most popular voyages when booked and deposited before December 31, 2022.

The Greg Mortimer, Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland, Ania Baranek
The Greg Mortimer, Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland © Ania Baranek

No single supplements

Solo travellers can connect with like-minded expeditioners in the friendly and relaxed setting on board Aurora’s purpose-built small ship Greg Mortimer and latest addition Sylvia Earle without paying the regular single supplement – a saving of up to 50 per cent.

The offer applies to 13 selected sailings between April and September 2023. It features islands in the Atlantic, coastal UK, Iceland, the Arctic, Greenland, the Northwest Passage, and spectacular Northern Lights.

Non-solo travellers can also enjoy up to 20 per cent off all Arctic and global 2023 voyages if booked and deposited by the end of this year.

Image 1: Visit Greenland, Image 2: Northern Lights | Unsplash Image 3: Greg Mortimer © Dan Stavert

From the Arctic to Patagonia

To coincide with the Arctic & Beyond 2024 program launch, Aurora Expeditions has introduced two new categories of voyages – Expedition and Discovery – offering distinctly different styles of global adventures in polar and warmer waters.

These multi-destination voyages, along with trekking trips in Scotland and Patagonia, deliver authentic, purpose-driven and life-changing experiences in some of the most unique and remote places on the planet.

Arctic & Beyond 2024 program

New, enhanced and reintroduced itineraries include a 15-day Patagonia and Chilean Fjords expedition; 11-day circumnavigation of Iceland; 15-day sailing in Costa Rica and the Panama Canal; 12-day Wild Scotland adventure, and a 17-day Greenland Odyssey.

Polar expeditions in 2024 will travel across the Arctic Circle to Svalbard, Spitsbergen and the Northern Lights, and voyages into the fabled Northwest Passage, along with Aurora’s immersive expeditions in Antarctica.

“Our Expedition Teams have been sharing their expert knowledge and understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic for more than three decades,” says Aurora’s Chief Marketing Officer Hayley Peacock-Gower. “Our Arctic & Beyond 2024 program continues to deliver the best of the polar regions as well as multiple destinations in warmer waters.”

Image 1: Puffins in Saltee Islands, Ireland, Unsplash | Image 2: Zodiac cruising in Scotland © Ania Baranek, Image 3: Skellig Michael, Ireland, Unsplash | Image 4:  Boa Vista, Cabo Verde, Unsplash

Sylvia Earle heads to Antarctica

Launched in November 2022, Aurora’s second purpose-built small ship, Sylvia Earle, embarks on her inaugural voyage from Ushuaia, Argentina to Antarctica on December 10, 2022.

Named after the renowned marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer and conservationist Dr Sylvia Earle, this state-of-the-art expedition ship will be a floating ambassador for the protection and preservation of the planet.

With its strong focus on education and conservation, the new ship is designed to accommodate an average 132 passengers per voyage in a relaxed, fun and informal onboard environment.

Featuring the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, an inverted bow designed for smoother and faster ocean crossings which helps to reduce fuel consumption, the ship offers stylish and comfortable staterooms and suites, most with private balconies.

Public spaces include multiple dining, bar, relaxation and wellness areas; an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzis; gym, spa and sauna; a library and lecture theatre, and expansive decks offering panoramic views of wilderness and wildlife, making it the ideal ‘base camp’ for exploring.

Aurora Expeditions Sylvia Earle exterior
Aurora Expeditions' Sylvia Earle © Aurora Expeditions

What makes Aurora Expeditions different?

Its purpose-driven philosophy is embedded in every aspect of the business. From smaller groups to a high ratio of expert guides, new purpose-built small ships, a spirit of adventure, and a relaxed onboard atmosphere adding to the company’s education and enrichment ethos: all with the aim of creating lifelong ambassadors for the planet and delivering leading global expeditions.

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