Aurora Expeditions launches new 2020/21 program
Aurora Expeditions, a world leader in expedition cruising and Australia’s only home-grown polar exploration specialist, has launched its 2020/21 program aboard the Greg Mortimer, one of the most advanced expedition ships in the world, at a time of exponential growth and excellent sales.
The new program includes a diverse mix of new and exciting itineraries and destinations, including Iceland, West Greenland and Costa Rica – showcasing why Aurora was recently awarded “Best Itineraries” in 2018 by Cruise Critic.
Aurora Expedition’s managing director, Robert Halfpenny, said customers have overwhelmingly responded to Aurora’s expert-led and adventure-packed itineraries this past year, and will be thrilled with the new 20/21 program being released today.
“We’re thrilled to launch our new program which embodies our 27-year long legacy of offering small group expeditions that allow passengers to experience and access these otherwise extremely difficult to reach destinations,” said Mr Halfpenny.
“Our sales have grown exponentially over the past year; with 95 per cent of our Antarctica 2019/20 season and 75 per cent of our Arctic 2020 season already sold. With the launch of our new program, which includes a mix of new and exciting itineraries and destinations, we’re confident this growth will continue.”
Launching with the 2020/21 program is an exclusive early bird deal offering a saving of up to 25 per cent on new voyages booked and deposited by 31 March, 2019, or until sold out*.
Some of the highlights of the new program include the new Solar Eclipse in Antarctica, Franz Josef Land Explorer, Iceland Circumnavigation, West Greenland Explorer and Costa Rica & The Panama Canal, among many other exciting new expeditions.
Aurora Expeditions will be hosting a number of launch events over the coming weeks; for more information on the 2020/21 trade launch events and marketing collateral, including the copy of the customisable e-brochure, click here.
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Key expeditions within the new Aurora Expeditions 20/21 Program include:
NEW Solar Eclipse in Antarctica – 22 days
According to NASA, the best spot to witness the total solar eclipse in December 2019 is well into the Weddell Sea, exactly where the Greg Mortimer plans to be! This once-in-a-lifetime voyage will visit the incredible white continent and the beautiful island of South Georgia.
Franz Josef Land Explorer – 16 days
Expeditioners will experience a rare chance to explore the frozen landscape of Franz Josef Land on this voyage, crossing the Barents Sea to a world few have seen. Passengers will enter the Russian Arctic National Park for an immersive wildlife viewing spectacle that includes polar bears, whales, walrus, and seals.
NEW Costa Rica & the Panama Canal – 12 days
This voyage is an all-star event; with special guests including Aurora Expeditions co-founder and well-known explorer, Greg Mortimer, along with renowned photographer, Richard I’Anson, as the onboard wildlife photography expert. Expeditioners will explore some of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world and finish the trip with a guaranteed daylight crossing of the famous Panama Canal.
NEW Antarctica Complete – 23 days
The ultimate Antarctic experience, this epic journey will take passengers south of the Antarctic Circle, where few travellers have been. There will be countless excursions onto the Antarctic continent for unforgettable vistas and this trip will also explore the incredible island of South Georgia, for amazing sightings of penguin colonies and curious seals.
NEW Iceland Circumnavigation – 11 days
Explore the flora and fauna of this unique environment. Expeditioners have the chance to spot breaching whales in Husavik, and explore some of the most remote fjords and bays in Westfjords before visiting Vatnajökull National Park to witness glacial lagoons, black sand beaches, and Europe’s largest glacier.
NEW West Greenland Explorer – 11 days
Boasting the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Greenland offers an adventure-filled voyage to experience gleaming ice-filled fjords and unbeatable photographic opportunities.