Antarctic Explorer (New Year)
28 Dec - 6 Jan
9 Nights
3 Ports
Aurora Expeditions

Antarctic Explorer (New Year)

28 December 2020 - 6 January 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

3 Ports

30 December

Setting sail from South Shetland Islands

Icy and remote, the South Shetland Islands are situated about 100 miles north of the Antarctic peninsula. The archipelago is home to a scattering of research stations, along with thousands of penguins, seals and sea lions, and you can still see the remains of Ernest Shackleton's ship the 'Endurance' on the south west shore of Elephant Island.

31 December - 5 January

Antarctica: Antarctica

6 January

Arriving in King George Island

The relative proximity of King George Island to South America, together with the fact that around 10% of the island is ice-free, means that there are several research stations clustered here, along with an airfield. It's the biggest island in the South Shetlands archipelago, and is also home to the world's most southerly Russian Orthodox church!

The Ship

Your home from home

Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer in Antarctica
Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer - Captain's Suite
Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer - Kayaking in Antarctica

The Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle are exciting new purpose-built expedition ships with a revolutionary design.

What we love

Just take a look at the pictures of these ships - quite different from anything we have seen before with a revolutionary new patented X-BOW design which has a number of benefits. Not only does it increase passenger comfort by eliminating slamming in heavy seas, but also the journey is speeded up so uncomfortable rides in heavy seas are minimised. This also results in environmental benefits, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

On board, Aurora Expeditions passengers will enjoy the company's established style - a comfortable, friendly and laid-back vibe in the company of like-minded travellers, for whom the time ashore is everything. The focus is on small group exploration, with a commitment to getting off the ship as much as possible for up close and personal encounters with wilderness and wildlife.

Capacity 160 Guests
Crew 95 Staff
Style Relaxed, authentic, cosy - a totally unpretentious and educational experience for true adventurers.
Inclusions
  • All meals
  • Shore excursions
  • Onboard lecture programme
  • Gumboots on polar voyages
  • Port taxes
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Antarctic Explorer (New Year)

28 December 2020 - 6 January 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

3 Ports

Ship

Greg Mortimer of Aurora Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London