Aurora Expeditions 2020/21 program unveiled

Costa Rica, Iceland, West Greenland and an Antarctic solar eclipse

Image Credit: Richard l'Anson

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Aurora Expeditions 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 101-page program includes a diverse mix of new and exciting itineraries and destinations, including a circumnavigation of Iceland, West Greenland and Costa Rica with the Panama Canal. It also confirms the introduction of three cabin categories within the Balcony Stateroom category, classified as A, B, or C depending on the size (ranging from 20.9 square metres to 31.3 square metres) and their deck location.

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 2020/21 program.

“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 Halfpenny.

“Our sales have grown exponentially over the past year, with 95% of our Antarctica 2019/20 season and 75% of our Arctic 2020 season already sold. With the launch of our new program … 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% 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.

Key expeditions within the new Aurora Expeditions 2020/21 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 renowned explorer, Greg Mortimer, along with 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 and an exploration of the island of South Georgia for 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 ice-filled fjords and unbeatable photographic opportunities.

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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