Aurora Expeditions will chart a course for the waters of the Russian Far East, Raja Ampat/West Papua, Alaska, the Northwest Passage and Baja California in 2022.
This week the Australian expedition cruise company revealed the new destinations for its ships, Greg Mortimer, and the yet-to-launch sister-ship Sylvia Earle.
Both the Sylvia Earle – on track for delivery in October 2021 – and the Greg Mortimer Global and Arctic 2022 programs will visit some of the Mission Blue Hope Spots as championed by Sylvia Earle herself. These include the Gulf of California, the Coral Triangle and Misool Marine Reserve in Raja Ampat and the North West Passage.
By visiting these locations, Aurora Expeditions aims to increase awareness on the importance of conserving these incredibly biodiverse, marine areas.
“At a time where international travel is at a temporary standstill but we are all dreaming about future travel adventures, we are really excited to launch our new 2022 Arctic and Global program to give our loyal expeditioners some phenomenal new, remote and beautiful destinations to consider,” said Aurora Expeditions CEO Monique Ponfoort.
“With the upcoming delivery of our second purpose-built expedition ship the Sylvia Earle, it continues to be an exciting period of growth for the business. We hope these new itineraries evoke some wanderlust for those of us who are patiently ready and waiting to get out and explore the world again.”
Other new itineraries include Greenland Odyssey, Kuril Islands, Baja California Odyssey, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Odyssey and Alaska Adventure.
The new itineraries sit alongside some of Aurora Expeditions’ most popular Arctic voyages including Svalbard Odyssey, Iceland Circumnavigation and Jewels of the Arctic.
More at auroraexpeditions.com.au
Lead image | Kamchatka brown bear and cubs on the shore of Kuril Lake, Kamchatka, Russia | © Richard l’Anson