Trip Information

13 Days
February 2021
January 2022
March 2022
Greg Mortimer
£9829 per person
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This Expedition Includes:

  • Shore excursions led by a team of Expedition Specialists
  • Entry fees to historic sites
  • Complimentary wind/water-resistant jacket
  • All meals, soft drinks, house wines and beers

Expedition Highlights:

  • See huge tabular icebergs in the Antarctic Sound
  • Follow some of the routes taken by Ernest Shackleton
  • Spot orcas and humpback whales
  • Get up close to Adélie, chinestrap and gentoo penguins

Itinerary Summary

Set sail for a once-in-a-lifetime journey deep into wild Antarctica on this remarkable 13 day expedition cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer.

Your Antarctica experience begins in Punta Arenas where you will have an afternoon to explore this historic Chilean seaport at your leisure before enjoying an overnight stay in a central hotel. The following morning you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to King George Island. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Antarctica’, it is here where you will board the Greg Mortimer and begin your voyage.

For the next six days you will be based in the Antarctic Peninsula. During your time here you will have ample opportunity to explore, with stops scheduled in Seymour Island, James Ross Island, Port Lockroy and Paradise Harbour. When not exploring ashore, the Greg Mortimer will take you on a journey full of visual thrills; you will sail past mountainous tabular icebergs in the Antarctic Sound and spend time in the mesmerising, ice-filled Weddell Sea.

On day 12 you will leave Antarctica and cross the Drake Passage bound for Ushuaia. Upon arrival the following morning, you will disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, you also have the option extend your stay in the region further with the addition of an extension trip – simply ask our Expedition Experts for details.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Punta Arenas
  • Day 2 King George Island
  • Day 3-4 Antarctic Sound
  • Day 5-7 Weddell Sea
  • Day 8-11 Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 12 Drake Passage
  • Day 13 Ushuaia

About Your Ship

The Greg Mortimer is an 8-deck, 160 capacity ship offering expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica. One of the newest vessels operating in the Polar Regions, she has been designed to provide guests with a safe and comfortable passage through some of the world’s most remote waters.

The Greg Mortimer is equipped with an Ulstein X-Bow; an inverted bow which allows the ship to effectively cut through the water, thus reducing the impact of any large waves and any vibrations felt by the guests onboard. This has the added advantage of increasing the ship’s speed, yet at the same time, also reducing its emissions and fuel consumption.

Alongside a fleet of 15 Zodiacs, the Greg Mortimer boasts several unique features which have been designed to enhance your expedition experience. Principle among these are two hydraulic platforms which are located towards the front of the ship. These fluid viewing stations can be maneuvered out of the ship and positioned directly above the water level. From here, you will be given a privileged vantage point of breeching marine life, such as whales and seals, as well as wildlife roaming the nearby shoreline.

The Greg Mortimer also carries apparatus for a range of activities ashore. This includes the equipment required for kayaking, diving, snorkelling, climbing and camping. For ease of access, water-based activities are all launched from a custom-built platform located at the rear of the ship.

The accommodation onboard the Greg Mortimer is comprised of eighty staterooms. Ranging from those with a porthole window to those with a private balcony, all of the ship’s stateroom grades have en-suite bathroom facilities, a seating area and twin/double beds.

In terms of lifestyle facilities, the ship offers dining in one restaurant, which is spacious enough to seat all the ship’s guests at any one time. Here, you can enjoy a variety of dishes inspired by the local region, as well as a selection of international favourites. Outside of the main meal times, the restaurant is open 24 hours a day and you are encouraged to help yourself to complimentary tea, coffee and a selection of snacks.

Located on deck 8 of the ship you will find the Observation Lounge, which is the perfect space for relaxing and watching the passing scenery while enjoying a drink from the bar.

Throughout your expedition on Greg Mortimer, you will be accompanied by the ship’s team of Expedition Specialists, who will lead a programme of daily briefings and informative talks regarding the region you are exploring. They will also join you on Zodiac excursions and landings ashore to offer insight and guidance.

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