Aurora Expeditions

The Aurora Expeditions Experience

At Aurora Expeditions, passengers are invited to ‘explore the real world’. To reconnect with nature and embark on an expedition cruise to the remote coastal regions of our globe, where unique encounters will allow them to experience nature at its most pristine.

An Aurora Expeditions voyage is all about the destination rather than the ship, although on board beautiful vessels. Travelling in smaller groups means that, unlike larger ships, passengers can enjoy a more immersive experience, getting into the environment via shore landings, Zodiac cruises, kayaking* or diving*. (*Extra cost)

Aurora Expeditions’ small ice-strengthened vessels are able to access places that larger vessels aren’t accessible to larger ships. Small group sizes allow for more flexibility and spontaneity - the essence of expedition travel. With an expedition team-to-passenger ratio of at least 1:8, small groups also mean more one-on-one time with their expedition team, so passengers can ask any questions that come up along the way!

Aurora Expeditions Cruises are best for

Aurora Expeditions attracts a diverse range of travellers, from more hardcore to softer adventurers. Aurora Expeditions usually attract intrepid travellers who have been to many parts of the globe and are looking to tick off the final frontier. They may have experienced ocean and river cruising, and are now looking for an immersive, nature-based experience.

Atmosphere & Experience onboard

Being an Australian company this translates to a relaxed on board atmosphere, with their approachable team ensuring every passenger feels at home during their expedition.

This means sharing thrilling tales of adventure at the bar, dining in friendly groups in the open-seating dining room, heading to the bridge to watch the captain and their skillful team at work, the small group and warm camaraderie create a relaxed, informal atmosphere on board. Meals are included and dinner includes house wine, beer and soft drinks. Tea, coffee and snacks are available at all times.


Aurora Expeditions’ passengers tend to be 45+ years of age. Welcoming a mix of travellers from couples, to families with older children and solo travellers.

At a glance

Ship size: Small
Class: Contemporary/Expedition


X bow design for smoother and faster crossings to maximize time off the ship. Extralarge windows in the observation lounge means that passengers can easily enjoy the wildlife and wilderness passing by. Passengers can join the team in the lecture theatre for presentations covering topics as broad as history and culture, biology and climate change.

Food & Dining with Aurora Expeditions

International cuisine with an Australian twist.

Aurora Expeditions Ships

Greg Mortimer
Built: 2019
Passengers: 126 (on average)
Crew: 85
Sylvia Earle
Built: 2021
Passengers: 126 (on average)
Crew: 85

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