Video Review: Aurora Expeditions’ “Greg Mortimer” Expedition Ship

Onboard the Greg Mortimer (Credit: Micro-Cruising)

Named after Aurora Expeditions’ adventurous co-founder, the 104­-metre ship is the first expedition vessel to feature the patented Ulstein X-Bow®; innovative marine technology that allows for gentler sea crossings, improved comfort, greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Aurora Expeditions celebrated on October 31, 2019, the christening of their highly anticipated and innovative ship.

In a ceremony set against the snow-capped mountains of Ushuaia, Argentina, co-founder of Aurora Expeditions and Godmother to the ship, Margaret Mortimer, smashed a ceremonial piece of Antarctic ice against the world’s first passenger expedition ship featuring the Ulstein X-BOW®, with the words, “I name this ship, Greg Mortimer. May God bless her and all who sail in her”.

Joined by officials from Sunstone, CMI, Ulstein, maiden voyage guests and Aurora Expedition’s expedition team, the ceremony marked the beginning of a new era for the rapidly growing company and sets a new standard for the expedition cruise industry.

The Greg Mortimer in Antarctica

The Greg Mortimer in Antarctica

The Greg Mortimer: lounge area and the dining room

The Greg Mortimer: lounge area and the dining room

(Ulstein, Aurora Expeditions, SunStone Ships Inc.)

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