Discover the wild isles of Scotland, from the windswept Hebrides, inhabited for over 8,000 years, to the verdant Orkney Islands, where ancient Neolithic and Viking sites conjure images of civilisations long gone. Zodiac-cruise past sea-sculpted coastlines watching for dolphins, seals, and photograph seabirds in one of Europe’s largest seabird colonies. Visit charming villages, meet the friendly locals and maybe even sample a wee dram of Scotland’s finest.
After selecting your cabin, you'll be assigned a Aurora Expeditions specialist as your personal cruise concierge. They will ensure that you get the most out of this cruise at the best possible price.
At Aurora Expeditions, honouring and respecting the past is just as important as ensuring our guests have a brilliant time off the beaten track. To continue our efforts on both fronts, we're excited to launch our new ship, the Greg Mortimer, in 2019.
The Greg Mortimer redefines expedition cruising for the future, with just 120 passengers on board in the polar regions. Not only is the ship bigger to contend with adverse weather conditions, its added creature comforts make for a more enjoyable journey out on the open ocean. The Greg Mortimer remains true to our ethos and focus on multiple landings, flexible itineraries and family atmosphere – just with an improved home base!
As a modern and custom-designed ship, the Greg Mortimer is at the cutting edge of nautical technology. Robust, powerful and built with our guests in mind, this ship marks a significant investment in our fleet's capabilities. From the European Arctic to the depths of Antarctica, and other far-flung destinations in-between, the Greg Mortimer will make your journey a breeze!
Take a deep breath, close your eyes and say it: "I am going to Antarctica!" For over 25 years, we've turned dreams into reality, exploring not just the Antarctic coast but remote, historical islands in the Scotia Sea and the wildlife wonderland of South Georgia. Join us to visit historic huts, whaling sites, scientific bases and step onto the Antarctic continent. Best of all, come experience the drama of seabirds, seals, whales and penguins going about their lives in an environment like no other!More Aurora Expeditions Cruises